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Return to Clean: Atlanta’s Neighborhood

Explore city’s variety of districts during Clean ’22

ATLANTA — There will be lots of business taking place on the floor of the Georgia World Congress Center here July 31-Aug. 2 during The Clean Show.

But the exhibits and educational sessions aren’t open 24 hours a day. There’s plenty in the city of Atlanta to experience and places to drink, dine and network for show attendees.

“Atlanta, while being a true ‘Southern city’ with all the things one would expect of the South, is also a metropolitan area that has so much to offer, for anyone from anywhere,” say representatives from Cintas in the area. “It is a melting pot of people, cultures and all that can provide for whatever one is looking for.”

“Atlanta has convenient worldwide accessibility due to the airport,” shares Charles Brown, UniFirst’s general manager in Atlanta. “The convention centers are in the entertainment district, and everything is within walking distance.”

The weather in July and August, while hot, should be fantastic, say the reps from Cintas.

“Not immune from springtime weather and storms, by late July the summer heat will be building, but it is bearable and makes for outstanding evening outdoor activities and dining,” they add.

“The Clean Show will return to ‘The A’ in 2022 for a remarkable edition, and we want you to enjoy your stay while you’re off the show floor,” shares organizer Messe Frankfurt.

Both Messe Frankfurt and the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau shared food and fun ideas for Clean ’22 attendees and exhibitors to experience the best the city has to offer.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Downtown Atlanta is comprised of several districts within the neighborhood. Centennial Park District is home to Atlanta’s walkable convention and entertainment area, offering an array of hotels and dining options.

Centennial Olympic Park is a 22-acre green space that serves as a lasting legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. The park is surrounded by world-class attractions, making it the perfect starting point for visitors.

Atlanta’s Westside highlights history and heritage while incorporating designer districts and dining in refurbished industrial spaces.

Beneath a canopy of trees, Midtown is known as Atlanta’s “heart of the arts” district and sits along the famed Peachtree Street. This neighborhood boasts the largest concentration of cultural and arts venues in the Southeast.

Midtown’s largest greenspace, Piedmont Park, provides nearly 200 acres as an urban oasis in the city with hiking and biking trails throughout. Piedmont Park plays host to some of Atlanta’s largest music festivals and events.

Atlanta’s Eastside blends some of the city’s most hip, eclectic and historic neighborhoods, many connected by Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail.

North of Midtown is Buckhead, Atlanta’s stylish and elegant neighborhood with architecture and dining experiences found only here. Buckhead has some of the best shopping locales in the Southeast. The culinary scene provides visitors with some of Atlanta’s renowned chef-driven concepts with multiple hotel bars and rooftop lounges.

“Traffic is not bad around the city except at rush times,” share Atlanta area Cintas representatives. “It’s easy to get around.”

One way to get around is MARTA, Atlanta’s transit rail system. Or climb on board the newest addition to the city’s public transport, the Atlanta Streetcar, to zip around the entertainment district.

Those who prefer to stay with wheels can cruise around by car, rideshare, hop in a taxicab, shuttle or even indulge in a limo service. Or, take in some fresh air and enjoy a stroll through the in-town neighborhoods and parks on foot or by bicycle.

Check back Thursday for a look at some of Atlanta’s attractions to enjoy during the show’s off hours.

Return to Clean: Atlanta’s Neighborhood

Centennial Olympic Park is a 22-acre green space that serves as a lasting legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. (Photo: © 2019, Gene Phillips, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com)

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