Downtown Atlanta for meetings and conventions
Downtown is fast becoming a 24-hour neighborhood with renowned venues and top facilities, including the fourth-largest convention center in the country. Surrounded by inspiring attractions within walking distance of numerous hotels, Centennial Olympic Park is the epicenter of downtown Atlanta life.
Attractions and entertainment in Downtown Atlanta
Atlanta continues to grow with new attractions that appeal to visitors of all ages. At The National Center for Civil & Human Rights Museum, three show-stopping exhibitions tell the history of the Civil Rights Movement and of the progression of contemporary human rights movements. A state-of-the-art college football shrine provides fans with first-class entertainment at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. Many of our signature venues and attractions such as Georgia Aquarium, Tabernacle and World of Coca-Cola are perfect multi-use facilities for any meeting or event.
Meeting and convention facilities in Downtown Atlanta
The compact, walkable meeting district includes event space and a flexible hotel portfolio for hosting any size meeting. More than 11,800 rooms housed in 33 hotels downtown make it easy for attendees to walk from their hotel right into the meeting. Take an inside look at our unique venues using this Virtual Reality Tour.
Meeting & event venues in Downtown Atlanta
|Number of Meeting Hotels:||33|
|Number of Hotel Rooms:||11,800+|
|Number of Special Event Venues:||120+|
|Number of Convention Centers:||2|
Getting around Downtown Atlanta
Downtown is accessible by the MARTA rail system or a 15-minute car or cab ride from the airport. The Atlanta streetcar rail line connects the city’s newest attractions to the MLK historic district. This East/West rail transports passengers from downtown, past top attractions and hotels over to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Site, The King Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
Walkability, top attractions, flexible meeting space and numerous dining options create the perfect setting for a meeting in Downtown Atlanta.
Transportation services in Downtown Atlanta
|Distance from Airport in Miles:||10 miles|
|Travel Time from Airport by Car:||15 minutes|
|Travel Time from Airport by Marta:||23 minutes|
|Number of Marta Stations:||6|
Downtown Atlanta map
Downtown Atlanta Q&A
What attracts meeting attendees and visitors to Downtown Atlanta?
Downtown Atlanta has been the heart of the city’s hospitality industry for decades, boasting the infrastructure and accommodations to support millions of visitors each year. Thanks to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s campus, a thriving hotel district, iconic attractions and more than 300 dining options, Atlanta continues to be a nexus of tourism and convention activity. Downtown Atlanta continues to garner meeting attendees and visitors because of our Southern hospitality and world-class entertainment, providing those passing through our district with a remarkable, cosmopolitan experience.
What is something about Downtown Atlanta that visitors to the city may not be aware of?
In a city known for sprawl and traffic, visitors will be delighted to learn that no car is needed in Downtown Atlanta, thanks to our walkable grid of historic streets and network of transportation options that will deliver visitors to must-see destinations — from MARTA rail and bus to the Atlanta Streetcar to the Relay Bike Share program.
What new developments are on the horizon for Downtown Atlanta in the next few years?
Downtown Atlanta is witnessing an incredible period of investment and development. We are excited to celebrate national sporting events at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in addition to the Turner Field transformation into Georgia State Stadium and South Downtown redevelopments on the horizon.
Downtown mainstays like State Farm Arena and Centennial Olympic Park and its surroundings will benefit from major renovations, leaving Downtown poised for a strong future.
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