Georgia is a BIG state.
With two international airports, and 10.1 million people (that’s twice as many people as Alabama!), you can be sure that you may get lost if you fly into Georgia and try to take a weekend course.
We’re writing this because it happened to us: we attended a blogging seminar in Atlanta, and booked a hotel right next to the airport.
The wrong airport.
Needless to say, that was just the beginnings of our problems. But we’ve learned from this events and wanted to create a guide for others to have a carefree experience when they come to Georgia for job training, seminars, or conventions. First lesson: make sure you book near the right airport and use this hotel discount code to save money on it.
Before you go, get Park ‘N Fly. Seriously, this is the greatest thing in the world. You can park your car in a hotel parking lot for days, get up early for your flight, and it’ll be there when you get back. It’s not expensive, either. Another way is to use a hot wire coupon to save up to 20% off your stay.
Know your airport. There are 2 major airports in Georgia: Savannah/Hilton Head and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
While there are plenty of hotels around each airport, they are not close to each other so you should make sure you book the right one (unlike us!).
Or you can book a hotel somewhere closer to the location of your course/seminar/convention. Most of the time it’s easier to book in the same hotel so you can stroll downstairs for your course. Of course, rates tend to go up during those times as well! And be sure to use a coupon when booking the hotel, you can always get a deal and you never need to pay full price!
For transport, we recommend Uber. It’s active in Savannah and Atlanta, both places where you are most likely to have your course. However if your course is in a more rural area, then either getting a taxi or rental car might be necessary.