Atlanta may be known for its heat, but its attractions are anything but dried up. Let the heat soak into you on a trip to this Southern treat, where the locals are friendly, the weather is almost always nice - average temperatures range from the high 80s to the mid 50s - and the cooking is legendary. Book your flight and rental car in Atlanta soon!
Take a seat
The city of Atlanta has a number of classic venues, yet most pale in comparison to the legendary Fox Theatre. Located on the quaintly named Peachtree Street, you'll never regret making a stop with your Atlanta car rental here. Originally built in the 1920s, the theater still features a number of its original accolades, including "Mighty Mo," a Moller organ that features an astonishing 3,600 pipes. Hosting everything from Broadway musicals to musicians like the Rolling Stones and Franki Valli, you're sure to find an act that fits your fancy during your time in town. If no major productions are going on, you can even just settle into one of the cozy seats for a classic movie experience - the Fox Theatre also doubles as a movie house throughout the year.
Take a stand
Atlanta, a metropolitan area with approximately 5.2 million residents, is home to many spots of historical significance, yet few hold a candle to the birthplace of one of the 20th century's finest leaders. If you find yourself near the neighborhood of Sweet Auburn - one of more than 240 official communities of the city - be sure your car rental in Atlanta itinerary includes a visit to the birth home of Martin Luther King Jr. A guided tour of Dr. King's childhood home leads you through the upstairs room where he was born, the front porch and yard he played in as a boy, and the rooms he shared with his grandparents, parents and siblings.
Take it in
One of your must-see destinations while using your Atlanta rental car is the city's High Museum of Art. With a collection of more than 11,000 pieces, your penchant for modern to impressionism will be satiated at this delightful museum. From the large murals of Hale Woodruff that depict civil rights to photographs from some of the 20th and 21st century's finest artists, the exhibits at High are both world-class and oft-overlooked.
Atlanta may conjure up images of Tara, the civil rights era and plenty of great Southern food, but since the days of MLK, the city has become a cosmopolitan metropolis that deserves to be explored. To give the city its due, you’ll need to get behind the wheel of one of Thrifty’s Atlanta rental cars – which you can always book online for the lowest price, guaranteed.
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Once you’ve made your way from one of our local car rental offices, where should you go? Some fun spots you’re sure to love include:
- CNN & Coke. Not only are they the big businesses that helped transform Atlanta into a modern city beloved by millions, but they also offer great tours and behind-the-scenes looks at what makes these international businesses tick.
- The birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tours of this historic site are filled on a first-come-first-served basis, so take one of our Atlanta rental cars out early and stake your place in line.
- Buckhead. Filled with elegant hotels, upscale shopping, renowned art galleries and museums, this stunning section of Atlanta is a cosmopolitan delight.
- Centennial Olympic Park. In the heart of Atlanta, this stunning park features lush picnic spaces, live music, the legendary Fountain of Rings and almost daily events that will entertain the whole family.
Of course no trip to the South would be complete without some “down home cookin’,” so take the advice of your favorite locals and hit one of the meat-and-three restaurants – or get a taste of the “New South” and dine on meals made by some of the hottest chefs in the country. Either way, you’ll be completely satisfied by the tastes of the South.
Although the city is steeped in history, Atlanta is a city on the move – so select from Thrifty’s list of Atlanta rental cars and get going!