We are delighted to welcome you to InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. We're here to help you discover all that our world-class city has to offer and ensure your time with us is nothing short of memorable.
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta sets new standards of quality with international flair and Southern hospitality. Our non-smoking hotel on legendary Peachtree Road puts you close to Buckhead’s thriving business and shopping districts and provides easy access to attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, the High Museum of Art, the World of Coca-Cola and the CNN Studio Tour.
Begin the day with a short drive into the heart of Midtown. Less than five miles south of Buckhead, this stylish and bustling district has a nice combination of trendy lofts, shops, and cafes, including the perfect bohemian breakfast eatery, The Flying Biscuit. This eclectic cafe is known for its signature biscuits, jams, and harmony with the neighborhood. Tip: you can also take away its recipes. After brunch, turn the corner on 10th Street to find Atlanta's crown jewel, Piedmont Park. With its many walking and jogging paths, fishing ponds and picnic spots, it's a great escape from the urban bustle. On the west side of the park, look for Skate Escape, where you can rent some in-line skates.
Go and explore the High Museum of Art, the Southeast's premier art gallery. Designed by the acclaimed architect Richard Meier, this multi-award-winning, modernist space contains over 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection. In the newly expanded section, designed by Renzo Piano, you'll find Table 1280, a lovely spot for sipping a signature Woodruff while pondering the meaning of abstract art.
Make your way a few blocks south to Baraonda for an aperitif and an early dinner. Share a plate of antipasto misto with calamari and follow with a tasty wood-fired pizza. To round off the evening, linger like a local in one of Atlanta's most charming neighborhoods, Virginia Highland. Located at the crossroads of Virginia Avenue and Highland Avenue, the area is dotted with boutiques, cafes, and galleries. Most of these spots prop their doors open a little later, so you can saunter about while finishing the night with a gelato from the best ice cream shop in the city, Paolo's Gelato.
Whether you're visiting in the spring, summer, or fall, the rich tapestry of foliage in and around Atlanta is the envy of any far less adorned major city in the U.S. Despite warm summers, Atlanta's pronounced seasons offer a conopy of greens, reds and golds in virtually every neighborhood.
A variety of diverse neighborhoods is one element of which Atlanta has no shortage. From historic districts hosting cozy tudor cottages and classic craftsman dwellings to sprawling estates in affluent enclaves, Atlanta provides an array of eclectic communities for nearly every taste.
Verbiage such as 'y'all', 'fixin', and 'reckon' can sometimes throw visitors off a bit. It's part of the charm, so soak it in and enjoy the Southern hospitality!
Atlanta is located in the Eastern Standard Time zone (-5 GMT).
Atlanta's climate is temperate but spring and fall are the best times to visit. With year-round festivals, any time is a great time to visit the 'ATL'. The summer months can, however, be a bit steamy, so pack accordingly.
DID YOU KNOW ?
CNN Studio Tour
The 160 foot long escalator at the beginning of the CNN Studio Tour is the longest freestanding escalator in the world.
Atlanta is the birthplace of Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton.
Opened in 2006, Georgia Aquarium maintains the title of the world's largest aquarium.
An Abundance of Peachtree Roads/Streets/Avenues
There are nearly 70 streets within the city limits that contain some version of the word 'Peachtree'.
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park is home to the world's largest piece of exposed granite.
WHAT TO PACK
With so many things to do and see, a camera is a must. From the penguins at the Georgia Aquarium to the fountains at Centennial Olympic Park, there's a potential photo opportunity lurking around every corner.
Change some money (enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel) before you leave home so you can avoid the queues at the airport ATMs. There is an American Express travel office three blocks north of the hotel's front door.
Pleasant, Friendly Disposition
Atlantans are very proud of their city, and as such will display the genuine hospitality for which the South is known. Reciprocating goes a long way.
From the South: Take I-75/I-85 North to I-85 North to GA 400 North. Take Exit #2 for Lenox Rd/Buckhead. Exit Right off the ramp, go to the second traffic light and make a right on to Peachtree Rd. InterContinental Buckhead is 5 lights down on the Left. From the North on I-75: Take I-75 to I-285 East to GA 400 South. Take Exit #2 for Lenox Rd/Buckhead. Turn Left off the Exit, then right on Peachtree Rd. The hotel is on the left. From the North on I-85: Take I-85 South to I-285 West to GA 400 South. Take Exit #2 for Lenox Rd/Buckhead. Turn Left off the Exit, then right on Peachtree Rd. The hotel is on the left. From the East or West on I-20: Take I-20 into downtown Atlanta then take I-75/I-85 North. Follow to I-85 North to GA 400 North. Take Exit #2 for Lenox Rd/Buckhead. Turn right off the ramp and right on Peachtree Rd. Hotel is on left.