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CityPASS The Atlanta CityPASS program includes discounted prepaid admission to the Georgia Aquarium, the CNN Studio Tours and World of Coca-Cola, some of the top fun places to go on your trip. Also included are two option tickets for either the Zoo Atlanta or National Center for Civil and Human Rights and either Fernbank: Museum, 3D Theater and Forest or Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. 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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CityPASS tickets may be purchased at any participating attraction or citypass.com and are valid for 9 consecutive days once the first ticket is used. That's more than enough time to experience all these fun things to do. The Atlanta CityPASS tickets will save visitors 40 percent compared to purchasing individual tickets to the included attractions. Credit cards accepted vary with the vendor. Phone (888) 330-5008.

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Atlanta, GA

Top AAA Diamond Hotels

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Buckhead

3285 Peachtree Rd NE. Atlanta, GA 30305

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2 Porsche Dr. Hapeville, GA 30354

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The Westin Peachtree Plaza

210 Peachtree St NW. Atlanta, GA 30303

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Center

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Travel Information

City Population

420,003

Elevation

1,050 ft.

Sales Tax

The sales tax in the Atlanta metro area is 8.9 percent. An additional 7 percent is levied on hotel rooms, bringing the total tax on hotel stays to 15 percent.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(404) 614-6544

Time and Temperature

(770) 455-7141

Hospitals

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.

Visitor Information

233 Peachtree St. N.E. Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30303. Phone:(404)521-6600 or (800)285-2682

Air Travel

Atlanta is served by

Rental Cars

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.

Rail Service

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.

Buses

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.; phone (404) 765-9598.

Taxis

Cab companies include Checker Cab, (404) 351-1111; and Yellow, (404) 521-0200. Taxis are metered. Base fare for Checker Cab and Yellow is $2.50, $2 for each additional one-eighth mile and $2 for each additional passenger. A fuel surcharge may apply. Other taxi companies are listed in the telephone directory.

Public Transportation

Atlanta's public transportation consists of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's (MARTA) bus, rail and subway systems. See Public Transportation for details.

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