Welcome to the Atlanta metro area!
The KMWP hopes that you will find the following information helpful so that you can handle travel arrangements, make reservations where necessary, and plan an entertainment schedule. Just search the links on this site and you'll find information about lodging, recreation, where to eat, how to travel to and around Atlanta, and much more to help you plan your visit.
About KSU | About Atlanta | Travel (Air / Ground)
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Kennesaw State University (KSU), the third-largest university in the University System of Georgia, is a comprehensive university with expanding undergraduate and graduate programs located in Kennesaw, Georgia, a growing suburban community in northwest metro Atlanta. KSU offers more than degree programs, include master's programs in education, professional writing, nursing, business, and information systems. The university's first doctoral program--in Education in Leadership for Learning--was added in 2006.
Whether you want to spend your time shopping, dining, or being entertained, Atlanta offers an exciting array of things to see and do. The city features excellent restaurants, cultural venues, and a wide range of shopping from modern malls to antique shops. Midtown, a community with a number of historic and cultural venues, is home to the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and Piedmont Park.
A few minutes south of the Midtown area, downtown Atlanta provides a home for some of its most famous venues, including the Georgia World Congress Center, Turner Field, the Georgia Dome, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Fox Theatre. Just north of Midtown, Buckhead boasts many fine dining options, distinctive shopping at Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, and an exciting nightlife.
Atlanta, with its numerous attractions and sights, is a top tourist destination. Offering over 400 hotels with more than 64,000 rooms, the Atlanta area provides a wide array of lodging options from picturesque historic inns to large hotels from the national chains. Check the links below to find accommodations:
Travel by Air
Most visitors will arrive in Atlanta by air at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport located 10 miles from downtown Atlanta. Hartsfield has five domestic concourses divided into North and South terminals connected by underground trains. Once visitors land at the airport, signs guide them to the underground rail system and the main baggage claim. Public and private ground transportation and the MARTA rail system are located just outside of the baggage claim area. ATM machines are located throughout the airport.
Travel by Ground
Metro Atlanta's Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) covers the metro Atlanta area and includes service to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In addition to the rail system, MARTA also offers residents and visitors an extensive bus system. The MARTA website features specific rail and bus routes, schedules, and bus numbers for transportation around the city.
Taxi service is licensed by the city of Atlanta. In addition to metered rates, drivers are required by law to collect sales tax. Service is available to and from the airport. A special rate applies for three or more people traveling from the same destination to the airport. For more information about rates and taxi service in Atlanta, please call Vehicles for Hire at (404) 658-7600. The ground transportation section of the airport website lists more information about local taxi services as well as car rental companies and limousine services.
Atlanta has a diverse selection of over 8,000 restaurants, from fast food to fine dining, that are sure to please everyone's culinary tastes. Check out these sites for some great Atlanta restaurants:
Buckhead Life Restaurant Group
Access Atlanta Restaurants
Restaurants.com > Atlanta Metro
Wine and Dine in Metro Atlanta
Atlanta is rich in history, art, and culture. Whatever the mood, visitors are sure to find exciting offerings that will entertain and educate.
Theaters: Atlanta has a variety of theater options, including Broadway, musical and symphony productions at the Fox Theater, Alliance Theater, and Atlanta Civic Center, many small theater groups and comedy clubs, and the latest movies.
Whether you're looking for live music, dance clubs, or other exciting places to visit, Atlanta's Midtown and Buckhead communities offer several clubs open late seven days a week.
Atlanta is an exciting international city. From the High Museum of Art to the Margaret Mitchell Museum and The King Center, visitors of all ages and lifestyles can find educational and fun activities.
Sports and Recreation:
Atlanta hosts many family attractions such as Six Flags Over Georgia, the Georgia Aquarium, and Zoo Atlanta. Visitors will also find plenty of activities at Stone Mountain, located just 30 minutes east of the city. Georgia is home to several sports teams, including the Atlanta Braves,Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and the University of Georgia Bulldogs.
Atlanta has some of the finest shopping in the south. Lenox SquarePhipps Plaza, located in Buckhead, are anchored by specialty department stores such as Macy's, Nordstrom's, Bloomingdale's, and Neiman Marcus. Malls located closer to Kennesaw State University include Town Center at Cobb and Cumberland Mall.
The Atlanta area has a variable climate. Spring and fall feature pleasant, temperate weather. Summers are hot and humid, and winter weather (though snow-free) can be quite chilly. Check out Weather.com for up-to-the-minute and extended local forecasts.