Meeting Tourism & Travel

Atlanta Tourist & Travel Information

 

The meeting in 2020 will be at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, from May 17-21, 2020.


 

 

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is 30 minutes by train from the airport and is within a short walking distance of the stadium and other attractions. It is home to Polaris, a rotating lounge, and to Georgia’s largest ballroom. For more information on the hotel, you can visit their website at https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/georgia/hyatt-regency-atlanta/atlra. PLEASE NOTE that a reservations link will be posted on the Register for Meeting and Hotel page when it is available. 

The tourist and travel material here was taken from https://www.atlanta.net/ and is provided for information only.

Transportation

  • Taxis: Both flat and meter rates are available. Flat rates include from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and within neighborhoods in the Atlanta Business District, including Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. Outside those areas, meter rates apply. Taxis are available 24/7 and can be found outside hotels and the airport. For more information, you can visit https://www.atlanta.net/explore/transportation/taxicabs/.
  • Atlanta Streetcar: A 2.7-mile loop with 12 stops that connects Centennial Olympic Park with the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site and nearby neighborhoods east of downtown. It connects with MARTA’s Peachtree Center Station and other transit services. Please see https://www.atlanta.net/explore/transportation/atlanta-streetcar/ for more information.
  • MARTA: A system of buses, trains, and para-transit vehicles within the city that provides transportation within the city of Atlanta and Fulton and DeKalb counties every weekday. Interactive maps and bus and train schedules can be found on their site: https://www.itsmarta.com/.
  • Shuttles & limo services: There are a variety of shuttle and limo services available. Maps and a list of the companies available can be found on https://www.atlanta.net/explore/transportation/shuttles-and-limo-services/.
  • By car: If you are driving or renting a vehicle, there are parking maps and navigators available at https://www.atlanta.net/explore/transportation/getting-around-by-car/.

 

Art/Culture/Music

  • Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Park: 450 Ashburn Ave. NE; http://www.nps.gov/malu. Features Dr. King’s birthplace, final resting place, and historic Ebenezer Church. 
  • The King Center: 449 Auburn Ave. NE; https://thekingcenter.org/. A memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring a library and archives, and exhibits illustrating his life. 
  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights: 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.; http://www.civilandhumanrights.org/event-space. Offers interactive exhibits and uses technology to tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement, connecting it to the current global human rights movement. 
  • High Museum of Art: 1280 Peachtree St. NE; https://high.org/. This art museum features American, European, African, decorative, and folk art and photography in one of the nation’s leading art museums in the Southeast. 
  • World of Coca-Cola: 121 Baker St. NW; https://www.worldofcoca-cola.com/. Offers multiple exhibits chronicling the story of the soda.
  • Tabernacle: 152 Luckie St. NW; http://specialevents.livenation.com/venue/the-tabernacle-atlanta-ga. A venue offering live music.
  • Murals, street, & public art: These can be found throughout the city in neighborhoods like Cabbagetown, Old Fourth Ward, East Atlanta Village, Downtown, Little Five Points, West Midtown and others. Some of the best spots are Krog Tunnel, the BeltLine Eastside and Westside trails, and Edgewood Avenue.

 

Theater

  • Agatha’s—A Taste of Mystery: 161 Peachtree Center Ave.; http://www.agathas.com/. A comedy murder mystery dinner theater.
  • Atlantic Magic Theater: 267 Marietta St.; http://www.atlantamagictheater.com/. A show featuring magician Peter Morrison offering audience participation, illusions, mentalism, and sleight of hand. 
  • Rialto Center for the Arts: 80 Forsyth St. NW; https://rialto.gsu.edu/. Located on Georgia State University’s campus, this non-profit presents a variety of arts programming.
  • Theatrical Outfit: 84 Luckie St. NW; https://www.theatricaloutfit.org/. A community theater presenting world-class plays.
  • Village Theatre: 349 Decatur St. SE; http://www.villagecomedy.com/. Offers improv comedy and also workshops and classes.

 

Attractions

  • Georgia Aquarium: 225 Baker St. NW; https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/. The largest aquarium in the western hemisphere, this non-profit hopes to inspire preservation of oceans and aquatic animals. 
  • Zoo Atlanta: 800 Cherokee Ave. NE; https://zooatlanta.org/. This zoo houses more than 1,000 animals from more than 200 species from around the world, including 2 giant pandas.

 

Dining

These are just suggestions for restaurants near the hotel. More can be found through https://www.atlanta.net/dining/downtown-restaurants/