School may be back in session, but there is still plenty of fun in the sun left in downtown Atlanta. Whether you’re here for the weekend or staying for a week, there are plenty family-friendly destinations scattered throughout the city that can keep the fun going all day long.
If you’re looking for a fun way to get away from the mundane, follow along as we explore just a small sampling of the exciting, educational and interactive experiences fit for kids and families of all ages.
Education Outside of the Classroom
Just because your family is on vacation, it doesn’t mean your kids have to stop learning. Stimulate the minds of your children and watch as they learn and grow by visiting these top educational attractions in Atlanta.
- The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Spark imagination and inspire discovery with a trip to The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Reopening later this year, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is about to become bigger and better than ever before with brand new hands-on exhibits that will let your child’s creativity flow and have their minds racing.
- The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Walk in the footsteps of one of the greatest men to ever live and hop aboard the Atlanta Streetcar for a quick trip to The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. The site features over 23 acres of land, with history happening every step of the way. Tour the birth home of Dr. King, check out the exhibits at The King Center and listen to some of the sermons that inspired a nation with a stop at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Take a journey through time and place with a visit to Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Catch a glimpse at some of the largest dinosaurs in the world, take ‘A Walk through Time in Georgia,’ or explore the interactive ‘NatureQuest’ for a once in a lifetime immersive encounter.
No matter what time of year you plan to visit, Atlanta is full of outdoor activities to keep the fun lasting all year round.
- Zoo Atlanta
Housing over 1,400 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, it’s hard to fit everything that the Zoo Atlanta has to offer into words. With tons to see and do, you’ll want to clear your schedule when making a pit stop at the Zoo Atlanta. Experience everything from up-close and personal wildlife encounters to catching a glimpse at the only twin giant pandas in the United States.
- Centennial Olympic Park
There is always something going on at Centennial Olympic Park. The 21-acre park serves as a center of fun and excitement in downtown Atlanta, and is anchored by some of the city’s most popular tourist destinations including the Georgia Aquarium, the CNN Center and the College Football Hall of Fame.
- Six Flags Over Georgia
Located just outside of downtown Atlanta is one of the largest regional theme parks in the Southeast, Six Flags Over Georgia. Home to 11 roller coasters, three interactive children’s zones and endless entertainment options, you’ll struggle on where to start upon entering this massive 250+ acre park.
Explore Your Surroundings
Set your children free to explore their surroundings, expand their creativity and build up their imagination with these hands-on interactive attractions that will keep your kids’ motors running.
- LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
Jump into a box of bricks and become a master builder of your own desires with a family trip to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta in Phipps Plaza. With a wealth of attractions, exhibits, rides and a state-of-the-art 4D cinema, you child will love exploring and building their way through one of Atlanta’s best indoor play places.
- The World of Coca-Cola
No matter if you’re 7 years old or 70, you’ll love exploring everything there is to know about the world’s favorite fizzy beverage at The World of Coca-Cola. Featuring two stories of nonstop exhibits, interactive activities and much, much more, there’s something for the entire family to enjoy at The World of Coca-Cola.
- Georgia Aquarium
Home to over 100,000 animals and 10 million gallons of water, the Georgia Aquarium is easily among one of the largest aquariums in the world. Every day, the aquarium hosts countless interactive shows and exhibits that allow guests to dive into a world otherwise unseen.
With so many activities and attractions surrounding the city on all sides, there is no better way to make the most of your stay in the city than by booking your accommodations in downtown Atlanta. If you’re looking to experience true southern hospitality during your stay, book a room at the Ellis Hotel. www.trandict.xyz Ranked the 2nd best hotel in downtown Atlanta, the Ellis Hotel combines modern luxury with traditional charm quite like no other in the city. Discover for yourself what sets the Ellis Hotel apart from the rest and book your stay in the heart of downtown Atlanta today.