Atlanta is home to many attractions and hosts a variety of fun things to do, from live music to ball games, and museums to local shopping. You are bound to find something your whole family can enjoy! If you’re thinking of bringing the kids to Atlanta, consider these 12 options for a great time. Explore Atlanta the fun and family-friendly way!
1. The Atlanta BeltLine
The Atlanta BeltLine took 22 miles of unused railroad track and turned it into trails, walkways, parks, and a green space that circles the city’s neighborhoods. The BeltLine shares many opportunities to get out and exercise, as well as chances to see art on the Art on the BeltLine art project, grab lunch at multiple walk-up patios along the BeltLine, or learn a thing or two in the Historic Fourth Ward Park. If you like the BeltLine, check out even more walkable neighborhoods.
2. Braves Baseball
The Atlanta Braves play at Turner Field, which originally held the 1996 Olympic track and field events. Coming to a Braves game isn’t just about baseball. Tours of Turner Field are always available, as well as tailgating before every game. Every Sunday game, Braves alumni are there with pens ready for autographs, and kids can run the bases!
3. Atlanta Falcons
Not a fan of baseball? Try some family-friendly fun at a Falcons game. The Falcons Landing is home to tailgating with family-friendly activities and food before the game—a chance to eat and spend time with other Falcon fans! The Georgia Dome is set in Atlanta’s entertainment district, meaning great restaurants and activities to find before and after the game.
4. Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center stretches out over 32 acres and includes the Atlanta History Museum, two historic houses, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the Kenan Research Center, and the Coca-Cola café. While you’re there, check out the Historic Swan House, one of the locations in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. You could spend the whole day at the center, discovering and learning everything about Atlanta history.
5. Ride the Atlanta Streetcar
The Atlanta streetcar covers a 2.7-mile loop that connects various historical landmarks and allows you to explore downtown Atlanta. Experience a new way of transportation and be on the lookout for the free Atlanta Streetcar Mobile Ticketing App.
6. Centennial Olympic Park
The Centennial Olympic Park is the place for live music, featuring a free lunchtime concert series, Music at Noon, with local artists during the warmer months. The Park also holds the Winner of the 2012 Battle of the Burgers, Googie Burger, and iconic views from atop of the SkyView Ferris Wheel. If you are looking for more outdoor parks in Atlanta, check out some of the Best Urban Parks.
7. The Center for Puppetry Arts
The Center for Puppetry Arts has something for everyone. With the goal of introducing puppetry to its visitors, the Center hosts hands-on workshops, learning programs, and series fit for children and adults.
8. The Georgia Aquarium
The Aquarium holds more than 10 million gallons of water, and sea creatures from over 500 different species are on display in their gorgeous habitats! There are opportunities to visit with Beluga whales, watch a musical performance about dolphins, and swim or dive with the animals.
9. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
The Discovery Center hosts plenty of ways to learn and build while having fun! The 4D Cinema shows a new adventure featuring the cast of The LEGO® Movie. Interactive rides allow families to build as they go through rides that have you saving the kingdom or becoming Merlin’s Apprentice. You can also put your building skills to the test in the Build & Test area for race cars.
10. Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags holds 11 roller coasters, three kids’ parks, and a water area. The largest regional theme park recently introduced a new water park, Hurricane Harbor, featuring a wave pool, slides, and big water rides. Six Flags holds multiple events throughout the year for different holiday seasons, as well as interactive activities each day.
11. SkyView Atlanta
Experience amazing views at the top of Atlanta’s own Ferris wheel. Climate-controlled gondolas transport riders 200 feet above Centennial Olympic Park. There is a night-time light show every night to show off the views of the park at all hours. Discounts for tickets are honored to students, as well as those in the military, and are free for children under two.
12. World of Coca-Cola
A world dedicated entirely to Coca-Cola! You can create a recipe for your own drink, tour the facility, sample over 100 kinds of Coca-Cola drinks from around the world, and visit the 4D theater. Not to mention, you can visit the Vault of the Secret Formula. Pose with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear while you check out the advertisements from over the years.