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Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Macon, GA

Macon is a bustling city full of growth and renewal! In addition to our events at the Macon City Auditorium or the Macon Coliseum, our city offers plenty of dining opportunities, cozy places to stay, and attractions to visit.

Downtown Macon Restaurants

Macon boasts over 200 palate-pleasing restaurants, pubs, and breweries, many of the most satisfying right here in Downtown Macon! You can’t go wrong with any of downtown Macon’s options, from seafood to burgers and casual restaurants to fine dining establishments.

If you’re looking for a downtown classic, try the Rookery for burgers and milkshakes. Kudzu Seafood will satisfy your seafood fix, and Kinjo Kitchen + Cocktails is a perfect choice for Asian-inspired comfort food. If you want buffet-style southern comfort food, visit The Bear’s Den near Mercer University. Are you in the mood for some high-quality Mexican dishes? Choose between La Bella Morelia or Tzangos (or better yet, try both!)

There are plenty more restaurants and all types of cuisine right around the corner and within walking distance from the Macon City Auditorium!

  • Gastro Pubs
  • Seafood
  • Cajun
  • Cuban
  • Mexican
  • Indian
  • Caribbean
  • Fine dining
  • Japanese
  • Coffee and desserts

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Downtown Macon Hotels

With a plethora of hotels to choose from, you can stay a night or two (or more) in beautiful Downtown Macon! From the Hotel Forty Five right across the street from the Macon City Auditorium to the nearby Woodward Hotel, 1842 Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites and more, you can turn your visit to the Macon City Auditorium into an enchanting getaway.

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Things to Do in Macon, GA

In addition to your visit to the Macon City Auditorium, explore all the attractions Macon has to offer!

Our city has more historical sites on the National Register of Historic Places than any other in Georgia, nearly all of which are family-friendly and perfect for family outings or date destinations. Many of our attractions are pet-friendly, as well!

There are museums galore, including:

  • The Museum of Arts and Sciences
  • The Harriet Tubman African American Museum
  • The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Museum
  • The Allman Brothers Band Museum

Venture out to our nearby parks, too, including:

  • Amerson River Park
  • The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
  • Coleman Hill Park
  • Carolyn Crayton Park

Macon hosts seasonal activities such as each spring’s Cherry Blossom Festival, which is rated one of the 20 best festivals in the Southeast. Mercer University football kicks off every fall, and you can cheer on Macon’s professional hockey team, the Macon Mayhem, every winter. And all of this is just scratching the surface.

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