by Alex Palmer | June 01, 2015
ATLANTA
Large-scale attractions, eye-catching art, and delicious local eats await visitors to Georgia's capital city. Whether attendees are looking for high-energy dancing or a peaceful stroll through nature, Atlanta has them covered.


DAY 1: CITYPASS EXCITEMENT

10:00 AM  
                    
Using Atlanta's CityPASS, groups get access to the city's most popular attractions. Start the day with a visit to the Georgia Aquarium. Check out the beluga whales, manta rays, and whale sharks, or have a personal encounter with the aquarium's beloved penguins and sea otters.

1:00 PM                        
Go next door to the World of Coca-Cola, where you can sample more than 60 Coke products, mix your own soft drink, and see how the famous refreshment gets made (just don't expect anyone to reveal the secret recipe).

4:00 PM                        
Round out the day with a visit to one of the other favorite spots included as part of the CityPASS: Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Zoo Atlanta, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and more.


DAY 2: MIDTOWN TOUR

11:00 AM
                        
Explore Atlanta's Midtown Arts District, scoping out some of the 12,000 works on display at the High Museum of Art (a division, along with the Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, of the wider Woodruff Arts Center). For a more intimate art experience, head across the street to the Museum of Design Atlanta, the only museum in the Southeast dedicated exclusively to design. 

3:00 PM                                             
Spend the afternoon at the vast Piedmont Park, which offers 180 acres of lawn, walking paths, Lake Clara Meer, athletic courts, and more.


DAY 3: SHOP AROUND

12:00 PM
                                   
Have lunch at Souper Jenny, famous for its soups made from local, sustainable ingredients. Though the cafeteria-style eatery may not look too fancy, visitors won't soon forget its delicious soups and sandwiches.

3:00 PM
Get some shopping in at the high-end Lenox Square, offering visiting groups luxury brands like Bloomingdale's, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, and plenty of other stores.

8:00 PM                 
Celebrate your final night at one of the many lounges and clubs in Atlanta's Buckhead district. Grab a drink at speakeasy-style Prohibition, or dance to a live DJ at The Havana Club.


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This article appears in the June 2015 issue of Successful Meetings.