Cool Things to Do for Atlanta Tweens and Teens This Summer

It's summer. Pick activities for your 'tweens and teens right here.
  • There's a public swimming pool at Piedmont Park. (Joleen Pete)
    There's a public swimming pool at Piedmont Park. (Joleen Pete)
  • Take a canoe trip down the Chattahoochee.  (Joleen Pete)
    Take a canoe trip down the Chattahoochee. (Joleen Pete)
  • Catch a flick at Atlantic Station.
    Catch a flick at Atlantic Station.

You've got the little ones at summer camp but what about your big kids? Tweens and teens are in for a treat with these cool summer things to do in Atlanta. 

  • Grab your kids and their friends to go swimming in the public pool at Piedmont Park. The cost is $1 to $4 per person and season passes are available. Swim for free from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday though Friday. The pool is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

  • Head on down to the Chattahoochee. The Chattahoochee has so much to offer, from guided canoe rides at the the Chattahoochee Nature Center to “Shooting the ‘Hooch” on a tube, paddle board or kayak.

  • Looking to expand your teen's cultural side? The High Museum has awesome teen programming from art classes and teen nights to film screenings and performances. Check the museum calendar for programs and events.

  • Do you have a budding leader at home? Sign your teen up for the free Atlanta Summer of Service Learning Camp, at the forefront of educating, empowering and equipping young people to set extraordinary personal goals, operate with high moral and ethical standards, and perform with unprecedented professional excellence. Visit www.atlantaga.gov for more information.

  • Atlanta offers tons of summer programs for teens and 'tweens for virtually every interest. Art? Writing? Camping? Science/ STEM? Find out more on Gifted Atlanta’s list of amazing programs for kids of all abilities. https://giftedatlanta.com/summer-programs

  • When it’s hot out, head underground. Underground Atlanta not only offers shopping and dining but cool tours, a scavenger hunt, and every Wednesday you can check out lunch offerings from more than 60 vendors at Eat Street! Food Truck Wednesday. Yum.

  • Feel like catching a flick? Atlantic Station offers free movies in Central Park on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., or check out the on-site theater for hit movies on one of 16 screens.

  • Get your thrill on at Six Flags Over Georgia, packed with thrill rides, shows and food. Don’t forget your bathing suit because admission to Hurricane Harbor is included with your Six Flags admission. Your teens (and younger siblings) won’t want to miss out on any splashing action.

  • Centennial Olympic Park is chock full of fun things to do. Choices include bike riding, kicking it in the Olympic Fountain of Rings, free music, and tons of festivals and events. Don't miss the SkyView Ferris wheel. The 200-foot high wheel is a must-visit attraction for every visitor or resident of Atlanta, for its amazing views and light show during evening rides.

Looking for more ideas of things to do? Here are 12 Best Atlanta Things to Do for Tweens and Teens

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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