Atlanta is a city rich in American history. It played a vital role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Today, visitors cherish Atlanta's history and its many iconic destinations, such as the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola.
The Busiest Airport in the World
Travelers arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, seven miles south of the city's business district. This is the world's busiest airport, and it's divided into two main terminals: international and domestic.
In the domestic terminal, flights arrive from either the Domestic Terminal North or the Domestic Terminal South. Each has its own baggage claim, located on either side of the atrium. Several restaurants are available around the atrium, which can be found before the security checkpoints. You can take the SkyTrain to travel between terminals, and you'll also pass an International Shuttle Connector as you exit toward the West Economy Parking Lot.
Passengers arriving in the international terminal will enter the airport at the lowest of three levels. The Concourse F baggage claim and the international baggage claim are on that same level. The international atrium is on the departures level before the security checkpoint, where you'll find the best restaurants in the international terminal.
The SkyTrain and the International Terminal Shuttle are your tickets to the Rental Car Center, where you can conveniently get into your National rental and start exploring the city.
Experience the History and Culture of Atlanta
Downtown Atlanta is the main business district in the city, but you'll find excellent restaurants in Midtown and Buckhead as well. Atlanta offers diverse cuisine, with options such as Anis Café and Bistro in Buckhead and Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles off of Peachtree Street. If you need to stretch your legs after a long flight, stop by Coan Park for a run and to use the outdoor gym equipment.
As a hub of international business, you'll find many conference centers in Atlanta. Loudermilk Conference Center is one of the most popular, offering ballrooms, boardrooms, amphitheaters, and more spread across two floors. There's a parking garage connected to the building. The conference center offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner catering (as well as snacks), but if the event you're attending isn't catered, you can take a short walk and enjoy one of the many nearby restaurants and bars. Loudermilk Conference Center is about a 15-minute drive from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.