Atlanta is known for being one of the most vibrant cities in the south, with tons of museums, attractions, cultural events, and outdoor activities for all ages and interest levels. You might be surprised to learn that Atlanta is super fun for kids! If you’ve only got a weekend to get a taste of what Atlanta offers, check out this list of best things to do in Atlanta with kids, and prepare to fall in love with this city.





  • Love puppets? Definitely check out the Center For Puppetry Arts, a museum which features a collection of more than 200 puppets from around the world, and regular productions of puppet plays.
  • Crazy for cars? Trek down to the Atlanta Motor Speedway and see if there’s a car show or drag race taking place. You can also check out Tiny Towne!
  • Keen to visit several Atlanta attractions during your visit? Check out CityPass, which gets you admission for 5 different popular attractions at majorly discounted prices.


Indoor fun:


If you’re keen for a mini-road trip and want to venture just outside of atlanta, here are a couple of ideas:

  • Babyland General Hospital is where Cabbage Patch dolls are “born”. There’s an actual hospital, with doctors and everything.
  • Margaritaville at Lanier Islands includes water slides, a wave pool, and lots of entertainment.
  • The Wild Animal Safari is worth a trip , giving you a glimpse of giraffes, tigers, zebras, and much more.
  • Pick fruit at one of the many orchards and farms around the city
  • INK is a museum in Gainesville in which each room is a small, kid-sized part of a neighborhood, including a tiny grocery store, post office, bank, train, and more.


Examples of kid-friendly places to eat:

  • Breakfast places include Highland Bakery, Rise-n-Dine, and Le Petit Marche.
  • Lunch places include Treehouse Restaurant and Pub, Grindhouse Killer Burgers, and the Varsity.
  • Dinner places include Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, Zoe’s Kitchen, and Holy Taco.

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