Luxury holidays in Atlanta
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Atlanta is a southern city and has the climate to match. Summers (May to September) are air-con-demandingly hot and humid; the rest of the year is mild, though it does get nippy in December, January and February. March is when it’s most likely to rain.
PlanesAtlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport receives flights from most major US hubs, courtesy of Delta (www.delta.com), including New York, Los Angeles and Washington DC, as well as international flights, such as British Airways’ service from London Gatwick (www.ba.com).
TrainsThe city’s small overground rail system, Marta (www.itsmarta.com) criss-crosses the city and links to the bus network. The Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) station is on the Northeast Expressway, with trains coming in and out of other US cities, including New York and Washington DC.
AutomobilesApart from some of the smaller neighbourhoods, such as Virginia Highland, you’ll need a car to get around. Avis (www.avis.com) has outlets at the airport (+1 (404) 530 2700) and across the city.
TaxisTaxis aren’t easily flagged and pre-booked cabs have a reputation for showing up late. Try your luck with Atlanta Checker Cab (+1 404 351 1111).