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Atlanta Travel Guide

Getting to Atlanta

There is one international airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, located 10 miles from downtown. There are 13 rental car agencies. You can also hail a cab from Hartsfield to downtown or Midtown for around $30 and to Buckhead for around $40. Be persistent and insist on being charged only the flat rate when using a taxi from the airport. For public transportation, hop on MARTA located at the airport right off baggage claim. You can be downtown within 20 minutes and one-way fares are only $2.50. If you prefer driving, New Orleans to Atlanta will take you approximately eight hours. The easiest route is Interstate 10 E to I-65 N to I-85 N. For those who don’t want to drive but want to enjoy the scenic ride, opt for a train. AMTRAK has trains leaving daily from New Orleans at 7 a.m. and arriving in Atlanta at 7:35 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit here.

Getting to Mercedes Benz Stadium

Most people used public transportation by taking the Marta to Mercedes Benz Stadium. You can view routes and schedules for the Marta here: http://mercedesbenzstadium.com/parking-and-transportation/public-transportation/.

If you choose to drive, Mercedes Benz Stadium suggests downloading and using the waze app for the best route on game day.

Parking at Mercedes Benz Stadium

There are 14 parking lots surrounding Mercedes Benz Stadium. You can view all the lots and what they offer and allow here: http://parking.mercedesbenzstadium.com/lot_info and you can purchase a pass here: http://parking.mercedesbenzstadium.com/events/39265/falcons-vs-saints--a1bbc799-823e-4330-b7af-671525d2bb45.

RV Parking

RV parking is allowed in some lots but not all. You can view which lots allow RV parking by visiting http://parking.mercedesbenzstadium.com/lot_info or contacting Mercedes Benz Stadium here: http://parking.mercedesbenzstadium.com/contact.

For tailgating and all game day information, visit: http://parking.mercedesbenzstadium.com/lot_info to view which lots allow tailgating and the lots that are best for it.

  • Lodging
  • Tourism
  • Dining
  • Transportation
  • RV Info
  • Lodging

    Downtown: Omni Downtown at CNN Center
    Atlanta Marriott Marquis
    Westin Peachtree Plaza
    Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

    Buckhead: Grand Hyatt
    Westin; Hampton Inn Atlanta-Buckhead
    Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel

    Midtown:Four Seasons
    W Hotel
    Hyatt Atlanta Midtown
    Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown

    Perimeter Center:Crown Plaza
    Hilton Garden Inn
    Embassy Suites
    Marriott Courtyard

  • Tourism

    Georgia Aquarium
    Atlanta is home to one of the world’s largest aquariums. Located right in the heart of downtown at 225 Baker St. NW, 30313, it houses more than 100,000 animals, representing 500 species all of which reside in 10 million gallons of water. Be sure to ask about the combo tickets with the World of Coca-Cola. (404) 581-4000.

    World of Coca-Cola
    Home of the permanent exhibition featuring the history of The Coca-Cola Company - including its well-known advertising - as well as a host of entertainment areas and attractions. Located at 121 Bakers St NW, 30313, be sure to ask about the combo tickets with the Georgia Aquarium. (404) 676-5151.

    Centennial Olympic Park
    Located at 265 Park Ave. W Northwest, 30313, is a 21-acre public park. The park was built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as part of the infrastructure improvements for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics. Be sure to see the famous Fountain of Rings and visit the website for any upcoming events.

    Atlanta Botanical Garden
    A 30 acre botanical garden located in Midtown, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, 30309. Experience lively sculptures filled with imagination, including a 25-foot Earth Goddess. (404) 876-5859.

    Zoo Atlanta
    This 40-acre zoo located at 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, 30315, is home to 1,500 animals from 220 species. Go visit the giant panda twins, Mei Lun and Mei Huan, who are the first twins born in the U.S. since 1987.

    Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site
    Established in 1980, consists of several buildings surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr.’s boyhood home. Come visit the home of his birth and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds. Located at 450 Auburn Ave. NE, 30312. (404) 331-5190.

    CNN Center
    The world headquarters of CNN, main newsrooms and studios for several of CNN’s news channels are located in the building. Inside is a full food court and restaurants, perfect for grabbing lunch or dinner before a game. Located at 384 Northyards Blvd. NW #490, 30313.

    High Museum of Art
    The leading art museum in the Southeastern U.S. with a collection of classic and contemporary art and award-winning architecture by Richard Meier. The High Museum holds more than 14,000 works of art in its permanent collection, and in 2010 had 509,000 visitors, 95th among world art museums. Located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, 30309. (404) 733-4444.

    Phipps Plaza
    Located off of GA 400 at the intersection of Peachtree and Lenox roads, right in the heart of Buckhead with quick and convenient access to Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. Boasts 100+ stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Belk, Tiffany & Co., Gucci and more. Also offers plenty of entertainment with a 14-screen AMC movie theatre and LEGOLAND Discovery Center attraction. 3500 Peachtree Rd NE, 30326.

    The Varsity
    The world’s largest drive-in restaurant and has been serving customers in Atlanta since 1928. People travel from all over the world to be asked, “What’ll ya have?” Located at 61 North Ave. NW, 30308.

    Sweetwater Brewery
    Enjoy a tour of how Sweetwater beer came about. Tours and tastings are held Wednesday to Friday from 5:30-7:30, Saturday and Sunday 2:30-4:30. You don’t even have to spend a dime; complementary tasting cups with six tasting tickets are free. However, for $10 you can get a souvenir pint glass along with six tasting tickets. Located at 195 Ottley Dr. NE, 30324. (You must be 21.) (404) 691-2537

  • Restaurants

    Morton’s Steakhouse
    Whether in town for business or pleasure, whether a long-time resident or first-time visitor to Downtown Atlanta, Morton's Downtown is a popular dinner choice. Located at 303 Peachtree Center Avenue Atlanta, GA 30308. (404) 577-4366
    Make a reservation

    Seasons 52
    Seasonally inspired menu along with an award-winning international wine list. Experience an array of seafood and meats along with mouth-watering entrée salads, and don’t forget to check out the extensive dessert menu! Located at 3050 Peachtree Road NW, 30305 (404) 846-1552

    Eclipse di Luna
    Voted “Best Tapas,” by Creative Loafing for 15 years running. This charming Spanish style tapas restaurant has great prices, live music and nightly dancing. Be sure to experience multiple tapas when you visit, you won’t regret it. Two locations, one in the heart of Buckhead, 764 Miami Circle, 30324 (404-846-0449) and one near Perimeter Center, 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, (678-205-5862).

    Buckhead Diner
    Get ready to experience a more upscale diner feel with longtime favorite menu items. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner this diner is guaranteed to satisfy. Be sure to start off with the Original Warm Maytag Blue Cheese Chips and end with a “real” milkshake. Located at 3073 Piedmont Road NE, 30305. (404) 262-3336

    Annie’s Thai Castle
    A tiny spot located by the Buckhead Theatre, this restaurant has some of the best Thai food you can find. Annie has owned her restaurant for 27 years, and has perfected the term customer service along with her original Thai dishes. If you like to spice things up, you will be in “Thai Heaven’! Located at 3195 Roswell Road, 30305. (404) 264-9546

    Tomo Japanese Restaurant
    This is for all the seafood lovers. Tomo, who is the chef, is dedicated to having the absolute finest hand-picked ingredients. This restaurant prides itself on fresh ingredients, specialty rolls, delicious entrees and an impressive drink menu. Located at 3630 Peachtree Blvd. #140, 30326.
    (404) 835-2708.

    Want to watch sports, but also enjoy great food? Dantanna’s is where you should be. This upscale sports bar provides a vast layout of all genres of food, with more TV’s than you can count. Guys want to sit back and enjoy a cigar after dinner or during a game (outside)? Head to the back and conveniently find one of Atlanta’s top cigar shops. Also, if you like calamari I highly recommend theirs on top of the spinach salad. Located in two areas, in Buckhead 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304, 30326 (404-760-8873), and downtown near the CNN Center, One CNN Center #269, 30303 (404-522-8873)

    This soulful dining experience features flavors from the Georgia Coast to the Louisiana Bayou and everything in between. The best food arrives fresh from local and organic farmers and if you start to miss home join them in their Creole Jazz Brunch. If you happen to be in town on a Tuesday they offer a 20 for $20 wine tasting from 5:30-7:00pm. Located at 1820 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.
    (404) 809-3561


    One bar isn’t enough for STATS, enjoy five! Find your favorite beer, cocktails and wine while watching any sporting event on one of their 70 HD televisions. STATS is also one of the few spots in the United States to incorporate the beer tap system into their tables. With seven tap tables and 10 private rooms you can pour your own beer without the help of a server or bartender. Located at 300 Marietta St. 30313. (404) 885-1472

    Rooftop 866
    Located in the heart of Midtown, enjoy handcrafted cocktails and small bites on top of an open-air Atlanta lounge. Cozy up to a fire pit or enjoy private cabana seating, the lush landscaping resembles a rooftop garden. This is the perfect spot to grab a cocktail before dinner. Located at 866 W. Peachtree St., NW, 30308. (678) 412-2402

    Whiskey Blue
    After hopping off a glass elevator that will have climbed 125 feet, you will arrive at Whiskey Blue. Breathtaking views of Buckhead and Lenox from one side and Midtown on the other, this full service bar has a very modern vibe. Enjoy signature cocktails while listening to live music. Located at 3377 Peachtree Road NE. 30326. (678) 500-3192

    Shout Rooftop Bar
    Located at the corner of 14th and Peachtree streets in the heart of midtown, 1197 Peachtree St. NE, 30361. The rooftop bar is a great spot to grab drinks and dance the night away, with a DJ playing every Friday and Saturday. If you get hungry from all the dancing head downstairs and experience dishes featuring flavors from all around the world. (404) 846-2000

    Sky Lounge
    Voted one of “Top 23 Best Rooftop Lounges in the World” by ABC.com, this rooftop bar is located atop the Glen Hotel. Experience breathtaking views of the Atlanta skyline and Centennial Olympic Park. The bar’s signature lemongrass cocktail is a must. Located at 110 Marietta St. NW, 30303. (404) 521-2250

    The best spot to join forces with other members of the Saints fan base as they take on the Falcons is at Copeland’s, 3131 Cobb Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339.

  • Transportation

    Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is Atlanta’s top option for public transportation. A one-day pass can be purchased for $9 and a 3-day pass can be purchased for $16. Be sure to visit the website for all fares and discounts. There are also plenty of cab and private car companies in the area. Here are names and numbers to a few:

    Cab Companies
    Yellow Cab (404) 521-0200
    Atlanta Royal Cabbies (404) 584-6655
    Day & Night Cab (404) 767-7464

    Private Companies
    Atlanta Limos (404) 585-5951
    Atlanta Limousine (404) 682- 5352
    UBER- you must download the free app to be able to use this, but it is great option.

  • RV Info

    If you make the 8-hour drive to Atlanta in an RV, there are a few parks for you to settle down in outside the city.

    Atlanta South RV Resort 281 Mt Olive Road, McDonough, GA 30253—(770) 957-2610—About 30 miles from downtown, take exit 222 off I-75.

    Stone Mountain RV Sites 4003 Stonewall Jackson Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30083—(770) 498-5710—About 30 miles from downtown

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