Weekend Vacation in Atlanta with Kids

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  • USA

  • Georgia

  • Atlanta

  • City Travel

  • Family Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • City Gardens

  • Downtown

  • Mountain

An aerial view of Atlanta, Georgia at night with red and white lights.
Curator’s statement

The perfect combination of southern charm and vibrant energy, Atlanta is a playful city for the entire family. From off-leash dog parks with cocktails for the humans, to endless activities for kids that are equally as entertaining for parents, to upbeat date night spots, everything is right at your fingertips. We couldn't get enough of the cozy coffee shops and trendy outdoor patios on every corner. Make sure to come hungry because this city will not disappoint and follow this guide for the perfect weekend vacation in Atlanta with kids.

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The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta

Minimalist, high-rise Atlanta hotel perfect for business trips and leisurely getaways above the city skyline.

Hilton Atlanta

Contemporary hotel with a circular atrium and downtown comfort.

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Retreat to this 4-star atrium hotel in downtown Atlanta with a luxury spa, indoor/outdoor pool and expansive gym.

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Day 1: Spend a day downtown

A red, brown, and black wall in downtown Atlanta, Georgia that reads "Atlanta Made".

Start out the day with southern soul food at Atlanta Breakfast Club. Tip: order the biscuits for the table. Afterwards, walk on over to the Georgia Aquarium, considered the biggest in the United States. We promise, it'll be as equally entertaining for you as it is the kids. Afterwards, grab lunch at Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria for a lunch that will satisfy everyone. Nap time? Head back to the room to let the kids rest up. Once you're ready to head back out, treat the family to ice cream at the Yard Milkshake Bar and swing on over to the Children's Museum of Atlanta. Make sure to stick around for their giant book story time!

Day 2: Adventure around the Atlanta BeltLine

A black, yellow and white sign that reads 'The Beltline' in a building with striped walls and white industrial ceilings.

Have you ever heard of the Atlanta BeltLine? It's one of the best ways to explore the city connecting you to amazing places to eat, see and play and is worth a day of exploration. It consists of 22 miles of trails, walkways, parks and public space that circles and connects 45 neighborhoods in the city of Atlanta. Here are some of our must-do's for a day of adventure with the fam. 

  • Start out by renting electric bikes at Pedego – make sure to ask for a child seat and hit the BeltLine!

  • Grab coffee and breakfast burritos at Muchacho before hitting the pavement again! 

  • Make sure to check out the Tiny Doors along the way. They are hidden all over the city and five exist along the BeltLine.

  • Stop to view the impressive graffiti tunnel at Krog Street Tunnel

  • Check out the food, shops and rooftop skyline park at Ponce City Market constructed from a massive old Sears building.

  • End your afternoon trek at Piedmont park with a walk around beautiful Lake Clara Meer or check out the Botanical Garden.

Day 3: Explore Stone Mountain Park 

Grey Stone Mountain in Atlanta, Georgia with a child in red standing on green grass.

This was one of our favorite places to take our toddler. Hop on the scenic railroad for a beautiful five mile loop around the mountain. You'll get a chance to check out the views and the kids will be jazzed to ride the choo choo train.

Soak in the views from another vantage point and take the Summit Skyride to the top of the mountain to view the Atlanta Skyline over 60 miles away. 

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A note from Wander & Pour

Before you go, check out the events calendar to see what seasonal events and shows are happening during your visit.The fireworks show is displayed across the 825 foot mountain face and is worth staying into the evening for.

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