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March Streetcar Experience: Carnegie at Spring Stop

Each month, we hop off the Streetcar and explore the surrounding area by foot to give you a current listing of what’s happening at our spotlighted stop.


This month, we're highlighting the Carnegie at Spring stop, located in the heart of Downtown's bustling business district. From AmericasMart to Switchyards Downtown Club, you're steps away from places that make Downtown thrive - and you're close to luxurious dining and hotel amenities, too.

Do

Downtown Daffodil Celebration Activities

Be Downtown to delight in the Downtown Daffodil Celebration, hosted by CAP/ADID on March 1-31. Each year, the Celebration features activities and programs in support of the Downtown Daffodil Project. Downtown Atlanta’s Daffodil Project is a one-of-a-kind beautification program that creates a ribbon of consciousness between the King Center and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. This year's Daffodil Celebration includes food and drink specials, themed hotel packages, and special events and programs you won't want to miss. 

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

If you’re toting a rug-rat or two on your Streetcar Experience this next destination off the Carnegie at Spring stop is not to miss. The recently renovated Children’s Museum of Atlanta is a champion for the art of learning through play and boasts an innovative collection of permanent and temporary hands-on exhibits that encourage kids to engage and experiment. Packed with a line-up of programming, check out their event page for more details on March happenings. 

Ride the Portman PATH

The PATH Foundation, in conjunction with the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, constructed a separated bike path along John Portman Jr. Boulevard – from Piedmont Avenue to Centennial Olympic Park. The 'Portman PATH' project converted the northern most curb lane of Portman Boulevard into a separated cycling facility – providing a designated 2-way thoroughfare for cyclists. The Portman PATH serves as a critical link between the existing PATH system from the east to Centennial Olympic Park, a significant Downtown destination. Ride the Streetcar and pick up the Portman PATH to get to your next destination. Don't have a bike? Check out a Relay Bike Share bike from a nearby hub.

ATL-Cruzers Electric Car and Segway Tours

Visiting Atlanta? We recommend a ride along the Streetcar route, and for a guided tour experience, hop off at Carnegie at Spring, where the ATL-Cruzers office is located. Their friendly guides will give you the scoop on Atlanta history and must-see sites, perfect for those trying to make the most of a brief visit to our beautiful city.

Events

Ride the Streetcar to these events across Downtown.

March 2 - Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday at the Central Library >>

March 2 - The Consumer Show at Switchyards >>

March 11 - Daffodil Day at Oakland Cemetery >>

March 11 - Atlanta Streetcar St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl >>

March 14 - CAP/ADID Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration >>

March 14 - Pi Day (and Target Free Second Tuesday) at the Children's Museum >>

March 16 - Bike to Daffy Hour Ride with Civil Bikes

March 16 - Regina Spektor at the Tabernacle >>

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day Sips Under the Sea at Georgia Aquarium >>

March 19 - Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon >>

March 28 - Fare Free Day on the Atlanta Streetcar

See

Daffodil Project Planting Sites

Ride the Streetcar to take a self-guided tour of these symbolic blooms.

Central Atlanta Progress, in conjunction with Am Yisrael Chai!, produces the annual Downtown Daffodil Project in support of the worldwide Daffodil Project. The Daffodil Project aims to build a Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world to remember and represent the one and a half million children who died in Nazi-occupied Europe. The Downtown Daffodil Project contributes to the worldwide effort by creating a “ribbon of consciousness” between the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the King Center. In an effort to kick-start the Downtown vision, 20,000 daffodils were planted in 2014 in Woodruff Park, the city’s historic center. In 2016, over 175,000 daffodils have been planted to date, and the 2017 expansion now brings the Downtown daffodil total to 240,000. Map of planting sites >>

Andrew Young Statue

Honor Andrew Young’s legacy by paying the statue a visit, snapping a photo with him and sharing his story.

Artist John Paul Harris positioned the statue of Andrew Young at street level rather than on a pedestal, stating, “He’s a man of the people. If you want to be able to see this and relate to it, we needed him to be closer to the ground. That’s why he’s down there, so the people can be with him.”  Be sure to also check out the nearby Andrew Young Obelisk by Curtis Patterson, the first African American to receive a Master of Visual Arts in Sculpture from Georgia State University.

Ambassador Young will be honored with the prestigious Dan Sweat Award at CAP/ADID's Annual Meeting on March 14 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Get tickets >>

Shop

AmericasMart Atlanta

Known as “The Mart” by Atlantans all the way from the heart of the city to the far reaches OTP, AmericasMart Atlanta is stationed just off the Carnegie at Spring Streetcar stop. The massive three-building complex is the number one product destination in the U.S. and houses wares and merchandise from top brands across the globe. The Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market will run March 8-10. There are admission policies in place for those interested in shopping at the Mart. Learn about them here >>

Buy a lottery ticket at the Georgia Lottery Atlanta Headquarters

We’ve all gone starry-eyed imagining what we’d do if we hit it big in the Georgia Lotto. Take a moment to indulge yourself…  The Georgia Lottery Corporation’s Headquarters is located on Williams Street just off the Carnegie at Spring Streetcar stop.  The unassuming office building might not seem like a spot you could breeze through and pick up a few scratchers or lottery tickets, but that’s all part of the fun.  Make your way to the kiosk on the building’s Bridge level and pick up a ticket or two.

Eat

Daffy Hour and Daffodil Dinner Specials

The Daffodil Celebration includes creative food and drink specials at a variety of Downtown dining establishments. Near the Carnegie at Spring stop, enjoy daffodil-themed cocktails at Braves All Star Grill, Terrace Bistro at the Ellis Hotel, JP Atlanta, and Ray's in the City. Enjoy a Daffodil Dinner at Terrace Bistro and Braves Grill, too.

Other nearby dining options you can reach via the Carnegie at Spring stop include

  • The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar and View
  • Ted's Montana Grill 
  • Haveli Indian Cuisine 
  • Pittypat's Porch
  • Meehan's Public House
  • Coffee at 200 Peachtree
  • Juke Joint

Use our interactive map to explore all Carnegie at Spring Highlights >>

Interactive Atlanta Streetcar map