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Hotel and Travel

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Host Venue and Hotel

All conference functions will take place at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center which is attached to the Macon Marriott City Center. 

Macon Marriott City Center
240 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217

Conveniently located in the center of the state, the Macon Marriott City Center will serve as our headquarters hotel this year for the GSCA Conference. 

Group Rate:  $129-139 per night + 14% sales tax and $5.00 State of GA Hotel Fee
Complimentary Internet Access and Parking for registered guests.  Please note:  although the hotel has recently started charging for parking, GSCA has contracted for parking to be included
Reservations:  (800) 228-9290 or locally at (478) 621-5300 or book online here.

Nearby Hotels with Group Rates:

Hilton Garden Inn Macon/Mercer University
1220 Stadium Drive
Macon, GA  31204
Reservations:  (478) 741-5527 or online at:  Hilton Garden Inn Macon/Mercer University
Approximately a 10 minute drive to the convention center

GSCA Group Rate (Code=GSC):  $139/double + 14% sales tax and $5.00 State of GA Hotel Fee;  available until 10/16/2018

Candlewood Suites
3957 Riverplace Drive
Macon, GA  31210
Reservations:  please call hotel directly at (478) 254-3530
Approximately a 12 minute drive to the convention center
GSCA Group Rate (Code=Georgia School Counselor Association):  $74/double + 14% sales tax and $5.00 State of GA Hotel Fee; available until 10/17/2018

Holiday Inn Macon North
3953 Riverplace Drive
Macon, GA  31210
Approximately a 12 minute drive to the convention center
Reservations:  please call (478) 803-8200
Group Rate (Code=Georgia School Counselor Association):  $129/queen + 14% sales tax and $5.00 State of GA Hotel Fee;  available until 10/26/2018


Getting To Macon

The Macon Marriott City Center is located at 240 Coliseum Drive in Macon, Georgia 31217. This is off of Exit 2 on Interstate 16. The hotel will be located on your left about 3/10 of a mile from the interstate. Click here for a customized map with directions to the hotel.

Traffic Alert:   Due to major highway construction, expect delays on I75 and I16.  Check Georgia 511 for the latest information.

Georgia 511

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located 77 miles north of Macon. The hotel does not provide shuttle service, but you may arrange for alternate transportation through Groome Transportation. Fee is $59.00 one way. Estimated taxi fare is $160.00 one way (prices subject to change).


Macon Information

Visit Macon, Georgia - "Where Soul Lives"! Where you can hike through the ancient Indian mounds and experience the state's largest collection of African American history, art, and culture.  In Macon, you can sit on the dock with one of R&Bs music icons - Otis Redding. View his life-size bronze statue, or stroll down wide avenues lined with art galleries, boutiques, and architecture as diverse as the people who built it. 

With an exciting musical heritage, picturesque architecture, and a rich historical past, the best sights and activities in Macon, Georgia are the city itself. Marvel at the city's Civil War era and Antebellum architectural masterpieces, or get your groove on behind mushroom-covered gates of a Southern Rock landmark.  As one of the greatest historic cities of the American South, Macon is home to 6,000 National Register historic structures in 14 historic districts.

Macon, Georgia is also the home to five colleges and universities who share academic and cultural wealth, and where visitors can see all the greats at the nation's largest state sports museum.

Be sure to visit the Macon website (https://www.maconga.org/) to help plan your trip.