Journalist post-FAM Options

Travel Media Showcase post-FAM Itineraries

Friday – Sunday, August 23 – 25, 2019

Option 1: Macon, GA

Friday, August 23

Hotel Accommodations – Macon Marriott City Center

10:30 a.m. – The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House:  Experience the Allman Brothers Band like never before at their once-home-turned museum that now holds the world’s largest collection of Allman Brothers memorabilia.

12 p.m. – Lunch – H&H Soul Food: Best Southern comfort food in Macon. Buttery biscuits, meatloaf, collard greens, and the best fried chicken in town.

2 p.m. – Macon Soul Sights Tour (leaves from the Visit Macon office): 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

3:30 p.m. – Tubman African American Museum: Take a trip through history from African to America as you explore the South’s largest facility devoted to African American art, history and culture.

7:00 p.m. – Dinner – Dovetail: Experience the area’s first Farm-to-Table restaurant, featuring entrees and desserts from local farms.

Saturday, August 24

Breakfast – Hilton Garden Inn

10:00 a.m. – Rock N Soul Riding Tour: Rock, roll and stroll through Macon’s legendary music history. Learn about Otis Redding, Little Richard, and many other iconic musicians from Macon.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch – Ocmulgee Brewpub: A marriage of craft beer with delectable gourmet burgers, hand-cut fries and superfood salads.

2 p.m. – Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park: Over 17,000 years old Native American earth lodge and mounds formed before the Europeans arrived. This site is also part of the Civil War and the Trail of Tears in American history.

3:00 p.m. – Hay House: Featured on A&E’s “America’s Castles”, the Hay House’s seven stories, 80-foot copula, breathtaking fine arts and rooms make this mansion a must-see attraction.

7:00 p.m. – Dinner – Oliver’s: Upscale dining downtown Macon. Bridging the gap: casual dining meets upscale service.

Sunday, August 25

Breakfast – Hilton Garden Inn

Depart Macon


Option 2: Woodstock, GA


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Journalists will depart Travel Media Showcase on Friday morning at 9 AM and travel to Woodstock, GA which is approximately 45 minutes NW of Marriott Century Center. The group will stay at the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta N Woodstock for the duration of the tour.  Transportation will depart for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Sunday at 11 AM.

Friday, August 23

The tour begins with shopping at The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta (nearly 100 name brand stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Coach, Nike, Cole Haan and Tommy Hilfiger) followed by a truly authentic lunch at De Allende Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar. That afternoon, choose between a paddling adventure with Murphs Surf to the Falls on Lake Allatoona and JD’s on the Lake (location of Netflix Ozark’s Blue Cat Lodge) or a demo and group
ride with Sixes Pit at the Mountain Bike Trails at Olde Rope Mill Park. Following dinner in Downtown Woodstock, choose between music at MadLife Stage & Studios (The Wildflowers Tom Petty Tribute) or theater at Elm Street Cultural Arts (a magical production of Puffs The Play).

Saturday, August 24

Journalists will embark on a walking food tour of Downtown Woodstock beginning at the Woodstock Farm Fresh Market. Stops along the way include Pie Bar, Century House Tavern, Vingenzo’s Cucina Napoletana, Rootstock & Vine Wine and Tapas, and Pure Taqueria. After some shopping, enjoy a tour and tasting at Reformation Brewery followed by a late lunch at Chef Zach Kell’s newest concept Queenie’s BBQ located at the brewery. Saturday evening, enjoy the VIP Experience at Historic Dixie Speedway for the 50th Anniversary Race Championships.

Sunday, August 25

Sunday morning, recharge before travel home with brunch by Marlow’s Tavern. Indulge in a hot yoga sequence at Ember Yoga or enjoy a peaceful moment on the Greenprints Trail System.