Of the various places reviewed for Carornocar, Atlanta is one of the cities that leans most heavily towards getting a rental car. This remains the case, even despite Atlanta having a small metro system.
There are two main reasons for this, and they are closely related:
- Firstly, because Atlanta is such a major air hub, it makes a natural starting point for longer road trip type vacations rather than just a short city break.
- Secondly, perhaps more obviously, because public transport in the area is extremely poor. Outside the city of Atlanta, it just gets even worse!
Do you need a car in Atlanta? Irrespective of how you might usually prefer to get around, Atlanta is a city that is well behind the curve in terms of providing reliable and workable alternatives to the private car.
Unless you really are just going to very small number of locations which happen to be on the Metro, a rental car in Atlanta is all but essential.