THINGS TO DO
It's an exciting time to visit Atlanta. This year, SmarterTravel.com named Atlanta among “Destinations to Watch in 2015” and MSN.com named the destination among “The 15 Hottest American Cities for 2015.” Last year, The New York Times named Atlanta among “52 Places to Go” and the city welcomed $1.5 billion in new attractions, restaurants, transportation options and retail offerings. During the next five years, Atlanta will open another $2.5 billion in new hospitality development, including several hotels, attraction expansions and two new stadiums.
Atlanta gleams amid glass and steel towers, but the heart of the South’s largest city is its people. Visitors are likely to be greeted with a big helping of “How y’all doing” hospitality. Atlanta may have birthed “Gone with the Wind,” yet today’s big, bustling city is more New South than old. This diverse population of more than 5 million residents is decidedly youthful – younger than the U.S. population and more racially diverse. You’re more than likely to meet people who came for a weekend and decided to stay a lifetime.
The Atlanta CityPASS
Save BIG on admission to 5 of Atlanta's must-see attractions with Atlanta CityPASS – and skip most of the ticket lines, too. CityPASS ticket booklets are valid for 9 days beginning with the first day of use so you can stay and play at your own pace.
What's even better? NCBC 2015 attendees will receive a 10% discount off the retail cost by clicking HERE (or over there →) now!
Savings in the City Card
The Savings in the City (SITC) Card allows NCBC 2015 members the opportunity to enjoy exclusive savings on entertainment, dining and much more while in Atlanta, for FREE!
To get your SITC, simply click HERE (or back there ←) for a list of participating companies, and then print your card for on-site use. It’s that easy!
Luckie Marietta District
A perfect blend of cosmopolitan sophistication and southern hospitality, Atlanta knows how to host any visitor. And, the Luckie Marietta District puts you close to so many Atlanta attractions: the Georgia Dome, the Georgia World Congress Center, Philips Arena, the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, the new World of Coca-Cola Museum, the Inside CNN Studio Tour, and more.
Atlanta's Art District
Atlanta's Art District is waiting to be discovered as culture permeates throughout the city. Emerging artists and designers pepper the city’s galleries and boutiques. For high-brow options, Atlanta boasts an award-winning symphony, opera and ballet. The city hosts nationally-acclaimed touring shows and world-class exhibitions. And visitors can catch homegrown talent at numerous local playhouses, theaters and neighborhood music venue.
History of Atlanta
The city’s rich history comes to life in Sweet Auburn, once the wealthiest black community in America. The area is a mecca for civil rights travelers visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Area Attractions: Parks, Tours and More
One of the greatest things about the city of Atlanta is its amazing amount of green space, which offers excellent opportunities for recreation and adventure within an hour’s drive of the city limits. With hundreds of city parks, more than 40 state parks and five national parks in north Georgia alone, the American South’s most bustling metropolis also boasts plenty of outdoor activities ranging from mild to wild. These are just some of the many great family attractions around the city of Atlanta.