Destination: Georgia Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
233 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
2,100,000 sq ft
Atlanta's collaborative community hosts hundreds of events every year with thousands of smiles to go around. Our walkable convention district is at the center of it all, offering 10,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the fourth largest convention center in the United States. Our neighbors, ambassadors, ACVB and everyone here all work as a team to give you a stress-free meeting experience. In Atlanta, collaboration and convenience make for a great meeting. .
By Carolyn Koenig
January 29, 2013
If Atlanta is on your short list for a Southern meeting, it’s time to bump it up a notch and move forward. Why? This dynamic, culturally rich city has all the infrastructure you’ll need for a group of any size,Whether you’re planning a regional a national or even an international event.
By Diego Vallejo
November 20, 2012
The part city of saravanh situarted on the banks of the sarvanah river inthe heart of coastal Georgia’s Low Country, has long held a reputation for its mixture of natural and historic beauty. Its streets, lined with architecture from eras passed and dotted with clusters of moss-laden oaks and willows, lead to the river that provides a picturesque backdrop. From Forsyth Park, with its iconic white fountain, to the city’s historic district and riverfront, Savannah embodies the essence of the Old South.
By Irene Middleman
August 28, 2012
“Sweet Georgia Brown,” “Ramblin’ Man,” “Rainy Night in Georgia,” “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “Back to Georgia,” “Chattahoochee”—whatever your music taste is, Georgia just might be the perfect place for your group’s next meeting. like bluegrass and country, but you’ll also be introduced to styles you’ve probably never heard of: shape-note singing, Gullah, ring shout and Piedmont blues. Southern rap groups such as Outkast and Goodie Mob, along with famous rock, pop and country artists including R.E.M., Family Force 5 and the B-52s, are all from the fuse blues, rock and gospel into a Southern soul-driven, hard-rockin’ sound. The music scene here is so vibrant, even Brit Elton John chooses to spend a good part of his time in Atlanta, as does guitarist and singer John Mayer.
By Nikki Gloudeman
January 30, 2012
Atlanta is quintessential South. Drawling strangers act like they’ve known you for years, temperatures stay warm into the night and everything moves at a just-go-with-it pace.
By Jessie Fetterling
August 29, 2011
Fried chicken. Pecan-crusted catfish. Fried green tomatoes. And fried pieces of cornbread or, as they call them down south, hoe cakes. Each mouthwatering bite teases the palate just as much as the last and is more than enough reason to visit Georgia, which is about as close as it gets to the heart and soul of southern cooking.
By Jessie Fetterling
March 28, 2011
“If you haven’t been here in the past 10 years, then you haven’t been to Atlanta,” says Lauren Jarrell, director, communications for the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Learn about Georgia for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
As Georgia-native Ray Charles sang in his rendition of “Georgia on My Mind” (which later became the state’s official song), there is something familiar, something easy about the state, that just keeps it on your mind.
Perhaps it’s the recreation that swings through Augusta, the history that pervades Savannah, the glitz and glam of Atlanta or the refined resorts that make St. Simons Islands and its neighboring isles truly golden. There is something that makes you feel right at home. While hospitality is a staple of the meetings industry, southern hospitality is in a league of its own.
Georgia is the third fastest-growing state in the country and the center for business and tourism in the southeast. With award-winning accommodations and world-renowned meeting spots to its credit, it becomes a little easier to understand why these cities within the Peach State are ripe with opportunity to host a meeting or convention of any size.