Lesli Peterson is Owner, Editor-in-Chief & CEO of 365 Atlanta Family. She made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale. She now serves as the Family Travel Ambassador for Georgia, Ambassador for Georgia Aquarium, and freelances for several publications. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene. Lesli has two kiddos (Cooper and Elliot) and two bonus college kiddos, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Whether you are seeking a walk through history, animal encounters, or the best southern cuisine in Dixie, Atlanta delivers, dripping with southern hospitality and charm. Enjoy these top 10 things to do in Atlanta for families, in addition to a few tips about where to eat, stay, and venture past the city.
Visiting Atlanta doesn’t have to be expensive. A multitude of adventures await those who want to keep their wallet tucked away. The following is a list of our family favorites in the city-proper, the metro area, and beyond.
Atlanta off the beaten path includes the natural beauty of the city with towering trees and landscapes galore. In many places around the city, these outdoor wonders are highlighted by an artistic, human touch. Here is a collection of our family favorites where nature and art collide into a synergy that can't be missed.
My resolution this year: I want the kids to play outside more often. I sincerely believe that the best way to get your kids outside is to be the example. In light of that resolution, my family took the challenge of staying at a Georgia State Park every month of 2014.