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December 5 - 7, 2017Atlanta, GA, USA

Atlanta - travel, dining & things to do:

Getting here

Atlanta is the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia. It played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

In Atlanta, fine dining, shopping and rich history combine with inspiration-inducing attractions to create a city with Southern charm and world-class sophistication. It’s easy to see why Atlanta, Georgia is one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast to live and to visit.

Atlanta is one of the most accessible cities in the world and home to the world's most traveled airport. With more flights from more locations coming into Atlanta than any other airport in the world, Atlanta is easy to get to from anywhere

Domestically, Atlanta airport is two hours from more than 80 percent of the U.S.A.’s population and provides direct, non-stop access from more than 150 U.S. cities.

Once you land in Atlanta, you're less than 20 minutes from the heart of the city and everything Atlanta has to offer, with easy public transportation on MARTA or taxis, limos and shuttles. 

Atlanta has long been heralded as the Hub of the Southeast. As the region's geographic center, not only is Atlanta easily accessible for flights, but also for drivers.  Atlanta is as close to Ohio as it is to Florida, and requires the same travel time from St. Louis as from Washington D.C.

Getting around Atlanta

There are many ways to navigate Atlanta, including public transportation, taxis, car services and the good old-fashioned method of driving. No matter how you choose to see the sights, there’s a quick and easy way to find the right Peachtree Street. There are a number of these!


Accessible directly from the airport, MARTA provides public transportation that is convenient, safe and clean.  MARTA makes getting around Atlanta affordable. A single trip is only $2.50.
This web page contains a number of downloadable maps to help you find your way:

Transportation Maps

Note that our Congress venue – the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 265 Peachtree Street NE, has a MARTA station adjacent.

Hyatt Regency Hotel Fact Sheet

The pdf Fact Sheet provided by our Congress venue provides lots of information about access and things to do locally:

Hotel Fact Sheet

Atlanta reflection

City Pass

If you plan to visit several of the top attractions, you can save 40% on admission by buying a City Pass. 

City Pass

Peachtree Guide

This helpful guide may also be of interest to you, covering the zone close to the Congress venue:

Peachtree Guide

Useful websites:

Regency Hyatt

Explore Georgia

Travel USnews

Acknowledgements: is the official guide for travelers and locals to discover all things Atlanta and is very useful.

Things to do in Atlanta

There’s something for everyone in Atlanta, whether your interests relate to social history, the Olympics, CNN, Coca Cola or the massive Georgia Aquarium –the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere.

Here are some pointers to help you make the most of your stay in this vibrant and interesting city:

Atlanta Botanical Garden

This stunning botanical garden, located within Atlanta city, is host to 30-acres of plant collections, including beautiful sculptures made of vegetation.

  • Tuesday-Sunday: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Adult admission: $21.95
  • 1345 Piedmont Ave NE

Center for Civil & Human Rights

The Center for Civil & Human Rights is home to enlightening exhibits from the start of the American Civil Rights Movement and how it has affected the entire world.

  • Monday-Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM (last entry at 4 PM); Sunday: 12 PM to 5 PM (last entry at 4 PM)
  • Adult admission: $18.25
  • 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Walk in the footsteps of the American Civil Rights Movement leader, Martin Luther King Jr., as you visit his childhood home, the church in which he preached, the place he was laid to rest, and more.

  • Monday-Sunday: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • 450 Auburn Ave NE

Atlanta History Center

Discover the rich history of Atlanta through these beautifully curated exhibits, including a look at Margaret Mitchell's house, where she wrote her classic novel Gone With the Wind.

  • Monday-Saturday: 10 AM to 5:30 PM; Sunday: 12 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Prices depend on the admission package chosen
  • 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW

World of Coca-Cola

Learn more about the beginnings of the world-renowned company Coca-Cola, its rich history, and how it has kept its recipe secret for so long!

  • Sunday-Thursday: 10 AM to 5 PM; Friday-Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Adult admission: $17
  • 121 Baker St NW
Atlanta at dusk from thee olympic park

Local restaurants

$$ - Mid-range Prices

Hsu's at Peachtree Center (Chinese cuisine)

  • 192 Peachtree Center Ave NE
  • Approximate 5-minute walk

Max Lager's (wood-fired grill and brewery)

  • 320 Peachtree St NE

Approximate 3-minute walk

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails (Southern, New American cuisine)

  • 270 Peachtree St NW
  • Located just across the street!

$$$ - Fine Dining

Sun Dial Restaurant & Bar (American cuisine)

  • 210 Peachtree St NW
  • Approximate 4-minute walk

Ray's in the City (seafood and steak restaurant, with live jazz music)

  • 240 West Peachtree St NW
  • Approximate 2-minute walk

Southern Cuisine

Sweet Auburn Seafood (seafood, Cajun & Creole cuisine)

  • 171 Auburn Ave NE Ste P
  • Approximate 15-minute walk

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint (Soul food)

  • 200 Peachtree St NW L05
  • Approximate 5-minute walk

Local Coffee Cafés

Market (24-hour Starbucks coffee shop)

  • Located right in the atrium lobby of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta!

Dunkin' Donuts

  • 303 West Peachtree St NW
  • Approximate 3-minute walk

Caribou Coffee

  • 231 Peachtree St NE
  • Approximate 4-minute walk
Downtown Atlanta