Hotels near Atlanta Airport, Georgia
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Atlanta Airport is the busiest airport in the world in terms of number of passengers. This international airport welcomes visitors from all over the country and the rest of the world. It should go without saying that the airport offers a number of world class facilities including bus services, rental cars and even hotels nearby. With various forms of accommodation near Atlanta Airport, it gives visitors the opportunity to offload without having to travel for miles to reach their hotel room. Added benefits of staying so close include the option of catching cheaper flights early in the morning or late at night as well as not having to battle it out with heavy traffic. There are also a number of interesting sights and activities within just a few miles of Atlanta airport hotel accommodation, so you don’t have to go far to have some fun.
Things to do near Atlanta Airport
If you make your way just over 10 miles from your hotel accommodation at Atlanta Airport towards Auburn Avenue (east of downtown), you will reach the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site. Along this half-mile stretch, you can see the house in which the influential leader was born, the Ebenezer Baptist Church where he preached, and at King Center you will find the memorial tomb where he was buried. The visitor centre has a number of exhibits on display and offers a considerable amount of information as well.
If you travel less than 12 miles from Atlanta Airport hotels, you will reach Centennial Olympic Park. One of the most notable features is the The Quilt of Remembrance, which is a memorial for all the lives lost during the 1996 bombing at the Olympics. At noon each day, the feature comes to life when jets of water begin to shoot out from the six rings that make up the Olympic logo. This water show is also accompanied by programmed music.
Just over 12 miles from the airport is the world famous CNN Center. See how the TV shows in your hotel room are produced in a behind the scenes tour allows visitors an inside look at what makes the biggest international news network tick.
Six Flags Over Georgia is located less than 17 miles from the accommodation at Atlanta Airport and it’s the perfect place to enjoy a day of fun with the family. Rollercoasters, water rides and everything else you would expect at a top class amusement park is waiting for you.
Other interesting sites in Atlanta
A cemetery might not sound like an attraction but the Oakland Cemetery has quite a reputation; and is a great talking point after staying at Atlanta Airport hotel accommodation. It is the final resting place of golfing legend Bobby Jones and “Gone with the Wind” author, Margaret Mitchell. Some of the grave sites are particularly elaborate and many are occupied by Civil War soldiers.
For educational activities fit for the whole family holiday or vacation, the local aquarium and zoo are both well-run facilities. The aquarium is a particularly great place to visit should the weather not allow for outdoor activities.