5 Things to Do When You’re in Atlanta for SourceCon 2019
Sep 24, 2019
SourceCon Atlanta is set to be a blast. Roundtable sessions, networking possibilities, and a bunch of opportunities to learn tips, tricks, and techniques from industry experts. The conference will take a deep dive into creative ways to engage and attract candidates, increase response times, implement diversity solutions and partner better with hiring managers. We can’t wait.
However, while it’s going to be a lot of fun within the Westin Peachtree Plaza, the city of Atlanta itself is amazing, and shouldn’t be missed. Everyone needs a conference break now and again. When you dip out, here are the top five spots you shouldn’t miss while you’re in Atlanta for SourceCon:
1. Take the Peachtree Trolley Tour
The 90-minute Peachtree Trolley is the most convenient way to sightsee and get acquainted with the great city of Atlanta, known to its locals as “The Capital of the South.” The trip includes fully narrated tours starting near Centennial Olympic Park, and taking in popular sites such as the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, CNN’s headquarters, Oakland Cemetery, and the Fabulous Fox Theater.
2. Don’t Miss the Martin Luther King Heritage Site
Explore Atlanta through the mind of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. At the iconic Heritage Site, you will see where King was born, where he lived, and where he worked. The trip will take you to the King Center, the Ebenezer Baptist Church (the church where he preached), and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park (the memorial site where he is buried). Throughout the five-hour tour, your guide will share amazing facts and stories about the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta.
3. Marvel at the Aquatic Animals in Georgia Aquarium
With its 10-million gallons of water, the Georgia Aquarium is said to be the largest in the world, housing more than 100,000 sea creatures. This family-friendly tourist spot offers exciting and engaging experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. They are a leader in aquatic research and exceptional animal care. The institution is dedicated to fostering a deeper appreciation for our oceans and the animals that call it home.
4. Learn About Atlanta’s Rich History at the Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center was founded in 1926, and is located in one of the city’s busiest and most vibrant communities. This 33-acre destination features the historic 1928 Swan House and the Tullie Smith Farm; the Atlanta History Museum; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; the Kenan Research Center; and acres of beautiful gardens and trails.
The History Center also runs the Margaret Mitchell House, located in Midtown Atlanta. Margaret Mitchell was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gone With the Wind. This two-acre campus features tours of a Gone with the Wind movie exhibit, a museum shop, the house and apartment where she wrote her novel, plus an exhibit highlighting the life and times of the renowned writer.
5. Look at Over 15,000 Works of Art at the High Museum of Art
You can’t miss this museum’s grandiose buildings along Peachtree Street. The High Museum of Art in Midtown Atlanta has become the leading art museum in the Southeastern part of the U.S. It was originally founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, before it received its first permanent home in 1926. The High was donated by Mrs. Joseph M. High, which was her family’s residence. It boasts over 15,000 celebrated collections, from classic to contemporary art. It also features renowned architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. Catch their special exhibitions and extensive collections which support many Southern artists.
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