Family-Friendly Atlanta

Atlanta is a very large city and it's difficult to keep up with all it's happenings. Sometimes you just may want to get away from the city. The Emory WorkLife Resource Center compiled a list of suggestions for employees new to the area (or not) to plan some fun things to do out of the office. Feel free to drop us an email at if you think of something we should add to this list!

Sports & Recreation Activities

Atlanta Braves Baseball

Gwinnett Braves Baseball

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Dream

Community swim clubs

Aquatic centers

Visit a lake

Indoor rock climbing



Shoot the Hooch

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Atlanta Rocks Climbing Gym

Stone Summit Rock Climbing

Community team sports


Yard sales

Dekalb Farmers Market

Rent a cabin in North Georgia


Pick Your Own Farms

Visit a Georgia mountain town

Catch a free concert

Park Tavern Events

Attend a festival

Barbecue with friends

Visit the Georgia coast

Indoor children’s gyms

Drive-in movie

Screen on the Green

Get away to the beach

Museums Parks

Southeastern Railway Museum

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Zoo Atlanta

Carlos Museum

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Fernbank Science Center

Georgia Aquarium

Callaway Gardens

Tellus Science Museum

World of Coca Cola Museum

Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Atlanta High Museum of Art

Center for Puppetry Arts

Lullwater Park at Emory

Stone Mountain Park

Centennial Olympic Park

Dekalb Peachtree Airport Park

Piedmont Park

Grant Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battleground Park

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Atlanta Beltline Parks & Greenspace

Theme Parks Neighborhood Strolls

Lake Lanier Islands

Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags White Water

Decatur Square

Historic Marietta

Little 5 Points

Historic Norcross

Virginia Highlands

East Atlanta Village

Historic Roswell

Web Resources  

Atlanta Parent Magazine


Go City Kids

Disney’s Family Fun

Kids Bowl Free

Museums on Us

Get Outdoors Georgia


Atlanta Motor Speedway Tours

Braves Stadium Tours