Smart Choices for the Healthy Traveler
Suggestions for Your ATL Layover
We are creating a series of “things to do” at each airport. This is to help you use your layover as wisely as possible. We can’t always help that we are held up at an airport but if we can take advantage of the time we have there, then we hope you find the following suggestions useful:
Don’t forget how flexible your membership to the Sanctifly gym, swimming or spa is. You can use it for an hour or more to suit the time you have available. You can get single use membership or come onboard for full corporate membership for your business.
If you need to refresh and shower after your flight The Club at ATL, located in the International Terminal, Concourse F, is a lounge available to all travellers no matter what class of service or airline. They offer showers and a designated rest zone for a $35 day pass. If you’re flying Delta head to the Delta Sky Club also in Concourse F at the Mezzanine Level. They have shower facilities and you can pay at the door with proof of your Delta ticket.
Take a Stroll
Take a stroll around the airport and check out their art program which features 250 permanent works installed throughout the airport, including 20 sculptures from Zimbabwe.
Explore the City
Store your luggage at Wrap-a-Bag in South and North Terminals, where prices start at $4 per day. Using the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) station that’s set beside ATL’s baggage claim, you can be in the city center in about 20 minutes. Take the Red or Gold Line (also called the South Line) into the city center–stops like Five Points, Buckhead or Arts Center. ($2.50 one way).
Take a different kind of tour of the city on a Segway. This guided tour gives you a history of Atlanta and is a great way to explore the city in good weather.
Historic Site Visit
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site attracts 500,000 visitors each year. Here, you can visit the home where the leader of the Civil Rights Movement was born, tour the church where he preached, and see his memorial site.
Take the MARTA to the Arts Center stop, and from there, walk over to the High Museum of Art. Featuring more than 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High has an extensive anthology of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk and self taught art, and African art.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is also nearby if you’d prefer to spend your layover out in the fresh air. They have an orchid house, a tropical rotunda, desert house, animal, a rose garden, special exhibits and more.
If you’re into the aquatic side of nature head to the Georgia Aquarium. It’s got exhibits, animal encounters, a 4D theater, and a virtual reality simulator that will take you into the prehistoric seas.
CNN Studio Tour
Book tickets in advance to take the one-hour Inside the CNN Atlanta studio tour. It is a great way to see the inner workings of a newsroom.
Thanks so much for reading and feel free to send any suggestions you may have to be added to this list.
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