Having lived in Georgia for secen years before making the decision to move back to Florida, the city of Atlanta is near and dear to my heart. With plenty of attractions, hotels, and world class restaurants, Atlanta is a wonderful family vacation destination in the southeast. From most major cities, you can usually get a great deal on flights to Atlanta, but it is also a nice road trip destination or stop along the way to the coastal beaches. In fact, my family will be heading that way this June!
Not sure where to go for your summer vacation? I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite Atlanta area attractions that might help you make up your mind! You’ll never run out of things to do when visiting Atlanta.
Things To Do In Atlanta this Summer
Centennial Olympic Park
CNN Center Tour
SkyView Ferris Wheel (Located at Centennial Olympic Park)
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Midtown Atlanta Segway Tour
Atlanta History Center
Big Zombie Walking Tour
World of Coca Cola
Center for Puppetry Arts
Legoland Discovery Center
Southeastern Railway Museum
Stone Mountain Park
The Rock Ranch (Located Near Atlanta)
Six Flags Over Georgia
If you plan to be in Atlanta for a few days and want to hit up multiple attractions, I highly recommend the Atlanta City Pass. You can save quite a bit of money with the City Pass!
Also, well known for its high end shopping, world-class restaurants and hotels, Buckhead is my favorite part of Atlanta to stay in when visiting. There are also some fantastic theaters in Buckhead. On a recent visit to Atlanta I saw one of my favorite bands, Pop Evil, at The Buckhead Theatre. It’s a nice smaller venue for a more intimate show.
Where to stay in Atlanta?
My favorite place to stay is DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta – Buckhead. The location can’t be beat. It is close to Lenox Mall and The Buckhead Theatre. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Also, the hotel restaurant and bar are great for meeting with friends and business associates. Guest rooms are super comfy and I always look forward to getting a warm, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie at check-in. It is SO good! Many thanks to DoubleTree by Hilton for providing me with a media rate for my most recent stay.
Have you been to Atlanta? What are your favorite things to do there?
Neely Moldovan says
The aquarium is so great!
Annemarie LeBlanc says
Oh wow. If I could only move there, I would! Atlanta is such a beautiful and fun place. You never run out of activities and places to go.
I love Atlanta!!!! I’m always discovering new things to do whenever I visit. Need to make another trip sometime soon
Kelly Hanley says
The big zombie walking tour sounds super fun!
Dana Rodriguez says
I used to live in Atlanta and there are so many things to do. This is a great list of ideas!
Joni Mason says
I’ a North West GA girl & this is a great list ofactivities to do in Atlanta! Some I didn’t know about, such as The Big Zombie Walking Tour &Rock Ranch. Thank you for article.
Sounds like lots of fun. Tons of things to see.