Atlanta for families
A suggested one-day itinerary
Morning: If you’re travelling with youngsters, head straight to the kid-friendly museums of Downtown Atlanta. The Children's Museum of Atlanta is a great starting point, with a huge variety of interactive play-based exhibits such as a time-travelling Magic Tree House (yes, really). Next door, families can find the World of Coca-Cola, which is full to the brim with fun-filled activities for soda lovers of all ages, including a 4-D cinema, tasting sessions and behind-the-scenes tours.
Afternoon: Make your way to Atlanta’s famous Centennial Olympic Park for an afternoon of sporting fun. Kids will love splashing in the jets of the Fountain of Rings – a giant interactive fountain in the shape of the Olympic Rings. Dry off over a picnic and head to the nearby College Football Hall of Fame to discover the world of American football and test your talents in the skill zone. Alternatively, if you’re a family of thrill seekers, jump on board rollercoasters and water rides at the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park – there’s a dedicated area with pint-sized attractions for youngsters.
Evening: When it comes to college sports, Atlanta is where it’s at. The city is home to three major teams, the Falcons, Braves and Hawks, so whether you’re into baseball, basketball or American football, there’s usually always a game to catch at one of Atlanta’s state-of-the-art sports stadiums.