Culture, history and cosmopolitan charm combine to deliver an engaging experience for groups visiting the ATL Airport District
The ATL Airport District Convention & Visitors Bureau offers one of the most convenient destinations for groups seeking new experiences. Just minutes from downtown Atlanta, the District has some unique assets that help set it apart from everyone else. The District offers more than 8,000 leading brand hotel rooms, including award-winning hotels from limited service to full service – many providing free breakfast and transportation to and from the airport. In addition to saving more than 30 percent on accommodation costs compared to downtown Atlanta, the District also features unique shops, local breweries and restaurants, and a thriving culture of its very own.
While in the District, groups can visit the Porsche Experience Center (PEC). The PEC offers an amazing experience for sports car enthusiasts that includes a test drive track, museum and a restaurant and lounge. Groups can also visit the Chick-fil-A home office. Nestled in an 80-acre wooded campus full of beautiful landscaping and trails, the Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour includes the Chick-fil-A museum, photo opportunities, classic car display and an appetizing test kitchen. As the largest hub to Delta Air Lines, the District serves as home to The Delta Flight Museum. The museum collects, preserves and shares aviation history and technology through aircraft, collections and artifacts of Delta and more than 40 family airlines. The Gateway Center Arena @ College Park is a multi-purpose arena that functions as a sports and entertainment venue located just minutes away from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The arena seats up to 5,000 attendees for concerts and is also the home venue of the College Park Skyhawks of the NBA G League and the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA.
The District is only 10 miles from a variety of exciting attractions found in downtown Atlanta such as the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park and the College Football Hall of Fame. Groups can also visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which takes you on a journey through the American Civil Rights and Global Human Rights movements. The museum connects the events of the civil rights movement to the current battle for human rights. Each gallery features engaging and powerful imagery and interactive displays portraying the struggles of the people who fought to change the tapestry of U.S. civil rights.
Two hometown heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Jimmy Carter, also have Centers dedicated to their lives’ work. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change was established by Mrs. Coretta Scott King. Its mission is to ensure that Dr. King’s legacy lives on, remains relevant and is leveraged for positive change in today’s world. Groups can take a self-guided tour around the park, admiring the monuments erected in Dr. King’s memory. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum offers a unique experience to visitors through immersive exhibits to learn more about Jimmy Carter, his presidency and his extensive human rights work around the world. Or if art is your thing, treat yourself to a renowned collection of classic and contemporary works at the High Museum of Art, considered the leading art museum in the southeastern U.S. Stroll through more than 15,000 works of arts, the many visiting exhibitions, or take in pieces from the permanent collections of photography, decorative arts and design, folk and self-taught art and African art.
Monuments to the past sprinkled amid exceptional attractions give groups visiting the ATL Airport District plenty of options to stay entertained. The District is connected to everything you want to do, and convenient to everything you could need.