Car Rental in Atlanta Airport, Georgia
When renting a car in Atlanta airport, you can book online for the best deal on compact, economy, mini vans, SUVs and luxury vehicles.
On our site, you can choose from a great range of cars from car rental companies like Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty, as well as US brands Dollar Rent-a-Car and Alamo.
While parking in downtown Atlanta can be scarce and rush hour – 6:30 to 9:30am and 3:30 to 6:30pm – can be a disappointment, getting around by rental car would prove useful if you start exploring other neighbourhoods.
Explore Atlanta By Car And Relive History
Atlanta is the gateway to the American south, and has figured prominently in American history from the time of the Civil War to the struggle for civil liberties.
The Atlanta History Centre in Buckhead is less than 25 minutes to the north, an un-missable museum that houses the largest collection of memorabilia dedicated to the American Civil War.
Close to the downtown area, which is just 10 miles north of the airport, is the home and final resting place of the venerable Martin Luther King, Jr., the most prominent figure in the American civil rights movement.
Gone with the Wind, one of the greatest classics in American literature and film was written here, just a little north of downtown, in Margaret Mitchell’s mansion in Midtown.
On the ancient fossils front, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, five miles north of MLK National Historic Site, displays the skeletons of the largest dinosaur ever discovered.
Five minutes further north is a respectable collection of Greek and Egyptian artifacts housed in the Michael C. Carlos Museum.
Tour Atlanta’s Biggest Attractions
The Centennial Park Area is a must-see destination when you arrive at Atlanta.
This was where the 1996 Olympic Games were held, and within two blocks of the park, is the headquarters of Coca-Cola and the CNN Centre.
The Georgia Aquarium just across the street will impress both children and adults with its sheer water volume and denizens on display.
You can even swim with the whale shark if you are adventurous enough.
Perhaps you want to want to enjoy some retail therapy before you fly back home.
Downtown and Midtown are great shopping destinations, but if you want to sample some upscale merchandise, head north to Buckhead, just 20 minutes away.
This neighbourhood is also known for splendid restaurants, chic watering holes, as well as top-tier hotels.
If it gets too crowded, the Virginia-Highland offers casual ambience, while the Little Five Points neighbourhood is famous for alternative nightlife.
If you’re heading further south to Fort Lauderdale for some fun in the sun, you can drop your hire car off there too if you’re happy to do a one way rental.