It’s no surprise that we LOVE each of our AMA Executive Conference Center cities! Atlanta, New York City, Washington, DC and San Francisco – each a wonderful destination for both business and social activities! To celebrate February, the month of LOVE, we’re sharing four of our favorite Center city locations to visit. Check them out –they’ll have YOU falling in love with these cities as well!
ATLANTA – The Fox Theatre
Atlanta’s Fox Theatre is a restored movie palace turned cultural jewel – a National Historic Landmark that holds a special place in Atlanta’s heart. Originally intended to be the Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque, the Fox Theatre became a movie theatre in 1929. In the 1970s the theatre faced demolition until it was rescued by a nonprofit organization that brought it back to life. Today, The Fox Theatre welcomes more than 750,000 visitors yearly for more than 300 performances and events. It’s a awe-inspiring and romantic venue to attend a performance. When visiting our AMA Atlanta Conference Center make this destination a ‘must see’ on our list of things to do in the ATL! Learn more by visiting the theatre online here.
NEW YORK CITY – Empire State Building
There is simply no denying the endearing romance and inspiration that one experiences when visiting New York City’s Empire State Building. Standing at 1,454 feet tall, the Art Deco skyscraper looms as large as ever in the city’s iconic skyline. Built in 1931, the Empire State Building was a feat of American engineering, that remains one of the most visited attractions because of its spectacular 360-degree views. Get to know New York City by taking the 25-minute elevator ride to the open air observation deck on the 86th floor. Or, fall head-over-heels in love with New York City by opting for a trip on the manually operated elevator to the 102nd floor indoor observation deck! Learn more about this landmark site by visiting them online here.
SAN FRANCISCO – Golden Gate Park’s Garden of Shakespeare’s Flowers
With breathtaking views and iconic landmarks, the City by the Bay is an enchanting destination. But did you know that you can also explore the ‘Garden of Shakespeare’s Flowers?’ Located in the Golden Gate Park, ‘Shakespeare’s Flowers’ are themed gardens based on the spread of florals mentioned within the works of William Shakespeare. There are more than 200 flowers and plants – transporting visitors into the pages of historic comedies, tragedies and sonnets. We especially love that bronze plaques engraved with notable quotations accompany each garden. Find your inner ‘Bard’ by visiting this San Francisco calming green and colorful display of nature! Learn more about the gardens by visiting online here.
WASHINGTON, DC – National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink
Imagine ice skating amid magnificent works of art and towering sculptures in a lush, green garden. You can do just that in Washington, DC at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden’s ice rink! This rink has a romantic vibe that when experienced you just can’t help but fall in love with the city. Visitors skate surrounded by the grand architecture of national museums and monuments – further enhanced by inspiring views of large-scale modern and contemporary sculptures. Grab your mittens, bring along a meeting planner friend, and experience a scenic spin on the ice just minutes from Crystal City! Learn more about this landmark experience by visiting online here.