If you want to take your grandkids on a trip that is educational as well as entertaining, take them to Atlanta for the weekend! Atlanta has been called the cultural and economic capital of the south. The city is replete with fun and interesting things to do that reflect the city’s culturally rich and diverse heritage.
Atlanta is well known for its advances in transportation; the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest and most efficient airport in the world! The Atlanta Streetcar is the city’s newest transit option, providing a 2.7-mile ride with 12 stops that travels from Centennial Olympic Park to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. It’s a safe, convenient way to explore the downtown area, one that will eventually connect all of Atlanta’s neighborhoods and popular destinations. Streetcars run approximately every 10 to 15 minutes.Children will love the activities available to them in this city! The Center for Puppetry Arts aims to inspire and engage its visitors through the art of puppetry. Upcoming shows include The Dragon King (Mar 14 – Apr 2) and Pete the Cat (Apr 4 – May 21). The Children’s Museum Of Atlanta bills itself as the “ultimate place for kids 0-8 to play, learn and ignite their curiosity”, and achieves this through its creative exhibits and Daily Programs. The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere and every year educates millions of guests about aquatic biodiversity.
World of Coca Cola is so much fun for kids! They’ll have a great time meeting the Coca‑Cola Polar Bear, and at the Beverage Lounge, where they can taste over 100 drinks made by The Coca‑Cola Company! Check out Centennial Olympic Park for The Fountain of Rings, a Georgia landmark and water playground that puts on a water/light show four times a day, and while there, take a ride on the Skyview Atlanta Ferris Wheel for a bird’s eye view of the city. A visit to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights is inspiring and thought provoking, and The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) works to educate the public on the King legacy, while inspiring new generations to continue his message. The next time you want to spoil your grandchildren, consider taking them to Atlanta for a fun, exciting and educational time that they’ll never forget!
Lunch | Chick-a-Biddy Chick-a-Biddy offers farm fresh chicken and sides, healthy and affordable meals in a fun atmosphere! Menu items include chicken of course, but also vegetarian sides, Signature Waffles, salads and more.
264 19th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
Mary Mac’s Tea Room, “Atlanta’s Dining Room”, is the last of sixteen tea rooms that once dotted the city in the 1940s. They serve made-from-scratch true southern fare like Brunswick Stew, Fried Okra, and their famous Pot Likker with Cracklin’ Bread.
224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308