Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
22 miles/30 minute drive to SunTrust Park
WHERE TO STAY? Hotels near SunTrust Park (all within 1 mile)
The Omni Hotel at The Battery - Coming Soon
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
Hyatt House Atlanta/Cobb Galleria
Courtyard Atlanta Cumberland/Galleria
Embassy Suites Atlanta Galleria
DoubleTree Suites Atlanta Galleria
Country Inn & Suites Atlanta Northwest
Hyatt Place Atlanta/Cobb Galleria
Holiday Inn Express- Atlanta Galleria
WHERE TO PARK?
Parking is distributed 360 degrees around SunTrust Park, offering roughly 14,000 parking spaces on game days. Parking starts at $10 for A-List Members and $18 for single-game ticket purchasers. We highly recommend pre-purchasing your parking in advance. With that being said, the following lots will accept on-site payment by credit card if spaces are available: Braves North 29, Braves East 31, Braves East 35, Braves East 41, and Braves East 43. The Braves offer complimentary shuttles from the following lots: Braves East 47, Braves East 50, Braves East 52. Braves East 51 and Braves South 65 are open for select games and provide a complimentary shuttle to SunTrust Park.
WHERE TO EAT?
A big reason the Atlanta Braves choose to move their ballpark out of downtown was to have more land for shopping, dinning, and housing. Directly outside of the ballpark is The Battery, an entertainment experience open throughout the year. The 1.5 million square foot galleria is home to restaurants, bars, retails shops, concerts venue, housing, and the Omni Hotel. With so many options within a few feet of the ballpark, we highly recommend eating in The Battery before and/or after a game. The dining options are endless! For a lively sports bar scene, check out Sports & Social. For a local microbrewery, check out Terrapin Taproom. For a burger fix, check out the nations latest rage, Wahlburgers. For arguably some of the best pizza in the country, check out Pizza Antico. This is just a small fraction of the options surrounding SunTrust Park!
Once inside SunTrust Park, there a plenty of options throughout the ballpark. Here are our favorites:
Taco Factory- pork, slow-roasted beef barbacoa, marinated grilled chicken, and catfish tacos are just a few on the menu at this stand.
Intentional Wok- a local favorite, Gu's Dumplings, is served at this stand along with noodle bowls.
The Slice- home of the Burgerizza, a 24oz burger sandwiched between two slices of pepperoni pizzas, layered with a 1/4lb of hickory-smoked bacon and layered with six aged Cheddar cheese slices! Thank you, Atlanta Braves!
Fox Bros- famous smoked barbecue brisket sliders served along with a side of coleslaw and baked beans.
Looking for something more familiar? SunTrust Park has a Waffle House and Chick-fil-a stand.
For your dessert craving, check out High Road Craft Creamery for their tomahawk shaped ice-cream bars!
WHERE TO BUY TICKETS?
With any new ballpark, tickets are typically in high demand. We recommend pre-purchasing your tickets during the Inaugural season of SunTrust Park. Ticket Monster is our favorite online dealer offering the best deals for Braves tickets.
WHEN TO GO?
You can count on a hot and humid vacation to “Hotlanta” during the summer months. To get a little relief, Ballpark Chasers recommends traveling to SunTrust Park in late April or any part of May. On average, July tends to bring the most rainfall as well as the hottest temperatures and is therefore best avoided. If time allows, we suggest purchasing tickets to two games, with a day off in between. Us the day off see the tourist attractions along with a Minor League ballpark (see below for suggestions).
WHAT ELSE TO SEE?
Something not to be missed within SunTrust Park is Monument Garden, located behind section 125 (homeplate). Over 300 Braves-themed art is on display. Commissioned by world-renowned and Atlanta-based artist Ross Rossin, a statue of Hank Aaron shows the moment of impact between bat and ball on Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run. Another tribute to Aaron is a sculpture made up of 755 bats in the number’s shape and symbolizes his since-shattered record number of career homeruns. The Braves in Cooperstown display showcases a bat or glove of each of the 55 Braves who have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Established in 1999 to honor players, managers, coaches and other individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the organization. The 31 Braves Hall of Famers are immortalized in Monument Garden with plaques. Fun artifacts to find are: Sid Bream's Knee Brace, Bob Horner's four home run game bat and ball, Hank Aaron 1974 Jersey, 1995 World Series champagne bottle signed by Tom Glavine, 1957 World Series ring, and John Sain's 1948 World Series bronzed glove and ball.
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, The College Football Hall of Fame is over 95,000 square feet of engaging and interactive exhibits along with a 45-yard indoor football field! Get caught up in the emotions that players experience by running through the Touchstone Tunnel, kick a field goal, throw like a QB, and run through an obstacle course. Only 0.02% of college football’s players and coaches can claim the honor of being named into the College Football Hall of Fame. It's truly a shrine to the greatest to ever play or coach the game.
Two other museums not to miss are the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston, Georgia (about a 2-hour drive from SunTrust Park) and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon, Georgia (about a 1.5-hour drive from downtown Atlanta). Although Ty Cobb was not the most model citizen, he is arguably one of the greatest ballplayers of all time. The Ty Cobb Museum houses a theatre, artifacts, memorabilia and photographs of the great “Georgia Peach”. The Museum is open year-round, Monday through Saturday. The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is the largest state sports hall of fame in the country. Traditional and interactive exhibits will provide hours of entertainment.
A trip to Atlanta is not complete without visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site. This national historical landmark includes a visitor center and museum, the famous Ebenezer Church, a Gandhi Promenade, the King Center and Dr. King’s birth home and gravesite. Leave a half-day to comfortably see the entire MLK historical site.
BALLPARK CHASERS VACATION?
Unfortunately, SunTrust Park is the lone Major League ballpark in the area. Ballpark Chasers will make SunTrust Park a quick weekend trip in order to catch a Braves games while saving time for the local attractions. Another suggestion is seeing Minor League Baseball in the state of Georgia. The Gwinnett Braves and Rome Braves are 45 minutes and 80 minutes from SunTrust Park, respectively. Both ballclubs are Minor League affiliates of the Atlanta Braves. A little further out, on the border of Georgia and Tennessee, lays AT&T Field, home of the Chattanooga Lookouts. The Lookouts are the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Plan a two-hour drive from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Last updated by Ballpark Chasers.