Atlanta is a city full of southern charm and the best fried chicken around, and it’s guaranteed to get your kids more hyped for their next family getaway than a bucket-sized Coca-Cola (easily procured at The World of Coke Museum). This robust city effortlessly combines a small town pace with big city excitement, and its wide variety of entertainment, from a plethora of top-notch museums to plenty of well-maintained outdoor spaces, make it the perfect destination for your next family getaway.
Unbe-leaf-able outdoor space
Although Atlanta is a massive urban center, it’s also known as the “City in a Forest.” Trees are the dominant feature of its stunning landscape, and every traveling family knows that wherever you are in the world, sometimes all worn-out kids need is a nap or a run in the park. Sports fans will love a stroll through the Centennial Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Olympics, and don’t forget the kids’ swimsuits for a cool-down in the Olympic rings-shaped fountain. If the history or synchronized musical water show doesn’t draw you in, the weekly music series and popular annual festivals & events will do the trick. Visiting in November? Celebrating National Pumpkin Destruction Day at The Rock Ranch would be a smashing addition to the itinerary.
Educational and entertaining museums
Atlanta’s museum scene has a little something to peak any interest. From The World of Coke Museum for soda connoisseurs to the Center for Puppetry Arts where your imagination can run wild, you don’t just have to save these spots for a rainy day. If there’s a resident movie buff in the family, they’ll likely know Atlanta’s reputation as the “Hollywood of the South.” Take a bus tour to filming locations for movies like The Avengers, The Hunger Games, Jumanji, and more. It also offers the perfect opportunity for scoping out the best spot for a Flytographer shoot!
Picky eaters? We’ve got you covered
Atlanta is a hub for innovative chefs and an Instagram-worthy foodie scene. But if your kids are still in the exclusive chicken-tenders-and-cereal phase, there are still plenty of places to try… and no, this doesn’t include McDonald’s. For an elevated drive-thru experience, head to The Varsity. America’s largest drive-in restaurant serves up tasty hot dogs, onion rings and adorable hats to complete the look delivered straight to your car by carhops. Looking for fresh country air and a healthier fare? Head to one of the three picturesque apple orchards around the city for an adorable photo-op and snack rolled into one. (But of course, you also deserve an apple cobbler for your hard-earned efforts!)
Atlanta is making a play as not only the capital of Georgia, but as the capital of the Southeast. With new public transport systems, a walking trail snaking through downtown, a mouth-watering culinary scene, and plenty of eclectic neighborhoods packed with cafes, local boutiques and public parks, this up-and-coming vacation hotspot should have you booking tickets for the whole family. While you’re there, why not capture a little Atlanta magic with a Flytographer shoot?