If you’re a parent, odds are that you are plenty overdue for a vacation. However, as most parents know, keeping a child entertained during a vacation is a lot of work in its own right. Planning a family vacation that can entertain the whole family takes hours of planning and work, putting even more stress on a parent. This added stress only builds throughout their trip, quickly erasing any thoughts of fun & relaxation that the vacation was meant to be.
With a wealth of unique attractions, gorgeous cityscape and beautiful year-round climate, Atlanta is a perfect destination for anyone looking for a family vacation. No matter how old or how big your family may be, Atlanta offers interesting attractions that the whole family can enjoy. Here are just a few of the most entertaining destinations around the city of Atlanta. Don’t forget to make the most out of your vacation with downtown Atlanta accommodations at the Ellis Hotel.
Just two blocks away from Ellis’ downtown location is one of Atlanta’s must-see destinations, the Georgia Aquarium. With 500 aquatic species from all across the globe, the Georgia Aquarium takes you and your family into the world unknown world under the sea. There are a number of exhibits, attractions and shows that are constantly changing in the aquarium, making each visit a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Located only four blocks from the Ellis Hotel, Imagine It! Children’s Museum provides an opportunity for interactive learning and imaginative play for the small children in your family. With four interactive learning zones throughout the museum, children can freely explore on their on and learn through a number of hands-on activities and play areas. Check out their website for more information on their latest exhibit.
Center for Puppetry Arts
Only five miles away from the Ellis, explore the world and art form of puppetry at the Center of Puppetry Arts. Whether you are taking in one of their daily performances suited for any age or wandering the museum exhibits that feature over 350 puppets from all across the globe, the Center for Puppetry Arts offers something for everyone. No trip to the center is complete without a stop at the “Create-A-Puppet Workshop” allowing children to take part in performances and create a puppet of their own.
Centennial Olympic Park
A short five-minute walk away from the Ellis Hotel; Atlanta’s must-see Centennial Olympic Park is the perfect outdoor location to take in all that Atlanta has to offer. The Centennial Olympic Park is the largest downtown park in the country, and home to the world’s largest interactive water fountain. In addition to the year-round attractions, several events and pop-up attractions are hosted throughout the grounds of this 21-acre park. Stop by the official visitor center for all of the latest information on the attractions, events and details about the park.
The World of Coca-Cola
Less than a mile away from the Ellis Hotel, The World of Coca-Cola takes its guest on a behind the scenes look into the story of the popular soft drink. From the moment you walk through the door, you become fully immersed in the over 125-year-old history of the brand. From memorabilia, global samplings and more, this attraction is a must-see destination for all ages.
No trip to Atlanta is complete without first taking in all the city has to offer from 20 stories in the air. Located on the southern tip of Centennial Olympic Park ( a short, five-minute walk from the Ellis), the SkyView Atlanta provides guests with a breathtaking view of downtown Atlanta that must be seen to be believed. Make the experience even more memorable with their V.I.P. treatment, featuring a gondola with a glass floor, leather seats and more.
Legoland Discovery Center
If you’re looking for a destination that stimulates your child’s mind and get their creative juices flowing, look no further than Atlanta’s own Legoland Discovery Center. Located just 9 miles from the Ellis Hotel, the Legoland Discovery Center plays host to dozens of interactive attractions, play areas and rides that allow kids to immerse themselves in the ever-expanding creative world of LEGO. Take advantage of their online discounts and purchase your tickets today!
Take the worry and stress out of your vacation planning process and let the friendly staff at the Ellis Hotel point you towards some of the most family-friendly attractions around. No matter whom you are traveling with, it’s hard to not find comfort in the contemporary downtown Atlanta accommodations of the Ellis Hotel. The boutique hotel’s downtown location places you in the center of Atlanta’s exuberant culture and wealth of attractions, providing you and your family with a never-ending list of opportunity. Get the most out of your family’s next vacation, book your stay at the Ellis Hotel today!