Georgia Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Georgia Family-friendly activities

Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium Skip-the-Box-Office

1. Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium Skip-the-Box-Office

Skip the purchase lines at the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, and spend the day enjoying the aquarium's seven different areas and interactive 4D theater. The Aquarium features a variety of places to eat and drink, and parking is made easy in the connected parking garage. Learn about whale sharks, manta rays, giant groupers, and stingrays as you watch them from a huge window or walk through the clear underwater tunnel running through the giant tank. Discover the exciting energy of dolphins and their behavior from experienced trainers. Explore the world's coldest oceans with wildlife like the weedy seadragon, beluga whale, giant Pacific octopus, and Japanese spider crab. Introduce yourself to the charismatic nature of California sea lions before checking out one of the largest living reef exhibits of any aquarium in the world.

Savannah: Holiday Lights and Sights Trolley Tour

2. Savannah: Holiday Lights and Sights Trolley Tour

Join one of Savannah’s most beloved holiday traditions during the most wonderful time of the year on this Christmas sightseeing trolley tour. Experience the magic of the holidays in the warm and cozy comfort of a trolley. Whisk past the city’s historic homes and city squares, all dressed in their holiday best, as carolers enliven the night with songs. Stop and go inside the Isaiah Davenport House where you will time-travel back to the 1820s and see how Savannah’s earliest residents experienced the spirit of the season while enjoying some holiday treats. Make another stop at the new Plant Riverside District, where you can enjoy a truly magical winter wonderland at a local Christmas market and even say hello to St. Nick himself.

Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta General Admission Ticket

3. Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta General Admission Ticket

Connect with wildlife and visit over 1,500 animals with this ticket to Zoo Atlanta. Discover why Zoo Atlanta is one of the best zoological operations in the US. Enjoy a day with the whole family as you see the pandas, visit the the African Savanna, and interact with the animals at the petting zoo. Upon arrival, enter through the Advance Ticket entry line. Visit the twins, Ya Lun and Xi Lun, at the giant panda habitat. Then, head to one of Zoo Atlanta's largest expansions, the African Savanna.  The new elephant habitat is designed with elephant well-being in mind. Plains zebra, giraffes, and ostriches live together in a mixed-species setting. See an upgraded habitat for warthogs and meerkats. Enjoy Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience. Explore a new amphibian and reptile complex featuring over 70 species and 100 individual animals. See over 65 animal habitats, including a windswept desert, Australian billabong, mangrove swamp, Georgia tidal creek, and more. Join a range of educational conversations with animal experts, many of which include an opportunity to watch animals during their feeding times. During the Wildlife Presentations, watch animals' natural behaviors in dynamic wildlife presentations. See mammals, birds, reptiles, and other animals.  Make sure to visit the KIDZone and Naked Mole Rat Playgrounds with your children, with plenty of opportunities to play, climb, and explore. In the summer, cool down at the Splash Fountain. The Petting Zoo, or also Treetop Trail for an additional fee, are both great options for more fun.

Savannah: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

4. Savannah: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Explore Savannah with a 1 or 2-day ticket to the hop-on hop-off old town trolley tour. See Reynolds Square, Juliette Gordon Low Historic District, and Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens while listening to the conductors provide a fascinating narrative filled with information about the historic city. Drive down avenues lined with magnolia trees draped in Spanish moss. See stunning architecture, learn about the city from friendly conductor guides, and enjoy the warm southern hospitality that lures millions of visitors to Savannah each year. Hop aboard one of the charming trolleys and experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Informed conductors narrate the tour with a fun mix of trivia, facts, and humorous stories. Jump off to visit the bamboo collection at Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens to explore the historic homes of the Juliette Gordon Low Historic District. Gaze out the window at moss-draped oaks, magnolia trees, and stately mansions as you drive down cobblestone streets. Stop at locations like Reynolds Square where you can see the statue of John Wesley. Enjoy stops at regular intervals and have the freedom to stop at the sights that interest you. With its quaint country squares and historical spots, there is much to see and do in Georgia’s first city. There are 15 stops conveniently located close to many of the places of interest in Savannah, these are: 1)301 MLK Blvd: The Savannah Visitor Center 2)214 West Boundary: Old Town Trolley Welcome Center 3)200 West Bryan Street: Ellis Square 4)6 West Harris Street: Madison Square 5)622 Drayton Street: Forsyth Park 6)207 East Gordon Street: Calhoun Square 7)222 Harris Street: Cathedral of St. John Baptist 8)234 MLK Blvd: Trolley Barn 9)217 West Julian Street: City Market 10)32 Abercorn Street: Lucas Theatre 11)301 East River Street: River Street 12)531 River Street: The Waving Girl 13)324 East State Street: The Davenport House 14)201 Abercorn Street: Colonial Park Cemetery 15)10 East Oglethorpe Ave: Bull Street Corridor

Atlanta CityPASS®: Save 44% at 5 Top Attractions

5. Atlanta CityPASS®: Save 44% at 5 Top Attractions

Your Atlanta CityPASS® includes admission to Atlanta’s most famous attractions and is valid for 9 days from first use, giving you plenty of time to see all of the great sights. See amazing animals, fun pop culture, inspiring history, fascinating natural science and more with the Atlanta CityPASS, which provides you line-skipping privileges at select attractions.   The Atlanta CityPASS includes admission to 5 attractions: 1. Georgia Aquarium Experience 10 million gallons of awe-inspiring wonders at Georgia Aquarium. Visit and learn about whale sharks, beluga whales, manta rays, penguins, and sea lions. Don’t miss the sea lion presentation and Dolphin Celebration presentations, The 4D Fun believable Theater, and the daily penguin Waddle Walk. 2. World of Coca-Cola Learn the story behind the world’s most famous and most loved beverage brand at the World of Coca-Cola and get closer than ever before to the vault containing the Secret Formula. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process, take a trip around the world in a thrilling 4D movie experience, and tempt your taste buds with more than 100 beverages from around the globe. 3. Zoo Atlanta Explore the natural world with more than 1,000 animals at one of Georgia’s most beloved destinations. Don’t miss the all-new African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, and more. Other highlights include one of North America’s largest populations of great apes, as well as several giant pandas. 4. Your choice of 2 from the following 3 attractions: 4.1 National Center for Civil and Human Rights A powerful and uplifting journey that highlights the power of people—and our shared responsibility to take the rights of all humans personally. Sit at an interactive lunch counter and experience what heroic protestors braved, stand face-to-face with global human rights champions, view items that changed history, and see MLK’s personal papers & artifacts. Feel the Power at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. 4.2 Fernbank Museum of Natural History Discover a world of wow at Atlanta’s science and nature experience. Explore 75 acres of the great outdoors and three levels of immersive indoor exhibits featuring hands-on science, dinosaurs, live animals, and cultural artifacts. 4.3 College Football Hall of Fame Take your fandom to the next level at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame with interactive, immersive and entertaining exhibits. Explore the game’s most legendary experience filled with fun for everyone from families to college football fanatics.

World of Coca-Cola: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

6. World of Coca-Cola: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

Welcome to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta! Spend the day interacting with multiple exhibits, learning about the history of the iconic brand, and sampling more than 100 different beverages from around the world. With artifacts from yesterday and today, experience the real stories behind the world’s most famous beverage brand. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the bottling process in Bottle Works. Don't forget to take your selfie with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear before leaving! Enter the new exhibit, Scent Discovery, and use your nose to guess the origin of a variety of scents led by your small group docent. At World of Coca-Cola, inspiration is around every corner - from the vault where the secret formula is secured to world-class art and memorabilia. Located near beautiful Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coca-Cola is right in the heart of downtown Atlanta’s bustling entertainment district and a must-see while in Atlanta. Advance ticket purchases will allow you to proceed directly to the main entry line.

Savannah: Ghosts of Christmas Past Walking Tour

7. Savannah: Ghosts of Christmas Past Walking Tour

For the last 100 years, Americans have kept ghosts in their place, letting them out only in October. It’s no coincidence that the most famous Christmas story is a ghost story. Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" was first published in 1843, and its story about a man tormented by a series of ghosts the night before Christmas belonged to a once-rich, now mostly forgotten tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve. Dickens’ supernatural yuletide terror was no outlier, since for much of the 19th century, the holiday was indisputably associated with ghosts and specters. Christmas in Savannah has always been a magical time of the year. However, for many of the less fortunate souls, the season brought tragedy and disaster. Grab a hot cup of cocoa and join in to resurrect the long-lost tradition of the telling of ghost stories during the holiday season. Walk through Savannah with your own paranormal sensitive and hear stories of holidays past.

Atlanta: Center for Puppetry Arts, Worlds of Puppetry Museum

8. Atlanta: Center for Puppetry Arts, Worlds of Puppetry Museum

Discover the history of puppetry in The Global Collection. The collection celebrates puppetry traditions in major cultures from around the world. Highlighting the history of puppetry in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, learn how puppets have been used as a teaching and communication tool. See puppets organized by continent, and find artifacts displayed with rich, contextual backdrops, and hands-on interactives that encourage patrons to immerse themselves in puppetry traditions from around the world.  Explore the interactive Jim Henson Collection, displaying the work of the creator of The Muppets. Follows Henson’s prolific imagination chronologically, and explore environments that typified the master puppeteer’s world, such as Jim’s Office and the Television Studio. In addition to learning how Henson’s characters came to life and are still performed, see iconic puppets such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

Atlanta: Fun Spot America Single Day Unlimited Pass

9. Atlanta: Fun Spot America Single Day Unlimited Pass

Fun Spot America Atlanta offers theme park fun and thrills for all ages. The Sampson Go-Kart track is the ONLY massive monster multi-level go-kart track in the state of Georgia standing over 40 feet tall and 1,800 feet long. New this year are Batting Cages for fans of all ages. Along with three additional go-kart tracks, over two dozen family attractions, thrill rides, a beautiful Ferris wheel, and three mini-golf courses, there is something here for the whole family. Located only 8 miles south of the Atlanta airport, this up and coming family-owned theme park is quickly growing. Indoors you will find a large arcade as well as laser tag, Bumper Kars, and a Play Maze for little ones. Grab a bite to eat at the full-service diner when you’re hungry, or taste one of the delicious funnel cakes. So, seize the day, save room for dessert, and rule number one: have FUN!

Atlanta: College Football Hall of Fame All-Access Pass

10. Atlanta: College Football Hall of Fame All-Access Pass

Visit the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall Fame and enjoy an immersive and interactive experience. Use your special all-access pass to see all the museum has to offer. Explore the museum’s 95,000-square-foot space, which boasts a 45-yard indoor football field, and over 50 interactive exhibits. Learn about the greatest college gridiron players, teams, and coaches. Head through the tunnel and enter the quad. Find your team’s helmet from the massive three-story Helmet Wall, which displays helmets from 770 schools. Choose your team, and watch their helmet light up on the wall. Hit the indoor playing field and test your skill at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Skill Zone. Kick a field goal, throw like a quarterback, and run the obstacle course. The College Football Hall of Fame is one of the only museums you can work up a sweat in. Win bragging rights and snap photos for your social media. Die-hard and casual fans alike will feel the love of the game when they visit the College Football Hall of Fame.

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The aquarium was absolutely incredible. The Ocean Voyager was my absolute favorite because of the Whale Shark, Manta Rays, and the sea turtle named Tank. But I will warn you, you’ll spend a lot of time in that room. It’s so captivating. The only issue that we did have is that if you buy your tickets through a third party vendor, you’ll have to pay for parking. Make sure you purchase your tickets through the aquariums website to avoid the confusion at the parking machines.

it was amazing. the best time to go is the first thing in the morning and i mean as soon as they open if not be in line before opening. the later it gets the more crowded and uncomfortable it gets. plus if you want decent pictures you want to go early

Great aquarium. Not super crowded like the National Aquarium and the New England Aquarium can be. Loved the sharks and the beluga whales. Only reservation was about the ethics of having sea lions do shows.

A fascinating experience; You get to see creatures you never thought of seeing in real time. A place worth visiting.

The venue was clean the staff was friendly, and the exhibits were 100% enjoyable, amazing, and easy to get to.