School is out for the summer, so you’ve only got 2 things in mind: “How do I keep my kids entertained and prevent summer slide?” Would you believe it if we told you that you don’t have to go to further than your own backyard? Georgia is teeming with opportunities for enriching, family-friendly adventures!
From art and history to nature exploration and hands-on experiences, you’ll find a wide array of options perfect for filling those warm, sunny days. Here are some of the options that await you and your little ones right here in our own backyard.
- The High Museum of Art: The High Museum offers free admission every second Sunday of the month. Additionally, if you have a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card, you can experience the museum free every first weekend of the month. Also, military personnel (plus one guest) can receive free admission during regular admission hours. Learn More.
- Atlantic Station: Atlantic Station hosts a number of events, including “Wellness Wednesday”, “Screen on the Green”, “Creator’s Market” and more. Learn more.
- Georgia State Parks: When you get tired of being indoors, there’s a great big world out there waiting for you. Try out one of Georgia’s 60+ natural spaces. Learn more.
- The Botanical Gardens: The Botanical Gardens in the heart of Atlanta always has plenty of fun and educational events for kids, especially during the summer. From a regular admission ticket where you can easily get thousands of steps in (whilst simultaneously letting the kids burn off energy) to specific events like the “Trolls: Save the Humans” exhibition, there’s so much to see and do you might have to book more than one trip. Learn more.
- Blueberry Picking: Something that not very many people know is that when you’re in Georgia, you’re never too far from a blueberry bush. Learn more.
- Gold Rush: Just an hour north of Atlanta, Dahlonega offers you the opportunity to experience the history of the 1828 Georgia gold rush that captured the ambitions of miners just 20 years before the California gold rush! Learn more.
- Brasstown Bald: The Brasstown Bald Visitor Information Center is the highest point in Georgia, rising 4,784 feet above sea level and just a short drive from Blairsville, Hiawassee, and Helen. It features an observation deck that offers a spectacular 360° view of the surrounding area, including four states (GA, TN, NC, & SC) and if you’re lucky, the skyline of Atlanta! Learn more.