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Monday, March 26, 2018

5 Reasons to Visit Atlanta this Summer (Besides FEEcon)

Come for the highlights, stay for the con.

Atlanta downtown skyline

You haven’t registered for FEEcon yet? Well, don’t just come on our behalf. Atlanta is a city of commerce, entertainment, and change. Here are the must-sees and must-dos while you’re here for FEEcon.

Tour the CNN Center

You’d better believe it: CNN’s headquarters is a couple of blocks away from the FEEcon venue, right in downtown Atlanta. Take a tour and learn how a live broadcast is produced and sent to viewers all over the world.

Visit a True Beacon of Commerce

Atlanta is home to 16 of the Fortune 500 companies. Chick-fil-A (which isn’t a Fortune 500 company, but oh so delicious!), Delta Airlines, and UPS all call Atlanta “home.” But did you know Coca-Cola is based here, too? Be sure to plan a trip to the World of Coca-Cola before or after FEEcon. It’s right around the corner from the CNN Center.

Tour their facilities, where you’ll learn the history and process of making Coca-Cola products and even get to taste few (or 100!).

Experience the New Hollywood

You know what Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, and the Hunger Games franchise all have in common? Each filmed scenes right here in Atlanta! As it turns out, Atlanta is the new Hollywood. Tax credits and exemptions make this city a hot spot in the film and entertainment industry.

Come check out the city where your favorite TV series and films were shot.

Introducing: the Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement

Atlanta is the birthplace of the civil rights movement. This is the city where MLK preached his first sermon, where civil rights leaders met to coordinate their protests, and where the SCLC is based. Come to Atlanta and appreciate the sites and city of change!

Special Mention: the Federal Reserve Bank

Got some extra time on your hands? Check out the place that manipulates the value of your money. The Fed is only a short train ride away from the conference venue. After your tour, be sure to trade your real dollars for shredded dollars in the gift shop. (No, seriously. You can really buy shredded money.)

Don’t miss out on the sites and delights of Atlanta. Come to FEEcon this June!

  • The Foundation for Economic Education, founded 1946, works for a free and prosperous world.