VEE 2016
Sat 2 - Sun 3 April 2016

Please use this page to schedule your travel after you arrive, to find areas to eat, and to visit during your stay in the city.

Arrival and Departure

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center - Atlanta, Georgia (GA)
800 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Hotel Main: 404-347-9440 Fax: 404-347-9088

From the Atlanta airport a cab ride is about 15-20 minutes or you can use convenient public transportation system known as MARTA. All MARTA trains are northbound at the airport; take one to the Midtown Marta Station. At the Midtown station take the Peachtree Place exit (south side) where you can catch the free Georgia Tech - Tech Trolley (The stop is right outside the exit). The hotel is across the road at the 2nd stop of the trolley. Note that on the weekends, trolley frequency is much lower.

Food!

The hotel is situated inside Tech Square which is full of restaurants, coffee, and a book store all located on 5th Avenue. Tin Drum Cafe is a popular choice among the students, and there is a Starbucks down the street.

A slight walk away there are the following locations:

  • Marlow’s Tavern, 950 W. Peachtree Street
  • Cypress Street Pint and Plate, 817 West Peachtree St NW
  • Mulan, 824 Juniper St NE
  • Gordon Biersch, 848 Peachtree St NE

Atlanta has a rich offering of diverse restaurants, many from top chefs. If you are inclined to travel further to eat, the following are excellent choices:

  • Flip Burger Boutique, 1587 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA
    • classy burgers with liquid nitrogen shakes
  • South City Kitchen, 1144 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
    • excellent southern-style cooking
  • Two Urban Licks, 820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA
  • Fogo de Chão, 3101 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA
    • upscale Brazilian steakhouse
  • Kyma, 3085 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA
    • upscale Greek restaurant
  • Tasty China, 585 Franklin Road, Marietta, GA
    • authentic Szechuan, very popular
  • Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
    • multiple market-style restaurants inside an old Sears building (and Jia Chinese food)
  • Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA
    • southern-grown restaurants in an indoor market
  • Desta, 3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA
    • excellent Ethiopian restaurant
  • 6 Feet Under, 685 11th Street, Atlanta, GA
    • seafood-oriented pub
  • Alon’s Bakery, 1394 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA
  • Paolo’s Gelato, 1025 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
  • Mali Thai Food, 961 Amsterdam Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
  • Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market, on Howell Mill
  • Café Agora, 92 Peachtree Pl NE, Atlanta, GA

There are also many Indian-style restaurants in Decatur, east of Atlanta.

Coffee!

Many locations for having a coffee and casual technical discussions exist:

On Georgia Tech campus, the following locations provide coffee:

  • “CCB Coffee”, ground floor of college of computing (enter via the quad)
  • Snobs, inside the bioengineering building
  • Galloway Cafe, inside the architecture building
  • Starbucks, Clough undergraduate commons building (south end)

Attractions!

If you have time, you may enjoy visiting some of the local attractions: