Atlanta is not specifically an expensive city, as it is absolutely possible to visit Atlanta on a budget. Here are some tips that will help you have a good stay without getting ruined!
Choosing the Right Moment and the Right Place
When there are many people coming, the rates tend to always rise. During the off-season, April and May, you can find affordable flights and accommodation. You may think nothing is happening during this period, but there is always something going on: the prestigious Masters Golf Tournament in April and several music festivals happening in May.
However, during Christmas time, there are a lot of people coming, making it difficult to book flights and accommodation, but you can find cheap flights. Moreover, local retailers, like almost everywhere in the world, offer very interesting sales. Moreover, the city is very animated with lights, live music, and all kinds if shows.
It is also a way to save on your budget to book a hotel room in a less popular district. Anyway, you will always find good deals thanks to chains such as Sheraton and Marriott. The University Inn near the Emory University School of Nursing offers a four-star hotel for under $175/night.
Getting To and Around Atlanta
No matter the moment and the place you choose, you can always find price reduction provided that you subscribe to airline companies’ newsletters and participate in their loyalty programs, auctions or raffles/lotteries. It is the same with accommodation; you always have to be connected in order to catch special offers.
You have few things to plan, including your Atlanta airport car service as you will land at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, located 10 miles South-west of downtown. The ride into the city has got to be expensive if you thought about car rental. You can find help atlantaairportcarservice.net
Getting around is easier and cheaper as the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides buses, heavy rail, and a downtown light-rail loop for public transportation. If you prefer riding by yourself, which is not the least expensive choice, you can choose your company with the help of the website cited above.
Eating and Doing Activities on a Budget
Of course, fast food is the cheapest and The Varsity is the most famous one, even considered as an institution. Most visitors choose chili-cheese dogs and orange sodas. You can also find cheap meals in the area of Emory University, Atlanta University Center Consortium, and Georgia Tech. Expect to get in the middle of students! If you cannot do without real restaurants, head to the Buckhead section of Atlanta, a few miles north of Midtown on Peachtree.
Concerning activities, attending to football, baseball, basketball and soccer matches will get you busy and excited all along with your stay. If you are more into culture and history, visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the College Football Hall of Fame, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights… You can get the CityPass to save up to 40% on admission to Atlanta’s best attractions.