Fall Activities Near Atlanta, GA

If you ask us, it doesn’t get much better than fall in Atlanta! And with a guest room or suite here at the Courtland Grand Hotel, you’ll have the perfect Downtown perch from which to enjoy everything the season has to offer.

From hiking and biking to festival-going and even some good old-fashioned leaf-peeping, there’s an awful lot to see and do this time of year in Greater Atlanta, and we’d love to host you for it all here at our Trademark Collection by Wyndham hotel.

Here are a few ideas for your fall itinerary on a Courtland Grand getaway based in Downtown Atlanta!

A Packed Festival Calendar

Atlanta celebrates all year round, and fall comes chockablock with some standout festivals. Choose the Courtland Grand Hotel for convenient and well-appointed digs close to such fabulous events as the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (September 20th through September 24th this year), JapanFest Atlanta (September 16th), ONE MusicFest (October 28th through the 29th), and the Atlanta Chili Cookoff (November 4th), to name only a few!

Enjoy Some North Georgia Fall Colors

We may not be New England or the Upper Midwest, but that doesn’t mean that some swoon-worthy fall colors go down in Greater Atlanta and our big North Georgia backyard!

You don’t have to venture far at all from the Courtland Grand Hotel to enjoy the show, given Atlanta’s famously extensive urban forest: We’re the “City in a Forest,” after all, and from our street trees to such greenspaces as Grant ParkPiedmont Park, and Emory University’s Lullwater Preserve, there are plenty of fiery canopies to enjoy right in town!

And when you count easy day-tripping circuits, your leaf-peeping possibilities expand big time. Consider close-by fall-foliage destinations such as Stone Mountain ParkPanola Mountain State Park, and Sweetwater Creek State Park, or weave a Courtland Grand Hotel stay into a little leaf-peeping road trip taking in superlative destinations in the Georgia Appalachians such as Cloudland Canyon State Park (one of the Southeast’s all-out beauty spots).

Get in the Halloween “Spirit” of Things

We can already sense the All Hallow’s Eve anticipation building! Atlanta’s a great place to soak up some Halloween atmosphere, whether you’re spooking yourself in a nice and controlled sort of way or hitting up a pumpkin patch or three.

Consider taking the much-loved Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tour in Oakland Cemetery, for example: a roughly 75-minute walkabout in that historic burial ground led by a knowledgeable and engaging costumed guide ready to share some immersive stories about its “residents,” with craft beer, cocktails, and live music rounding out the fun.

Or head over to the Ponce City Market Pumpkin Patch, where you can stock up on those signature Halloweentime gourds and enjoy pumpkin-carving, painting, and other all-ages pleasures.

Declare an Autumn Escape to Atlanta at the Courtland Grand Hotel

Come experience our luxury hospitality here in Downtown Atlanta with a Trademark Collection guest room or suite at the Courtland Grand Hotel, take advantage of our on-site amenities and dining, and use us as a springboard for soaking up the North Georgia fall, from Atlanta parks and cemeteries to gorgeous natural areas outside the city!