What we're about

NOTE - If you join, you are saying that you *want* to be occasionally encouraged to walk. This means that you are giving permission to be contacted in a professional but polite way by the organizer(s), to: 1. Welcome you to the group. 2. Sometimes confirm if people are going. 3. Sometimes confirm people for feedback after events. 4. Possibly follow up after 3-12 months after joining, to encourage you to walk. Initial messages except the welcome message would not be sent to just one person, but to everyone who joined within a time period of a month or longer. (The above is only for if you join after March 2020).

Looking for a quick, lunchtime break with new friends? We'll meet to take a walk around Midtown Atlanta (typically starting around Colony Square). We can talk about health, exercise, or events in Atlanta or generally whatever people like.

The purpose of this group is for walking, and hopefully people will make friends with each other. This group is intended to be a community group.

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DETAILS:

Potential walks beginning March:

- 1stTuesdays, 11:45 AM

- 2nd Sundays, FREE High Art Museum or a long walk towards downtown, etc. Sometimes a slow walk, sometimes a fast walk.

- 3rd Wednesdays, 5:15 PM

- 4th Thursdays, 12:15 - Food Truck Thursdays

- SPECIAL EVENTS: St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday. DragonCon parade on Labor Day weekend. Midtown Atlanta Open House around Fall.

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This is a reciprocal group. That means this group is willing to publish announcements about other Meetup groups if other groups do so equally. This group can provide links to other group's events or can copy events from other groups, if the other group wants.

Photos used only with permission.

- OTHER IDEAS: biking in Piedmont park. After a walk: MODA, eating at Subway, Freshiii, or the fancy Hoffman Arts Center bistro. Walking along the streetcar path, walking to Ponce City Market, R Thomas, or to Crazy Cuban and back.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midtown_Atlanta

Upcoming events (5)

Walk around the green Ansley Park neighborhood

Colony Square

Welcome! We meet at 14th and Peachtree St NE, on the northeast corner, just outside the Colony Square side, between 1:15 PM and 1:25 PM. Typically holding a RED FOLDER. Then we would walk around the Ansley Park neighborhood, full of neighborhood parks. - We all need to wear a mask (except when eating, drinking, and other exceptions) - The roads are empty enough that we generally should be able to have one person walk on the road and another on the sidewalk, to keep our 6-foot distance. - No sneezing or coughing toward the group. Because we have a couple hours, we can take our time and go at a slow-to-medium pace. This is a friendly community event. :) See you! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DETAILS: Please bring: - walkable shoes, - a water bottle, - a hat and/or suntan lotion, and - a charged phone and/or a charger - Note: the following are separate streets: - Peachtree St NE. - West Peachtree St NW We are on Peachtree St NE. This is often just called Peachtree St. - PARKING: parking is expensive but this is relatively less expensive: Promenade Parking Garage, 32 14th NE St, Atlanta, GA 30309 - You might be able to park in the neighborhood. - Speed: Slow-to-medium pace - Length: 2 hours - Co-hosts welcome! - If you don't want to publicly sign up, that's fine; just message me, the host. Let's get a few minutes outdoors, and maybe some fresh air!

Botanical Garden lightshow, December 2020

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Please, please buy tickets before Sunday 10 PM just before, to get the IN ADVANCE tickets. They are $$$. Note Wednesday December 9 is a Regular Night, to save money from a Peak Night. Some days were sold out, so please buy days or weeks before coming to the event. Tickets are only available online this year. "Garden Lights, Holiday Nights" Atlanta Botanical Garden Note the bottom of the webpage says, ""parking may be limited. If the deck is temporarily full when you arrive, return 10-15 minutes later, as it fills and empties in waves. Alternate means of transportation, including rideshare apps, taxis and MARTA are encouraged. Meet at just *before*the entrance of Botanical Garden between 5:30 PM and 5:45 PM. Typically holding a RED FOLDER. What to bring: Your tickets, and coats, hats, and gloves in case it gets cold. Sunset is roughly at 5:20. (The event is officially at 5 PM because the lights start at 5 PM.) PLEASE BUY TICKETS BEFORE SUNDAY 10 PM: https://atlantabg.org/plan-your-visit/atlanta-garden-calendar/garden-lights-holiday-nights/ > Tickets > Non-Member (or Member, as appropriate) > General > Select Date/Time for : Garden Lights > Dec 9, please buy the 5:45 tickets. This is presumably entrance of 5:45-6:00 (if not available, please get a start of 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, or 6:45) > Choose Adult General Admission or Adult General Admission+Flex as you wish We can walk around the park and maybe visit the lights again before leaving. The Meetup event officially ends at 7:30, but I plan to stay after and use my Botanical Garden ticket and walk around more.

Walk along the Beltline!

Willy's Mexicana Grill

Welcome! We meet at Willy's Mexicana Grill, between 1:15 PM and 1:25 PM. Typically holding a RED FOLDER. Then we would walk along the Beltline. We would turn back at 2:25 PM. - We all need to wear a mask (except when eating, drinking, and other exceptions) - Please socially distance about 6 feet. - No sneezing or coughing toward the group. Because the intent is to get some distance into the Beltline, this is medium pace, not slow-to-medium pace. This is a friendly community event. :) See you! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DETAILS: Please bring: - walkable shoes, - a water bottle, - a hat and/or suntan lotion, and - a charged phone and/or a charger - Note: the following are separate streets: - Peachtree St NE. - West Peachtree St NW We are on Peachtree St NE. This is often just called Peachtree St. - PARKING: parking is hard along the edge of the park. You might be able to park in the neighborhoods, or there is a parking garage shared with the Atlanta Botanical Gardens at 1320 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306. https://www.piedmontpark.org/directions/ - Speed: Medium pace - Length: 2 hours - Co-hosts welcome! - If you don't want to publicly sign up, that's fine; just message me, the host. Let's get a few minutes outdoors, and maybe some fresh air!

Meet at Piedmont Park

Willy's Mexicana Grill

Welcome! Let's meet in Piedmont Park and walk around Piedmont Park. For a specific place, let's meet outside Willy's Mexicana Grill, at about 12th Street and Piedmont, between 1:15 and 1:25 PM. Typically holding a RED FOLDER. Then we would walk around the park, like to see the lake! :) - We all need to wear a mask (except when eating, drinking and other exceptions). - Piedmont park roads are very wide, so we can keep our 6-foot distance. - No sneezing or coughing toward the group. - PARKING: Parking is hard. You might consider parking in the community west or south of the park, instead of along the park. Because we have a couple hours, we can take our time and go at a slow-to-medium pace. This is a friendly community event. :) See you! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DETAILS: Please bring: - walkable shoes, - a water bottle, - a hat and/or suntan lotion, and - a charged phone and/or a charger - Speed: Slow-to-medium pace - Length: 2 hours - Co-hosts welcome! - If you don't want to publicly sign up, that's fine; just message me, the host. Let's get a few minutes outdoors, and maybe some fresh air!

Past events (62)

Walk to Piedmont Park Lake after work!

Colony Square

Photos (19)