My family will be visiting Atlanta to primarily see the Aquarium and the Zoo. We would also like to go to Piedmont Park and the Botanical Gardens and we may go to the World of Coke (would our 3 year old even enjoy these places?). I would love to stay in Midtown but the prices are more than our budget allows for the week we are visiting. With that said, would it be better to stay in Buckhead, Perimeter mall area, or Decatur (yes, I have read the article on the different areas :) ? Which area would have the least amount of traffic getting to our places of interest?
With having to drive around, would you plan on staying 3 or 4 days?