People walking on the Canopy Walk at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Get close to the treetops on the Kendeda Canopy Walk at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

10 Things to Do with the Family in Atlanta

From trails to theme parks, museums and more, Atlanta has fun vacation options for all ages.

These Metro Atlanta spots always get a thumbs up in the fun department!

Dale Chihuly sculpture at Atlanta Botanical Garden

See art among the flowers at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

See what's blooming at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, a 30-acre oasis in Midtown. There's a Children's Garden for hands-on fun and learning, the Fuqua Conservatory's Tropical Orchid House, classes and cooking demonstrations, and art on display among the blooms. Be sure to visit May 7 - Oct. 16, 2022, to see the "Origami in the Garden" exhibit of giant metal sculptures inspired by the Japanese art of folding paper.

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Bicyclists stopped at the John Lewis mural in Atlanta

John Lewis mural in Atlanta's Sweet Auburn neighborhood

Bicycle Tours of Atlanta

Pedal through Atlanta's most happening and vibrant neighborhoods with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta. You'll experience a leisurely tour of culture, history and art. Learn about civil rights history, iconic landmarks, sustainability, and much more. Children as young as 9 and as tall as 4'8" that are highly skilled bike riders are welcome on the tours.

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Bamboo forest on East Palisades Trail in Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Bamboo forest on the East Palisades Trail in Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Photo by @pokkychoo

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Choose any of the 15 access points in the 48-mile long Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, and jump into miles of trails to bike, hike and run along the river. One hidden gem is the bamboo forest, which you can find in the East Palisades section. Or, rent a kayak, stand-up paddleboard or tube and get out to explore the river.

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Dinosaur sculpture outside the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, Georgia

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Say hello to the world's largest dinosaur as you walk in the front door of Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Kids turn into explorers in the interactive NatureQuest, and everyone can enjoy the feeling of "being there" at the IMAX Theatre. Outside, follow the elevated walkway into the treetops where you can enjoy stunning views from tree pods, and continue on to explore more than two miles of paths winding through Fernbank Forest, a 65-acre old-growth forest.

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Family and whale sharks at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

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Georgia Aquarium

Either swim with giant whale sharks and beluga whales or just sit back and watch them play at Georgia Aquarium. Make friends with a shark, dolphin, sea otter or penguin in encounter programs.

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Mother and child building with LEGOs in Atlanta

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

Let your child's (and your) imagination run wild at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, where you can play with LEGOs to your heart's content. Learn how to build new things, explore a mini replica of the city, watch movies in a 4D cinema and much more. Explore the ultimate indoor playground, and shop for new products to expand your at-home building materials.

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Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia

At Six Flags Over Georgia, laugh and scream at the same time on thrill rides like the open-air, high-flying SkyScreamer and monster roller coasters like Goliath. Open daily April 1-10, 2022, for spring break, the park is otherwise open on weekends March 4 until Memorial Day weekend, when daily summer hours begin and Hurricane Harbor Water Park opens.

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Skyview Atlanta

Skyview Atlanta

Experience downtown like the birds do - from the sky at Skyview Atlanta! The 20-story wheel has 42 enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas that hold up to six people. Four rotations per trip let you see the city from every direction.

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Exterior of World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta

World of Coca-Cola

Explore the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta to learn about the history of The Coca-Cola Company and the world's most famous soft drink. Get closer than ever before to the vault containing the secret recipe, and see the fully functioning bottling line that produces a commemorative glass bottle of Coca-Cola for every guest. Don't miss the tasting room, where you can sample more than 60 beverages from around the globe.

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Family feeding a giraffe at Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta

Feed giraffes and go behind the scenes with African elephants, giant pandas and lemurs at Zoo Atlanta. Located in historic Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta is home to the country's only twin panda cubs and largest collection of gorillas and orangutans in North America. Check the zoo's event calendar to plan your trip!

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Published: March 2022