There is no doubt that the Atlanta tramway, which finally came into service a few weeks ago, will be an asset for the city’s tourist activity. Its 2.7-mile loop connects all the attractions at Centennial Olympic Park: Coke! CN! Civil rights! Fish! Football! Ferris Wheel!—with the historic King District, which alone attracts over a million visitors each year. The trolley offers tourists and convention-goers staying at the hotels clustered around the Peachtree Center an easy way to get from the hotel area to places like the Sweet Auburn Curb Market.
The tram could also offer assistance to “local tourists”. Families can take MARTA from the suburbs to the Peachtree Center and hop on the trolley to get to the aquarium, for example. Inconvenience and parking costs in the city center are avoided! Millennials living in Brookhaven or Doraville could take the trolley to the bars on Edgewood Avenue (the return trip for late-night revelers would still require Uber).
2 – Try Indoor Skydiving at iFLY Atlanta
At iFLY Atlanta, thrill seekers can experience the intense adrenaline rush of skydiving without the need to physically jump from an airplane, 14,000 feet above the ground!
Stay out of your car
Atlanta’s I-75 and I-85 freeways, the city’s main thoroughfares, have aggressive drivers and significant traffic delays at rush hour . Avoid morning and evening commutes, and instead plan to spend a lazy morning strolling near your hotel. MARTA, the city’s elevated train, is the best way to get to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, with stops in downtown and downtown. Atlanta’s new streetcar connects top Midtown attractions to Sweet Auburn, making it easy to visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the King’s Historic District. Best part: The Trolley is free throughout 2015.
Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor’s Atlanta Travel Guide
Getting Around Atlanta
Atlanta is known like “car city” – but you don’t need a car to get around! Atlanta has many ride-sharing options like Lyft and Uber. In addition, you can use the public transport of the city. Staying in a walkable neighborhood will also make exploring Atlanta easier on foot.
Consult our guide to visit Atlanta without a car.
Buckhead and North Atlanta: Best location for luxury and safest area to stay
Located in the north end of the city, Buckhead is an exclusive and safe neighborhood and the best area to stay in Atlanta for visitors looking for good food, luxury shops and the best hotels in the Georgian capital .