Atlanta is an amazing city. The people here make music, create beautiful works of art, and exhibit the most unique street style I’ve ever witnessed. It’s no surprise then that Atlanta is known for being a cultural hub – but did you know that Atlanta is also a very family-friendly city?
I recently attended the Atlanta Parent Blogger Experience, where I met with representatives from the city’s best attractions to find out all about the exciting things that are in store for 2014.
I plan to share some exciting details with you in the next couple of months, but in the meantime, here are just a few things to look forward to:
Center For Puppetry Arts
The Center For Puppetry Arts has a lot of things going for it – interesting exhibits, Make-A-Puppet Workshop, and lively entertainment for guests of all ages. Just an example: 1001 Nights (showing now through April 6th) is all about a princess saving the kingdom and features music by Robert Lopez. You might have heard of him recently, as he won an Academy Award for the music he created for Disney’s FROZEN! The Center is expanding this year and will be appx. 8,700 square feet, with the new space set to open in 2015.
This Spring is a great time to visit Zoo Atlanta! There are a lot of new animal babies to see, and young guests will be delighted that the splash park will open to the public in April. On April 6th, the Zoos Go Blue in support of Autism Awareness Month. The Zoo will open early at 8 a.m. to welcome guests with autism (and their families) so they will be able to enjoy the Zoo before regular operating hours. Activities for the day will focus on color, shape, and sensory discovery, and there will be two quiet zones available for guests that need to take a break.
Six Flags Over Georgia
This year, guests of Six Flags Over Georgia will be delighted to discover the addition of Hurricane Harbor – a new in-park water park! The largest feature of Hurricane Harbor is a 38,000 sq. ft. wave pool that creates waves up to four feet high. This expansion will include thrill slides, relaxing family zones, as well as a children’s activity area with hundreds of interactive components.
Atlanta History Center
Put this on your calendar, and check it twice: April 12th is the annual Sheep to Shawl event at Atlanta History Center, and you will not want to miss it! It’s a full day of activities and demonstrations, including sheep shearing, weaving, candle making, blacksmithing, storytelling, and more! Seriously, don’t miss this fun event. There are a lot of exciting exhibits and events happening at the Atlanta History Center this year, and I’m happy to help you keep up-to-date with the exciting things in store.
What is your favorite Atlanta attraction?
Circle me on Google+ to keep up-to-date with some of the latest Atlanta attraction information. I’ll be adding details and reminders to the page to help you plan your next visit to the city.
If you’re planning an Atlanta vacation (or staycation!) you’ll want to visit the Discover Atlanta site. There you will find an events calendar, restaurant guide, special offers, information about the city’s neighborhoods and nightlife, and more!