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Things To Do in Atlanta: Business Traveller Edition

Things To Do in Atlanta: Business Traveller Edition

If you are heading to Atlanta for a business trip, here are some beautiful things to see and do in the city.

July 17th, 2023

Atlanta is known for several marvels, including hip-hop music and culture, history, the civil rights movement, and much more. It is also the birthplace of the world’s most popular drink, Coca-Cola. Several famous figures such as Gladys Knight, Spike Lee, Ryan Seacrest, Usher, Kanye West, and Tyler Perry were all born in one of the South’s best cities. So, what is it about Atlanta that makes it so appealing? Well, you will discover that as we share a city guide to the city, specifically for business travellers.

Atlanta botanical gardens

When you travel for business, ensure you make a list of things you want to see in a particular city for your downtime. And you should do this while flying in via private jet charter. This means you will have uninterrupted time to gather all the info and plan your itinerary. One such item you simply have to include is the Atlanta Botanical Garden. First opened in 1976, this spectacular landmark is often referred to as the city's crown jewel. It is renowned for its plant collection and exquisite displays. The botanical gardens also host many exhibitions annually. For the rest of 2023, you can look forward to The Trolls: Save the Humans by Thomas Dambo, Cocktails in the Gardens, and so much more — an excellent place for a seasoned business traveller to unwind.

World of Coca-Cola

Did you know that Coca-Cola’s headquarters is in this famous city? Well, it is, and you can visit the iconic office at 121 Baker Street, NW. The World of Coca-Cola is a fun, sweet, and fizzy treasure trove. There are various things to explore, including the hotel, Bottle Cap Cafe, Coca-Cola Store, and even some excellent exhibitions, such as the newly reimagined scent discovery exhibit. Those wanting to know more about the secret formula can see the vault that secures the taste we have learned to love.

Centennial Olympic Park

Not only is this one of the most beautiful parks, but it is also a suitable place to kick back and unwind. You can also take your laptop and complete some business calls outside. Every trip to Atlanta, business, or leisure, will only be complete with a visit to Centennial Olympic Park. The park is known as a catalyst for Atlanta’s downtown revitalisation efforts. And it boasts a thriving entertainment and hospitality district. So, you can enjoy a business call outside while also ordering a cup of coffee or even a meal.

Ponce City Market

If your trip requires entertaining a client or two, we suggest Ponce City Market. It is a great casual space that fosters a sense of connection, warmth, and friendliness. And it is precisely why it makes a great setting to break down barriers with your client, which could ultimately lead to a better working experience. There is so much to do and see. It features an iconic rooftop perfect for sundowners while crunching those numbers. And even live shows. Some exciting pop-up events include ‘poptail’ making (a combination of a popsicle and cocktail). A massive food hall caters to every taste, and a retail section if you need to buy a gift or two for someone special.

Atlanta history center

The website lists the History Center as 33 acres (13 hectares) of historic houses, gardens, and award-winning exhibitions. And that is a perfect description. Some of the current shows include:

The Road to Good Taste: The Design Life of Ruby Ross Wood

Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See

Cyclorama: The Big Picture

Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta and so much more.

If you need more help finding the right exhibition, many guides are available to help you choose. Or you can take a look at all of them.

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Most countries have faced some form of civil rights movement to ensure an equal and fair society. And America is no different. Atlanta is prominent in the country’s ongoing evolution into an equality-based society. And while much more work needs to be done, you can learn more about the progress made right from the start of the Civil Rights Movement.

Networking opportunities

Several state-of-the-art facilities across the city allow for perfect networking opportunities. You can look for professional organisations that host industry-specific events catered to seasoned business travellers. You will find various events such as conferences, seminars, and more. It allows you to speak to others in your field, and you might even make a business deal.

Do not forget about Southern cuisine

Whether you are from a different part of the United States or a completely different country, you must have heard about Southern cuisine. Southerners are pros when it comes to cooking. And you can taste the love they have put into a dish. Try traditional Atlanta dishes such as barbecue, fried chicken, and burgers. So you have to check out the38 essential restaurants to try in the city.

Conclusion

When you are travelling for business, you might think it is a waste to explore a city. But you are so wrong. On your off days, stroll to the park and grab a coffee. Head to a market and invite your client to break barriers. And if you want to know the true story behind Coca-Cola, head to its headquarters. Lastly — try as much Southern food as possible; you will remember it forever.

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.