MGopher007 Posted May 7, 2008 Report Share Posted May 7, 2008 Just some pointers if you plan on visiting...Downtown Atlanta does have some very nice hotels. Nearly all of the attractions that the city has is located within a 10 mile radius. However, the downtown area is not the greatest at night.While proximity to the sites is important to many, I'd like to point out a few other options...Both the Buckhead and Perimeter areas are very nice. They are some of the ritzier parts of town. You'll find much more nightlife than downtown, as well as safer neighborhoods.Our public transportation system, MARTA, does run to both neighborhoods and is a straight shot into downtown. It's a subway type train that's very safe (and cheap, $1.75 one way). Perimeter is the farther of the two and is no more than 30 minutes into town. For a rail map, visit www.itsmarta.com. Buckhead has it's own stop and the Perimeter area is serviced by Dunwoody and Sandy Springs stations. While not all hotels you'll find on HW and PL are very close to a MARTA stop, many hotels will have a shuttle that can drop off/pick up. You can actually get by without renting a car if you wish as the train runs directly from the airport. I'd actually suggest this as Atlanta is constantly in the top 3 cities in the country when it comes to traffic.Hope some of this helps...~Gopher Link to comment
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