Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Car Rental
Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport holds the enviable record for being the busiest airport for passenger traffic not only in the United States but all over the world.
The idea of an airport to serve the city of Atlanta took shape in the early XX century and the airport was built in the early 1920s and started its activity in 1926.
During the Second World War, the airport was used for merely military purposes due to the conflict, but lately it returned to be a civil airport.
The airlines operating here are many and among the most important ones we can mention Delta Airlines and Korean Air: the first one covers different routes, among which those to Tulsa and Vancouver, while the second one, as you can easily guess, allows you to reach the south Korean city of Seoul.
Moreover, reaching the centre of Atlanta thanks to a rental car directly picked up at Atlanta Airport thanks to the service offered by RentalUp, is very easy and quick; you have to drive, indeed, just for 11 km.
Atlanta: points of interest
Once landed at the Atlanta Jackson Hartsfield International Airport and picked here your rental car up, booked on RentalUp before departure, you can start to discover Atlanta, a city that became a very important tourist destination after the 1996 Olympic Games.
The first place you must visit in Atlanta is the Georgia State Capitol: it is a very important building not only from an architectonical point of view, but also from a historical one; it is also important from a politic point of view because it houses the Georgia government offices.
Taking advantage of the car rental service at Atlanta Airport, you can get to the Centennial Olympic Park, a wide green area which extends for little less than 90 thousand sqm, realized in occasion of the modernisation work undergone by Atlanta city in view of the 1996 Olympic Games.
Once the Olympics were over, the park has become one of the favourite places by the citizens in search for a place where to chill out, but also the seat of very important live events. The main highlight in the park probably is the “Fountain of Rings”, from where water jets gush out changing colour synchronised with music. Always remaining in the perimeter of the park, how not to mention one of the most beautiful Ferris wheels throughout the USA, the 61-meters-high Sky View Atlanta? Unmissable!
Atlanta: art and culture
Taking advantage of the car rental service in Atlanta from the airport, you can discover this city also and above all the artistic and cultural viewpoints. In this sense, the first stage is the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This museum is quite original because its permanent exhibitions are very different from each other; there are, indeed, rooms dedicated to the dinosaurs and others to the Native Americans who inhabited this part of the actual United States.
Continuing to speak about art and culture, we cannot miss to mention and to visit the Krog Gallery, a very fascinating gallery thanks to the many murals that you can find here: you will have the opportunity to enter in contact with one of the souls of Atlanta which deserves to be discovered.
The car rental at Atlanta Airport, as said above, will allow you to move in complete freedom and to plan your days as you like. We suggest you to take time to visit the Martin Luther King National Historic Park, whose inauguration dates back to 1980. As you can easily imagine, it is a historic site that include many fundamental places in its tour, such as the house where Martin Luther King spent his childhood and the Ebenezer Baptist church where he was pastor.
Still with regard with the topic of civil rights, it is worth a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum, which narrates much not only of the life of Martin Luther King, but also of other characters who marked the history of the civil battles, such as Rosa Parks.