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Atlanta Georgia Travel Tips

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One of America's most congested cities, Atlanta can be challenging to navigate, even for the most seasoned Atlanta visitor or resident. Still very much a driving city, there are some other good ways to get around, especially for visitors who are staying in one of the many downtown hotels. Whether tackling Atlanta by car or choosing another way to get around, here are some tips to help you with your trip planning and your visit.

MARTA: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit System

Atlanta's bus and train public transportation system offers service to many top attractions, business centers, sports and entertainment venues, the airport and shopping areas. Two primary rail lines, North-South and East-West, converge at a main transfer hub at the Five Points Station. Somewhat more confusing for visitors, the bus system offers extensive service throughout Atlanta, including many points beyond the area reachable by rail. Summer shuttles offer convenient service to Atlanta Braves games, Six Flags Over Georgia and Lakewood Amphitheater.

Additional Information:
MARTA Web Site for instructions, maps, schedules, fares and more.
Top Atlanta Tourist Attractions for attractions which are easy to reach by public transportation.

Rental Cars in Atlanta - Compare Prices

Find rental car locations and compare prices for your next visit to Atlanta. For visitors arriving by air, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport has several rental car registration counters located inside in the Atrium on the first floor, including: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, National and Thrifty. In addition, Airport Rent-A-Car, Atlanta Rent a Car Rental and EZ Rent a Car are located off-site.

The Division of Taxicabs and Vehicles for Hire

The Bureau of Taxicabs and Vehicles for Hire is a component of the Atlanta Police Department. The Bureau enforces the Vehicle for Hire Ordinance to ensure safe, courteous and professional service for citizens and visitors to the City. Visit their website for a list of authorized taxicab and carriage companies that are permitted to operate as vehicles for hire inside the City of Atlanta and at Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

NAVIGATOR, the Georgia DOT's Intelligent Transportation System

Implemented by the Georgia Department of Transportation, first in Atlanta in preparation for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, NAVIGATOR provides information about current travel conditions, maps, road closures, interactive trip times and other helpful tips for drivers.

Downtown Atlanta Interactive Parking Map

Developed as a component of the Downtown Parking Demand Management Action Plan, this interactive map includes information about parking lot and bike rack locations in Atlanta.

Georgia World Congress Center Authority Loop Map - PDF

This detailed map includes information about the area surrounding the Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park and other popular downtown Atlanta destinations.
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