Visit Macon

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

Visit Macon


Visit Macon, Where Soul Lives

Visit Macon, Georgia for a classic Southern adventure that is sure to be good for your soul! Rich history, incredible architecture, stunning Southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage have branded Macon, "Where Soul Lives". Hike through historic Native American 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 boulevards, 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, the Allman Brothers Band and new voices, like country singer Jason Aldean. Experience this musical heartbeat while sitting next to the legendary Otis Redding bronze statue at Gateway Park or visit the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, located at the band’s former home. Macon’s nightlife choices give you many options to choose from, so decide which Macon venue amplifies your evening. Order the beverage of your choice at one of our microbreweries, and sit in on open mic night, catching the next rising star to come out of this musical city. Sample some of our favorite soul food or try signature dishes from our vibrant local restaurants. Macon is a town where a “night out” is fine dining, drinks, and dancing, but also a moonlit walk among the architectural masterpieces of our historic neighborhoods, and a Broadway level performance at one of our landmark theatres. Don’t forget to take home one-of-a-kind treasures from Macon’s unique downtown boutiques or various 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. Our accommodations suit every type of traveler, ranging from comfortable rooms in reputable chains to luxurious suites in historic inns.

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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


Local Attractions

Soul Sights: Macon Guided Tours

5 minutes away
Come see the sights that helped create this beautiful thing we call 'soul.' From architectural masterpieces to the places that inspired musical legends, this one hour journey through the heart of Georgia is a can't-miss. Contact the Downtown Macon Visitor Center to schedule your tour of Macon. Tours are every Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tour Admission: Adults..................................$8 Children (12 and under)......$7 Military Rate/ Senior(55+)...$7 Macon Resident..................$7 To book a Macon Van Tour, call 478-743-1074. Walk-ins are welcomed.

Macon Ice

5 minutes away
During the winter months, the Macon Centreplex opens their arena to the public for ice skating. The Macon Coliseum is the entertainment center for Macon and Middle Georgia's 30 surrounding counties.This 9,000 capacity building is the perfect site for a variety of events from ice skating to hockey games. Regular admission tickets are $10 per person (ice skates are included). Bring your Macon Mayhem ticket directly after a game and get your skating session for $8. A military discount is available with a valid military ID for $8 per person. Children must be 2 or older to skate. Be sure to dress warmly as the average temperature in the arena is 62°F.

Museum of Aviation

5 minutes away
This FREE museum is comprised of 4 exhibit buildings containing major collections of aviation memorabilia from World War I to present day. You will see 85 historic U.S. Air Force aircraft, missiles, and cockpits on display including a B-17 "Flying Fortress". The Museum of Aviation is the home of Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame located on the second floor of the Century of Flight Hangar. Make sure to visit the onsite gift shop! Located just 30 minutes south of Macon in Warner Robins, GA. Open 9 am – 5 pm daily. Open 361 days a year, closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Georgia Doom

5 minutes away
Arena football is back in Macon, Ga. at Macon Centreplex! Part of the highly competitive American Arena League, the Doom will play against 9 other teams throughout the season. The roster includes individuals that have played at a collegiate and professional level. During the games, the Georgia Doom Dolls Dance Team will be there to help you cheer on the team!

Tattnall Square Park

5 minutes away
Located on a city block across from Mercer University, this park offers picnic space, a children's playground, dog park, and plenty of room to enjoy a nice day in Macon. The park is also a popular spot for free public movie screenings, festivals, and special events.

Theatre Macon

5 minutes away
Located in historic downtown Macon in the old Ritz Theater building on Cherry Street, Theatre Macon offers one of the most intimate performance spaces in the area. The theatre was established in 1985 and produces six major productions each year, featuring material which includes comedy, drama and musicals, both classic and recently written. The theatre also presents at least one summer show, usually a major musical. At Theatre Macon, we not only make magic--we have learned to celebrate life! Here we come together to laugh, to love, to dance, to sing, and to live! At Theatre Macon you can make new lifelong friends! Here you will meet interesting people from all ages, from all walks of life, with many different interests.

Amerson River Park

10 minutes away
Amerson River Park contains 180 acres of pristine forests, meadows, and wetlands surrounded by a river oxbow. The park boasts several high bluffs that provide beautiful views of the river and its banks. Come play on the state-of-the-art handicap-usable playground where all children, regardless of physical ability, can enjoy swings, slides, and other playground equipment. Walk, ride, or run the seven miles of trails throughout the park. Enjoy the Ocmulgee River on a kayak, sitting in a canoe, or floating in a tube. At the north end of the Park, there is a canoe launch on the Ocmulgee River. Enjoy a 2-mile tubing float from the Jay Hall Memorial Canoe Launch to the Bragg Jam Canoe and Tube Takeout. The Park offers exciting amenities that families, adventurous outdoorsmen, and nature lovers will enjoy. Current hours of operation for the park: Mon-Sun (seven days a week) from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m (daylight savings hours of operation). FREE. There are 2 pavilions: Porter and Atlanta Gas Light Picnic that are available to rent for a special event. To rent any of the facilities at Amerson River Park, call the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Beautification Department at 803-0484.

The Grand Opera House

5 minutes away
Built in 1884, the Grand features one of the largest stages in the South. The Grand has seen stars such as Will Rogers, Sarah Bernhardt, Houdini and more. Still active with theatre events. Admission Charged. A performing Arts Center of Mercer University.

Convention Centers

  • The Macon Centreplex Coliseum and Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center

    Located in the heart of Georgia, just 80 miles south of Atlanta and two miles off of I-75, over two-thirds of Georgia's population live within one hour of the facility. The 9,252-capacity Macon Coliseum is the entertainment center for Middle Georgia.

    • Exhibit Space4,000 sq. m
      Total Meeting Space6,770 sq. m



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