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Atlanta's mass transit system, MARTA, provides a convenient one-way ride for $2.50.
FROM THE AIRPORT - Hartsfield Jackson International Airport
Distance from Hotel: 8 mi. - Drive Time: 15 min.
Take highway I75 & I85 north to exit #248C. Turn left on International Blvd. and continue through Centennial Olympic Park. Turn right onto Marietta St. Hotel is on the right one block.
Taxi service from the Atlanta airport will cost approximately $30.00.
Atlanta Royal Cabbies - (404) 584-6655
Atlanta Checker Cab Co Inc - (404) 351-1111
Yellow Cab of Georgia - (404) 521-0200
Atlanta Lenox Taxi - (404) 872-2600
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
From an indoor collection of orchids and
special exhibits to an outdoor gathering of hydrangeas, hardy palms and cobra
lilies, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens are a truly special treat for all five
senses. For more information, visit www.Atlantabotanicalgarden.org/home.do.
Atlanta History Center
Allow plenty of time to explore the Atlanta
History Center, which connects people, history, and culture. History exhibit
topics include the Civil War, Atlanta's development, folk arts of the South and
more. Two on-site historic homes, a living history farm complete with sheep and
two children's playhouses add to the experience.
One of the easiest destinations to get to on transit. Take the MARTA train to the Arts Center Station. Take the Arts Center exit out of the station, which involves going up two flights of escalators. At the top/street level, there is an Atlantic Station shuttle pick up right outside the station entrance and across from the Woodruff Arts Center. Shuttles run every 5-10 minutes and are free. Shuttle stops include the main commercial district/movie theater, Target, Ikea and residences.
Atlantic Station Shuttle operation times are: Daily 5:00am - 1:00am
Centennial Olympic Park
In addition to serving as Georgia's lasting legacy of
the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, this unique 21-acre park plays host to
community-wide free events, including the Fourth of July Celebration, Wednesday
Wind Down concert series and Fourth Saturday Family Fun Days. For more
information about this downtown oasis, visit www.centennialpark.com.
Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities.
CNN Atlanta Tour
Experience a re-creation of CNN's main control room
for a behind-the-scenes look at live 24-hour news. Uncover an interactive
exhibit to view video clips of the top 100 news stories that CNN has covered
during the past 20 years. And that's just the beginning of what you'll
encounter on the CNN Atlanta Tour. For the rest of the story, visit
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Enter the Fernback Museum of
Natural History and you'll enter a wondrous world of dinosaurs, artifacts and
wildlife. Discover permanent exhibitions such as "A Walk Through Time in
Georgia" and "Giants of the Mesozoic." Plus, explore the earth's
history and environment. For more information, visit www.fernbank.edu/museum/milestone.aspx.
Theatre. Music. Dance. It's all at the fabulous Fox
Theatre, which opened its opulent doors during the Great Depression. It has
been designated a National Historic Landmark (the highest national ranking) and
is also a Georgia Museum Building (the most prestigious statewide ranking). For
event and behind - the - scenes tour information, visit www.foxtheatre.org.
Georgia Aquarium is Atlanta's #1 attraction for good
reason. The world's largest aquarium at a whopping 8.1 million gallons, the
Georgia Aquarium features a dazzling array of water displays, including Cold
Water Quest, Ocean Voyager and the River Scout exhibit. A 100-foot-long glass
tunnel into the aquarium offers a rare glimpse at undersea life unlike any
other. The Georgia Aquarium is located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. To learn
more about the Georgia Aquarium, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.
High Museum of Art Atlanta
The High Museum of Art Atlanta is home to
one of the south's greatest fine art displays and features permanent
collections in specializing in African Art, American Art, European Art, Folk
Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, Photography and the Decorative Arts and
Design. The museum also features renowned exhibits from all over the world,
from South African works to an exhibit highlighting the automobile as art. High
Museum of Art is located on Peachtree Street in midtown Atlanta, Georgia. To
learn more about visiting the High Museum of Art and current exhibits, visit www.high.org.
Margaret Mitchell House
Part of the Atlanta History Center, but
situated at a separate location in midtown Atlanta, this former family home,
converted into an apartment building in 1919, explores the life of author
Margaret Mitchell and her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the movie, Gone With
Martin Luther King Birth Home
Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in
1929 in the Sweet Auburn community, the thriving African-American hub of
Atlanta. His two-story birth home is open to visitors but only via a park
ranger-led tour. Each tour is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and is
limited to 15 people. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/malu/.
The largest rennovated park in the city and offers a wide variety of events, including concerts, comedy improv, green market, festivals and more. For outdoor lovers there are miles of walking paths, a lake, swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts and a dog park. Just beyond Piedmont Park is the historic and active Virginia Highland neighborhood. There you will find many great restaurants, bars and unique shops.
MARTA Transportation. You can exit at the Arts Center Station and take 14th Street into the park, which gets you closer to the sports fields, running track and slightly closer to the lake, pool and Saturday morning Green Market. Or, you can exit at the Midtown Station and 10th Street down to the park. This route will put you closer to the rolling hills and at the far end of 10th Street you’ll find Park Tavern and the meadow, where the comedy crew usually sets up.
Catch bus 36, which departs from the Midtown MARTA Station and travels down 10th Street and through the Virginia Highlands neighborhood. Bus 99 also travels down 10th Street from the Midtown station for another bus route to the park.
Turner Field home of the Atlanta Braves
MARTA Transportation - The closest MARTA station to Turner Field is actually the Georgia State station and it is about a 25 minute walk to the stadium. From the station, exit onto Piedmont Avenue then turn left and walk south toward the Capitol and you will run right into the stadium.Or you can board the Braves Shuttle that departs outside of Underground Atlanta. It is free when you transfer from a train. Exit at the Five Points station and follow the signs to the shuttle.You can also take bus 32 (from Five Points or Civic Center) and Bus 55 (from Five Points) to get to Turner Field.
World of Coca-Cola
Opened in May 2007, the World of Coca-Cola at
Pemberton Place covers 60,000 square feet of exhibits to explore and contains
over 1200 artifacts. Experience a show in the 4-D movie theater with moving
seats, or taste over 60 different products from around the world. You can also
take a tour of a fully-functioning Coca-Cola bottling line. Today, the
"pause that refreshes" is served more than 1 billion times a day in
more than 200 countries. For more sparkling information, visit www.woccAtlanta.com/.