Family Fun Itinerary

Atlanta is so much fun for kids

Day one

Morning

Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the United States, with its more than 100,000 fish and mammals, including  whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, and a 6,000-gallon touch pool featuring rays and sharks. A 4-D theater, food court and five galleries entertain all ages for the whole morning.

Everyone loves World of Coca-Cola, where the soft drink’s story is told through fascinating exhibits, classic ads and a fanciful recreation of the bottling process. Coca-Cola products from around the world are available for tasting before it’s time to depart through the gift shop, which is packed with Coca-Cola souvenirs. 

Centennial Olympic Park, the world’s gathering place during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, features the popular Fountain of Rings and events including music at noon. Be sure to bring a change of clothes; the little ones will enjoy running through the fountains.

Lunch

What kid doesn’t love cheeseburgers and fries? From “The Original Hamburger” at Johnny Rockets to Ted’s Montana Grill bison burgers, there are plenty of options. If your little ones prefer pizza, try Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

Afternoon

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s global human rights movements. The individual galleries engage visitors through a combination of powerful imagery, compelling artifacts and poignant storytelling.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta is a place where children can experience the power of imagination and the delight of learning. Primarily designed for children ages 2 to 8 years old, the museum features colorful hands-on exhibits and activities in which children look, listen, touch and explore.

Or head further up Peachtree Street: 

Midtown’s Center for Puppetry Arts, features puppet making, tours and shows for both adults and children. The Worlds of Puppetry Museum includes The Jim Henson Collection and The Global Collection. 

Hours of fun await at LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. To name just a few of the things to do, there is a a 4-D cinema, along with the Kingdom Quest LEGO ride and the test track where kids can try out the LEGO car they build on site.

A quick cab or ride share away:

Home to the world’s largest dinosaurs, Fernbank Museum of Natural History uses innovative design and programming to bring natural history to life through galleries and hands-on exhibits to stretch the imagination. The 315-seat IMAX theater provides a powerful film experience.  

Evening

Visitors can experience Atlanta’s indoor sports scene during the cooler months by attending an Atlanta Hawks basketball game at State Farm Arena or an Atlanta Falcons game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Day two: Spend the day at parks of all kinds

With heart-pounding rides and thrilling attractions, Six Flags Over Georgia offers excitement for all ages. This 100-acre park features rides including thrillers, family fun adventures and a bustling for-kids-only section. From the spine-chilling Goliath to the overflowing banks of Thunder River, the adventures make it difficult to  pick just one favorite.

Or:

Kids love exploring nature and attractions at  Stone Mountain Park. At the Treehouse Challenge, girls and boys compete against each other in more than a dozen interactive games. The 1870s’ Georgia town of Crossroads includes a 4-D theater. The Great Barn is a gigantic structure with interactive games. Old favorites such as the sky lift to the top of the mountain, an antebellum plantation and the Lasershow Spectacular (March-October) will keep the family busy.

Between April and October, the Atlanta Braves provide the thrills. Arrive early at Truist Park and grab dinner and treats at The Battery Atlanta, located just outside the stadium entrance.

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