Some of the most iconic cities in the U.S. also have some of the most fascinating histories behind them. Guess which U.S. city had the first pizzeria? We looked into Atlanta, New York City, San Francisco and Washington DC – each an AMA Executive Conference Centers city – and you’ll be amazed at some of the things that you may not have known about them!
Let’s start on the east with Atlanta, located in Georgia, which is known as The Peach State.
Atlanta is home to The Varsity, which is the largest fast food drive-in in the world, established in 1928.
The symbol of the city is the phoenix after being burned down during the Civil War in 1864.
It has one of the biggest Hindu temples outside of India.
There are 71 streets whose names are a take on “Peachtree.”
Before it was called the White House, the building was known as the President’s Palace or President’s House.
Washington DC is home to a unique museum called the International Spy Museum.
For more fun facts about United States cities, check out 50states.comand learn to your heart’s content. And for more facts about hosting your next meeting at an AMA Executive Conference Center in one of the above cities, click onto www.AMAconferencecenters.org.