Planespotting Around College Park: Enjoy Dining, Activities, and More!

As the hometown city for the world’s largest airport, College Park offers locals and residents an abundance of options for planespotting. How many of these have you visited?

Planespotting Around College Park: Enjoy Dining, Activities, and More!
Photo courtesy of Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel

Airport View Restaurant

Located in Hapeville, Airport View Restaurant is a favorite among locals and Delta employees. This casual cafeteria-style eatery serves Southern comfort foods, such as crispy fried chicken and meatloaf. Grab a window seat to enjoy views of planes taking off from the runway right across the street.

Nouveau Bar & Grill

For more prime flight path locations while dining, check out the rooftop dining area at Nouveau Bar & Grill. This trendy spot offers a fantastic view of the airport, allowing you to enjoy your meal while watching planes take off and land. The rooftop ambiance is perfect for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends. The menu features a variety of dishes, from seafood to classic American cuisine, ensuring there is something for everyone​.

Aye Tea Elle

Another great dining option is Aye Tea Elle, which offers a back patio perfect for planespotting. The relaxed atmosphere and outdoor seating make it an ideal spot for families and groups. The menu features a mix of Southern and American cuisine, with popular dishes like shrimp and grits and BBQ ribs.

College Park’s Restaurant Row

From the outdoor seating area of the restaurants on College Park’s “restaurant row,” including Johnny’s Chicken & Waffles (a locals favorite,) Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar, and The Real Milk & Honey, planes on the ascent put on a show for diners. Each restaurant offers its own unique take on Southern cuisine, providing a variety of options for food lovers.

Two Hotel Escapes

Plane enthusiasts seeking an overnight getaway will find the Atlanta Airport Marriott or the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel ideal for lounging with a balcony view of planes. Both hotels offer comfortable accommodations and excellent amenities, making them perfect for a weekend escape. The balconies provide an unobstructed view of the runway, allowing you to watch planes take off and land from the comfort of your room!

Historic College Park Golf Course

Golf lovers can enjoy a 9-hole course at Historic College Park Golf Course while watching planes soar. This scenic course provides a relaxing environment for a round of golf, with the added excitement of planes taking off and landing nearby. The course is well-maintained and suitable for golfers of all skill levels. Combining golf with planespotting makes for a unique and enjoyable experience.

The Phoenix Trail

For a more action-packed experience, The Phoenix Trail walking and running park is perfect for getting in a bit of movement while watching the planes. The trail offers a scenic route with views of the airport, making it a popular spot for walkers, runners, and cyclists. The trail is well-maintained and provides safe.

Porsche Experience Center

The Porsche Experience Center offers a chic and modern setting with breathtaking views of two test tracks and the bustling airport. If you have a need for speed, opt for a driving experience where you’ll test your mettle behind the wheel of a Porsche on the nearly 3 miles of test track with the backdrop of jets soaring overhead. Or leave the driving to the professionals and reserve a table at Restaurant 356 for lunch or dinner for a memorable meal complete with thrilling views.

Delta Flight Museum

For those interested in the history of aviation, the Delta Flight Museum is a must-visit. Located near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the museum offers a fascinating look at the history of Delta Airlines and the aviation industry. You’ll find interactive exhibits, historic aircraft, and a chance to see planes up close.

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Planespotting Around College Park: Enjoy Dining, Activities, and More!