Do you crave the crackle of crab fritters and the easy comfort of pimento and cheese melted between buttery toast? Then it sounds like your heart and taste buds are set on Atlanta. Georgia’s Southern graces reach father than the dining room. Take a moment to meditate in expansive Piedmont Park or discover a bygone era at the Swan House and you’ll start to see how elegant this city is. But first, you’ve got to book plane tickets to Atlanta and land at the busiest airport in the world. Remember encountering a dinosaur in the terminal on your last layover in the Big Peach? That fossilized Yangchuanosaurus is just the beginning. It's time to explore all that this great American city has to offer.
Transportation from ATL
Atlanta flights touch down at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), just 10 miles south of downtown. The most popular way to get around Atlanta is a rental car. Visitors interested in renting a car can follow signs from the baggage claim areas to the Hartsfield-Jackson Rental Car Center (RCC). The airport's complimentary SkyTrain service will give you a ride to the rental car center from their station at the top of the escalator.
To see the city from the seat of a train, start your journey at the MARTA station for light rail service or try the Greyhound Flightlink buses. There are also taxi cabs available in the yellow bus aisle, and you can rest easy knowing there’s one set fee to make the commute downtown. After your flight to Atlanta, it's easy to get started on your adventure.
Hotels in Atlanta
From historic havens to contemporary oases, Atlanta’s hotels reflect the epitome of Southern refinement. Book one of our guest favorites or browse the inventory:
- Hilton Atlanta: Located just a block from the Museum of Design Atlanta, this Hilton hotel takes a few cues from its artsy neighbor and features contemporary décor throughout. When you aren’t exploring downtown Atlanta, spend some time on the hotel tennis courts or dining in one of the three on-site restaurants.
- Atlanta Marriott Marquis: Also located downtown, the Marquis is more than a relaxing place to stay in the middle of a busy city—the resort spa takes luxury up a level with a full menu of pampering treatments and there’s always something scrumptious at one of the two restaurants.
- The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta: Pair the bright, bold designs of this contemporary downtown hotel with a visit to Margaret Mitchell Square, for a tour of the author’s historic home and a talk or presentation on Southern life. The Ritz-Carlton’s 5-star amenities make it easy to transition back to the present day. Just order a gourmet meal to your room or relax with a cocktail in the lounge.
- The Westin Atlanta Airport: For a convenient commute between the airport and your accommodation, stay at this Westin hotel. Not only is it practically sidled up to the terminal, but it’s also within a short drive to College Park Golf Course and Georgia International Convention Center.
Things to Do near ATL
Airfare to Atlanta is also a ticket to historic attractions and beautiful landscapes. Before you embark on Atlanta’s city center—or on your way back to the airport—add these to your itinerary:
- Delta Flight Museum: You don’t have to travel far from ATL to travel back in aviation history. Get up close with aircrafts dating back to the early days in flight and marvel at how far we’ve come.
- Georgia International Convention Center: For work or for play, plan your trip around a conference of road shows at one of the largest event venues in the Peach State.
- Cascade Springs Nature Preserve: Can you hear the gurgle of gorgeous waterfalls? Walk the trails at Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, southwest of the airport, and you’ll more than hear these misty natural wonders.
- Constitution Lakes: Like Cascade Springs, the area around Constitution Lakes is a serene oasis on the south side of a busy city. When you want to daydream beside still waters, join the hiking trails and take a deep breath.
Enjoy All Atlanta Has to Offer
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