Atlanta is a busting city with many exciting things to do. If you are visiting a few days before or after the convention, be sure to check out a few exciting destinations. The World of Coca Cola, The Georgia Aquarium, SkyView Ferris Wheel, CNN Tour and the Atlanta Olympic Park are all are all within walking distance of the hotel.
Atlanta’s climate is mostly temperate year-round. The convention takes place in early April which usually means spring is in full force. Expect pollen and warm temperatures if you venture outside. Rain is also possible and Atlanta get plenty of it.
To avoid the hassle of driving, Atlanta’s MARTA public transit system provides bus and rail service covering much of the Atlanta area. Fares are $2.50 per ride, and transfers between buses and rail are free.
Getting to the hotel from the Airport couldn’t be easier. You go to baggage claim and look for the signs for the Marta train. You take any train to the N1 stop – Peachtree Center and walk through the mall to the Marriott. You won’t even get wet if it’s raining.
If you’re driving, keep in mind that there is free daily and cheap long-term parking available at many MARTA stations! A full list of stations that have parking is available here. These prices range from $5 to $8 per day so, if you are traveling light, looking to save some money and not opposed to being a few miles away from your car, you may consider parking it and taking the train in.
The Atlanta Airport is server by many shared van serves such as Super Shuttle, Atlanta Airport Shuttle and others. You can pre-book with discount codes to save a few bucks or just grab a shuttle from the airport. Just ask any airport information booth where the pickup for Supershuttle is. Price is usually $15-17 plus tip.
Uber and Lyft are both available at the airport to the hotel for usually under $20 plus tip, depending on surge pricing.
Coming from an hour or two away? There are Airport shuttle vans from many major cities in Atlanta such as Athens, Woodstock, Macon even Chattanooga to the airport. Groome Transportation is one of the largest, there are many others. Just Google “Atlanta airport shuttle <your city>”.
Megabus is available from many cities and drops off just a few blocks from the hotel