That depends on where you’re going. Downtown Atlanta, about 11 miles from Atlanta, GA Airport (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree), can be challenging to drive around. Make life easy by renting something compact, fuel-efficient, and a cinch to handle. That being said, Atlanta is a handy base from which to explore many of the sandy shores around Georgia. If your vacation is more about tearing down the open road, then you may like something with a little more trunk space and room to move about. How about a full-size car or a standard SUV?