Extend your business trip to Atlanta for leisure fun

Atlanta is a dynamic destination with an unmatched convention and entertainment district. Hotels, restaurants and attractions are mere steps away from Georgia World Congress Center, making it easy to traverse when free time arises. Downtime during an event is precious, so why not plan an extended stay in the city to explore?

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Play tourist in Downtown

Many of Atlanta’s world-class attractions are within Downtown’s walkable Centennial Park District. The iconic greenspace known as Centennial Olympic Park is the anchor of the neighborhood and surrounded by Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, Georgia Aquarium, National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Purchase an Atlanta CityPASS booklet to save up to 44 percent on tickets to visit all the facilities. Take a ride on Atlanta Streetcar to Sweet Auburn Municipal Market when its time for a bite to eat in the city’s oldest food hall.

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Relax in Midtown

After spending a little time in Midtown, you’ll learn why Atlanta is called the City in the Forest. Piedmont Park is home to the largest concentration of trees in the district, providing plenty of room to stroll and unwind in the urban oasis. While there is greenery all around, Midtown has Atlanta’s finest arts and cultural institutions. Center for Puppetry Arts, Fox Theatre, High Museum of Art, Museum of Design Atlanta, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, make this neighborhood an art lover’s haven.

Stay busy in Buckhead

Buckhead is known as Atlanta’s most stylish intown neighborhood with remarkable landscapes and architecture. Not only does Buckhead have some of the city’s most superb restaurants and rooftop lounges, it also features Atlanta’s best-known shopping destinations. Buckhead Village District, Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza house popular brands and trendy fashions, situated adjacent to luxury hotels equipped with spas for pampering. The most famous home here is Swan House, located at Atlanta History Center, which served as the backdrop of major motion pictures.

Get outside the city limits

The areas surrounding Atlanta are beautiful and well worth a short drive outside the city. Highlights include Stone Mountain Park, Chattahoochee Nature Center and numerous locations in the metro region with trails for hiking.

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