Metro Atlanta

Action, adventure and family-friendly fun are just a day-trip away. From outdoor attractions to beloved brands, there are tons of things to do with kids in Metro Atlanta! Start your Atlanta adventures with this list of things to do in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

American Girl Boutique and Bistro American Girl Boutique and Bistro
American Girl Boutique and Bistro offers special year-round events to engage and inspire young girls. Here, girls and their dolls can meet and learn the backstory of every American Girl doll, then drop into the Doll Hair Salon for a stylish new look. Girls can also pull up a stool at the Dessert Counter or enjoy a full meal in the Bistro.
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games Andretti Indoor Karting and Games
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games is the country’s first all-indoor upscale racing facility. In addition to interactive, invigorating indoor karting, Andretti Indoor Karting and Games also offers a zip line, rock climbing wall and ropes course. On-site restaurants and snack bars are available daily, while the Adrenaline Sky Bar shows sporting events year-round.
Atlanta Motor Sports Atlanta Motor Sports
Road Atlanta in Braselton is a 2.5-mile track hosting the Petit Le Mans, plus sports car, vintage, motorcycle and go-kart races from March through November. Gear up in your racing suit and head to Andretti Indoor Karting & Games where you can slip behind the wheel of SuperKart and speed away on one of the two new Andretti-designed indoor tracks.
Atlanta Ballet Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Ballet
The Atlanta Opera offers four main stage productions seasonally, in addition to pre-opera lectures, student matinees and more. Atlanta Ballet is the oldest professional dance company in America. Performances combine contemporary and traditional with classic ballets and new choreography. Both companies perform at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
BabyLand General Hospital BabyLand General Hospital
BabyLand General Hospital is the birthing place of the Cabbage Patch Kids. Located in Cleveland, Ga., on 650 acres, this “hospital” allows doll enthusiasts to experience the “birthing” and adoption process of newborn Cabbage Kids. The 70,000-square-foot building houses the Father’s Waiting Room, which hosts a museum-like exhibit of the earliest dolls.
Chattahoochee River Fun Chattahoochee River Fun
Sixteen recreation areas along a 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River have been designed to preserve the river and provide outdoor family fun. Contact Chattahoochee Outfitters for your next river trip. The Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell offers educational programs, canoe trips and other activities.
Concerts Concerts
Amp up your trip with year-round concerts in various venues. Just south of the city, move and groove at the Fred with hot retrospectives most nights each week or visit Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – a favorite among touring bands due to excellent acoustics. For more music in the great outdoors, enjoy the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the stars at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre just north of the city. At the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, enjoy hot headliners from all genres including country, pop, rock and more.
East Point East Point
The city of East Point is just minutes from downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Located on the MARTA line, this walkable community offers an array of restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. Turn up the fun at the Dick Lane Velodrome, the country’s second steepest concrete cycling racetrack and the only velodrome in Georgia. A variety of parks offer plenty of green space including the East Point Commons, which hosts annual festivals such as Taste of East Point, a Fourth of July Hometown Celebration and the East Point Possums drag show, as well as weekly farmers markets.
Georgia Shakespeare Georgia Shakespeare
Georgia Shakespeare is a theatrical group dedicated to performing re-enactments and contemporary revisions of William Shakespeare's work. The troupe performs at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center.
Golf in Atlanta Golf in Atlanta
Atlanta has more than 100 golf courses, public and private, encompassing the metro area. Enjoy in-town hot spots such as Charlie Yates Golf Course, North Fulton Golf Course and Bobby Jones Golf Course. Championship links just outside the perimeter include Stone Mountain Golf Club, Legacy on Lanier Golf Club, Canongate Clubs and Bear’s Best. If you are in Atlanta in September you can watch the pros at East Lake Golf Club during the finale of the PGA TOUR Playoffs at THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola.
Marietta Historic District Historic Neighbors
The Marietta Historic District offers tours of the town and heritage museums. Visit the square for specialty and antique shops, dining and entertainment, including Marietta Gone With The Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square, a must-see attraction. Tour antebellum homes in the Historic Roswell District, including the 1845 Smith Plantation. Visitors can also enjoy Bulloch Hall, the childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt's mother and the Georgia Ensemble Theatre.
Medieval Times Medieval Times
Journey back to the 11th century for feasting, fighting and fun. Medieval Times is a family-friendly dinner theater featuring an authentic medieval feast and jousting tournament with live horses and fearless knights.
Babyland General Hospital North Georgia Day Trips
Just a short drive north of Atlanta you’ll find gorgeous mountain scenery and hometown hospitality. Wolf Mountain Vineyards is elegantly simple, offering delicious food paired with Georgia wines. The town of Helen, a recreated Alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers is a family option. Babyland General Hospital, home to the Cabbage Patch Kids, is a unique place where you can take home a hand-stitched doll of your own.
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art provides Atlanta with innovative exhibits. Since its inception, the 7,000-square-foot museum has housed exhibits of international acclaim, including a collection of sacred Tibetan objects, 18th-century paintings of Rome and Venice, as well as never-before-seen pieces by Salvador Dali.
North Georgia Premium Outlets Outlet Malls and Day Trip Shopping
North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville offers 140 stores of current-season merchandise, many from designer labels. For retail, dining and entertainment options, stop into the shopping meccas of Discover Mills and the Tanger Outlet Center.
DE Fine Art Gallery R Alexander Gallery
R Alexander Gallery is one of Atlanta's primary sources for authentic European paintings. Located in Buckhead, the gallery exhibits classic and contemporary works from more than 30 leading artists.
See Atlanta from Above See Atlanta From Above
Whether floating in a hot air balloon or free falling from an airplane, you’ll be sure to see Atlanta like never before – from above. Balloons Over Georgia provides incredible views of Lake Lanier, Stone Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, the Atlanta skyline and the beginning of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountain ranges from one of the most beautifully colored balloons in the country. Get ready some thrills – skydiving! The Above Atlanta Skydiving Center (AASC) experience is like none other. At AASC, you will be accompanied on your skydive by the most enthusiastic skydive professionals in Georgia.
Six Flags Over Georgia Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags brings you squeals, thrills and spills. This 100-acre amusement park just west of the city features 40 rides – including 11 thrillers – fun family adventures and a bustling for-kids-only section. Purchase The Flash Pass and ride your favorite coasters without waiting in line. The park offers 27 eateries with great dining options for a full meal or quick snack as well as numerous souvenir shops.
Smith Plantation Home Smith Plantation Home
The Smith Plantation, a 300-acre site north of the Roswell, Ga., includes a house museum filled with period antiques from the late 1800s through the first half of the 20th century. It is also a trove of Civil War-era accoutrements, including furnishings, clothing and written documents.
w Stoddard’s Range & Guns
Enjoy target shooting in Atlanta's state-of-the-art shooting range. Stoddard's Range & Guns provides a safe and fun shooting experience. The complex includes twelve 75-foot lanes rated for pistol and rifle and a programmable touch-screen target system. Guests can rent a variety of firearms and participate in a variety of classes both for beginners and experienced shooters.
Stone Mountain Park Stone Mountain Park
Home to the world’s largest piece of exposed granite rock and longest running laser show, Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most visited attraction. The Lasershow Spectacular is choreographed with your favorite tunes and breathtaking pyrotechnics. With more than 3,200 acres of natural beauty, you’ll find family-oriented recreational activities, special events, lodging and camping. Visit the Crossroads® area for live shows, craft demos, shopping and dining, or enjoy the Great Locomotive Adventure, Scenic Railroad and Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard. Another family favorite is Sky Hike, a treetop adventure course.

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