Top 7 Things to Do When Traveling with Kids to Atlanta
Atlanta is well known for warm weather, it’s major role in American history and the famous Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which is considered to be the world’s busiest airport. The next time you’re traveling through the Atlanta airport, you just may want to stick around for a few days of family fun. There are many attractions in the capital city of Georgia that have lured visitors throughout the years, and what’s more, many of them are also kid-friendly. Let’s take a look at top things to do in Atlanta With Kids.
Those living in Atlanta, can access these local gems whenever they’d like. But, for those who are traveling here with their kids, below are some of the top sites and activities (in no particular order) to check out.
Being the largest aquarium in the United States, the Georgia Aquarium is a great place to take your kids and embrace the underwater vantage point that it provides its visitors in an astounding 10 million gallons of water. Here, you can admire whales, sharks, sea otters and thousands of other sea creatures while you make your way through the aquarium at your leisure. Its strategic, downtown location makes it easily accessible during any of your trips to the city.
Zoo Atlanta is home to a large variety of animals, from tigers and bears, to an African Savanna featuring giraffes and elephants, among others. The zoo is also home to the largest population of great apes in the U.S. and is one of only four zoos in the nation that house giant pandas. While you’re there, visit the reptile exhibit, as well as the KIDZone and the Naked Mole Rat Playground, which will definitely make the trip an unforgettable one for your little ones.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
The Fernbank Museum of Natural History features a museum, a 3D theater, and an outdoor forest. From a STEM exhibit, to a NatureQuest and a Dinosaur Plaza, to a walk through the World of Shells, and even a cultural experience, you and your children can see it all. Plus, the forest features 75 acres of outdoor adventures that not only allow your kids to engage in learning activities, but also to enjoy beautiful scenery along its immersive trails. Furthermore, until you can travel there, the Fernbank provides a Museum at Home experience every Friday at 10 a.m., to help ignite your child’s passion for science, nature and human culture.
Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is a great place as it is filled with children’s programming, allowing them to embrace the performing arts in a way that is suited just for them. For those living in Midtown Atlanta, going to any of the shows can easily be a regular family activity. However, if you’re just visiting, make sure to check out the schedule to see if there are any performances you might just like to attend with your children while you’re in town.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Dedicated primarily to those aged 8 and under, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the best place for children to learn some basic fundamentals, while playing and engaging in a multitude of interactive activities. The exhibits cover areas ranging from nutrition, to creativity, engineering, biology, and robotics. What’s more, a Gateway to the World allows kids to travel to six continents and explore the Earth in the most fun way possible. So, make sure to plan you visit for your “minis” for next time you are in Atlanta.
LEGOLand Discovery Center Atlanta
The LEGOLand Discovery Center Atlanta features 15 different attractions. Among others, you’ll find a Pirate Adventure Island with a pirate ship, a Kingdom Quest and Merlin’s Apprentice rides, as well as Atlanta’s top landmarks – all made from Legos. You can also enjoy 4D movies with your children and attend the Master Builder Academy to get the best tips for building your own Lego creations at home with your little ones.
World of Coca-Cola
As much as we try to keep kids away from soft drinks, Coca-Cola is probably going to become their favorite drink the second they taste it. If you are traveling to Atlanta with your kids, make sure to take them to the World of Coca-Cola, for an adventure they won’t forget. The destination covers the brand’s history and advertising, offers the opportunity to sample more than 100 different beverages, allows visitors to see the bottling process, and even lets you try to recreate the secret formula. Take advantage of this chance for you and your little ones to learn everything about one of the most popular drinks in the world.
What other kid-friendly attractions in Atlanta do you know and love?