How to Have the Best Dallas to Atlanta Road Trip

Road trips are a great way to make memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you are a couple looking for a unique romantic experience, friends looking for a new adventure, or a family looking to spend quality time together, a road trip is the perfect option. If you are currently in Texas, we recommend getting your friends or family together and taking a memorable Dallas to Atlanta road trip.

Before you decide to go on a Dallas to Atlanta road trip, you may be wondering what options there are for things to do in Atlanta. Request your free Travel Guide now for detailed information on the area! You will discover the best restaurants, theaters, museums, events, and more. If you aren’t yet sure about your trip, this guide will convince you and drastically reduce your planning time!

Your Guide to the Best Dallas to Atlanta Road Trip

Travel Tips

We want you to be fully prepared for your Dallas to Atlanta, GA, drive, which is why we’d like to share some useful information before you embark. In total, the ride consists of around 780 miles over 11 and a half hours. It is a good idea to make plenty of stops during your journey, and, if possible, switch drivers to avoid exhaustion. Luckily, you won’t have a difficult time figuring out directions since you can take I-20 E most of the way to Atlanta.

What to See on the Way

The long drive may seem daunting, but the distance leaves room for many experiences along the way. Road trips are just as much about the journey as they are about the destination! There are plenty of tourist attractions between Dallas and Atlanta. For your specific route along I-20 E, you will be traveling through five different states including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.

  • As you pass through Shreveport in Louisiana, you can take your first break at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport. Here, you will find numerous paintings, artifacts, and sculptures. Shreveport’s largest museum also has a beautiful outdoor landscape with gardens and trails!
  • There are quite a few Major cities between Dallas and Atlanta, including Jackson, Mississippi. About an hour after you cross the Mississippi River, you can enjoy a variety of museums, shops, and restaurants. For families, we recommend the Mississippi Children’s Museum with plenty of interactive and educational exhibits!
  • Birmingham, Alabama, is along your path during this road trip and is well worth a stop. To get a glimpse of some unique animals, check out The Birmingham Zoo. You can also take a look at the schedule for the Alabama Theatre which hosts numerous live music concerts, movie screenings, and special events.

Where to Stay

Midtown Atlanta

Before you know it, you will have arrived at your destination in Atlanta, Georgia! We look forward to welcoming you to Stonehurst Place. Our award-winning bed and breakfast has six rooms and suites with elegant decor and one-of-a-kind amenities. We even display our museum-quality art collection throughout the property for a unique atmosphere. Make sure to book your stay with us for luxurious accommodations and a convenient location in Atlanta.

Remember to request your free Atlanta Travel Guide for information on everything our city has to offer!