How walkable is Atlanta for your meeting or convention group? Unbelievably.
One minute, attendees can be in downtown Atlanta taking a tour of the host venue of Super Bowl LIII, and the next, looking into the past at a museum full of enchanting gardens, exhibitions and historic homes in Buckhead.
They could be sitting inside a Ferris wheel 20 stories above the skyline, then before they know it, they’re toasting craft cocktails at a James Beard award-winning restaurant tucked in the heart of Atlanta's Old 4th Ward.
Experiences like these are everywhere in Atlanta, and they’re all a stroll or short ride away from the largest combined convention, sports and entertainment campus in North America, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus.
Side note: The campus is about as pitch-perfect as it gets for large-scale meetings. This guy boasts impressive proximity within (GWCC) Georgia World Congress Center (the largest LEED Gold-certified convention center in the world), hotels (shout-out to the “Big 6”) and attractions with event space.
With the walkability, ‘rideability’ and even ‘MARTAbility’ of Atlanta as a whole, attendees can ‘hood hop and dive into the city’s unique districts and in-town neighborhoods, exploring any and everything they’re in the mood for.
Some of the best experiences are literally steps from the convention center, on and off campus.
Take a look:
Less than 500 steps from GWCC:
Georgia Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world, is also one of Atlanta's best event and meeting spaces
Less Than 1,500 steps from GWCC:
Second side note: The Atlanta Streetcar rides along a 2.7-mile loop and has 12 stops that connect Centennial Olympic Park with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, along with nearby neighborhoods east of downtown.
Located at the intersection of the Virginia Highland, Old Fourth Ward, Midtown, and Poncey-Highland neighborhoods, Ponce City Market is the epicenter for shopping, dining, and gathering among local residents. (📷 Gene Phillips, AtlantaPhotos.com)
Within a few miles of GWCC:
Buzzing districts and in-town neighborhoods like:
It just doesn’t take long to get around the city’s playground. And the team members of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau can help you plan and navigate the areas so you can help your group make the most of their time here. Reach out with an RFP, or take a peek at some more reads to answer your questions and help you get to the know the city better.