Things to Do
Atlanta’s best attractions (http://www.atlanta.net/things-to-do/) are only moments away when you stay at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.
Explore fascinating museums, tour the World of Coca-Cola or watch an NBA game at Philips Arena. Observe sharks and other marine creatures at the Georgia Aquarium and then roam through the amazing Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Take a quick look on the ACVB website to see the latest happenings around town! http://www.atlanta.net/Events/.
Some of the attractions near the hotel include:
Big-name musicians, live Broadway shows, top comedians, and classic movies are a mere one-half mile from our midtown Atlanta, GA conference center hotel at the fabulous Fox Theatre. Since the mid-1970s, this revitalized performing arts center has been the go-to destination for midtown entertainment. For more information, visit www.foxtheatre.org.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Just about every plant and flower you can imagine blooms at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, from the Madagascar Palm and Woolly Groundset to the Georgia Plume and Rain Lily. During the summer months, you can enjoy many fun events, including Cocktails in the Garden. For more information, visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.
Enjoy an abundance of activities at Piedmont Park, including fishing, swimming, biking, skating, jogging, tennis, picnicking, and bird watching. Located in Midtown Atlanta, this verdant oasis has been a favorite of city dwellers since 1904. Fore more information, visit http://www.piedmontpark.org.
Zoo Atlanta's large collection of animals is renowned for its diversity and variety. Mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians are represented in the park. The zoo also boats the largest gorilla and orangutan population in the United States. A number of rare and endangered species are featured in the park, including Komodo dragons, Arakan forest turtles and clouded leopards. In 1999, Zoo Atlanta introduced an exhibit of giant pandas, becoming the fourth zoo in the US to house the rare animals.For more information, visit http://www.zooatlanta.org.
High Museum of Art
Delight in a truly impressive permanent collection at the High Museum of Art. There are more than 11,000 pieces that range from 19th and 20th century American art and photography to folk art and African art. For more information, visit http://www.high.org.
Margaret Mitchell House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and operated by the Atlanta History Center, the Margaret Mitchell House is a turn-of-the century, three-story, Tudor Revival building where Margaret Mitchell lived and wrote her Pulitzer-Prize winning book, Gone With the Wind. The house has become one of Atlanta’s most treasured landmarks, literary centers, special events venue, and tourist attraction. For more information, visit www.margaretmitchellhouse.com.
From home furnishings to high fashion, from bed sheets to the latest shoe styles, the shops at Atlantic Station have it all. With over 50 unique retailers, shops, and boutiques, there's something here for everyone. Also, home to fast casual, fine dining, mid-range menus, classic pub food, and everything in between, Atlantic Station satisfies every palate. For more information, visit www.atlanticstation.com.
Fans of professional basketball plus lovers of big-name entertainment will flock to Philips Arena. Catch the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. Great concerts featuring today's popular artist also make their stellar presence felt at Philips Arena. For more information, visit http://www.philipsarena.com.
World of Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola got its start in Atlanta in 1886 when it was served at a soda fountain in a small pharmacy. Learn all about the history of the world's most pervasive soft drink and check out the largest collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia anywhere on the planet at this most refreshing museum. For more information, visit www.woccatlanta.com.
Featuring more sea creatures than any other aquarium in eight million gallons of water, Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world.
Enjoy tours, programs, and more than sixty exhibits, including Coldwater Quest, Ocean Voyager, and Tropical Diver. For more information, visit http://www.georgiaaquarium.org.
Catch Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball action at Turner Field. Since 1997, this old-style ballpark has drawn millions of fans who are duly impressed with its combination of nostalgia and state-of-the-art amenities. For more information, visit http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/atl/ballpark/index.jsp.
Centennial Olympic Park
It was built for the 1996 Olympic Games as a place for both residents and visitors to congregate. Today, Centennial Olympic Park covers 21 acres and is the site for many festivals, fundraisers, and free events like the Wednesday Wind Down concert series. An astounding three million people are drawn to the park annually. For more information, visit www.centennialpark.com.
Home to the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, the Georgia Dome is a 71,250-seat domed stadium in downtown Atlanta. In addition to two Super Bowls (XXVIII and XXXIV), the Dome has hosted gymnastics and basketball events for the 1996 Olympic Games as well as men's and women's NCAA Final Four basketball championships. Each year, the SEC Football Championship, and the Chick-fil-A Bowl are played at the Georgia Dome, which is also an ideal venue for rock concerts, religious events, and high school and college graduation ceremonies. For more information, visit http://www.gadome.com.
CNN brings the news to more than two billion people around the world. Find out just how they manage to accomplish this Herculean task by taking the Inside CNN Tour. Open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, the 55-minute tour is a cool behind-the-scenes look at live 24-hour news. For more information, visit www.cnn.com/tour/atlanta.
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain is a granite dome monadnock located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. At its summit, the elevation is 1,683 feet (513 m) amsl and 825 feet (251.5 m) above the surrounding plateau. The mountain extends underground to several surrounding counties.
Stone Mountain is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous bas-relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world. Three figures of the Confederate States of America are carved there: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis. For more information, visit http://www.stonemountainpark.com.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fernbank Museum isn't just another museum-it's a journey to another time and place. A visit to the Museum brings a unique opportunity to explore cultural treasures, experience the thrill of a film in the IMAX® Theatre, enjoy science interactives and marvel at the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.For more information, visit www.fernbankmuseum.org.
Situated in Atlanta's Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, the King Center features Dr. King's birth home, final resting place, a library, and exhibits highlighting his life and nonviolent teachings. The King Center was established in 1968 by his widow Coretta Scott King. For more information, visit http://www.thekingcenter.org.