IWF 2018
Aug 23 - 26, 2018
Georgia World Congress Center
  • Things to Do

    Atlanta offers tons of fun for families, business professionals and everyone in between. There are so many things to do in Atlanta - from world-class attractions and historic sites, to outdoor adventures and award-winning arts and culture venues - you're sure to find seasonal sensations year-round!




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  • Alliance Theatre

    Catch a Broadway play before it hits Broadway

    Musicals, dramas and classical favorites light up Atlanta’s theater scene before they head to the Big Apple. The Tony award-winning Alliance Theatre provides a perfect way to spend an evening. NOTE: During the 2017/2018 season the theater is taking a road trip performing at various venues throughout Atlanta.

    Atlanta BeltLine

    Walk, bike, run on the Atlanta BeltLine

    Explore miles of the Atlanta BeltLine by foot or on two wheels. Once you work up an appetite, stop in one of the many restaurants along the path to relax and refuel. With all the changing artwork, unique neighborhood shops and restaurants, the BeltLine is an easy way to stay active in Atlanta.

    Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

    Stop and smell the orchids

    Nestled in the northern corner of Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden spreads its roots across more than 30 acres. Explore the lush green garden when it lights up for special events, blooms during seasonal activities and harvests a spooky spectacle or two.

    Atlanta History Center

    Party with the past

    Travel back in time at Atlanta History Center. This 33-acre attraction features award-winning exhibitions, memorabilia from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and the historic Swan House, which was featured in the blockbuster Hunger Games films. Don’t forget to make the quick trip to the Margaret Mitchell House at the Center’s Midtown campus

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    Immerse yourself in Grammy award winning surround sound

    Prepare yourself for an unforgettable evening of surround sound. Whether hearing the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra over a favorite film or playing the classics, this is the key to an astounding evening of music in Atlanta.

    Atlantic Station

    Treat yourself

    See a movie, concert, BB&T Atlanta Open match or a Cirque du Soleil show. Then shop at major retailers and find a local boutique in this walkable, outdoor shopping mecca. Pack a spare suitcase for all the goodies you will bring back from Atlantic Station.

    Buford Highway

    Explore Atlanta’s International Restaurant Scene

    One thing all ATLiens agree on? Exploring Buford Highway offers a global culinary adventure. This six-mile stretch of highway serves up the city’s best Colombian, Korean and Mexican cuisine, with farmers markets, dive bars and karaoke tucked in between.

    Centennial Olympic Park

    Spend an afternoon basking in the sun

    Pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy, splash around in the Fountain of Rings, enjoy a nice picnic or play on the lush green fields with Downtown views in every direction. Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights, and College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience are all only steps away.

    Center for Civil and Human Rights

    Be Inspired by Heroes Past and Present

    Connect the American civil rights movement to current human rights issues through moving, experiential exhibits at Center for Civil and Human Rights. Interact with history to understand your role in the dream and the future.

    Center For Puppetry Arts

    Play Puppetmaster

    Bring the kids to experience some of the most loved children's fables through award-winning puppetry shows, films, and workshops at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Don't miss the progress on their new museum, featuring a huge Jim Henson collection!

    Chattahoochee River

    Make a splash in a water oasis

    Spending time on the Chattahoochee River is an Atlanta rite of passage. If you want to get out like a local, you need to “Shoot the Hooch.” The river is one of the metro area’s finest outdoor destinations to relax on the water and gaze at some of Atlanta’s most scenic terrain while having a tubular time.

    Children's Museum of Atlanta

    Get Hands-On With the Love of Learning

    Kids and grown-ups alike will love the 3,000-square-foot Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Climb through the layers of Earth, journey across the continents, deliver food from farm to table, then build or paint a masterpiece, all before storytime!

    CNN Studio Tours

    Watch the news unfold

    News junkies and aspiring journalists, unite! Take CNN Studio Tours to see exactly how this global superpower reports news, beginning to end. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even see one of your favorite HLN or CNN hosts.

    College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience

    Have the ultimate college football fan experience

    Broadcast with the ESPN College GameDay crew, browse decades of memorabilia, interact with legends and learn about your favorite inductees at College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience. Once you’ve tackled that, try your luck at a field goal.

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    BREAK OUT THE VINYL

    While you’re exploring the funky Little Five Points neighborhood, be sure to flip through Criminal Records’ stellar vinyl collection. The legendary record shop is loved by hippies and hipsters alike and is featured in the hit film “Baby Driver”.

    Dad's Garage Theatre Company

    Laugh it off

    Looking for a laugh? Look no further than Dad’s Garage, a nonprofit comedy theater located just off of Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta’s Historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. With award-winning improv comedy, scripted shows and a fully stocked bar, this is a can’t-miss activity for an unscripted night out.

    Delta Flight Museum

    Soar Through Skies

    Experience aviation history at Delta Flight Museum, where everyone can reach for the skies. Enjoy immersive exhibits, state-of-the-art simulator technology and see rare planes from eras past. Take a guided tour or glide through the 68,000-square-foot premises at Delta’s world headquarters with friends, family or copilot of your choice.

    Fernbank Museum of Natural History

    Journey into the Jurassic

    Get up close and personal with the dinosaurs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This museum is an adventure for all who dare. You will feel like you are back in the time of giant creatures of the Mesozoic – including one that measures more than 120 feet long.

    Fox Theatre

    Walk the red carpet

    When you visit Fox Theatre it will make you feel like a movie star! Musicals, dance and nationally renowned acts wait at the end of your red carpet walk. No show scheduled? You can take a tour and learn the fascinating history of this Atlanta icon.

    Georgia Aquarium

    Journey Under the Sea

    The world-renowned Georgia Aquarium is something you should “sea” to believe. Stare in awe at the sheer variety of marine life on display, catch a wave from a sea lion or feed the dolphins after their spectacular show. Don’t miss the opportunity to check swimming with whale sharks off your bucket list.

    High Museum of Art

    Mingle with the Masters

    Step inside the leading art museum in the Southeast and gaze at more than 13,000 modern and contemporary works of art. A ticket to the High Museum of Art will get you into both the special exhibitions and the permanent collection.

    Historic Fourth Ward Park

    Ollie From Dusk Til Dawn

    Open from sunup to 11 p.m., Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is designed for skaters of all levels. Atlanta’s first public skate park is conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail with a nearby playground and multi-use athletic fields.

    Historic Oakland Cemetery

    Raise Your Spirits With History and Mystery

    Historic Oakland Cemetery is alive and kicking. This scenic resting place has more than 70,000 “residents” including Atlanta legends such as Margaret Mitchell, pro golfer Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first black mayor, Maynard Jackson. The cemetery also frequently hosts events including Halloween Tours, regular weekend tours and a Harvest Hunt.

    Jackson Street Bridge

    Capture A Picture Perfect Memory

    On Jackson Street Bridge, high above Freedom Parkway, you’ll find one of Atlanta’s most scenic and photographed views. Pose for an Instagram worthy selfie with Atlanta’s downtown skyline as your backdrop. Fans of “The Walking Dead” will recognize this iconic view of the city.

    Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Knock on the door of the Oval Office

    Not every city boasts a presidential library. We’re fond of the one our very own Nobel Peace Prize-winning, peanut-growing President Jimmy Carter built. At Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, you’ll find everything from an Oval Office replica to the gifts received during his presidency.

    Krog Street Market

    Hang out in a hubbub-filled food hall

    If variety is the spice of life, then Krog Street Market is thriving. A bustling hub of authentic eats built into a 1920s’ warehouse space, this market has everything the stomach could crave. You can find tapas, burgers, paleo fare -- and don’t forget the thirst-quenching beverage selection. While food and drink may be the highlight, don’t miss flowers and gifts galore.

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    Take in an ever-changing canvas

    Drive, bike or walk through Krog Street Tunnel, an underpass of colorful street art linking the eclectic Inman Park and Cabbagetown neighborhoods. This “community bulletin board” is a unique location for photo and music video shoots, and it’s easy to see why.

    LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

    Build, Play and Discover

    Nestled in the heart of Buckhead at Phipps Plaza, LEGOLAND is an attraction that will delight both kids and kids at heart. Rides, a 4-D movie experience, themed play areas and the world's biggest box of LEGO bricks offer hours of fun. After your LEGO adventure do a little shopping at Phipps Plaza or Lenox Square.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

    Walk in the footsteps of a civil rights icon

    Visit the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and see where he preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Explore his legacy at King Center and his final resting place. Then stand in the footprints of change-makers and civil rights leaders on the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

    Mercedes-Benz Stadium

    See superstars at a stellar stadium

    Score some of the best seats in town for an Atlanta Falcons game, Atlanta United FC soccer match or a high-energy concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Outside of game day, enjoy daily tours, the fan merchandise store and Southern-style chophouse Molly B’s.

    Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University)

    Bond with Mummy

    Take some time to connect with a mummy at Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum. With permanent collections that span the globe and renowned traveling exhibits, your inner history buff will be transfixed by everything from mummies to a Greek muse!

    Murals & Public Art

    Marvel at Magnificient Murals

    The city’s vibrant street art is on full display. Many murals come to life during annual collaborative community art events like Forward Warrior, Elevate and Living Walls. Artists are drawn to Atlanta to create these must-see canvases throughout the city. Don’t just bring your phone, bring your camera.

    Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

    Delight in a celebration of all things design

    Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) creates engaging exhibits of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion and more. See the impact of design on your everyday life with MODA’s range of programs and lectures for all ages.

    Old Fourth Ward Skatepark/Historic Fourth Ward

    Ollie from dusk to dawn

    Open from sunup to 11 p.m., Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is designed for skaters of all levels. Atlanta’s first public skate park is conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail with a nearby playground and multi-use athletic fields.

    Painted Pin, The

    Have an upscale play date

    The Painted Pin has bowling (of course) and a slew of classic pub games as well as artisanal wine, craft beer and classic cocktails. You’ll also enjoy dining on comforting grub and “upscale alley” fare, which includes small shareable plates. Painted Pin is a surefire way to not strike out on a night out.

    Philips Arena

    Get into the action at Philips Arena

    Philips Arena is home to the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and the Atlanta Dream (WNBA), plus some of Atlanta’s hottest concerts year-round. Philips was also named one of “The Best Arenas and Stadiums in America” according to Rolling Stone magazine.

    Piedmont Park

    Play hooky in Piedmont Park

    Truly experience the “city within a forest” with a walk or bike ride through Piedmont Park, home to Atlanta Botanical Garden and Lake Clara Meer. Whether you are going to a massive festival, taking a stroll at sunset with your significant other or taking your pooch to the dog park, this is the place to be on a beautiful day.

    Ponce City Market

    Sip, Shop, and Savor at Ponce City Market

    Located directly on the BeltLine, Ponce City Market is full of adventures. This former Sears, Roebuck & Co. building is home to a number of famous chef-owned restaurants, diverse quick service fare. That plus a mixture of both national and small business retail options will impress any shopper and satisfy any taste.

    Porsche Experience Center Atlanta

    Peel Out in a Porsche

    Push yourself to the limit at Porsche Experience Center, specially designed to exhibit elegance and engineering under the hood while testing you on and off the tracks at the Human Performance facility. Once you feel the power from the driver’s seat, be sure to refuel with fine dining at Restaurant 356.

    SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film

    Flaunt Finery and Film

    SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film celebrates fashion as a universal language, garments as important conduits of identity and film as an immersive medium. Engage with these dynamic exhibits and enriching events on the SCAD Atlanta campus.

    Six Flags Over Georgia

    Channel your inner daredevil

    Scream and shout through all the roller coasters you can stand or relax waterside at Hurricane Harbor. Six Flags Over Georgia has heart-pounding rides, excellent live entertainment and is undeniably fun for the whole family.

    Skyline Park

    Enjoy some rooftop revelry & old timey games

    For one of the best rooftops in the city, you can’t go wrong with Skyline Park. Perched high above the hustle and bustle of Ponce City Market, you’ll find classic carnival amusements, a giant slide, miniature golf, refreshments and more. Did we mention it’s one of the most romantic views in Atlanta?

    Skyview Atlanta

    Get a skyhigh view of the City

    Ride a SkyView Atlanta gondola to experience the city from 20 stories up. It’s a thrilling view during the day and breathtaking at night. Skip the line in Ferrari style with your VIP flight for you and 4 of your closest friends.

    Stone Mountain Park

    Enjoy mountains of fun

    Just outside the city is Stone Mountain Park. Trek through the treetops on SkyHike, hike up the mountain for a beautiful view or take a relaxing trip to the top with Summit Skyride. While you are there, ride around Stone Mountain by train and enjoy the longest-running laser show in the world.

    Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar and View (Westin Peachtree Plaza)

    Eat, drink, spin, repeat

    Take in the 360-degree view of Atlanta from 73 stories high. The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View sits high above Peachtree Street. You’ll see everything from Stone Mountain to Georgia Tech and all the sights in between.

    SunTrust Park

    Catch and MLB Game under the lights

    You’ll never strike out when spending time here. When the Braves play at home, SunTrust Park is a must for any baseball fan to experience the amazing game-day atmosphere. Whether there’s a game or not, roam around The Battery and check out restaurants, bars, shops or a concert at Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre.

    Sweet Auburn Curb Market

    Sweeten your visit with a savory snack

    This urban farmer’s market offers everything from seafood, farm fresh meat and produce to unique eateries serving arepa, BBQ and burritos. Pro Tip: Don’t stop after the bookstore, bakery and killer burger. While you are there, see if the market is having a culinary tour, storytelling, cooking classes or community event.

    The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

    Max out on luxury shopping

    Browse chic upscale boutiques in this walkable European-style shopping destination. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is your slice of the good life. Whether you are looking for Jimmy Choos, a new Louis Vuitton or the latest Warby Parker glasses, you won’t leave empty handbagged.

    The Varsity

    Place your order at an atlanta staple

    Whether you are getting the naked dog walking or just going for a milkshake, you’ll need to decide “What’ll ya have?”. The Varsity has been serving Atlanta classic Americana eats, drive-in style, since 1929. It’s a delicious way to top off or start any trip to the “A” as it is right off the highway.

    World of Coca-Cola

    Search for the secret formula

    Experience the history of the world’s most famous soft drink. Walk through fascinating exhibits at World of Coca-Cola, get nostalgic looking at classic ads and see a replica of the bottling process. Get a peek at the vault containing the secret formula and tempt your taste buds with more than 100 beverages from around the globe in the tasting room.

    Zoo Atlanta

    Peek in on a pair of Pandas

    The only giant panda twins in the U.S., Ya Lun and Xi Lun, are double the fun and double the fluff! Come see them and the rest of the Zoo Atlanta animals and attractions in the historic Grand Park neighborhood. A fun-filled exploration of the animal kingdom awaits!

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