12 Indoor Things to Do in Atlanta

Never be bored in Atlanta because there is so much to do.
  • Get a taste of Coca-Cola from around the world.
    Get a taste of Coca-Cola from around the world.
  • All ages love the AT&T Dolphin Celebration experience at Georgia Aquarium. (Joleen Pete Photography)
    All ages love the AT&T Dolphin Celebration experience at Georgia Aquarium. (Joleen Pete Photography)

What's on your Atlanta bucket list this year? Perhaps you want to visit a museum with your family or be entertained by the latest shows. Dine out and grab drinks with friends. We know the weather can be unpredictable, so whether you see a heat wave or rain in the forecast, this list of 12 indoor things to do in Atlanta ought to keep you both busy and comfortable. 

  1. Center for Puppetry Arts – A great visit for the young at heart, ages 2 through 102. CPA features a puppetry museum housing the largest Jim Henson collection in the world among its exhibitions. CPA hosts workshops and provides puppet theater for all ages. 

  2. Love aviation? The Delta Flight Museum features rare artifacts, cutting edge technology, interactive displays and more.

  3. World of Coca-Cola – A museum dedicated to this popular fizzy drink? You betcha! At the Coca-Cola museum you can try out your own recipe, sample cokes from around the world, view historical ads, photos and more. Visit the gift shop for fun Coke memorabilia to commemorate your visit.

  4. Martin Luther King National Historic Site – OK, it's not totally indoors and you might need to bring your umbrella for this one, but it’s worth it. The MLK historic site features MLK's birth home, the International World Peace Rose Garden and so much more. Learn more about civil rights in Atlanta

  5. High Museum of Art – Hardly stuffy, this museum jewel of the Southeast boasts a permanent collection of more than 11,000 pieces and welcomes several traveling exhibitions each year. The High has programs for families and youth as well as a stellar gift shop.

  6. College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience. – College football fans, rejoice. This sports museum is chock full of technology not to be believed. Learn all about your favorite teams in an amazing interactive experience.

  7. Georgia Aquarium – "With more than 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in any other aquarium, you are sure to see things you've never seen before." You'll want to tour each of the exhibits and galleries downstairs, then head upstairs with your little ones to check out Aquanaut Adventure: A Discovery Zone.

  8. See a show. See what's playing at Fox Theatre and Alliance Theatre. Catch Broadway shows at Broadway in Atlanta. View the latest ballet production by Atlanta Ballet

  9. Gaming more your speed? Race around a 1/4-mile indoor karting track at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games. Grab lunch, then play a game of pool or laser tag. Enjoy arcade games and challenge your family to a round of bowling. Speaking of bowling, here are 6 Atlanta locations to knock yourself out, bowling. Enjoy contemporary lanes, food and beverages and more. 

  10. Grab drinks with friends. Cheers to Atlanta's bar scene

  11. Dine out for date night. Foodies, take note. There is no shortage of fab spots to dine in Atlanta. Search the dining page by cuisine preferences, location and more. Here are 10 cozy Atlanta restaurants to heat things up. Looking for live music? We've got you covered

  12. Stay active with these 7 rainy day adventures in Atlanta

Checked all of these off your list? Well, we've got more ideas at 50 Fun Things To Do in Atlanta


Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their 4-year-old son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the professional photographer behind Joleen Pete Photography and family blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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