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Atlanta's mass transit system, MARTA, provides a convenient one-way ride for $2.50.

>>How to use MARTA to get to the Embassy Suites Hotel

Driving Directions

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.


The Atlanta Airport Shuttle Service (TAASS) is the official Share Ride Shuttle service provider at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Serving the Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead areas. We operate from 6 a.m. to 12 midnight. One Way - $16.50 Round Trip $29.00 to Downtown.

Taxi Services

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
Location - 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta - Midtown adjacent to Piedmont Park on Piedmont Avenue, between 14th Street and Monroe Drive Telephone - 404-876-5859
MARTA Transportation - N5 Arts Center Station: Transfer to the #36 North Decatur bus. On Sunday, take the #27 Monroe / Lindbergh bus.


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.
Location - 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta - Buckhead District Telephone - 404-814-4000 MARTA Transportation - NE7 Lenox Station to Bus #23 - Exit the bus at Peachtree and West Paces Ferry Road. Walk three blocks west on West Paces Ferry Road to the pedestrian entrance in front of the Atlanta History Center. Most visitors prefer to drive to this attraction if possible.
Location - 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta - Buckhead District Telephone - 404-814-4000
MARTA Transportation - NE7 Lenox Station to Bus #23 - Exit the bus at Peachtree and West Paces Ferry Road. Walk three blocks west on West Paces Ferry Road to the pedestrian entrance in front of the Atlanta History Center. Most visitors prefer to drive to this attraction if possible.


Atlantic Station

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
MARTA Transportation You can also walk to Atlantic Station from Arts Center. It is roughly 15 minutes over the 17th Street bridge, much shorter distance than most people expect. To walk, exit the station at the West Peachtree Street exit. Turn right onto West Peachtree then left onto 17th Street.


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
Location - Downtown across from the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola
Telephone - Recording: 404-222-PARK (7275) / Park Administration: 404-223-4412 MARTA Transportation - W1 Dome / GWCC/ Philips Arena / CNN Center or N1 Peachtree Center


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
Location - One CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia - downtown at the corner of Marietta Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive Telephone - 404-827-2300 or 877-4CNNTOUR
MARTA Transportation - W1 Dome / GWCC/ Philips Arena / CNN Center


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

Fox Theatre

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
Location - 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta Telephone - 404-881-2100
MARTA Transportation - N3 North Avenue Station - Walk 2 blocks east to the theater.


Georgia Aquarium

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
Location - 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta - Across from the north end of Centennial Olympic Park. Telephone - 404-581-4000
MARTA Transportation - A ten to fifteen minute walk from: MARTA stops W1 Dome / GWCC/ Philips Arena / CNN Center and N1 Peachtree Center. Also, the convenient A to Z Bus runs from Georgia Aquarium to Zoo Atlanta via Route 97.


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
Location - 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta - Midtown between 15th and 16th Streets
Telephone - Woodruff Arts Center: 404-733-4200 / Woodruff Box Office: 404-733-5000 / High Museum of Art: 404-733-4400 / Alliance Theatre: 404-733-4650 / 14th Street Playhouse: 404-733-4754
MARTA Transportation - N5 Arts Center Station: Exit at the top level and follow signs.


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 the Wind.
Location - 990 Peachtree Street, Atlanta – Midtown Telephone - 404-249-7015
MARTA Transportation - N4 Midtown Station - Located one block from the station at the corner of Peachtree Place and Peachtree Street.


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
Address - NPS Visitor Center - 450 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta Telephone - Information: 404-331-6922 / Park Headquarters: 404-331-5190
MARTA Transportation - Five Points to Route 3 Auburn Avenue


Piedmont Park

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
Location - 121 Baker Street NW, Atlanta Telephone - 404-676-5151 or 800-676-COKE (2653)
MARTA Transportation - About a ten minute walk from W1 Dome / GWCC / Philips Arena / CNN Center and / or N1 Peachtree Center.

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