Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau

CVB
Hotels56
Convention Center13,006 sq. m
Guest Rooms5,500
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel
Special Event Venues19
Average Room Rate$70.00
Restaurants52
Daily Food Cost$46.00
Occupancy Rate
Tax Rate7%

Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau

CVB

Why Choose Our Destination?

Visit Macon, Georgia for a Southern adventure that is sure to be good for your soul! The city's historic undertones harmonize and Macon’s attractions and tours offer a look into the area's 17,000-year history. Hike through ancient Indian mounds and enter North America's only reconstructed earth lodge at the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds or take in the Southeast's largest collection of African-American art, history and culture at the Tubman Museum. Stroll along the Ocmulgee River or downtown’s wide avenues lined with art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, entertainment venues, and architecture as diverse as the people who built it. Macon is home to many legendary musical artists such as Otis Redding, Little Richard, Allman Brothers Band and new artists such as Jason Aldean. Experience the musical heritage while sitting next to the legendary Otis Redding's life-size bronze statue at Gateway Park or visit The Big House museum, which is located inside the former home of the Allman Brothers Band. Macon’s entertainment choices leave you with many options to choose from. Decide which Macon nightlife venue will entice you to order the beverage of your choice, sit in on open mic night, or catch the next rising star to come out of Macon. Sample some soul food or try signature dishes from lively local restaurants. Macon is a town where a night out can mean fine dining, drinks, or dancing, but also a moonlit walk among architectural masterpieces or a live show at one of our historic theatres. Also, don’t forget to take home one of a kind treasures from Macon’s unique downtown boutiques or antique markets. After a fun-filled day of shopping and touring, relax and rejuvenate in one of Macon’s welcoming hotels. Guests will find many convenient options. Accommodations suit every type of traveler, ranging from comfortable rooms in reputable chains to luxurious suites in a historic inn.

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Distance from Airport

  • Macon Downtown Airport

    8.05 km from City Center

  • Middle Georgia Municipal Airport

    16.09 km from City Center

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    130.36 km from City Center

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Local Attractions

The Shoppes at River Crossing

Shopping
15 minutes away
The Shoppes at River Crossing is a 750,000 square foot open-air shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located at the intersection of I-75 and Riverside Drive in Macon. The open-air center is anchored by two department stores; five mid-size anchor stores; numerous sit-down restaurants and more than 40 specialty retailers. Shopping, dining or just people-watching is easy to do at The Shoppes at River Crossing. The center offers more than 3,500 parking spaces, a Village Green and serene setting where residents can sit in the shade, watch children play and just enjoy this great gathering place. The Shoppes at River Crossings is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc and Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC.
5080 Riverside Dr.
Macon, GA, US 31210

The Big House

Museum
10 minutes away
The Allman Brothers Band was formed in March 1969 by legendary guitarist Duane Allman. Along with brother Gregg, Dickey Betts, Butch Tucks, Jaimoe and Berry Oakley, the band combined a wicked brew of blues, rock, jazz and country into a new musical genre. In January 1970, Berry Oakley and his wife Linda rented a Tudor-style house on Vineville Avenue in Macon, Georgia. Duane and Gregg moved in as well. The house, "The Big House" became the center of the band's activities during those early years. Today,the Big House has been restored as an Allman Brothers Band Museum, showcasing guitars and other musical instruments, clothing, photos, posters, gold records, a vast collection of memorabilia and state of the art technology.
2321 Vineville Avenue
Macon, GA 31204

Ocmulgee National Monument

Park
5 minutes away
Journey to the ancient past to discover 12,000 years of native American Indian heritage just across the Ocmulgee River. Enter the continent's only reconstructed earthlodge, climb to the top of the temple mound, see prehistoric trenches and the site of a colonial British trading post. Gift shop too.
1207 Emery Highway
Macon, GA 31217

Tubman African American Museum

Museum
2 minutes away
The Tubman Museum is the largest museum in the Southeast dedicated to educating people about the Art, History and Culture of African Americans.This 49,000 square-foot museum has exhibition galleries, a resource center and magnificent 63-foot mural depicting African-American art, history and culture. Permanent collections are accompanied by touring national and international exhibitions by well-known African American artists. Also hosts the annual PanAfrican Festival. Museum shop.
310 Cherry Street
Macon, GA 31201

Cannonball House and Museum

Museum
5 minutes away
A Greek Revival mansion built in 1853, this was the only house in Macon struck by a cannonball during Stoneman's Raid on Macon in 1864. Restored with furnishings of the period. Open to the public. Gift shop carries Southern, Macon, Georgia and Civil War merchandise. Charming English garden featuring seasonal blooms. Listed on National Register of Historic Homes.
856 Mulberry St.
Macon, US 31201

Sidney Lanier Cottage

Museum
5 minutes away
Step back in time with a guided tour of this 1840 Victorian cottage, renowned as the birthplace of poet and musician, Sidney Cloptpn Lanier (1842 - 1881), who penned "The Marshes of Glynn" and "Song of the Chattahoochee." Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Cottage is also a Landmark of American Poetry and a Landmark of American Music. Side Porch Museum Shop with publications on local history & specialty items. Available for rentals. Educational programs. Owned and operated by Historic Macon Foundation.
935 High Street
Macon, GA 31201

Hay House

Museum
5 minutes away
In the mid-1800s, William Butler Johnston was the keeper of the Confederate treasury, but the mansion he built is the real treasure he left behind. Inspired by the palazzos of Florence and Rome during a three-year honeymoon in Europe, Johnston and his wife, Anne, spent four years building an 18,000-square-foot Italian Renaissance Revival mansion that is now a National Historic Landmark. Considered the most advanced antebellum building in America for its style, craftsmanship and technological innovations, the magnificent seven-level Hay House has been featured on A&E's "America's Castles." It boasts beautiful 18th-Century furnishings, Italian Carerra marble fireplaces, some of the country's finest examples of marbleized and trompe l'oeil finishes, a music room with a 30-foot clerestory ceiling, exquisite plaster work with 24-karat gold leafing and spectacular stained glass. The mansion is called the Hay House for its last owners and residents, the P.L. Hay family, who conveyed the property in 1977 to The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the country's largest statewide non-profit preservation organization.
934 Georgia Avenue
Macon, GA, US 31201

Museum of Arts and Sciences

Museum
15 mi. away
Macon's window on the world has added an even more enthralling dimension with its three story addition, featuring an artist's garret, humanist's study, scientist's workshop and enclosed animal habitat where young and old can experiment with each discipline in a fun, larger than life atmosphere. Museum Shop.
4182 Forsyth Road
Macon, GA 31210

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