Atlanta Georgia

Family Reunion FAQ

Here are some frequently-asked questions and family reunion tips to help you plan your next gathering in Atlanta. If these don't answer your question, please contact us.

Where Should We Hold Our Family Reunion?
The ideal reunion site is one which is accessible and affordable for the majority of those people you want to attend-- a place where everyone can be comfortable and enjoy their time together. When choosing a location for your family reunion, consider where family members are traveling from.

If some members are flying into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, consider staying in an East Point hotel and hosting your event at a local park or facility. Many East Point hotels offer tailored price points for large groups and shuttle service to and from the airport, so your family can enjoy all the amenities of a bustling city and convenience of being minutes from the airport. Holding your family reunion in the Atlanta area means you have access to the city's world-famous attractions, such as Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta and Martin Luther King Historic Site.

If you have a lot of outdoor activities planned, it's wise to also come up with a rain plan. For instance, if you are holding your event at a state park, check to see if there is a lodge or covered shelter available. If you have a field trip planned for the whole family, be sure to also think about some fun indoor activities in case of changes in the weather.

What types of food do people like to eat at reunions, or while they are in town?
Southern-style and good comfort food are popular choices, and Atlanta specializes in both. Popular restaurants include Gladys Knight and Ron Winan's Chicken & Waffles, Paschal's Restaurant, where civil rights leaders ate and met during the 60s, and This Is It BBQ & Seafood with seven locations in the Atlanta area, including Camp Creek Parkway in East Point. Many restaurants also cater and cook-up tasty dishes for a family reunion picnic, like fried chicken, pulled barbecue pork, hamburgers and hot dogs. The Varsity is also a great place to visit where you can try their world famous chili dogs and Frosted Orange.

Atlanta boasts a variety of restaurants and food options that are sure to meet your group's needs.

What are some of the most popular places in town for holding a reunion?
Have a picnic in the parks— Candler Park, Centennial Olympic Park, Chastain Memorial Park, Freedom Park, Grant Park and Piedmont Park. Venture just outside of the city to Stone Mountain Park, Sun Valley Beach, Lake Lanier Islands, Welcome All Park or one of the many parks in the airport area.

How can people who are in town for a family reunion get a closer look at Atlanta?
Bicycle Tours of Atlanta offers three-to-four-hour tours of the city, with stops that coincide with the tour you choose, such as Heart of the City, Atlanta Street Art or Midtown and Beltline. Explore things to see and do around Centennial Olympic Park with City Segway Tours, an entertaining and unique way to get a lay of the land in downtown Atlanta. Discover a new way to explore the city with ATL-Cruzers Electric Car Tours, Atlanta's only electric car tour company.  A major attraction found in Atlanta Heritage Tours is the four-block Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Plan your own itinerary based on the interests of your family members. If there are history buffs in the group consider a tour of Atlanta's history and bring guests to the Atlanta History Center, Cyclorama and Stone Mountain Park. Explore Atlanta's many in-town neighborhoods, from Midtown to Virginia Highlands and Ansley Park, and embrace the unique personality of each. There are also transportation companies that are happy to drive your family through Atlanta to the places on your itinerary, as well as recommend places to visit that you might not have thought of.

What are other places people like to go to and see when they come to town for reunions?
Atlanta offers plenty of free and low-cost family reunion activities, from watching movies in the park to the Georgia Aquarium. Explore Downtown East Point where the grassy Commons area serves as the soul of this welcoming community. A block from the city hall and across the street from a vibrant playground, the Commons serves as the gathering spot for festivals such as Taste of East Point, a Fourth of July hometown celebration and monthly farmers markets. This small town packs enough activity and diversity into its annual schedule to please travelers looking for traditional as well as out-of-the-ordinary fun.

More Tips from Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
The knowledgeable staff at Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to offer additional tips and suggestions to help you plan your reunion in Atlanta. We are ready to assist you with your reunion planning needs, so contact us today!

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