Travelers taking the short domestic flight between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Atlanta, can start exploring as soon as they arrive. Atlanta's busy downtown offers exciting choices like the Georgia Aquarium, and cultural destinations such as the High Museum of Art, and the Woodruff Center for the Performing Arts.
The city's busy nightlife includes Underground Atlanta, Buckhead's upscale bars, as well as numerous live music venues. On any given night, Hollywood crews may be on the side streets filming the latest episode of a TV show or a new blockbuster movie. Day and night, the SkyWheel allows visitors to tower over nearby Centennial Olympic Park.
For tourists, the city's train and bus system just doesn't add up. Fortunately, parking lots and multi-level garages are abound. You may want a car rental with a GPS, but the navigational basics aren't hard to learn. The loop is the I-285 perimeter, which takes you to Six Flags Over Georgia near the airport, or Stone Mountain Park far on the northeast side of the city. From the perimeter, I-75 is the main way to access downtown.
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The trip from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) takes just under two hours. You'll find a good selection of places to stroll, dine and unwind in either downtown Marietta, or downtown Decatur. Visitors will find both are easy to reach. In the heart of Atlanta, the Midtown neighborhood also offers a trendy, more artistic atmosphere.