More than 10,000 photographers from around the world will convene for Imaging USA 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center, located in the city known for its rich history and breathtaking attractions: Atlanta!
Once you make it out of the busiest airport in the world, there's so much to see and do in this bustling city. So whether you're a foodie, history buff, or just hopelessly in love with nature, prepare to be dazzled.
Being home to people of diverse cultures, there are just so many options when it comes to food in Atlanta. So no matter your taste, there’s a restaurant for you; and if you are the daring type, here’s your chance to push the limits. You can start by using this list of downtown eateries. You can customize this list depending on the kind of food, price range, and location you're looking for. CNN Center, which is in the heart of downtown Atlanta, also provides a variety of dining experiences with over a dozen casual and two full-service options. And of course, no matter where you are, there should be a Waffle House within a mile’s distance. Check out this map of the downtown Atlanta restaurants for even more options. So take some time to explore—you never know what delicious surprises you might find!
If you like a huge variety of food on the go, check out Atlanta's epic food truck scene! More than 80 trucks currently navigate the city's streets—from gourmet grilled cheeses to loaded donuts—which means your next great meal is right around the corner. Don't worry about searching, though; there's a map that always shows you the way.
Atlanta’s historical contributions to media, art, and entertainment make it one of the most visited cities in the United States. There’s more than enough to explore in this vibrant city and easy transportation to get you there.
- CNN Center
Go behind the scenes of one the largest news networks in the world, Cable News Network (CNN), which is only about half a mile from the Georgia World Congress Center. You can schedule a guided tour that will take you through history, into the newsroom, around the control room and much more. You will get an inside look at how a live broadcast is produced and who knows who you just might meet! And if you need to grab a bite, CNN Center offers a variety of dining options to choose from.
- Georgia Aquarium
You probably shouldn’t leave Atlanta without visiting the biggest aquarium in the United States, which is less than a mile from the Georgia World Congress Center. The Georgia Aquarium containing more than 10 million gallons of water is a home to more animals than any other aquarium, including 500 species from around the world and over 60 habitats. Be sure to catch the delightful dolphin show.
- Centennial Olympic Park
Take a 10-minute stroll from the Georgia World Congress Center to Centennial Olympic Park, the venue of the 1996 Olympic Games. While you’re at it, be sure to grab a bite from Googie Burger, located next to the Fountain of Rings, and winner of the 2012 Battle of the Burgers. Also, enjoy one of the most sophisticated fountains in the world, the Fountain of Rings, known for being the world’s largest interactive fountain to incorporate the Olympic Rings symbol.
- World of Coca-Cola
World of Coca-Cola is a fun, family-friendly and historical attraction, located in downtown Atlanta, across from Centennial Olympic Park. Take a trip down memory lane exploring Coca-Cola advertisements throughout the years; take a photo with the beloved Coca-Cola Polar Bear, visit the 4-D theater and enter the Vault of the Secret Formula. At the end of the tour, you get to sample more than 100 Coca-Cola beverages from around the world.
- Atlanta Botanical Garden
If nature is your thing, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is the place for you! Less than 4 miles from Georgia World Congress Center is about 30 acres of “botanical bliss” that will take your breath away. Connect with nature on a walk through the treetops on the Kendeda Canopy; discover rare species of plants and seasonal edibles in the Edible Garden.
- Center for Civil and Human Rights
History junky? Visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights, an engaging cultural attraction only about 2 miles from the Georgia World Congress Center. The interactive exhibits take you through the American Civil Rights Movement, as you can never learn enough about the eventful fight for equality. Experience and get a deeper understanding of civil right issues that affect the lives of people all around the world.
- Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park
Take a free tour of 35 acres through the life of the influential civil right leaders who changed history; Martin Luther King Jr. Visit his birth home, where lived during the first 12 years of his life. Listen to the sermons and speeches of Dr. King at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Enjoy the roses and fountain at the International World Peace Rose Garden and view the "Behold" Monument.
- College Football Hall of Fame
If you're one those people who never misses a game, you’ve got to check out the College Football Hall of Fame! This attraction (less than half a mile from the Georgia World Congress Center) provides an incredible, customized football fan experience. The unforgettable Helmet Wall, featuring helmets from all 765+ college football teams, will fill you with awe. You also get to test out your football skills at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Skill Zone and experience the game day feeling in the massive, panoramic theater!