Welcome to Atlanta! Our family is thrilled that Atlanta is hosting this year’s SADS Foundation Conference. There are so many delicious new restaurants, landmarks and fun attractions for the whole family to enjoy. You can do as much, or as little as you’d like in our town.

When you arrive, if you are flying to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, theAtlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center is a short 20-25 minute Uber, taxi, or Marta ride. I encourage you to take Marta as it has a Buckhead stop (Lenox) and Atlanta traffic is unpredictable and miserable on Fridays.

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead is located here.
Buckhead is a residential area, with many shops and restaurants.

Restaurants in Buckhead:
Bistro Niko
Annie’s Thai Castle
King + Duke
Gypsy Kitchen
La Grotta
Le Bilboquet
Shake Shack (my kid’s personal favorite)

Things to do in Buckhead:
Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square
Both within walking distance of hotel
Department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Newman Marcus, Legoland, etc.
The Shops of Buckhead
High end shopping and restaurants
The Atlanta History Museum and The Swan Coach House


Restaurants in Midtown:
Cooks & Soldiers
South City Kitchen
JCT Kitchen
Mary Mac’s Tearoom
Miller Union

Things to do in Midtown:
Atlantic Station
outdoor shops and restaurants
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Atlanta Beltline
Fernbank Museum
Krog Street Market
Piedmont Park
Ponce City Market
The High Museum
The Center for Puppetry Arts
SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film


Restaurants Downtown:
Alma Cocina
Der Biergarten
Poor Calvin’s
The Sundial
The Varsity (Atlanta staple and fun to take the kids)

Things to do Downtown:
The Children’s Museum
Centennial Olympic Park
The College Football Hall Of Fame
The Georgia Aquarium
The World of Coca-Cola
The Center for Civil and Human Rights
MLK birthplace, original Ebenezer Baptist Church and memorial
Zoo Atlanta