The non-cash accounting system is very well developed in the city. You can pay by your credit card in all shopping centers, supermarkets, cinemas and restaurants, so carrying large sums of cash is not necessary.
If you plan to use cash for your payments, it is better not to use money in large denominations (50 and 100 dollars). Small shops and cafes are usually not equipped with the system for testing the authenticity of banknotes, so the client’s money can simply be not accepted. The reason for this is in the fact that high-denomination banknotes are often counterfeited.
The city is often the location of various uprisings and campaigns. Tourists are also welcome to participate in some of them (for example, animal protection or anti-smoking campaigns). If the pickets are organized for political or racial issues, visitors should not interfere.
Those, who come to the city for the first time, are recommended to purchase a map that indicates main public transport routes. The city’s planning is quite difficult, so it may be quite hard to find a particular museum or a shop without a map.
The classification of hotels in Atlanta and other cities of the U.S. is significantly different from the system adopted in European countries. When choosing a hotel, it is better to specify the range of services offered.