Midtown is the heart of the city’s art district and there are several options depending on whatever you want — Midtown has it all.
Two of the hotels are not only right in the center of Midtown but connected to each other! The Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown and the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Midtown share the same block on 10th Street, but are two distinct hotels. The Homewood Suites is an all-suites hotel with modern design, inviting communal spaces and lots of amenities. The suites come with a kitchen, lounge area with sofa couches and complimentary WiFi. From Monday through Thursday, relax with complimentary evening social with light fare and libations while a full hot breakfast is available throughout the week. The Hilton Garden Inn offers rooms and suites, both with Serta Perfect Sleeper Plus beds, as well as the latest technology and ergonomic Mirra chairs by Herman Miller. Each room has a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and HDTVs with premium channels. The hotels share a rooftop pool.
Another fantastic option is Canopy by Hilton, which is a few blocks away from the other two hotels. Canopy is Hilton’s hip hotel with a boutique feel that totally embraces its location. For instance, since Canopy Midtown is in the Arts district, the hotel’s Just-Right Rooms have a signature canopy headboard that’s inspired by “Gone With the Wind,”and overall brings an “artsy” vibe to the experience. Canopy offers an Xhibit Studio Kitchen & Bar featuring a cafe, bar and complimentary evening tasting. Go explore the neighborhood with complimentary Canopy Bikes.
So, we’ve got our Canopy bikes or we can walk a few block or even take MARTA, and explore all the art options in Midtown. Let’s start with the Woodruff Arts Center, which is at Peachtree and 16th streets (Arts Center MARTA station). The Woodruff is home to the acclaimed Atlanta Symphony, Tony-Awarding winning Alliance Theatre and the High Museum of Art. Across the street is the Museum of Design Atlanta celebrates design and showcases how creativity and function work together.
Go down a few blocks to the Center Stage, an icon in the city’s music and performing arts community. The Center Stage is actually three venues: Center Stage Theater, Vinyl and The Loft. Under one roof one can see national touring acts to up-and-coming local bands, local plays — and everything in between.
As Jim Henson proved, you don’t have to be a child to love puppets and the Center for Puppetry Arts is perfect for all ages. The Center provides wide variety of adaptations of classic stores (“Aesop Fables”, the “Cat in the Hat”) as well as shows for teens and adults (“The Ghastly Dreadfuls”) while the museum celebrates puppetry. The Global Collection showcases puppetry traditions in major cultures while the Jim Henson Collection is an interactive exhibition that tells the story of his career and his amazing puppets.
Located on Spring Street is the Breman Museum that is dedicated to Jewish history, culture and the arts with a special emphasis on Georgia and the Holocaust. Just at the north point of Midtown is the SCAD Museum of Art. The museum, a part of the esteemed Savannah College of Art and Design, is a premier contemporary art museum that introduces the work of highly acclaimed professional arts and students. SCAD FASH hosts international fashion exhibitions, films and lectures. Its permanent collection features designs by Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta and Givenchy.
No matter if you’re having a staycation in Atlanta or just have a few hours between your business meetings, Atlanta’s vibrant scene is just steps away.