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  • Staying PowerOver 7,000 hotel rooms

    Venue VarietyIts all right here

    Sporting SensationBring it: The Multiplex & soccer complex

    The Hot SpotDining & entertainment are sizzling downtown

    Event Planner

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    STAYDetails on hotel options

    UNIQUE VENUESHave your gathering here

    PLAYExplore Montgomery attractions

    Like Montgomery at: www.facebook.com/montgomerycvb

    Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

    PresidentRandall L. George

    Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

    Convention & Visitor Bureau Vice PresidentDawn Hathcock

    PublisherPam Mashburn

    EditorJina Clark

    Managing EditorJennifer Kornegay

    Assistant EditorMorgan Berney

    Art DirectorBryan Carter

    DesignCourtnie Johnson

    Brad Jackson

    PhotographyCarter Photography & Design

    LWT (Stephen Poff)Ellen DuttonMark Dauber

    William Gordon

    Sales TeamPam Mashburn

    Stacie BerryDonna Hughes

    Brand ConsultantLWT

    The Official Meeting & Event Planner for Montgomery Alabama is published by

    exploreMedia for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

    Convention & Visitor Bureau. All information is subject to change.

    For the most current information and events, please checkwww.VisitingMontgomery.com

    www.facebook.com/montgomerycvb

    For advertising information, questions or comments, contact:

    exploreMedia7956 Vaughn Rd #331Montgomery, AL 36116

    (334) 201.8787info@exploreMedia.org

    Copyright 2011 exploreMedia and the Montgomery Area Chamber of

    Commerce and Convention & Visitor Bureau. All rights reserved.

    For additional visitor information, contact: Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

    Convention & Visitor Bureau 300 Water St. Suite 200A, Montgomery AL 36104

    334-261-1100 800-240-9452

    The Official Meeting & Event Planner for

    6 Top 10 ReasonsThe best Montgomery has to offer

    30 Vendor ServicesProducts and services you need

    32 Get Your Game On Golf and sports galore

    40 Dining OutTaste Montgomery

    62 ShoppingShop til you drop!

    68 City Map A detailed guide of Montgomery

    ON THE COVEr

    Dining and chatting and shopping The Alley is the exciting focal point of the Downtown Riverfront Entertainment District and offers hip nightlife, several restaurant options, an art gallery with even more to come.

    photo by Carter Photography & Design

  • 5Your Source for Everything SouthernStop in for memorable gifts with a Southern accent. Montgomerys

    most unique shopping experience for locally crafted artwork, Alabama food products, clothing with Southern attitude & so much more.

    300 Water Street, Historic Union Station |MonSat 8:30am-5pm |334.261.1121

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    TtM o n t g o m e r y , A l a b a m a

    Inside the Visitor Center

    The Fun Starts HereThe Montgomery Area Visitor Center in

    Historic Union Station Downtown

    The Visitor Center is your one-stop spot for fun and information. Check out the many services youll find to help you get the most out of every minute youre with us.

    n Civil Rights and Civil War Audio Tours

    n Informative video that hits the citys highlights

    n Detailed itineraries and information

    n Trolley Tour of historic downtown

    n Restaurant and attraction recommendations

    Youll find it all at the Montgomery Area Visitor Center.300 Water StreetMontgomery, Alabama, 36104334-262-0013

    Tour

  • 6 Upcoming events visitingmontgomery.com

    MontgomeryTop 10 Reasons to Visit

    Feel the Pulse of Progress in the Heart of the South

    Tour one of the countrys most historic capitol buildings, and check out the very first state archives department in the country at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

    Walk in the Footsteps of World-Changing Events

    Montgomery was the cradle of the Confederacy and, a century later, the impetus of the Civil Rights Movement. Sites like the First White House of the Confederacy, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Rosa Parks Library and Museum, Freedom Rides Museum and the Civil Rights Memorial and Center honor this rich heritage.

    Savor the Flavors of the New & the Old South

    Whether youre hungry for some Southern-fried favorites or craving more-upscale culinary creations, Montgomerys many eateries can satisfy any appetite.

    Hunt for Treasures of Yesterday & TodayFrom stylish independent boutiques, eclectic gift and art offerings and antique shops to large national retailers, Montgomery has an extensive array of shopping options.

    Make it Easy

    Montgomery is centrally located in the Southeast, conveniently situated at the intersection of Interstates 65 and 85.

    Bask in the Glow

    Come on over; the weathers fine! And so is the hospitality. The warm welcome and friendly smiles of Montgomerys genuine people underscore the fact that manners matter here. Get ready to hear plenty of thank you, maam and please.

    Have a Blast in the Riverfront Entertainment District

    Pick up the pace with the excitement of The Alley, the citys new entertainment district, right across from the Montgomery Convention Center.

    Stay in Style

    The city boasts more than 7,000 area hotel rooms, a host of unique meeting venues and a state-of-the-art Convention Center.

    Get Creative & Cultured

    With arts institutions like the world-renowned Alabama Shakespeare Festival and The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the capital city encourages creative expression of all forms. And places like the Hank Williams Museum celebrate and preserve elements of our culture that are unique to Montgomery.

    Enjoy Some Family Time

    The entire family will have a ball (and maybe learn a bit too!) exploring Old Alabama Town and The Montgomery Zoo or just rolling down the Alabama River aboard the Harriott II Riverboat.

    The reasons to make your way to Montgomery are many and varied, but since we cant possibly list them all, here are some of the very best.

    Turn to page 52to find more reasons to love Montgomery.

  • For information 800-240-9452 7EVENT PLANNER

    PlanCalling All Groups!With a wide array of services and helpful advice

    delivered by a knowledgeable, friendly team, the

    Montgomery CVB makes FUN convenient and

    affordable for groups of any kind and any size.

    When groups of any size meet in Montgomery, BIG things

    happen. Whether youre gathering here for business or

    pleasure, Montgomery has a host of group-friendly attrac-

    tions, restaurants and unique sporting facilities to make your

    event a brilliant success. This vibrant capital city is the spirit

    of Alabamas heritage; the courage of Rosa Parks; the heart

    of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail; the steadfast dream of

    Martin Luther King Jr.; and the grace and beauty of the arts.

    Theres so much to see and do, and The Convention and Visi-

    tor Bureau is here to meet your every need.

    See It All: Take a Tour

    To best experience all Montgomery offers, plan a tour. Our Group Tour Sales staff can help you with all of your tour details. We will contact lodging properties and refer you to step-on guide services and local tour companies. Our sales staff can also suggest a variety of entertainment options for your guests after their tour. Let our staff help you plan scheduled itineraries or assist you with planning several different activities and visits to local attractions. Together we can create a custom tour itinerary just for you.

    Stay Power: Lodging

    The Montgomery area offers over 7,000 total hotel rooms across the city. Let us make your accommodation res-ervations for you and your group. Our complete list of contacts for each Montgomery property will assure that we find you the best rates, assist you with special services and additional requests.

    Enjoy a Warm Welcome: Bags & Brochures

    The CVB offers welcome bags and name badges based on the number of room nights booked. Our bags have our Montgomery CVB logo and are accompanied with a sou-venir. Each group is given one souvenir per person, and all items are subject to availability. The CVB will also provide your group with Visitor Guides in which they will find complete lists of attractions, restaurants, entertainment options and general information about the city. We can also provide your group with a calendar of events that highlight the citys many activities.

  • 8 Upcoming events visitingmontgomery.com

    Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center201 Tallapoosa St | Montgomery, AL 36104 334-481-5000

    The Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa and the adjacent Convention Center have brought much more to downtown Montgomery than an impres-sive new shadow on the skyline. Contemporary styling married with classic Southern hospitality combine with the hotels long list of amenities. With 342 rooms, ample and flexible meeting spaces, a European spa, a restaurant, fitness center and more all in one place, this AAA Four Diamond property is quickly becoming the premier destination for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel offers a 14,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom on the main level and pro-vides meeting space with 18 breakout rooms that total 14,000 square feet.

    The capital city exudes Southern hospitality in many ways, but it may be best exemplified in the warm welcome that greets visitors at all of our hotels. With over 7,000 rooms to choose from, Montgomery has comfortable, convenient options for every type of guest.

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