Atlanta, or Hotlanta as it has become known to many, is not just hot and humid, it is a HOT place to visit too! Atlanta can be a great place to take your kids to visit. Home to just under a half million residents, Atlanta offers their visitors plenty of opportunity for fun. When you are scheduling your car’s tune up before you head on the road trip, you should also create a checklist of places to visit in Atlanta.
What to expect when you visit Atlanta with Kids
As the capital of Georgia, Atlanta is the sprawling city, with many districts. Historically, Atlanta, played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. With that in mind, consider a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, as well as the the Atlanta History Center. But, Atlanta is also a booming city with plenty of current fun, including:
- In-town urban oasis in midtown. Right in the middle of it all, Atlanta has a planned 30-acre zone full of flowers and other natural items that will brighten your day.
- Two words: Atlanta Braves. A special team that has the city’s supports and when someone leaves Atlanta, they still are lifelong Braves fans.
- Have a need for speed? Visit the Porsche test tracks.
- Have fun on roller coasters at Six Flags over Georgia.
- Jimmy Carter Presidential Library is great for history buffs.
- Open-air smart cars. Even if you bring your own car, this is one way to make your way on an Atlanta’s city tour.
- The Fountain of Rings is a splash zone that honors the 1996 Olympic Games.
- Delta Flight Museum is a hit among the young kids who love “anything that has an engine.”
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History is a must-see for those who love dinosaurs.
- Visit the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, which is especially great for the under 8 crowd.
- Try to discover the secret formula for Coke at the World of Coca-Cola.
Atlanta has plenty of fun places to visit. If you don’t mind the heat, there are sprawling parks as well as the many (mostly indoor) places mentioned here. If you’re headed to Atlanta in the winter, expect a mild winter and an opportunity to do all the above, and still visit the outdoors without sweating either. No matter your preference, Atlanta can be a fun place to take your family.