Atlanta is the capital city of the state of Georgia, as well as the largest city in this state. Within the past decade, Atlanta has increasingly become a centre for international travel and business and has become one of the world's fastest-growing cities. The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, is the world's largest aquarium, and home to over 100,000 animals of 500 different species. Take the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site to see several buildings and exhibitions closely tied to the leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, or tour the Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Summer Olympics which were hosted here.
Pack a picnic and head to Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Locust Grove, where you can dine in a National Geographic featured space that has become home to lions, bears and other exotic animals, all living harmoniously at this unique location. For a taste of the old south, drive out to Savannah, Georgia, where you can experience one of the most charming historical cities of this region. If you’re a country music fan, make your next stop in Nashville, the focal point of the country music industry.
As with most cities, Atlanta city centre can be congested during peak hours. However, meters are stationed throughout the city and generally charge US$1-2 per hour. There are also plenty of car parks around the city, though rates may vary. Please note that permit parking is common in a number of neighbourhoods, to ensure sufficient parking for residents. If you don't see a meter, check around for signs designating permit parking.
If you're travelling outside of the city, you are likely to encounter toll roads. Tolls in the US can vary greatly, from less than $1 to upwards of $10. If possible, research your route beforehand and carry cash. Change is usually available through tellers at toll booths. Occasionally, you will need coins in various denominations for unmanned booths.
Our car hire suppliers in Atlanta include Avis, Thrifty and Hertz. Our supplier depots are conveniently located at the Atlanta International Airport, as well as several locations near the city centre. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find which Atlanta depot is convenient for you to pick up your car hire.