IPDPS 2010 will be held 19-23 April in Atlanta, Georgia at the Downtown Sheraton Atlanta. The hotel is located in the heart of the city center, minutes from shopping, dining, and local attractions, which include the CNN Center, Georgia Aquarium, New World of Coca-Cola, and Centennial Olympic Park. The MARTA Peachtree Center Station near the Sheraton gives easy access via underground rail to all the local attractions and provides ground transport to and from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest hub in the South. By American standards, Atlanta is a relatively old city, which has witnessed major transformations in American history and serves as a model of resurgence and reinvention among cities in the American South. It is also home to Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Emory, Morehouse and Spelman, all part of a long-standing model of collaboration for higher education resources in the region.
Airport Shuttle Service – The Atlanta Link - www.theatlantalink.com
Shuttle Fares: From airport to downtown is $16.50 one-way plus $2 per each additional person. Round-trip is $29, so you $4 when you purchase a round trip ticket.
MARTA – Metro Rapid Transit - www.itsmarta.com
Metro Fares: Single one-way is $2 including all transfers. See Website for routes & schedules.
Atlanta Taxi Info
Downtown to Airport: $30 plus $2 for each additional passenger. Downtown Flat Rates: Fares based on zones are $8 for one plus $2 for each additional passenger.
Atlanta's Best and Largest Sightseeing Company
Atlanta Trolley Tour Line - http://www.atlantatrolleytourline.com/
Let the Atlanta Trolley Tour Line be your tour and sightseeing expert to Atlanta Georgia. Get ready for an up-close look at the city’s hustle and bustle aboard this hop-on, hop-off trolley tour! On you tour you will discover all the history from Atlanta's founding through the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era and the Olympics. Your journey takes you through many of Atlanta's neighborhoods including Downtown, Grant Park, Cabbagetown, Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District, SoNo, Midtown, Georgia Tech and Centennial Olympic Park. You will hear tales of famous writers, see beautiful park s and, hear the triumphs of the Olympics throughout the city. You will learn about the major attractions, the best places to wine and dine, the best shopping, where to go for night life, beautiful green spaces and parks, views of the city's architecture, and so much more. Ride at your own pace. Disembark the trolley at any of the stops; then re-board to continue your adventure. It's a great way to get around the city for a day of sightseeing.
Atlanta Links to Sightseeing & Entertainment
Follow these links to learns more about Atlanta including 50 Fun Things to do and Atlanta Alive After 5. Use your Southern Hospitality Savings Card for discounts on at many venues and dining spots. The SHS Card is specific to IPDPS (IEEE COMPUTER SOC 2010 Convention) and may be printed at home (3 cards to a page) and used throughout your stay at IPDPS 2010 in Atlanta. Two other discounts are listed below.
Discounted Entertainment Tickets – AtlanTIX
Any visit to Atlanta should start at the same-day, half-price AtlanTIX booth located at Underground Atlanta. The booth allows visitors to find half-priced tickets to hundreds of theater, dance and music performances and more than a dozen cultural attractions such as Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the High Museum of Art. Visit the AtlanTIX Website for events and available discount ticket offers.
Affordable Atlanta – CityPass - www.citypass.com
With CityPass, you'll save 50% off admission prices to Atlanta's most popular spots in a booklet with tips, maps and unexpected CityPass extras. Atlanta CityPass is the biggest ticket booklet in CityPass history. For information or to purchase a CityPass log onto our Website. Pricing as of March 1, 2010 is $74 (a $152 value) per booklet for adults and $54 (a $118 value) per booklet for children.