Atlanta, the capital of Georgia and one of the largest cities in the South of the United States, is a worthy destination. The city and surroundings offer numerous fascinating destinations and sights, such as the impressive Stone Mountain, a quartz monzonite inselberg. Downtown in this metropolis there are also many attractions, such as shopping precincts, recreation areas and historical sites like the Margaret Mitchell House, where the famous writer once lived. Atlanta is a destination that promises a varied holiday experience.
Another downtown attraction is the 317-metre-high Bank of America Tower, one of the tallest buildings in America and a prominent feature of the Atlanta skyline. A hire car is the best way of exploring this expansive city. Numerous car parks and parking lots make it easy to leave your hire car safely in the city. Already in advance of your trip to America you can book a hire car via TUI Cars and pick it up upon your arrival at the car rental station in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The distance from the airport to downtown Atlanta is about 15 km via the Interstate 85.
Holidays between the new and the old
Park your car hire in Atlanta at one of the car parks and stroll through the city centre, where you can visit the birthplace of Martin Luther King and the Georgia State Capitol, built in 1889.
At the CNN studios you can gain an insight into how the famous TV station works. From there you can follow Marietta Street to the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park, where the 1996 Olympic Games were held.
In the middle of the Olympic Park stands the Centennial Tree, a 100-year-old pecan that symbolises sport in general. From the park, head north-east to the Atlanta History Center, where you can explore the history of the US in two historic buildings.
Excursions in the surroundings of Atlanta
The state of Georgia in the American South is characterised by its mild climate. Especially spring and autumn are good times for hikes and excursions in the countryside.
At the southern end of the city lies the Atlanta Zoo, which can also be reached by car via Interstate 85. The zoo houses more than 1,000 animals, and gives you the chance to see gorillas, Sumatra Orangutans and African elephants at close range. Leaving Atlanta in a northerly direction takes you to the Chatahootchee Hills. Its shaded hiking trails wind along clear rivers, while idyllic picnic spots invite you to linger.
At TUI Cars you are bound to find the right hire car for your road trip. And remember, with TUI Cars you get a carefree insurance package in the price, including fully comprehensive insurance and excess waiver insurance. You are in the best of hands if something happens on your trip.