Atlanta is a great city with lots to do for families. I love visiting Atlanta and seeing everything it has to offer. There is no perfect time to visit Atlanta. Anytime is perfect! Whether you are looking for paid or complimentary fun Atlanta has you covered year round and definitely does not disappoint. Here is my roundup of great family fun. For an added bonus plan your trip around a festival. You won’t be disappointed!
What To Explore
Six Flags Over Georgia is always a plus! This amusement park is loaded with age appropriate fun and events. With rides and it’s own water park, you will have all kinds of fun. Check out these know before you go tips. Located at 275 Riverside Parkway SW in Austell, an Atlanta suburb, plan your visit early because they have pretty good concerts from time to time as well.
The Atlanta Children’s Museum is unique and you will have lots of fun here. The programs and exhibits encourage fun while teaching children about anything and everything from different cultures to animals to science to art. Located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, the Children’s Museum is in walking distance to many other family friendly attractions.
The Georgia Aquarium is a favorite! Once tagged as the largest aquarium in the Southeast it is famous for it unique collection of exhibits. A favorite exhibit in particular is the dolphin program and the Behind the Sea Tours. Located at 225 Baker Street NW, the Georgia Aquarium is also in walking distance to many other family friendly attractions. Here are some know before you go tips .
The World of Coca-Cola is a soda lover’s dream come. Spoiler alert – You get to sample some of the 500+ flavors from around the world at the very end and you get your very own glass Coke bottle to take home. My all time unique flavor soda is Apple. I simply love the World of Coca Cola. This trip through the history is really interesting and there are plenty of photo opportunities throughout the visit. Please be sure to get a picture with the Polar Bear.
The CNN Studio Tours is a neat tour whether you are a news person or not. It’s an interesting and fun way to see how news programs are actually made. You’ll even get to sit at an actual news desk. How cool is this? Security is very tight so be sure to check out the website before going. There are three tours available and I highly recommend the Behind The Scenes Tour for a true, up-close and personal look inside the making of American World news. Located at One CNN Center, it is also within walking distance to other family friendly attractions.
The Zoo Atlanta is all kinds of exploring fun. Known for their Panda Love and Panda CAMS, the zoo has plenty to see with their large variety of different species. The zoo is located at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE in the historic Grant Park neighborhood. This not near other attractions, however, would make a great, full day adventure!
The Center for Civil and Human Rights is an emotional attraction. It truly takes you down the journey of the civil rights history and how far we have come. This is a great learning experience for any age and a perfect way to learn about The American Civil Rights Movement and its significance for the progress of human rights across the world. Located at 100 Ivan Allen Jr. NW Blvd., it is near the World of Coca Cola, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, the Children’s Museum and other family attractions.
Love college football? Well The College Football Hall of Fame is a college football fans dream! Be ready to give your favorite college team upon entry. Why? So they can light up that helmet in your honor. They have a helmet for every single team ever. Yes, ever. This experience will go down in history as memorable. You will learn about everything college football – from the history of tailgating to actually seeing big games again in a virtual stadium with a panoramic view. Located at 250 Marietta Street the College Football Hall of Fame is within walking distance to many other family attractions such as the CNN Center and World of Coca Cola.
Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta is a family favorite for all ages. They even have adult nights. After all, who doesn’t love Lego’s? With twelve parts to this Legoland puzzle you are sure to get wrapped up in the fun. Since this is located in Phipps Plaza Mall at 3500 Peachtree Road, you can also get in some great shopping.
Atlantic Station is another Atlanta fun zone where locals and tourist alike stay, work and play. Atlanta Station offers awesome shopping, dining, events, movies and more.
I love visiting Atlanta and above are a few of the reasons why. Have you been to Atlanta? What is your favorite thing to do or see?