3 of the Best Things to Do at Decatur Square in the Atlanta Area

If you’re a fan of the historic, artsy, and pedestrian-friendly atmosphere of Midtown Atlanta, then there’s a good chance you’ll also love Decatur Square. This quaint, 1.5-square-mile district features a surprising number of restaurants, shops, and attractions for people of all ages and interests. It’s a short drive from Stonehurst Place, making it a fantastic option for fun day trips or date nights. You can even leave your car at the inn and take advantage of MARTA, which takes you just outside Decatur Square in the Atlanta area. Learn more and plan your visit today!

Decatur Square is one of many must-see destinations near Stonehurst Place. Check out our free Travel Guide to see the complete list! We customized it with local recommendations for top-notch restaurants, fascinating museums, exciting events, and more in Midtown Atlanta.

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Make sure you bring your appetite! There are over 45 restaurants in downtown Decatur, offering a variety of cuisines to please your palate. Grab a seat at Sweet Melissa’s for brunch, stop by The Iberian Pig for tapas and tasty cocktails, or set your sights on a selection of seafood at Brush Sushi Izakaya. You can also grab a scoop of ice cream — or two — at Jeni’s to enjoy as you stroll through the square. Don’t forget to grab a drink at one of downtown Decatur’s bars, as well, if you end up spending the evening there.


Don’t leave Decatur without indulging in a little retail therapy! This charming district is full of independent stores and tree-lined walkways that provide some shady relief on sunny days. It’s the ideal atmosphere for shop-a-holics who want to spend an entire afternoon exploring the unique collection of retailers. Pick up a gift for a friend or purchase something special for yourself at Decatur Square’s shops.


In addition to dining and shopping, remember to pause and admire the beauty in this scenic area. Decatur Square is home to iconic and intricately designed street lamps, stunning murals, and attractive architecture. Keep an eye out for all of these eye-catching elements as you explore the area!

Stay in Luxury Nearby at Stonehurst Place

The bed inside the Fowler Suite

Not everyone can say they’ve stayed at the South’s Best Inn, according to Southern Living readers. You can, though, when you reserve one of the luxurious rooms or suites at Stonehurst Place in Midtown Atlanta. Our historic inn is minutes away from Decatur Square and features a variety of inviting accommodations with elegant furnishings and glamorous décor. Start your mornings with a gourmet breakfast and unwind at the end of your fun-filled days with impressive amenities.

The art-filled Fowler Suite is an excellent example of what we offer guests at Stonehurst Place. It’s a paradise of luxury within our renovated Carriage House with a king-size bed, large armoire, 55-inch TV displaying Nina Mae Fowler’s artwork, electric fireplace, heated marble floors, and more. There’s no other place like it, so book your stay with us and enjoy an unparalleled experience at Stonehurst Place!