Explore Atlanta at the Impact Summit

Sep 2018

Check out some of the hottest spots in “Hotlanta” during the Impact Summit!

With this year’s Impact Summit right in downtown Atlanta, there’s plenty to do and see nearby! While the Summit is packed with learning and networking opportunities, you can still take some time to unwind and enjoy the warm weather.

We’re pleased to partner with Atlanta’s tourism board to offer two exclusive passes that will help you enjoy everything that Atlanta has to offer, including:

  • Savings in the City: Simply print and show at participating establishments for discounts at restaurants, shops, and more!
  • CityPass: Use CityPass to access discounts on must-see attractions, including the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta.

Things to see:

Piedmont Park

Unwind at Piedmont Park, home to Atlanta’s Botanical Gardens.

Grant Park

Stroll through Grant Park, home to Zoo Atlanta and surrounded by boutiques, restaurants, and Victorian architecture.

Centennial Olympic Park

Check out the ferris wheel and interactive fountain at Centennial Olympic Park, which was built for Atlanta’s 1996 Summer Olympics.

Center for Civil and Human Rights

Explore interactive exhibits at the the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Little Five Points

Unwind with street art, thrift shops, and indie bookstores around Little Five Points.


There’s plenty of galleries, art museums, and nightlife in Midtown, Atlanta’s official gayborhood.

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Things to eat:

Mary Mac’s Tea Room – Between Midtown and Old Fourth Ward

Open since 1945 and officially declared Atlanta’s Dining Room in 2011.

The Varsity – Midtown

Open since 1928 and home to Atlanta’s most famous hot dog.

Flying Biscuit Cafe – Locations in Midtown and Little Five Points

Each of its 16 locations goes through almost 5,000 biscuits a week!

Fat Matt’s Rib Shack – Piedmont Heights (Northeast of Midtown)

Casual bbq with live blues every night.

South City Midtown Kitchen – Midtown

Nestled in a cozy bungalow and famous for its sophisticated spin on Southern classics.

For vegan and vegetarian restaurants, check out:

Herban Fix – Midtown

Authentic plant-based fusion cuisines with vegans, vegetarians and meat-lovers

Dulce Vegan Bakery & Café – Kirkwood (near Downtown)

Dulce Vegan specializes in 100% vegan and allergy friendly sweets free of processed sugars and hydrogenated oils.

Naan Stop – Downtown

Fast. Fresh. Indian.

Soul Vegetarian Restaurant – Poncey-Highland (near Midtown)

Soul Vegetarian Restaurant is the largest chain of Vegan Restaurants in the world and operates under the auspices of the Hebrew Israelite Community of Jerusalem.

Go Vinda’s Café – Little Five Points

Vegan/vegetarian with all natural, non GMO, organic ingredients.

Upbeet – West Midtown (near Downtown & Midtown)

“Georgia’s hip and healthy food spot.”

Getting around:

Between rapid rail, streetcar, and cabs, getting around town is simple. Check out this guide for transit tips to help make your stay seamless.

Are you registered?

Explore this beautiful city and connect with leaders across the country at the Impact Summit. The Impact Summit is a unique two-day conversation that brings together awesome people doing awesome things to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness across the country.

This year’s Summit is going to be the biggest yet. Register today!