Traveling By Car to Atlanta

Some refer to Atlanta as the Los Angeles of the South, because travel by car is virtually the only way to get to most parts of the city.
Atlanta
The city is encircled by I-285. Three interstates--I-85, running northeast-southwest from Virginia to Alabama; I-75, north-south from Michigan to Florida; and I-20, east-west from South Carolina to Texas--also crisscross Atlanta.

Some refer to Atlanta as the Los Angeles of the South, because travel by car is virtually the only way to get to most parts of the city. Although the congestion isn't comparable to L.A.'s yet, Atlantans have grown accustomed to frequent delays at rush hour. Beware: The South as a whole may be laid back, but Atlanta drivers are not; they tend to drive faster than drivers in other Southern cities. Visiting drivers should be vigilant.