Born from the convergence of the terminus of two railroad lines, Atlanta today is still defined by transportation and movement - now containing the world’s busiest airport. Atlanta is located within a two-hour flight of 80% of the US population, serving more than 150 cities across the nation as well as more than 60 international destinations each and every day. An astonishing 100 million passengers pass through Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport every year - bringing them to the doorstep of the Atlanta Airport District.
It’s only natural that you’d pair a travel hub of this magnitude with one of the premier convention locales in the nation, the Georgia International Convention Center. Boasting 400,000 sq ft of real estate, this behemoth convention destination is mere minutes from the airport and serviced by 8,000 hotel rooms in the Atlanta Airport District area.
Looking to wind down after the conference? The convention center is merely 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta, though you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in the district’s four historic cities. Explore East Point and shop ‘til you drop at Camp Creek Marketplace, catch a cycling race at the Dick Lane Velodrome or get some fresh air at the Connolly Nature Preserve. Head down to College Park and spend the day on the links at the Historic College Park Golf Course, experience air travel from another angle at the Delta Flight Museum and finish off with world class cuisine from one of the city’s many international eateries. Speed demons can head on over to Hapeville’s Porsche Experience Center and get behind the wheel, or slow down and ogle some classic cars at The Hapeville Depot Museum. Have the kids in tow? Head down to Union City for some family friendly fun at the Ronald Bridges Park and Nature Trail and finish off the day with some crowd pleasing peach cobbler at the Historic Green Manor Restaurant.
Whether you’re just passing through or taking your time, a business traveler or family vacationer, you’ll be sure to find a little slice of Atlanta to enjoy. With the world’s premier airport, world class attractions and a colossal convention center, Atlanta Airport District truly is the nexus of the travel world.