Our first full day in Atlanta, also happened to be the 4th of July. We weren’t really sure what to do with ourselves or if things were going to be crazy busy or open or whatever. We decided to stay local-ish to our accommodation and head out for a wander along The Beltline which is a walking/cycling/running track made from a disused railway line. It goes right past our accommodation and to the Ponce City Market which is where we decided to head to.
It was rather a nice walk, but perhaps a little hot. It is very hot and humid in Atlanta at the moment, and we like the heat!
Saw some cool street art and stuff along the way.
As it was the 4th of July, the markets were holding a special event in their rooftop to celebrate. We decided to go to it. But as soon as we got up to the roof top the weather chanced and it got windy and started to rain. We managed to have one beer before we had to go back downstairs again.
So we had a drink downstairs whilst waiting for the rain to ease. They have the coolest beer shop at the markets. The Tap has a whole load of beers on tap. Most of which we had never heard of. You choose your beer, and size then they pour it into either a bottle or a growler, put the lid on and there you go. Your very own bottle of beer that you are free to drink at your leisure.
Once the sun went down, the fireworks started. Not an actual organised fireworks show, they don’t need to worry about that here. Just random fireworks being set off by random people all over the city.