The new Atlanta streetcar provides you with an excellent way to experience this Southern city in a way you may never have experienced before. Originating near Peachtree Center, across the street from the Ellis Hotel in downtown Atlanta, the route will take you on a scenic tour of the different points of interest and historic attractions within the city. No stay in Atlanta hotels would be complete without checking out the Atlanta streetcar. From your Atlanta accommodations you can travel from the center of the city through the heart of Atlanta and past the home of its famous resident, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Atlanta Streetcar Route and Fare
The new Atlanta streetcar system has 12 route stops. Accessible from the downtown Atlanta hotels you can enter the system at Peachtree Center, at the corner of Ellis St and Peachtree St NW from the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) station or hop on at Carnegie at Spring, Woodruff Park or Park Place. The west portion of the track will take you to the past Centennial Olympic Park while the eastern half of the track will ride you to the King Historic District. The ride will cost you only $1 for a one-way trip or $3 for an all-day pass.
Points of Interest
The famed CNN Center and Centennial Olympic Park, host of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, are a short ride from your Atlanta accommodations downtown. You can also take a ride to the Centennial Olympic Park stop and walk two blocks north to the World of Coca-Cola attraction at Pemberton Place, The Georgia Aquarium, the New Center for Civil and Human Rights and the College Football Hall of Fame, just a short walk west from Centennial Olympic Park.
The King Historic District stop is home to many different points of attractions to those staying in Atlanta hotels. The stop is next to the church home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. One block over is the 501 Auburn Avenue NE, the house where Dr. King was born. Also, three blocks south from the Hurt Park stop will take you to the Georgia State Capitol, the seat of political power for the state of Georgia. The Atlanta streetcar connects all of the major attractions in Atlanta together on one route!
Riding the Atlanta Streetcar
With so much to see and do from your experience on the new Atlanta streetcar, there are a few rules you should observe to make your experience both pleasurable and safe. The system is powered by electricity, operating at 750 volts of direct current. Take care not to touch any poles or wires carrying current. The cars travel at a comfortable speed of 20 miles per hour and take about 60 feet to come to a full stop. sub domains Watch for passing cars and never run to catch a missed streetcar. They run approximately 15 minutes apart; if you miss one another one will be on its way shortly to take you to the many attractions throughout the city of Atlanta.