My husband and I are flying to Atlanta in March 2015 as part of a tour round the Deep South. We have been planning this for sometime and could do with some advice. We will arrive in Atlanta at about 7pm and plan to drive to Nashville the following day. While we are in Atlanta we would like to visit the Martin Luther King Jr historical site including his childhood home if possible.
We aren't sure of the best way to do this. Should we stay in a hotel near the airport, pick up the hire car the following morning and drive to the site or should we pick up the hire car when we arrive and stay in a hotel near the site so we can get there early in the morning. As we intend to drive to Nashville after we've visited the site are we on the right side of the city to set off or will we need to drive through it. (I've read that Atlanta is a busy city to drive through).
Which ever way you think would be the best for us, could you please give us some hotel recommendations. Thank you in advance for any advice you can give us.