6 Things To Do Outdoors in Atlanta


6 Things To Do Outdoors in Atlanta with kids on a Sunny Day

We love living in Metro Atlanta. There is so much to do in and around the city. This makes it hard at times to pick what to do on a sunny, beautiful day. It feels like we are always on the move, but on weekends we are just hanging out and the sun is shining, we have a few go-to spots for spending our time outdoors.

1.    The Atlanta Beltline:This is my go-to spot on a nice day in Atlanta. I like to arrive early so we can find free parking around Piedmont Park or Ponce City Market. I bring the Bob stroller since we do lots of walking on the Beltline and Caroline (my 4-year-old) brings her scooter! We cruise around, stopping at all the fun art along the way to take photos, and find a cool spot for lunch or ice cream. 

2.    Piedmont Park:Think Central Park, but just a tad smaller. We love to come down to the park, walk around, take in the city views, and have a picnic lunch. It's off the Beltline, so if we are in for a full day we sometimes hit both up in one day. This also depends on how tired everyone is.

3.    Atlanta Botanical Gardens:This place is drop-dead beautiful and has the BEST city view (in my opinion). I love the contrast between the Botanical Gardens and the Atlanta skyline. They have a kids play area as well as some greenhouses, and plenty of shaded walkways for staying cool. Their onsite restaurant is very yummy and while it's a little swanky, it's kid friendly! More info

4.    Enjoy one of the many city parks:Atlanta is filled with fun parks! I like going down to the Olympic Centennial Park. The views are enjoyable and they have a fun water feature your kids can cool off in on a hot day. There are a few options for playgrounds all within walking distance. If you get too hot, you can break for lunch in the CNN cafeteria. 

5.    The Fernbank Museum of Natural History: This is one of our favorite spots year round, but when the weather is nice it's even better! They have a gorgeous outdoor walking space with a multilevel playground, and a second playground for smaller children with a fun water feature. If your kids are anything like mine you will want to bring a change of clothes. Once you are done outside, you can eat lunch in their cafeteria and cool off exploring the indoor exhibits. More info

6. Find Tiny Doors: Atlanta has a vibrant art community and all kinds of outdoor murals and art for the public to enjoy. Artist Karen Anderson has created the most magical experience in Atlanta with her Tiny Door collection. My girls and I LOVE exploring the city one Tiny Door at a time. Visit Tiny Doors ATL and print out the doors map and hit the town with your kiddos!

There is so much more than this in the Metro Atlanta area, but these are my Top Five go-to sunny day activities with kids in Atlanta! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

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