It's no secret traveling can get costly. Atlanta is one of the most popular visitor destinations in the United States, but navigating the city's budget-friendly stops can be difficult. While the Capital of the South is positively bursting with massive, nationally acclaimed attractions, these tickets and tours can make a major dent on anyone's bank account. From free art crawls to bundled-ticket discounts to affordable restaurants, these stops in Atlanta will keep your wallet—and your itinerary—happy and carefree.
The area, run by the National Parks Service, is home to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the King Birth Home, and more. All of the attractions offer free admission; call for individual hours. Highlights and Tips:
Valid for nine days from first use, CityPASS offers reduced admission to the following attractions: Georgia Aquarium (expedited entry); World of Coca-Cola; Inside CNN Studio Tour; Zoo Atlanta OR Center for Civil and Human Rights; and Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR College Football Hall of Fame.
Atlanta's public transportation system serves 38 rail stations and over 90 bus routes. Buses: weekdays 5 am-1:30 am; weekends and holidays 5 am-12:30 am. Trains: weekdays 4:45 am-1 am; weekends and holidays 6 am-1 am. The rechargable Breeze Card stores up to $300 in cash value for up to four years.
An 85-second ride in a glass elevator takes you up 71 stories to Atlanta’s only tri-level dining complex. The SunDial restaurant features a revolving dining area, a revolving cocktail lounge and a stationary viewing level atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza, the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere.