Inside: Best things to do in Atlanta for teens.
I absolutely love to travel with my siblings, especially as they become teenagers. There are so many different things that we can do when in a new place that was never really much of an option before, whether it be due to age restrictions or just the fact that they weren’t interested in it.
But now, things are changing, and I could not be more excited for this shift. Because of this, I have been putting together a little trip bucket list, and at the top of my list is visiting Atlanta.
So I thought I would share with you what I have found to be the top things to do in Atlanta for teens. There are so many awesome ideas here that you might have a hard time hitting them all. Guess you’ll need to plan another trip. Oh no!
TOP Things To Do in Atlanta for Teens
First, I thought I would start with the obvious super fun attraction. These are things that I know my siblings would love, so maybe your teen will too! Take a look and see if any of these stand out to you, and if they do, you can add them to your vacation to-do list. Exploring a new city is fun, but it’s even better when you have a little direction.
1. Six Flags Atlanta – How could I not put this at the top of my list? When it comes to planning a trip with teens, a good rule of thumb is to always make sure an amusement part is on your to-do list if the city permits. Lucky for us(and you), Atlanta is home to Six Flags! Yeah, my siblings are going to freak out when they see this.
2. Center for Puppetry Arts – I know this sounds a little childish, but hear me out: They have Kermit, the frog! Praying on your teen’s nostalgia is a surefire way to have a great vacation. This one looks so fun!
3. Zoo Atlanta – You can never go wrong with a zoo visit, especially if you have an animal lover in your midst.
4. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – If you are looking for more of a classy experience, why not get tickets for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra? This is bound to be a wonderful experience for everyone.
5. World of Coca-Cola – I am pretty sure that teens are the reason that coke is still alive today. Take some time to see how it’s made! This is a fun way to spend the afternoon.
6. Concert at Aarons Amphitheater – Amphitheaters is always such a cool place to experience a concert. See who is playing and plan your trip around it!
7. Centennial Olympic Park – This park is one of those must-see places if you are planning to visit Atlanta. It even has a ferris wheel; I’m not kidding! How cool is that?
8. Amalfi Pizza Place – Last on our first list, we have the famous Amalfi pizza place. Chances are your teens will love a good slice after a long day of exploring a new place. You have to try this one! Their pizza looks to die for.
Enriching Things To Do
If you are hoping to find some more enriching activities for the brain, this list is where you will find what you are looking for. But don’t worry, although they are all about learning and using your brain, they’re still loads of fun. Your teens will appreciate the mature scenery now that they are getting older.
9. The Escape Game Atlanta – This is a good mix of fun and work. Spend the afternoon playing the escape game in Atlanta. There is are so many good memories to be made!
10. Martin Luther King Center – Why not spend the afternoon being inspired by none other than MLK Jr himself? We still have so much to learn from this man.
11. APEX History Museum – This museum is a must-see. I have heard only good things about it.
12. High Museum of Art – If you have any art lovers in your group, this is a great stop to make on your trip.
13. Atlanta History Center – We have so much to learn from history, and you can start here at the Atlanta History Center.
14. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center – Atlanta is home to several fine arts centers, and Callanwolde has many hands-on activities that your teens will love.
15. Hammonds House Museum – Any architects will go crazy for this one. It’s super interesting.
16. The Woodruff Art Center – More art, but hey, you can never go wrong with it! Get some sandwiches and pack some snacks and have yourself a picnic nearby.
17. Atlanta Botanical Garden – Wait, can I save the picnic idea for here?
Fun Things To Do in Atlanta for Teens
18. Grant Park – Atlanta has several must-see parks, and Grant is high on that list. Take a look, and add it to your itinerary.
19. Atlanta Jazz Festival – Depending on what time of year you are planning on going to Atlanta, why not try and hit up with Jazz festival? It’s every music lover’s dream.
20. Margaret Mitchell House – This one won’t take long, and you won’t be sorry.
21. Free Art Walking Tour – Yep, you heard it, FREE. You have to take advantage of this great experience. I know I am.
22. Alliance Theater – If you want to catch a show at the alliance theater, you will always leave happy. Even if the play was sad!
23. Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame – When I first learned this, I, no joke, assumed that it was a Hall of Fame for Chick-fil-A’s famous foods. I have never eaten there, but I have heard good things about the chicken sandwich. But if you have sports lovers in your mix, this is a must-see.
24. Fernbank Museum – Another museum that will fully immerse you in the history of Atlanta and the world! You are going to love this, especially if any of your teens are history buffs.
25. Tabernacle Music Theater – This one is cool. According to the website, “For over 20 years, The Tabernacle has been one of Atlanta’s most beloved hotspots. The building was originally built as a church in 1910 and transformed into a music venue for the ’96 Olympic Games. It is now the home to over 200 events a year.” You have to catch one of those events!
So… are you excited about planning your next trip to Atlanta? I’d recommend going in the fall to avoid some of that crazy Georgia heat, but other than that, have at it!
If you loved these trip ideas, I think you are going to love some of the other ones I have found. I told you I am planning a whole road trip for my siblings and me. So I have lots more ideas about where these came from. If one place isn’t enough for you either, you need to check this out.
Traveling is good for the soul. It shows you what is out there, the possibilities, the people…the food. It is such a gift to be able to help the teens in my life experience the world at such a cool age. So good for you for hopping on that bandwagon, or should I say…station wagon?