The Atlanta CityPASS program includes discounted prepaid admission to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta, and a choice of two from the following: Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, Fernbank: Museum, 3D Theater and Forest, or National Center for Civil and Human Rights . These attractions may already be on your list of things to do in Atlanta, so take advantage of the savings when you're planning family or group travel to this destination city.
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The Atlanta CityPASS tickets will save visitors 45 percent compared to purchasing individual tickets to the included attractions. CityPASS tickets may be purchased at CityPASS.com and at some participating attractions and are valid for 9 consecutive days starting with the first day of use. Credit cards accepted vary with the vendor. Phone (888) 330-5008.
Note: Reservations are required or highly recommended at some attractions. Please check for updated attraction reservation information here .
AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.
The sales tax in the Atlanta metro area is 8.9 percent. Total tax on hotel stays is 16.9 percent plus a $5 per night fee.
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Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center, (404) 265-4000; Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, (678) 843-7001; Emory University Hospital, (404) 712-2000; Grady Memorial Hospital, (404) 616-1000; Northside Hospital, (404) 851-8000; Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, (404) 605-5000.
233 Peachtree St. N.E. Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30303. Phone:(404)521-6600 or (800)285-2682
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Hertz, with offices downtown and at the airport, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (404) 530-2925 or (800) 654-3080. For listings of other agencies check the telephone directory.
Amtrak train service is provided out of Southern Railway's Peachtree Station, known locally as Brookwood Station, at 1688 Peachtree St. N.W.; phone (800) 872-7245. Atlanta is a major stop on Amtrak's route known as “The Crescent,” which connects New York City with New Orleans.
Greyhound Lines Inc., 232 Forsyth St. S.W., is the major bus line serving Atlanta; phone (404) 584-1728 for recorded information or (800) 231-2222. There is a location at the airport at 6000 N. Terminal Dr.
Cab companies include Checker Cab, (404) 351-1111; and Yellow, (404) 305-9075. Taxis are metered. Base fare for Checker Cab and Yellow is $2.50, $2 for each additional mile and $2 for each additional passenger. A fuel surcharge may apply.
Atlanta's public transportation consists of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's (MARTA) bus, rail and subway systems. See Public Transportation for details.