imPacT 2018 Travel/Venue Information

Host Venue

Classic Ctr PicturewClassic Center
300 N Thomas Street
Athens, Georgia 30601

Driving Directions

MAP IT

From West: Take I-85 North to GA 316 east into Athens. Turn right onto Loop 10 Inner and travel to the Lexington Road/Oconee Street (exit 8). Take US Highway 78 West into downtown Athens. At the traffic light at Oconee, Broad, and Thomas Streets (this will be a 5 way intersection) take a sharp right onto East Broad Street. The orange and green building in the triangle will be on your right; travel 1 block; turn left on Foundry Street. The entrance to the parking deck will be on your right.

From East: Take US Highway 78 West into downtown Athens. At the traffic light at Oconee, Broad, and Thomas Streets (this will be a 5 way intersection) take a sharp right onto East Broad Street. The orange and green building in the triangle will be on your right; travel 1 block; turn left on Foundry Street. The entrance to the parking deck will be on your right. 

From North: Take US Highway 441 South into Athens. Continue straight at the intersection of US 441 and GA Loop 10. The street name will become ML King Jr. Parkway. Follow MLK Parkway. Turn right onto North Avenue. Stay to the left. At the light at Thomas and Dougherty the Athens Welcome Center will be on your right. Go 1 block on Thomas, turn left onto Strong Street. Travel to Foundry Street turn right. The parking deck will be ahead on your left.

From South:Take US 441, US 129, GA 15 North around Watkinsville and into Athens. Turn right onto GA 10/US 441 US 129/GA 15. Exit at Lexington Road/Oconee Street (exit 8), Take US Highway 78 West into downtown Athens. At the traffic light at Oconee, Broad, and Thomas Streets (this will be a 5 way intersection) take a sharp right onto East Broad Street. The orange & green building in the triangle will be on your right, travel 1 block; turn left on Foundry Street. The entrance to the parking deck will be on your right.


Other Travel Transportation

Local Airport: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport - Located 61 miles from Athens, GA

Groome Transportation: Provides shuttle service to/from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Athens, GA. 
Ph: 706-612-1155 | Website 

Southeastern Stages: Provides regular scheduled bus service between Athens & Atlanta.
Ph: 706-549-2255 | Website


Things to Know

ParkingConveniently located across the street, the Classic Center parking deck provides a safe place to park and multiple payment options. 

Daily Parking Rates
First 30 minutes - Free
$1.50 each add'l hour
$8 all day (24 hours)

Guest WiFiComplimentary throughout the Classic Center 

Weather: Average Temperatures in March: High of 74, Low of 49 View Forecast


Athens Attractions

Top 5 Things To Do From Athens Visitors Guide

Savor Local Flavors: Athens is a rising star on the food scene with Top Chef Hugh Acheson among our many talented chefs creating exceptional menus from local, seasonal, and sustainable fare.

Walk Back in Time: Cross over Broad Street and venture back two centuries to the early days of America’s first state-chartered college, the University of Georgia. Historic North Campus is modeled after Yale University. The Athens Welcome Center offers self-guided tours of our historic house museums and neighborhoods, as well as guided excursions by Classic City Tours.

Celebrate Festivals: Catch the sights and sounds of Athens at seasonal festivals such as summer music & arts at AthFest, a Halloween Wild Rumpus parade through downtown streets, holiday ice skating at The Classic Center, Wine Weekend to warm up your winter, and the Athens Twilight Criterium each spring.

Explore Downtown: Our restored historic downtown district is teeming with local shops, restaurants, and music venues. You’ll uncover vintage and locally made goods plus other choice finds at shops like Agora, Masada, and Frontier. Browse for records at Wuxtry, where members of R.E.M. first met.

Sip a Local Brew: Athens has been called the “Next Great CraftBrew Town” by FirstWeFeast.com. Learn how award-winning beer is made and sample various styles and flavors at a tour of Terrapin Beer Co., Creature Comforts Brewing Co., and Southern Brewing Company. These local favorites and hundreds more are available at hot spots like Trappeze Pub and The Globe, or check out what’s on tap at Copper Creek Brewing Company.


 

Host Hotel

Graduate HotelGraduate Athens
295 E Dougherty St
Athens GA 30601

Located less than 1/2 a mile from the Classic Center; the Graduate promises "a stay like you've never had before."

Reserve Room Online 

PTAG Rate: $139/night plus taxes & fees
Includes complimentary WiFi & parking.
Note: rate available three days before and one day after the conference dates

Hotel Cutoff Date 
Thurs., March 1, 2018

Please note, after this date the PTAG rate will not be offered. Accommodations are limited and the room block may sell out prior to the cutoff date; room availability is not guaranteed. 

Reserve by Phone
Call: 1-706-549-7020
Be sure to mention Physical Therapy Assn. of GA or ImPacT 2018 to receive the conference discounted rate.

Graduate Athens Contact
Ph: 1-706-549-7020
Website: www.graduatehotels.com/athens


Additional Lodging 

View Additional Lodging Options


Local Transportation

Car Rental

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
1-706-546-8067
Website

Budget Car Rental
1-706-353-0600
Website

Avis Car Rental
1-706-543-3904
Website

Hertz Rent A Car
1-706-543-5984
Website

Athens Transit

"The Bus"
775 East Broad St.
Athens, GA 30601
1-706-613-3432
Website