Atlanta is a popular destination for Spring Break for families all over the world. Between having one of the largest airports in the world, and it’s an easy drive from anywhere in the southeastern region of the country, yeah…..Atlanta is an easy vacation to pull off. If you live here and on a tight budget, a staycation can be just as fun without the spending the $$$ on hotels and travel! If you’ve visited several times, you may have a routine agenda when you come, but here is your opportunity to shake things up a little! We’ve put together a playbook of things to do in Atlanta based on the dynamics of different families. But before we get into that, lets cover a few basics about Atlanta during Spring Break….
- The weather in Atlanta can be bipolar, so dress in layers. The mornings can be brisk and by 2pm, you’re wondering if you’re going into menopause due to the hot flashes, and by dusk, it’s chilly again.
- Another weather alert…..be aware of the weather reports for your entire stay and plan accordingly. So if’s supposed to rain on say Tuesday, check out some of Atlanta’s great museums, shopping malls, indoor activities such as bowling, skating, or catch an Atlanta United soccer game.
- Depending on where you are staying, transportation in Atlanta can be tricky. If you’re staying downtown or in Buckhead, and you have a car, you’ll be paying at least $20 bucks a day to park it as well as tip money. It may be worth it to just download car services apps such as Lyft or Uber so you can just get in, ride, and get back with no hassle.
- Look into purchasing a CityPASS to save on attractions. There offer a pretty comprehensive lists attraction offerings!
*Denotes Free Thing to DO
The Little Ones (5 & under)
- Center for Puppetry Arts– Harold and the Purple Crayon (April 2-May 26)
- Imagine It! Childrens Museum
- Zoo Atlanta
- Strawberry Picking at Southern Belle Farms
- Old 4th Ward Park*
- Alliance Theater
Not So Little (6-11)
- Medieval Times is offering discounts during Spring Break (code SB19). Also on select dates, Medieval Times is offering Knight Training for kids ages 5-12 before the show!
- World of Coca Cola
Tweens/ Teens– (ages 12-18)
- Treetop Quest
- Bike ride on the Atlanta BeltLine
- Midtown Atlanta Segway Tour (14 & up)
- The Walking Dead Tour
- Grant Park Past & Future Food Walk
- CNN Atlanta Studio Tour
- Best of Atlanta Film Tour
The Budding Scientist
The History Buff
- Atlanta History Center
- The Wren’s Nest
- APEX Museum
- The Carter Center
- The Center for Civil and Human Rights Tour
- Margaret Mitchell Museum
Off the Beat Path
Free Stuff to Do
Fun for Entire Family