This post is sponsored by Discover Boating but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
One of the things I love most about Atlanta living is the sheer volume of events and things to do for families at any given time. We love having new experiences in and around the city! Here are some ideas to have the best summer ever outdoors in Atlanta with kids.
Best Outdoor Attractions and Activities
My son is currently 6-years-old, so we keep our eyes peeled for family-friendly things to do with him and his friends while on break. I recently compiled this list of the best outdoor activities and attractions in Atlanta this summer that are especially great for kids. We LOVED the Alice in Wonderland exhibit at Atlanta Botanical Gardens!
Atlanta Family Festivals
If you enjoy outdoor festivals, Atlanta is the spot for you! There is a festival virtually EVERY weekend during the summer. From arts & crafts festivals and music festivals, to the popular Ice Cream Festival at the end of July. There is something for everyone! Check out this list and find one (or more) that are right for your family, and have some fun!
Keep Cool at One of Atlanta’s Best Splash Pads and Spray Parks
One thing about Southern summers… they can get hot and humid! We’ve checked out many of these fun Atlanta splash pads personally and they pretty much all get Benjamin’s seal of approval. If you’re itching to get out of the house and have a little watery fun, you can’t go wrong with one of these fun locations!
You might be surprised to discover that Atlanta has quite a few bodies of water in the area. From big resorts like Lake Lanier to paddling on the crystal Carters Lake or “Shootin’ The Hooch” down the Chattahoochee River, there are plenty of activities to be had ON the water. My favorite resource for finding boat rentals wherever we are (Atlanta and nationwide) is Discover Boating! Their website is a wonderful resource of boat rentals, clubs, lessons, safety and more. As Benjamin gets older, we will be going to the Youth Boating Programs page for even more boating fun.
So now that I have shared all of these activities and events with you fellow Atlantans and visitors, I realize I have to get busy and make up my own “Best Of” Itinerary because one of my very best friends is coming to visit Georgia for the FIRST TIME in August with her daughter! So many great places to visit.. How will we choose?