Meet-up Activities

2024 ACS National Convention

Welcome to Atlanta

Join us for meet-up activities in Atlanta during the 2024 ACS National Convention!

Sign up for scheduled activities or explore Atlanta at your own pace. We’ve researched some interesting places and activities listed below on this webpage. For scheduled activities, groups will meet at the corresponding time in the hotel Lobby area. Questions? contact ACS Executive Assistant Janeen Scott at jscott@acslaw.org.


Thursday, June 6 Activities

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta, Georgia, is a poignant tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Visitors can explore several points of interest within the center, including the iconic Freedom Hall building, where exhibits and multimedia presentations chronicle Dr. King’s life and contributions to social justice. The Reflecting Pool offers a serene space for contemplation, while the Eternal Flame symbolizes the ongoing pursuit of equality and justice. Read more »

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Skyview

SkyView Atlanta offers guests a thrilling and unforgettable experience with panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Situated in downtown Atlanta, this iconic Ferris wheel stands at over 20 stories tall, providing breathtaking vistas of landmarks such as Centennial Olympic Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and the Georgia Dome. Read more »

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Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Georgia, is a vibrant destination that seamlessly blends history, culture, and entertainment. Housed in a historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building, this mixed-use development offers an array of experiences for guests to explore. Read more »

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Thanks for signing up for the Ponce City Market meet-up. We will meet in the Westin Peachtree Hotel lobby at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 6. Questions? Contact Janeen Scott!

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Saturday, June 8 Bird Walk

The inaugural Birding Constitutional during the 2023 ACS Convention in D.C.

Join us for the Second Annual Birding Constitutional from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8 Hosted with Birds Georgia and led by Sheridan Alford, Birds Georgia Director of Community Engagement & Black Birders Week Co-Founder and Dan Roth, Bay Area Lawyer Chapter member.

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Thanks for signing up for the Second Annual Birding Constitutional. We will meet in the Westin Peachtree Hotel lobby at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8. Questions? Contact Dan Roth!

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Places to Visit

Discover Atlanta on your own time! Descriptions of some spots to visit are below. (In order of distance from the Westin Peachtree Hotel)

Skyview [0.3 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

skyviewatlanta.com

SkyView Atlanta offers guests a thrilling and unforgettable experience with panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Situated in downtown Atlanta, this iconic Ferris wheel stands at over 20 stories tall, providing breathtaking vistas of landmarks such as Centennial Olympic Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and the Georgia Dome.

Guests can embark on a relaxing ride in one of the spacious gondolas, offering both daytime and nighttime perspectives of Atlanta’s bustling streets and architectural marvels. Whether you’re seeking a romantic date night or a family-friendly adventure, SkyView Atlanta promises a unique and memorable way to appreciate the city’s beauty from above.

Admission: Adult (13+): $17.50+ tax; Students and Seniors (65+): $15.50+ tax

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 10pm; Friday: 12pm – 11pm; Saturday: 10am-11pm

Sign up to join us for a group outing to Skyview on Thursday, June 6 at 11 am »

Centennial Olympic Park [0.4 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

gwcca.org/centennial-olympic-park

Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia, is a vibrant urban park that serves as a symbol of the city’s Olympic legacy and a popular gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Built for the 1996 Olympic Games, the park features beautiful landscaping, interactive fountains, walking paths, and public art installations.

Guests can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the park, relax by the water features, or take part in recreational activities such as picnicking, playing sports, and attending outdoor concerts and events.

Admission is free to the park.

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday: 12noon – 6 p.m.

Georgia Aquarium [0.5 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

georgiaaquarium.org

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a must-visit destination for guests looking to immerse themselves in the wonders of marine life. As one of the largest aquariums in the world, it offers a mesmerizing experience with a diverse range of marine species, including dolphins, whales, sharks, and colorful fish.

Guests can explore captivating exhibits such as Ocean Voyager, home to the largest indoor aquatic habitat, and get up close to fascinating creatures like beluga whales and manta rays. The aquarium also features interactive experiences, educational presentations, and behind-the-scenes tours for a deeper understanding of marine conservation and biodiversity.

Admission varies based on booking and peak times- tickets start at $39.99. Children (2 and under) free. Parking passes are available for $20.

Hours: Vary daily. Please check the Aquarium calendar before your visit.

Apex Museum [0.6 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

apexmuseum.org

The Apex Museum is the oldest Black History Museum located in Atlanta. The name APEX is an acronym for African American Panoramic Experience, and thus provides visitors with a complete view of African and African American history and culture. Exhibits currently available include Sweet Auburn Street of Pride, Africa: The Untold Story, The Maafa (The African Holocaust), and Women in STEM.

Adults $12; Students/Seniors $8; Children (4 and under) Free; Members Free.

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Center for Civil & Human Rights [0.6 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

civilandhumanrights.org

The Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, is a powerful and immersive experience that highlights the ongoing struggle for civil and human rights globally. Visitors can engage with interactive exhibits, multimedia displays, and impactful narratives that explore pivotal moments in history, social justice movements, and the individuals who have shaped these movements. The museum also offers educational programs and discussions on contemporary human rights issues.

Adults: $19.99; Youth: $15.99; Seniors: $17.99; Students: $17.99

Hours: Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday: Closed


 

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park [1.0miles from Peachtree Hotel]

nps.gov/malu

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta, Georgia, is a poignant tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Visitors can explore several points of interest within the center, including the iconic Freedom Hall building, where exhibits and multimedia presentations chronicle Dr. King’s life and contributions to social justice. The Reflecting Pool offers a serene space for contemplation, while the Eternal Flame symbolizes the ongoing pursuit of equality and justice.

Newly dedicated is the Coretta S. King Peace and Meditation Garden, providing a tranquil oasis for reflection and inspiration. Additionally, the legendary Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King preached, is near the King Center, and offers guided tours and insights into the civil rights movement.

Admission to the King Center is free, allowing guests to immerse themselves in history, activism, and the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Hours: Sunday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sign up to join us for a group outing to the King Center on Thursday, June 6 at 10 am »

Les Misérables at the Fox Theatre [1.1 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

foxtheatre.org/events/detail/les-miserables-2023

“Les Misérables” at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, is a theatrical masterpiece that promises an unforgettable experience for guests. This iconic musical, based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, follows the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict seeking redemption, amidst the backdrop of 19th-century France.

Audiences can expect captivating performances, stunning set designs, and powerful musical numbers such as “I Dreamed a Dream” and “One Day More.” The Fox Theatre, known for its opulent architecture and historic charm, provides the perfect setting for this acclaimed production.

Tickets: Starting at $34+ prices based on seating level and showing time (taxes and fees are included).

Showings: Friday, June 7 – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 8 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Krog Street Market [1.9 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

thekrogdistrict.com

Krog Street Market is a vibrant culinary destination in Atlanta, Georgia, offering a diverse array of food and beverage options. Guests can indulge in a variety of cuisines from local vendors, ranging from gourmet burgers and artisanal pizzas to fresh seafood and international flavors. The market also features specialty shops, boutiques, and a lively atmosphere perfect for socializing and exploring. Admission to Krog Street Market is free, making it an ideal spot for food enthusiasts and anyone looking to experience the city’s dynamic culinary scene.

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

*Individual vendors may have different hours

Ponce City Market [2.1 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

poncecitymarket.com

Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Georgia, is a vibrant destination that seamlessly blends history, culture, and entertainment. Housed in a historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building, this mixed-use development offers an array of experiences for guests to explore.

Visitors can shop at a diverse range of boutiques, indulge in culinary delights at the food hall featuring local eateries, or enjoy rooftop dining with panoramic views of the city skyline. The market also hosts events, live music performances, and cultural exhibitions, creating a lively and dynamic atmosphere.

Hours: Retail: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm; Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Food Hall: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm; Sunday: 11am – 8pm

 

Sign up to join the group outing to Ponce City Market on Thursday, June 6 at 11:30 am »

 

The Preacher’s Wife at Alliance Theatre [2.2 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

my.alliancetheatre.org/overview/138356

“The Preacher’s Wife” at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta offers guests a captivating theatrical experience filled with music, love, and redemption. This heartwarming story, based on the beloved film, follows the journey of a charismatic preacher and his wife as they navigate challenges in their marriage and community.

Audiences can expect soul-stirring performances, memorable songs, and a touching narrative that explores themes of faith, family, and the power of love. The Alliance Theatre, known for its innovative productions and talented cast members, provides a dynamic stage for this inspiring musical.

Tickets: Starting at $25+ prices based on seating level and showing time (taxes and fees are included).

Showings: Friday, June 7: 8pm; Saturday 6/8: 2:30pm and 8pm

The Carter Center [2.5 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

jimmycarterlibrary.gov

The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, offers guests a unique opportunity to engage with global issues and initiatives focused on peace, health, and human rights. Founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the center features interactive exhibits, educational programs, and discussions on topics such as conflict resolution, democracy building, and disease prevention.

Individual tickets: Adults: $12; Seniors (60+)/Military/College Students with IDs: $10; Children (16 and under): Free. Admission is free for self-guided tours.

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (last admission sale 3:30 p.m.)

Atlanta Botanical Gardens [2.7 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

atlantabg.org

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a captivating destination for guests seeking a tranquil and immersive experience with nature. Located in the heart of Atlanta, this botanical oasis spans 30 acres and features an impressive collection of plants, flowers, and themed gardens from around the world.

Guests can explore diverse habitats such as the Orchid Center, Japanese Garden, Rose Garden, and Tropical Rainforest, each showcasing unique flora and fauna. The garden also hosts seasonal events, educational programs, and art installations, making it a dynamic and enriching experience for visitors of all ages.

Admission: $26.95

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Piedmont Park [2.9 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

piedmontpark.org

Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia, is a picturesque urban oasis that offers a wide range of recreational and leisure activities for guests to enjoy. Nestled in the heart of the city, the park features lush green spaces, scenic walking trails, expansive meadows, and beautiful lake views.

Guests can engage in various outdoor activities such as picnicking, jogging, biking, and playing sports like soccer, basketball, and tennis. The park also hosts cultural events, concerts, festivals, and art installations throughout the year, providing a vibrant and diverse experience for visitors of all ages.

Admission is free to the park.

Hours: Daily: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

CDC Museum [6.3 miles from Peachtree Hotel]

cdc.gov/museum

The CDC Museum offers a fascinating journey into the world of public health, showcasing the history and impact of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visitors can explore interactive exhibits, learn about breakthrough discoveries in disease control, and understand the vital role of public health in safeguarding communities. Admission to the CDC Museum is free, providing an educational and engaging experience for guests of all ages.

Admission is free.

Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.