Every year, thousands of cloud accounting leaders gather for an unforgettable experience at Xero’s premier conference, Xerocon. For the first time ever, team Xero set their sights on Atlanta for their 2018 event. As the CEO of Atlanta-based Acuity and proud resident of this city for over 23 years, I was thrilled to learn that Atlanta would have the pleasure of playing host for Xerocon 2018.
If you’re visiting Atlanta for the first time, welcome! To help you make the most of your time in between Xerocon sessions, team Acuity pulled together a list of all things A-Town. Here are a few sites to see, foods to eat, drinks to drink, people to meet, and places to explore.
Where to Eat and Drink in Atlanta (According to Acuity)
Atlanta’s food scene was recently named one of the ‘most exciting’ food cities in the U.S. by Zagat, and for good reason. Here’s where to fuel up in between sessions and get a taste of Southern comfort during your visit.
Clay, Sales Development Team Lead at Acuity | Years Living in Atlanta: 3 years
Max Lagers – walking Distance from Southern Exchange.
Venkman’s – great music, fantastic cocktails.
Holeman & Finch – try the burger, you won’t regret it.
Ma-Keba, Inbound Marketing Specialist at Acuity | Years Living in Atlanta: 7 years
Six Feet Under – one of the best pubs in the city. Relax and grab a pint.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate – great outdoor patio + half-off apps this week!
Miller Union -Chef Steven Satterfield was recognized with a 2017 James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Southeast.
Kenji, CEO at Acuity | Years Living in Atlanta: 23 years
Staplehouse – recognized as America’s #1 Best New Restaurant by Bon Appetit in 2016.
The Vortex – voted the best burgers in the city.
Ecco – chic, upscale European with an incredible atmosphere. Fantastic cocktails and small plates to share.
What to Do in Atlanta (When You’re Not Soaking Up Cloud Accounting Wisdom)
Xerocon gives everybody a chance to come together, share insights, and build new connections learn new skills, but some of the best memories will be made outside of the event itself. Don’t miss on Atlanta’s sights and night life. Here are a few places to soak up Atlanta’s unique culture.
Museums & More
- Center for Civil and Human Rights
- College Football Hall of Fame
- The King Center
- High Museum of Art
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History
- The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
Parks & Recreation
- Centennial Olympic Park
- Piedmont Park
- Martin Luther King National Historical Park
- Skyview Atlanta
- Krog Street Market – Fan Favorite!
- Ponce City Market – Fan Favorite!
Atlanta Music to Listen To (As You Roll Up to Xerocon)
As the capital of hip-hop, Atlanta’s music scene is thriving. Here are just a few of the artists who got their start in the city.
- John Mayer
- Zac Brown Band
- Janelle Monae
- Childish Gambino
Atlanta Film and Television to Geek Out (Even More) Over
As the number one filming location in the world, Georgia is a top destination for film and television. In fact, more than 70 projects were filmed in Atlanta in 2017. So, for all you TV and movie buffs out there, get ready to geek out!
- The Walking Dead
- The Avengers Infinity War
- Black Panther
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Captain America
- The Hunger Games (Fun fact: The Hunger Games was filmed in the Whitehall Ballroom at the Xerocon 2018’s venue, Southern Exchange).
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Stranger Things
- The Vampire Diaries
- Baby Driver
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Hidden Figures
- Fast Five
- Ride Along 1 & 2
Team Acuity can’t wait to see you at Xerocon! We hope this insider info will help you navigate our stomping grounds and fully enjoy your time in Atlanta. Schedule some time to meet with our team or come say hello at Pre-Con where I’ll be speaking on The Art of the Sale. See you soon!