Explore Atlanta: Things to Do

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Visit Atlanta

Hilton Atlanta, the official conference hotel, is conveniently located at the I-75/I-85 connector and is only two blocks from MARTA (rapid transit system) and 11 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Enjoy easy access to some of Atlanta’s premier attractions and venues, including: Fox Theatre; the Center for Civil & Human Rights; the College Football Hall of Fame; Phillips Arena, home to the Atlanta Hawks; and the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the Atlanta Falcons — all of which are located within two miles of the Hilton Atlanta!

Corporate travelers will appreciate our close proximity to AmericasMart and the Georgia World Congress Center. In addition there are many things to do while you stay at Hilton Atlanta, including a tennis and basketball court, outdoor track and more.

In addition, you won’t want to miss Atlanta’s other must-see attractions:


MLKhistoricsiteMartin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
A young boy grows up in a time of segregation…A dreamer is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement…This was Martin Luther King, Jr. Come hear his story, visit the home of his birth, and where he played as a child. Walk in his footsteps, hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds, and marvel at how he was an instrument for social change. Entrance is FREE!


gAquariumGeorgia Aquarium
The world’s largest and most engaging aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium is home to more than 100,000 animals of 500 different species, eight millions gallons of fresh and marine water, with five galleries depicting different habitats. Saying hello to the beluga whales, penguins, and whale sharks, the largest fish on the planet will plunge you into a one-of-a-kind aquatic experience. Purchase tickets in advance to receive a special discount!


OlympicParkOlympic Centennial Park
This 21-acre site was one of the most popular spots in the city during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Today, year-round programming featuring concerts, family activities and festivals make the park a gathering place for Atlantans and visitors. The park features the world’s largest Olympic Ring fountain.


PonceCityMarketPonce City Market
The classic structure, which is the area’s largest adaptive reuse project, has been reinvented as a vibrant community hub housing the Central Food Hall, various shops, flats and offices, all while pointing back to the roots of its inception. The market infuses vigor and excitement into this historically-significant structure, located in one of Atlanta’s most cherished neighborhoods.


CocaColaWorld of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place is the only place where you can explore the complete story- past, present and future – of the world’s best-known brand. From the moment you arrive, it will be clear that this is a World like no other. A 4-D movie experience, a fully operational bottling line and the chance to sample over 70 different products made by The Coca-Cola Company around the world await you at the NEW World of Coca-Cola.


CNNInside CNN at the CNN Center
Even if you’re not a top new anchor, you can still get in on all of the action of TV news making at the headquarters of CNN and Headline News. The Inside CNN Studio Tour includes the Control Room Theater, a look at CNN Espanol, the working of the Special Effects Studio and the Main Newsroom. Can’t decide where to eat? Visit the CNN Center Food Court and make everyone happy!


zooZoo Atlanta
Located just minutes from Downtown Atlanta in historic Grant Park, the Zoo features 700 specimens, representing more than 200 species of animals from unique destinations such as the African plains and Asian forests, and is the home to America’s only twin pandas. A leader in building naturalistic habitats for animals, the Zoo’s landscape spans nearly 40 acres.


OlympicParkOlympic Centennial Park
This 21-acre site was one of the most popular spots in the city during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Today, year-round programming featuring concerts, family activities and festivals make the park a gathering place for Atlantans and visitors. The park features the world’s largest Olympic Ring fountain.


theUndergroundThe Underground
Six city blocks have been transformed into a spirited marketplace that offers historic guided tours, more than 100 specialty stores, Kenny’s Alley, the trendy hangout with exciting nightlife and restaurants, street-cart merchants, annual events and the newest attraction, Aero Balloon, an adventure ride that rises up to 350 feet above Atlanta’s downtown streets.


dccAmphitheaterAtlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chastain Park Amphitheatre
The classic Chastain series features musicians and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performing at Chastain Park Amphitheater while guests dine by moonlight. The Symphony is lead by music director Robert Spano and principle guest conductor Donald Runnicles.


buckheadBuckhead (and Lenox Square Mall)
Buckhead is not only noted for exquisite homes on rolling wooded lands, but also as the ultimate shopping destination in the southeast. Fabulous boutiques and spas, art & antique galleries, two elegant malls, and a host of fine dining restaurants make up the streets of this extraordinary neighborhood.