• Explore Things to Do in Atlanta with Kids

  • Alliance Theatre

    Catch a Broadway play before it hits Broadway

    Musicals, dramas and classical favorites light up Atlanta’s theater scene before they head to the Big Apple. The Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre provides a perfect way to spend the evening.

    Atlanta BeltLine

    Walk, bike, run on the Atlanta BeltLine

    Explore miles of the Atlanta BeltLine by foot or on two wheels. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop in one of the many restaurants along the path to relax and refuel. A rails-to-trails connection between neighborhoods and parks, the BeltLine is an only-in-Atlanta way to stay active.

    Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

    Stop and smell the orchids at an in-town urban oasis

    Right in the middle of Midtown Atlanta, in the northern corner of Piedmont Park, grow more than 30 acres of lush green garden just waiting to be explored. At the Atlanta Botanical Garden, seasonal activities keep adventure blooming no matter the temperature.

    Atlanta Braves

    Catch an MLB game under the lights

    Get your chopping arm ready! From spring to fall, head out to the Ted to catch the Atlanta Braves and cheer on our home team.

    Atlanta Falcons

    Rise Up with the Atlanta Falcons

    What do Falcons do? Falcons rise up! With only a couple more seasons of Atlanta Falcons football to be played in the Georgia Dome, now is the time to get in the gridiron frame of mind and cheer on the Falcons!

    Atlanta History Center

    Party with the past

    The Atlanta History Center is no stranger to games: it hosts 6,000 memorabilia from the Olympic Games including uniforms, victory medals, Olympic torches and even an original running track. Its historic Swan House was also recently featured in the blockbuster hit, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!

    Atlanta Movie Tours

    Recreate Hollywood moments in ATLwood

    Television and film industries are bustling in Atlanta and there’s no time like the present to visit ATLwood. Whether it’s The Walking Dead, The Blind Side, Anchorman 2 or one of the many other movies filmed in Atlanta, let Atlanta Movie Tours show you the sites!

    Atlanta Streetcar

    Get Looped Into the City's Locales

    What do city sites like Centennial Olympic Park, the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site have in common? They can all be reached from the Atlanta Streetcar, a convenient electric transit that evolved from the trolleys which served the city for more than 50 years.

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    IMMERSE YOURSELF IN GRAMMY-WINNING SURROUND SOUND

    Want to be in the midst of dozens of Grammy-winners on one stage, but lost your invite to the Grammys? A performance by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s award winning cast of musicians is your ticket!

    Atlantic Station

    Experience a different type of retail therapy

    Pack a spare suitcase for all of the goodies you will bring back from Atlantic Station! Whether it’s a major retailer or a local boutique look you want, this walkable, outdoor shopping mecca will treat you to serious retail therapy.

    ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours

    Explore the city from open-air smart cars

    Get a first look at Atlanta from the comfort of an open-air smart car (or even a Segway) as your ATL-Cruzers tour guide shows you the ins and outs of Atlanta and its neighborhoods. Choose your favorite stops along the way to help plan the rest of your visit!

    Bicycle Tours of Atlanta

    Make Tracks on the Trail of History

    Feel like taking a more active tour? Bring your thirst for knowledge and your inner child to Bicycle Tours of Atlanta as you pedal leisurely to sites both scenic and historic with a knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide.

    Centennial Olympic Park

    Splash into the Fountain of Rings

    Pay homage to Atlanta's Olympic legacy as you splash through the Fountain of Rings or play tag in the green fields of Centennial Olympic Park, located near the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights and College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.

    Center for Civil and Human Rights

    Be Inspired by Heroes Past and Present

    Connect the American civil rights movement to current human rights issues through moving, experiential exhibits at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Interact with history to understand your role in the dream and the future.

    Center For Puppetry Arts

    Pull the strings on family fun

    Bring the kids to experience some of the most loved children's fables through award-winning puppetry shows, films, and workshops at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Don't miss the progress on their new museum, featuring a huge Jim Henson collection!

    Children's Museum of Atlanta

    Get Hands-On With the Love of Learning

    Get ready for an imaginative overhaul at The Children's Museum of Atlanta. Enjoy a new 3,000-square-foot featuring hands-on and shoes-off activities, including exploring the layers of Earth, composing original music and much more!

    CNN Studio Tours

    Watch the news unfold

    News junkies and aspiring anchors unite! Take the Inside CNN Studio Tour to see exactly how this globally recognized brand makes news, beginning to end. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even see Robin Meade!

    College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience

    Score a touchdown with Atlanta's newest attraction

    Every team is the home team at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, where interactive installments keep you in the game. Sprint down memory lane with decades of memorabilia and learn about Hall of Fame inductees.

    Delta Flight Museum

    Soar Through Sky-High Exhibits

    Experience aviation history at the Delta Flight Museum, where future pilots and frequent flyers alike can enjoy interactive exhibits, state-of-the-art simulator technology, and last-of-their-kind aircraft from eras past. Take a guided tour, or cruise the 68,000-square-foot premises at Delta's Atlanta Headquarters with friends, family, or your copilot of choice.

    Fernbank Museum of Natural History

    Journey into the Jurassic

    Getting up close and personal with the dinosaurs at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History is a lot less scary than the bared-teeth versions in film. Take a peek back in time with the Giants of the Mesozoic – even one that measures more than 120 feet long!

    Fox Theatre

    Walk the red carpet

    At Atlanta’s fabulous Fox Theatre, every night is a red carpet event. Musicals, dance and nationally renowned acts wait at the end of your red carpet walk, and if there’s no show scheduled, have no fear – you can always tour this Atlanta icon!

    Georgia Aquarium

    Swim with the whale sharks

    That’s no typo. You can actually snorkel or scuba dive with the whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium. Interested in interacting with a slightly smaller animal? The nation’s largest aquarium offers encounters with belugas, otters and even penguins!

    High Museum of Art

    Mingle with the Masters

    Step inside the leading art museum in the Southeast and gaze at more than 13,000 modern and contemporary works of art. A ticket to the High Museum of Art will get you into both the special exhibitions and the permanent collection.

    Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Knock on the door of the Oval Office

    Several U.S. presidents established libraries, and we’re pretty fond of the one our very own Nobel Peace Prize-winning, peanut-growing President Jimmy Carter erected. At the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, you’ll find everything from a replica of the Oval Office to gifts he received during his presidency.

    LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

    Build your dream world

    Stack, create and imagine at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center built on the top floor of Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. Filled with hours of hands-on, interactive fun, kids will love playing inside one of the world’s biggest boxes of LEGO® bricks.

    Margaret Mitchell House

    Give a damn: see where "Gone With the Wind" was written

    Peek inside the restored rooms where most of "Gone With the Wind" was penned in the Margaret Mitchell House, complete with the native Atlantan’s writing desk and period furnishings. Frankly, it would be your misfortune to miss exhibitions exploring the author’s life and the making of a film classic.

    Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University)

    Bond with Mummy

    Take some time to connect with a mummy at Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum. With permanent collections that span the globe and renowned traveling exhibits, your inner history buff will be transfixed by everything from mummies to a Greek muse!

    Philips Arena

    Dunk or dance at Philips Arena

    Philips Arena, home to the Southeast Division champion Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and Atlanta Dream (WNBA), keeps it rocking all year long with hoops action and the hottest concerts. Named by Rolling Stone as one of the best arenas in the country, Philips Arena hosts top national acts year round.

    Six Flags Over Georgia

    Channel your inner daredevil

    Scream your head off on the Scream Machine or cool down in Hurricane Harbor, the new waterpark at Six Flags Over Georgia. From heart-pounding rides for the most adventurous to live entertainment for the whole family, Six Flags has you covered for a fun family day.

    Skyview Atlanta

    Wheel around town

    Hop into a SkyView Atlanta gondola and travel up more than 20 stories for a thrilling view of Atlanta. Once located in Florida and even Paris, the SkyView Ferris wheel is one of the newest additions to the collection of attractions surrounding Centennial Olympic Park.

    Stone Mountain Park

    Play in mountains of fun

    Take a trek through the treetops on SkyHike®, the Summit Skyride or even a real hike to the top of the mountain for beautiful city skyline views. Tour the antebellum plantation or ride around Stone Mountain by train and see the longest running laser show in the world projected on it!

    Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar and View (Westin Peachtree Plaza)

    Eat, drink, spin, repeat

    Take in the only 360-degree view of Atlanta from 73 stories high at The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View. As the Sun Dial rotates high above Peachtree Street, you’ll see everything from Stone Mountain to Georgia Tech and many other sites in between!

    Sweet Auburn Curb Market

    Sweeten your visit with a savory snack

    For meats and produce straight from the farm, plus unique eateries serving up everything from soul food and gourmet hot dogs to artisanal ice cream, look no further than this urban farmer’s market. Also on the menu at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market are monthly culinary tours, storytelling, cooking classes and tons of community events.

    The Historic Marietta Trolley

    Tour the town at your own pace

    Hop on board a fully narrated 90-minute trolley tour to learn the history and enjoy the stories and legends of Atlanta’s top attractions and historic sites. Step on to discover the must-sees of Atlanta while riding in style on Peachtree Trolley Tours.

    The Varsity

    Place a presidential order

    Five chili dogs, four regular dogs and a cheeseburger. That’s what President Obama ordered at The Varsity. If he had asked, we would have recommended an FO and a naked dog walking. What will be in your presidential-style order?

    World of Coca-Cola

    Search for the secret formula

    Experience the history of the world's most famous soft drink through fascinating exhibits, classic ads and an imaginative replica of the bottling process. Get closer than ever before to the World of Coca-Cola vault containing the secret recipe and tempt your taste buds with more than 100 beverages from around the globe.

    Zoo Atlanta

    Peek at a pair of Pandas

    The only giant panda twins in the U.S., Mei Lun and Mei Huan, are twice as adorable and fluffy as you might expect. Come see them and the rest of the Zoo Atlanta family in the historic Grant Park neighborhood. A fun-filled exploration of the animal kingdom awaits, including the Scaly Slimy Spectacular for reptiles and amphibians.

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