5 Famous Attractions Attendees Must See While Meeting Downtown

When it comes to attractions that offer an "only-in-Atlanta" experience, Downtown ATL is the place to be.
  • Ponce City Market has a little of everything... maybe even a lot of everything.
    Ponce City Market has a little of everything... maybe even a lot of everything.

While meeting and staying in Downtown Atlanta, your group is never far from unique city offerings. Check out these five famous attractions close to Downtown and found only in Atlanta!


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1. Atlanta Botanical Garden

You’ll find 30 acres of botanical beauty adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Located a little over two miles from Downtown, the conservation park is an urban oasis, home to renowned plant collections, rare orchids, edible gardens and more. The park also hosts offsite events year-round such as concerts and yoga classes, and if you’re planning a meeting during the holidays, your group can enjoy a light display featuring millions of dazzling bulbs!



2. Ponce City Market/Krog Street Market

Take in city views while strolling the Atlanta Beltline between the Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market. Located on the east side of Atlanta, these urban redevelopments are bustling with shops, restaurants, art, and street performers and are also located a little more than two miles from Downtown. True to Atlanta’s foodie roots, both hotspots feature acclaimed food halls and retail spaces so that attendees can eat and shop local during their time here.



3. The Shops at Buckhead

Shop high-end retailers at this mixed-use development in Buckhead, Atlanta, accessible by MARTA, the city’s rapid transportation system, or just a short ride about eight miles from Downtown. Spanning six blocks on Peachtree Street, the outdoor complex is home to over 60 luxury shops and renowned restaurants. This well-manicured shopping center combines big city chic with European charm, making it a world-renowned destination for fashion, art and ambiance.



4. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

Pay homage to civil rights hero and Atlanta native Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the National Historic Park. His early life and legacy are commemorated throughout 35 acres in Downtown Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn District. The sprawling park and gravesite are made up of several buildings, including King’s childhood home, the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church at where he was baptized and later preached, and his final resting place alongside wife Coretta Scott King.


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5. High Museum of Art

Enjoy acclaimed art collections and world-class traveling exhibitions at the southeast’s leading art museum. Located on Peachtree Street in Midtown, the High Museum of Art is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and is less than four miles from Downtown. Your group can peruse over 15,000 works in the permanent collection, including both historical and contemporary art that celebrates the rich and diverse culture of Atlanta’s residents and visitors.


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