Atlanta is a great city to visit any time of the year. With the changing seasons, there are many things for families to see and enjoy. Atlanta is a huge metropolis, and the hustle and bustle of city life is one of the most distinct characteristics of Atlanta.
Here is a short overview of some family-friendly things to do in Atlanta:
Atlanta Zoo: We understand that going to the zoo is not a big novelty, but you have to know that the Atlanta Zoo is somewhat different from many other zoos. With over a thousand animals, it has many animals from the tropics like the western lowland gorillas and the giant panda bears from China. The zoo also has many features for kids such as the carousel train ride, a petting zoo, rock climbing wall and even a playground. If you want to know why the Atlanta Zoo is not a typical zoo, be sure to plan a visit.
College Football Hall of Fame: If you are a college football fan then there is no way you can miss the College Football Hall of Fame. This awesome football-shaped building in Atlanta offers a great personalized experience. Visit the Hall of Fame and experience what it has to offer. Family-friendly events are held all year round so be sure not to miss it.
World of Coca-Cola: Even if you only drink Pepsi, you should visit the World of Coca-Cola. This state of the art facility provides a superb interactive experience for guests who are interested in learning about this iconic brand. Not only do you get to taste the real thing, but there is also a 4D Theater, a Portrait Wall, a Pop Culture Gallery, a Vault of the Secret Formula, Coca-Cola Polar Bear and Coca-Cola Store.
Children’s Museum: Atlanta is not renowned for museums, but the Children’s Museum is out of this world. Children of all ages get to see exhibits, explore, climb and play. The experience is surreal, especially for children who generally don’t get to experience these things in regular museums.
Six Flags over Georgia: If you visit Atlanta, you should not miss the Six Flags over Georgia. There are more than a 100 thrilling rides for children including the scary Mindbender coaster and the Georgia Cyclone. With thrill rides, family rides, kids rides, water rides, food, and entertainment, there is something for everyone at this 290-acre theme park.
The Georgia Aquarium: This is another great adventure for the family. The Georgia Aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium in the world with thousands of species of fish and marine life. Here you will get to see the beluga whale and whale sharks and many more exciting underwater creatures.
Andretti Karting & Games Center: If you love speed, excitement, and exciting video games, you have to visit the Andretti Karting & Games Center which offers a range of activities including a 30-foot rock climbing wall, high speed super kart, a zip line, billiards, video games and even billiards.
Sky zone: Sky zone is one of the world’s largest indoor trampoline park featuring trampoline dodgeball, trampoline court, basketball slam dunk courts and foam pits. You can easily spend half a day here having fun.
Stone Mountain Georgia: This is another popular attraction for families. This 3300-acre park offers golf courses, a skylift, camping grounds, laser show, ride aboard the scenic railway, get soaked at Geyser Towers and even a 4D Theater. You can even hike to the top of the granite rock.
Legoland Discovery Center: Legoland is another attraction that should not be missed if you have children. This 30,000 square foot interactive playground will blow your mind with dozens of hands-on play games, LEGO-themed rides, and a 4D Theater.
There is much much more to do in Atlanta. But keep in mind that it is a busy city, and not everything is nearby. If you plan to take a trip to Atlanta with your family, plan ahead and plan well. Make a list of the things you want to do and check all the venues online. You can sometimes get great promotional deals and discounts so make sure you keep an eye out and do your research well. A family trip to Atlanta should be one that you will not forget easily.