10 Best Things to Do with Kids This Summer in Georgia

Our research is editorially independent but we may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

From indoor to outdoor fun, Georgia has plenty of fun destinations for families and kids. Get outside and experience parks and the coast, or flee from rain and heat in one of the inside activity centers. This is going to be the best summer ever!

YOU'RE ALL SET!

Look out for our newsletters in your inbox soon.

Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta
Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta

See displays commemorating the 1996 Olympics while enjoying the Georgia sunshine at this top Atlanta attraction. A fountain in the shape of the classic game rings serves as a splash pad where families can cool down. Plenty of great places to eat are nearby, and you are also extremely close to other exciting attractions like the CNN Center and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. SkyView, a giant enclosed Ferris wheel, is the perfect way to cap off the day.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Kids will be so mesmerized by the colorful exhibits and cool things to play with at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta that they would never suspect the museum designed this unique indoor fun center to educate kids and spark artistic thought. Kids can travel the globe at the Gateway to the World exhibit, or become inspired by famous artists at Let Your Creativity Flow. Paint, climb, build, and practice dental hygiene on a giant set of chompers in the heart of Atlanta.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Learning from the experts at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Jekyll Island is a well-rounded family destination, for more reasons than just being a cute coastal area. Being the one and only in the state, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center lets visitors peek into the lives of sea creature rescuers. You may even see a turtle up close!

Legoland Discovery Center, Altanta
Legoland Discovery Center

Legoland Discovery Center, Altanta

With Atlanta replica displays and playground zones where kids can build their own creations, Legoland is the perfect place to go when the weather is a little too toasty, or when a thunderstorm rolls in. A couple of mild, interactive rides and a 4-D theater with visual and sensory effects add to the excitement.

Skyzone, Multiple Locaations
Skyzone
Skyzone

Skyzone, Multiple Locaations

Skyzone is a kid and adult playground full of massive trampoline courts which feature basketball hoops, dodgeball, sponge pits, and general jumping areas. Hours fly by–you and your little ones will get plenty of exercises! There are multiple locations, but we especially love McDonough because it’s a good “go-to” away from the city.

Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell
Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell

An all American favorite, Six Flag’s traditional setup has grown a lot over the years. Modern coasters, a fairly recently renovated water park, games, a relaxing train route and family friendly rides fill the large amusement destination.

Dauset Trails Nature Center, Jackson
Dauset Trails Nature Center

Dauset Trails Nature Center, Jackson

Ever heard of Jackson Georgia? It’s a small town about an hour and a half south of Atlanta. With plenty of open land, Jackson and surrounding areas offer lots of nature-inspired activities. Get up close and personal with animals and explore the paths accented with native flora at Dauset Trails.

Delta Flight Museum, Atlanta
Delta Flight Museum

Delta Flight Museum, Atlanta

Have a young one obsessed with aviation? You’re in luck because the home of Delta offers a peek into the airline’s history and future at its headquarters. See planes up close, experience interactive exhibits, and take a look inside a historic Boeing 767!

Unicoi State Park, Helen
Panorama of the Lake at Unicoi State Park

Unicoi State Park, Helen

With plenty of easy hiking trails and splashing waterfalls, Unicoi is a fantastic summer destination in the mountains. You can immerse in nature, or easily make your way to nearby Helen for great food, Bavarian-style lodging, and river tubing.

Experience a Farm
Southern Belle Farm

Experience a Farm

Georgia is overflowing with farms where you can pick your own fruit, pet adorable animals and enjoy homemade sweet treats. In the north, hit up Mercier who specializes in apples and hand pies, and in the south, Southern Belle Farm offers berry picking, train rides and moon bounces! Go a bit further to Lane Southern Orchards for the best peach ice cream that will ever touch your lips!