Alpharetta, an affluent suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, is a popular destination for its upscale retail centers, delightful green spaces, and downtown historic district lined with well-preserved 19th-century buildings. Hotels in Alpharetta, GA are also a fine choice for tourists who want to explore the many attractions of Atlanta, just 25 miles to the south, while enjoying a home base in a peaceful and picturesque locale.
You have many transportation options for the approximately 36-mile journey from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Alpharetta. Shared-ride shuttle and limousine services can be booked in advance, or you can take a taxi from the yellow zone outside your terminal. Two or more MARTA trains and buses will get you from the airport to Alpharetta. Or, if you prefer the convenience of your own vehicle, rent a car from the airport's rental car center. Having a rental car in Alpharetta will make it easy to get to North Point Mall, one of the largest malls in the United States with more than 180 stores, and to haul your shopping bags back to your hotel. A rental car is also handy if you're taking in a show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, an outdoor venue in Alpharetta that's home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. It regularly hosts big-name performers too, so check out the schedule while you're browsing Alpharetta, GA hotels. Other local attractions include the Big Creek Greenway, a multi-use trail through woodlands, the scenic Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park, and the circa-1912 Mansell House and Gardens. Some of Atlanta's top tourist attractions, such as the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, and Six Flags Over Georgia, are also within driving distance of Alpharetta, but if you want more time for sightseeing in the state capital, consider booking hotel rooms in Atlanta for a night or more.
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