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Exploring Georgia’s Capital City in your Atlanta Rental Car

Georgia's state capital is a beautiful city with a rich history. Atlanta is known for its connection to the arts, and is considered the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement. The city's thriving business district is home to great restaurants, gorgeous architecture, and plenty of things to do. Jump into your Atlanta rental car, and enjoy this city's attractions and southern hospitality. 

Go to the Theater and See a Show


Fans of the theater can see shows of all sorts in Atlanta. Do you find your bliss in Shakespeare? Head to the New American Shakespeare Tavern. Not only does this theater company perform the Bard of Avon's comedies, tragedies and histories, but it also features other classic plays like The Crucible. Shows start with a dinner and offer dessert at intermission. Those looking for something a little less traditional should check out Dad's Garage Theater Company. This irreverent comedy troupe uses audience suggestions and participation, so no two shows are alike. Its Cage Match, shows pit groups of improvisers against one another, to see who comes out the funniest of all. Its elimination challenge comes down to the last actor or actress standing.

Indulge your Passions


College sports enthusiasts can take a nice drive and head out to the College Football Hall of Fame. Check out the helmet wall in the Quad, which features over 765 helmets from college football teams. The Georgia Dome is in the center of the entertainment district – and it is the home of the Atlanta Falcons! It’s a great place to see a pro football NFL game – and it gets exceptionally crazy when chief rival New Orleans Saints come to town.

Those who enjoy a fizzy beverage will want to hit the World of Coca-Cola, an interactive, multimedia experience that celebrates the popular drink invented right in Atlanta. Here, everyone will learn about the soda's history, recipe and bottling process. You will also get the chance to sample over 100 Coca-Cola beverages from around the world. 

Channel your inner zoologist


You can see an incredible variety of animals at the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta. In the aquarium, there is an up-close viewing of hundreds of fish, marine mammals and other undersea creatures. You can even have an animal encounter, where you'll meet and play with penguins, help train an otter, or meet, touch, and feed a dolphin. Zoo Atlanta is home to the only two giant pandas born in the U.S., twins Mei Lun and Mei Huan. It also holds members of over 200 different species, making it a great destination for animal lovers.

Thrifty Gets You There

Make your initial Atlanta stop at one of our Thrifty locations. We’ll get you behind the wheel of the car of your choice, and on the road quickly. Our customer service representatives will be there to assist in making your trip to Atlanta as good as can be.