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14 kid-friendly mainstays

Atlanta has heaps of family-approved ways to spend the day

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Whether you seek to entertain real kids or, um, grown kids (“adults”), our city has quite the fun buffet on tap. Adventures may vary from culinary to educational to artistic, but they all have one common theme: a killer time in a family-friendly locale.

Pizza

Neapolitan-style pizza made with essential ingredients from Italy and sustainable meat and produce sourced from community farms. | more...

Tourist Attractions

Atlanta's most fragrant attraction blooms with more than 3,000 ornamental plants spread over 30 acres adjacent to Piedmont Park, including a rare 15-acre urban forest. There is a 600-foot Canopy Walk situated 40 feet high, and regular exhibitions and concerts in the gardens. | more...

Food

Built on an old hotel site, the Atlanta Food Truck Park is a weekly gathering place for Atlanta's food trucks every Wednesday. | more...

Park

The best thing to come out of the 1996 Olympics is this stately public plaza with dancing fountains, cool light towers, and a variety of spring and summer music series. A redesign of the park is in the works as part of the city's larger re-envisioning of Downtown. | more...

Event Venue

Located in Freedom Park at the Carter Center, the Freedom Farmers' Market offers local products including fresh produce, baked goods, cheese and dairy, farm-fresh eggs, handmade preserves and honey, prepared meals, fresh coffee and more. | more...

Tourist Attractions

The nation's largest aquarium has more aquatic life than any other aquarium, with specimens from more than 500 species, including whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea. Visitors can go to the "touch tank" for the chance to interact with sea stars and anemones. "Behind the Scenes" tours are avail... | more...

Living Walls/Sculptures

Atlanta's first public skate park was christened by the legendary Tony Hawk, who awarded $25,000 toward the project's completion. This section of Historic Fourth Ward Park also includes practice fields. | more...

Cafe or Coffee Shop

This neighborhood coffee shop has an actual dog park, so you can let your pet play while you enjoy your meal and the free Wi-Fi inside. Admission into the off-leash, fully fenced-in park is $1 per dog. | more...

Tourist Attractions

The age of the Ferris wheel in Downtown is upon us, Atlanta. The 20-story attraction known as SkyView Atlanta takes guests on a roughly 15-minute ride and provides them with a view of the city's skyline. | more...

Movie Theater

Open since 1949, Starlight Drive-In nearly always guarantees a joyous communal experience, no matter whom you’re with, what snacks you’re eating, or whether you’re watching X-Men or Grindhouse. The outdoor theater switched over to digital in 2013. It also plays host to swap meets on weekends, 7 a.m.... | more...

Farm

Petting zoo with more than 100 miniature pets to see. | more...

Restaurant

Once a cluster of stalls and counters selling flowers, cupcakes, soap, Jake's Ice Cream, and other sundries, the brightly colored building next to the Beltline's Eastside Trail now has more seating than vendors. The Jake's Ice Cream counter still stands, Candi's is serving breakfast every day but Mo... | more...

Burgers/Hot Dogs

Atlanta's iconic drive-in restaurant since 1928. The menu includes hot dogs, burgers, chili, fries, and the famous Frosted Orange. Customers are greeted with the cry, "What'll ya have?" | more...


The list above first appeared in the 2015 CL Cityguide and was updated by CL Staff recently.
 



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