Norcross is a small Georgia city with a rich heritage dating back to 1870. The well-preserved brick buildings of the historic district exude the charm of a late 19th-century railroad town, while the numerous parks make the city a delightful destination for families. Stay in one of the Norcross, GA hotels, and you can also easily take a day trip or two into downtown Atlanta.
Transportation options for the approximately 30-mile journey to hotels in Norcross, GA from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport include shared-ride vans, limousines, taxis, and rental cars. When you reach Norcross, stop first at the Welcome Center and Museum, which displays interesting artifacts from the city's history and includes exhibits dedicated to baseball and firefighting. Pick up a map, and take a self-guided walking tour through the 112-acre Norcross Historic District. In addition to its old buildings and vintage-style street lamps, the area boasts numerous galleries, boutiques, and cafes. The district is also home to the Norcross Discovery Garden, a place that encourages children to explore nature and learn about native habitats. Other parks in the city include Thrasher Park, where free outdoor concerts are offered in summer; Lillian Webb Park with a seasonal, interactive splash pad; and Betty Mauldin Park, home to the largest elm tree in Georgia. Another fun family destination is Tiny Towne, where children ages 3 and older can ride on trains and play educational games. Rent a car in Norcross, and drive to the nearby Netherworld Haunted House, a spooky, walk-through attraction with live actors playing ghosts and ghouls. Or, drive a little farther to enjoy Atlanta attractions such as Six Flags Over Georgia and the World of Coca-Cola. If you want to spend more time sightseeing in the state capital, book a hotel in Atlanta, and make a night of it.
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