If you haven’t been to Atlanta lately, the time is now! With 80% of the US population within a two-hour flight of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and access to more than 75 international destinations in 50 countries through Atlanta’s Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal, Atlanta is one of the most accessible destinations in the country. Centennial Olympic Park, the heart of downtown’s convention hub, is marked by playful fountains that draw visitors to its pulse. From there, visitors walk to world-class attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, one of the world’s largest, World of Coca-Cola, a dedication to a century of top-notch advertising, CNN Atlanta, the global headquarters of CNN and Turner Broadcasting and the College Football Hall of Fame, a 4,256-square-foot attraction that provides visitors with a highly-immersive, interactive and engaging experience dedicated to college football. Journey to Buckhead for exquisite shopping or dining or immerse yourself in Midtown, the heart of Atlanta’s art community. The Atlanta BeltLine, a 22-mile railroad corridor, connects 45 of Atlanta’s in-town neighborhoods via public parks, trails and transit. Linked to the BeltLine are two markets. Ponce City Market is a destination for retail and restaurants including a rooftop event space and a carnival-themed rooftop fun-land called “Skyline Park” with 18 holes of miniature golf, carnival games, and food options that are open to the general public as a landmark tourist attraction. Krog Street Market boasts a collection of top chef-owned restaurants and unique retailers.

Chances are, guests will encounter a film crew while in Atlanta. The city is the Hollywood of the South as film studios take advantage of the state’s versatility and film industry tax incentives. Atlanta is currently on fire – from world-class restaurants to exquisite shopping and hip nightlife, Atlanta is cosmopolitan in every sense of the word. Atlanta is also a city that never rests – more than $2.5 billion in new development has opened in the last three years, including the brand new Mercedes-Benz stadium, the $1.2 billion home of the Atlanta Falcons in downtown Atlanta with seating for 71,000 in the state-of-the-art retractable roof stadium and SunTrust Park, the home of the Braves, which also features a $400 million entertainment complex, The Battery Atlanta, which surrounds the new stadium.

Whether you choose to enjoy our modern urban experiences or visit cultural and historic Southern icons, Atlanta will not disappoint. At AlliedPRA Atlanta we understand there is only one chance to get it right, to create that once in a lifetime memory. Our creative and enthusiastic destination management professionals are dedicated to making the flawless execution of your event appear effortless.

Destinations we serve: Atlanta and surrounding areas, Savannah, Braselton, Covington, Greensboro, and Madison.

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Amy Johnson, President, DMCP, CMP

As president and an owner of AlliedPRA Atlanta, Amy has a passion for the diversity and excitement of Atlanta, Georgia. She readily shares her enthusiasm and in-depth destination knowledge with clients who are considering Atlanta for their next meeting, convention or incentive travel program. Amy had many years of experience as a meeting planner prior opening AlliedPRA Atlanta so she understands client needs when leading her team in managing programs.

Amy is currently a member of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI), the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives Southeast Chapter (Site SE),… Read More

As president and an owner of AlliedPRA Atlanta, Amy has a passion for the diversity and excitement of Atlanta, Georgia. She readily shares her enthusiasm and in-depth destination knowledge with clients who are considering Atlanta for their next meeting, convention or incentive travel program. Amy had many years of experience as a meeting planner prior opening AlliedPRA Atlanta so she understands client needs when leading her team in managing programs.

Amy is currently a member of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI), the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives Southeast Chapter (Site SE), where she is a former Board Member, the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB), and is a Hospitality partner for Financial Insurance Conference Planners (FICP), She is both a Certified Meeting Professional and a Destination Management Certified Professional and works hard to ensure that AlliedPRA Atlanta continues to earn certification as an Accredited Destination Management Company (ADMC) through ADMEI.

Amy loves to golf and travel and is a Ladies Overseas Member of the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England, Home of The 2014 Open Championship!

Get in touch: Amy Johnson


Top things to do

Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre is a restored movie palace turned cultural jewel; this National Historic Landmark holds a special place in Atlanta’s heart. Originally built as a Shriners’ temple in 1916, this lavish Moorish-Egyptian structure boasts minarets, onion domes and an even more incredible interior. It now serves as an Atlanta icon and one of the most extravagant performing arts venues for Broadway shows and musical performances. Today, the Fox Theatre welcomes 750,000 visitors a year to more than 300 performances and events.

Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest aquarium with more than 10 million gallons of water and more aquatic life than any other aquarium. Situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium features six distinct galleries that depict different aquatic habitats, ranging from arctic to tropical waters. Walking into the door of North America’s largest aquarium is like walking into another world. Escape into an underwater paradise at Georgia Aquarium where you can see the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, as well as belugas, seals, dolphin, otters and more.

World of Coca-Cola

At the World of Coca-Cola, experience the fascinating story of the world’s most famous beverage brand in a dynamic, multimedia attraction. Walk through a fully-functioning bottling line that produces a complimentary glass bottle of Coca-Cola for each and every guest. View over 1,200 pieces of Coca-Cola memorabilia and visit the iconic tasting room, where guests travel the globe by sipping more than 60 varieties of Coca-Cola from around the world. Step into the home of happiness when you enter the doors.

College Football Hall of Fame

Atlanta’s newest world-class attraction, The College Football Hall of Fame, represents a new concept in facilities honoring our favorite sports. The new Hall will provide visitors with a highly-immersive, interactive and engaging experience using a blend of historic college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia exhibits. The National Football Foundation launched the Hall to stand as one of the nation’s premier sports shrines, immortalizing the game’s greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations.

Atlanta History Center

Founded in 1926, the Atlanta History Center is an all-inclusive thirty-three acre destination featuring the 1928 Swan House, Tullie Smith Farm and the Atlanta History Museum, housing memorabilia from Atlanta’s past. The exhibits are open for guests to experience the Civil War, Georgia’s Native Americans, the legendary Atlanta golfer Bobby Jones and two newest exhibits: The 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and the Martin Luther King Papers. With an array of indoor and outdoor venues, the Atlanta History Center offers variety, elegance, historical appeal and natural beauty.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Experience a lush, urban oasis at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Enjoy walking through the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Orchid Display House or take a stroll through the Canopy Walk, a 600-foot suspension bridge. Before visiting, check for special programming such as Cocktails in the Garden or the summer music series. During the holidays, take in one of Atlanta’s most famed lighting displays. However you choose to experience Atlanta Botanical Garden, let the colors of the season fill your memories and photos!

Centennial Olympic Park

In 1996, the centennial Summer Olympic Games were held in Atlanta. Centennial Olympic Park, housed in the center of Atlanta’s downtown convention and entertainment district, serves as Atlanta’s legacy from the 1996 Olympic Games. Visit the urban green space and make a splash in the Fountain of Rings or have a picnic in the lush grass. Centennial Olympic Park is a true can’t-miss!

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most visited attraction, drawing nearly 4 million guests each year. Formed over 300 million years ago, the giant granite rock rises 1,683 feet above sea level and covers 583 acres. The largest bas-relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, pays tribute to three Civil War heroes – Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. This masterpiece sculpture along with picturesque lakes and woodlands, history, and exciting attractions are all inclusive in this 3,200-acre venue.

High Museum of Art

Mingle with the masters at the High Museum of Art, the foremost art museum in the Southeast. The High, located in the middle of Midtown Atlanta’s Arts District, features several permanent collections as well as high-profile traveling exhibits. Featuring the renowned architecture of Richard Meier and Renzo Piano and stunning works of art from around the world, the High’s unique ambience and attentive staff create the perfect setting for a wide array of special occasions.

SkyView Atlanta

Take a stop at SkyView Atlanta, a 200-foot tall Ferris wheel, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta right next to Centennial Olympic Park. SkyView’s luxurious, climate controlled gondolas circle high above the city proving a spectacular view. SkyView Ferris Wheel is almost 20 stories high with 42 gondolas that can hold up to 6 people. With a view like this, everyone wants a ride!

Delta Flight Museum

The Delta Flight Museum is a 68,000 square-foot facility at the airline’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Housed in the airline’s two original maintenance hangars dating from the 1940s, the museum traces Delta’s history and the development of commercial aviation. The museum contains exhibits filled with hundreds of items displaying eight decades of Delta history. The museum houses five historic aircraft including The Spirit of Delta, a Boeing 767 purchased for the company by employees in 1982. Let your excitement take flight!

Porsche Experience Center

This exciting attraction is located just 2 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The design, facilities and all you experience within the 27.4 acre complex, is a total reflection of Porsche’s past, present and future. You will be able to hone your driving skills via one-on-one instruction on unique Porsche test track modules and off-road courses that are purpose built to demonstrate the power, responsiveness and safety at the core of Porsche engineering. With its combination of state-of-the-art lab equipment, beautiful architecture, and business facilities, the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta brings to life the Porsche experience.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Welcome to Atlanta’s Newest and largest event space- Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Home to the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL and Atlanta United, Atlanta’s first MLS team, this venue brings the excitement to any event. With over fifteen different event rooms and unmatched event space, Mercedes-Benz Stadium provides premium amenities, fully customizable experiences, full stadium tours, dedicated event team staff, and state-of-the-art technology that will transform your event into a unique and unforgettable experience.

SweetWater Brewery

Founded in 1997, SweetWater Brewing Co. has become known for its tasty brews and for being an iconic Atlanta destination. Located in Midtown, the brewery is minutes from the city’s top hotels, restaurants, bars, sports arenas, concert venues, and attractions. Choose from a casual Tasting Room and Patio party, to a more upscale event in The Reel Room overlooking the bottling line, to a high-end experience in The Woodlands, the new barrel and sour beer facility.
SweetWater Brewery includes not only these amazing event spaces, but also houses the brewing facility itself and bottle, keg and can lines where guests can enjoy brewery tours and beer tastings to offer endless opportunities for fun!

SunTrust Park

SunTrust Park is the new home to the Atlanta Braves. This multi-use development and community features several event spaces for groups and a nearby work-live-play environment to allow guests to experience more than just a baseball game when they come to the park.
Event spaces with in SunTrust Park include the Coors Light Below the Chop with dugout views just steps from Right Field and the Home Depot Clubhouse, where guest are in charge of placing the pitchers’ strikeouts on the “K” board. The Battery Atlanta is one of Atlanta’s premiere shopping and restaurant destinations. Whether you are looking for an unmatched dining experience, upscale retail therapy or a night cap after the ball game, the Battery is an experience for all ages.

Painted Duck

The Painted Duck is a distinguished drinkery, duckpin bowling, and gaming parlour located in the Stockyards Atlanta development on the Westside. It includes 16 full service duckpin bowling lanes, 2 Belgian feather bowling lanes, 2 indoor horseshoe pits, knuckleball, toad in the hole, 2 indoor deck shuffleboard courts, a 22 ft. table shuffleboard, a basketball 3 point and free throw shoot out, air hockey, snookball (a hybrid sport that blends pool with soccer) and other unique competitive group gaming options. The cuisine is “backyard bar fare” and offers shareable small plates accompanied by classic cocktails, artisan wines and craft beer.

Movie Tours

The film industry is booming in Georgia, with over 1,200 movies and television shows filmed here since 1972. Atlanta has been fortunate to play a key role in many, including Ant-Man, Driving Miss Daisy, Captain America: Civil War, The Vampire Diaries, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Sully, Ride Along, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay parts 1 & 2, and The Walking Dead. Experience a whole new way to see the city for visitors and locals alike. Our Tour Guides are experienced actors who have worked on set, giving you fascinating behind-the-scenes stories you won’t hear anywhere else.

Electric Car Tour

During your Atlanta sightseeing tour, guests will travel from Downtown into some of the city’s historical and eclectic neighborhoods including Inman Park – Atlanta’s first planned Suburb, Old Fourth Ward – The Birth Place of the Civil Rights Movement and home to Dr. Martin Luther King, Georgia Institute of Technology’s Campus, and Midtown Atlanta – Where many of our city’s newest restaurants, bars, hotels and clubs thrive!

The beauty of the electric car tour is that it is an intimate experience, and you have a direct opportunity to interact with your tour guide the entire length of the tour.  Guests are able to ask those in depth questions that they typically would not be able to ask on other public tours.  
After the tour, you will have a more heightened sense of Atlanta rich heritage, the areas surrounding Atlanta’s heartland, and how to successfully navigate your way back to these wonderful in-town neighborhoods and explore more on your own.

Top places to eat


The name Kevin Rathbun is synonymous with Atlanta restaurant dining. Best known for Winner of Iron Chef America, Kevin’s list of awards and accolades is endless and Rathbun’s has been called “The Best Overall Restaurant” by Atlanta Magazine and “One of the Top New American Restaurants in America” by Travel and Leisure Magazine.


Enjoy “roof-to-table” dining from Ecco’s own unique rooftop garden at which the servers and sous chefs kick in to help grow the vegetables and harvest them for the restaurant daily. Try their famous appetizer: fried goat cheese balls glazed in honey (featured in the 2011 edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Before you Die).

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails (WOKC), features contemporary Southern cuisine from inland areas. The beautifully appointed restaurant, located off of Peachtree Street in the heart of downtown Atlanta, seats more than 300 guests and has three private dining rooms.

The Optimist

Ford Fry’s The Optimist brings seaside fish camp experience to landlocked Atlantans. From fresh oysters and Maine sea scallops to whole roasted Georgia trout, the Optimist serves high‐quality, sustainable seafood from the country’s best suppliers. Tucked in an old ham-aging house, The Optimist serves up beer, wine and handcrafted cocktails with hickory‐roasted fish and raw oysters, while beachfood classics like hush puppies and lobster rolls transport you to your favorite coastal haunts.

Empire State South

Empire State South takes a modern approach to creating authentic Southern dishes, relying on the beautiful foods of this region. A community restaurant that appeals to a broad range, Empire State South features courtyard bocce ball and an extensive coffee bar. Hugh Acheson, chef/partner of Empire State South is a four-time James Beard Foundation nominee.

JCT Kitchen & Bar

Situated in Atlanta’s artsy and industrial Westside neighborhood, the bar faces the downtown skyline. You can enjoy live music every Thursday on the Terrace and live music every Friday and Saturday night at the JCT Bar. Most popular dish: lobster roll, truffle parmesan fries, and their sturdy shrimp and grits.

Local Three Kitchen & Bar

Using one the best kitchens in the country, Local Three presents a neighborhood spot with really good food, beverage and service! Enjoy some of the best quality cuisine alongside intriguing wine and beer lists and a full bar. The bottom line: Real, honest food served by people who care – at a fair price in a comfortable atmosphere. With a variety of private dining options, Local Three is one of our favorite spots in Atlanta!

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar

Southern Art combines a hip, urban eatery with classic Southern charm, offering Southern-inspired cuisine and cocktails in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant features an artisan ham bar and vintage pie table along with the sophisticated bar and lounge area, Bourbon Bar. Embracing farm-to-table and regional cooking, Chef Art Smith, the author of four award-winning cookbooks, encourages diners to celebrate comfort and health.

Chops / Lobster Bar

Great location in the heart of Buckhead next to the St. Regis Hotel, the restaurant is a well-known celebrity sighting spot known for their steaks and lobsters.

Top places to stay

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Just 75 miles from Atlanta and the world’s busiest airport, stunning Lake Oconee shimmers in tranquility. Amidst this engaging Georgia backdrop, the commanding presence of The Ritz-Carlton Lodge Reynolds, Lake Oconee offers an elegant invitation to meet in the heart of nature. This luxury hotel in Georgia provides guests with the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton highlighted by gracious southern hospitality

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

From the moment you drive through the gates of Château Élan until the moment you leave you will experience warm southern hospitality combined with the beauty of the French countryside. Located just 40 minutes away from Atlanta, within the sweeping panorama of the north Georgia foothills. Lush vines of Chardonnay, Mer­lot, Cabernet & Riesling grapes have grown a 3,500 acre conference and leisure destination where French provincial and Southern hospitality combine to produce exceptional wines and warm memories.

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

This luxury high-rise is located at the center of Atlanta’s bustling convention trade, and its distinctive design stands out starkly from the city skyline. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis paints a picture of prestige with a soaring 50-story atrium. Presiding over the center of downtown Atlanta’s Peachtree Center, the hotel stands within five blocks of Centennial Olympic Park and Georgia Aquarium.

St. Regis Atlanta

Each evening at sunset, guests are invited to join the Master of Ceremonies as he conducts a ritual of sabering champagne in the hotel’s lobby area. The 40,000 square-foot Pool Piazza is a center of relaxation as well as activity, offering a billiards room, glowing fireplace, jacuzzi and poolside bar.

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

The Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta is consistently acclaimed as one of the finest hotels in the city. It is conveniently located within walking distance of popular Midtown destinations such as the High Museum of Art Midtown’s trendy dining district.

W Buckhead

The exterior design of W Hotel Atlanta Buckhead, features a techno-art screen and outdoor heated infinity pool overlooking Peachtree Street. The hotel has contemporary furnishings, water walls, a bar with loads of exterior seating and a spacious living room manned by a live DJ.

Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Four-diamond Omni Hotel at CNN Center is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta within the bustling Luckie Marietta District, close to all major downtown attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, CNN and the World of Coca-Cola.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

On the heels of a thorough $65 million transformation, the Peachtree Street landmark enhanced its Southern style with a new 40,000-sf exhibit hall and 30,000-sf Centennial Ballroom, the largest hotel ballroom in Georgia.

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center

Located on the Georgia Tech campus in Technology Square, considered the heart of Midtown Atlanta’s thriving retail neighborhood, the hotel is a mix of world cuisine at their Conference Dining Room as well as the Club room where you can watch sports in a relaxed pub-style atmosphere.