Ice cream
Ice cream

Family Friendly Summer Fun in Atlanta, GA

We could devote a whole year’s worth of blogposts to the family-friendly smorgasbord Atlanta represents in the summertime. For those of you staying here at our Luxury Collection hotel in the hip and happening Buckhead neighborhood this season, though, we thought we’d at least give you an inspirational highlights reel of some of the activities, destinations, and events you’ve got at your collective fingertips. So without further adieu…

The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival (Jul 28, 2018)

We actually spotlighted this completely irresistible celebration of one of the world’s great desserts recently here at The Whitley blog. Needless to say, the whole gang is probably going to be able to get behind this all-day affair at Piedmont Park, with oodles of flavors and styles on

offer as well as a range of other foodstuffs and activities.

The Piedmont Park Pool & Legacy FountainSplash Pad

The Aquatic Center at Piedmont Park provides all the tools you need to cool off on a hot Atlanta summer afternoon. Besides the expansive pool (with both lane swimming and soaking areas), you’ve got the magnetic draw of the Legacy Fountain Splash Pad, surging with 70-plus jets.

Take a Hike

As the whole City in a Forest nickname suggests, Atlanta makes it remarkably easy to soak up nature’s goodness within its cosmopolitan urban fabric. A family hike through the shady woods of the Blue Heron Nature Preserve, for example, or the Preserve shows off Atlanta’s natural side and delivers some wholesome, fresh-air exercise without even feeling like a workout…

Hit Up the Fun Parks

From the roller coasters, live shows, and Hurricane Harbor water park at Six Flags Over Georgia to Stone Mountain Park with its Summit Skyride, Geyster Towers, Dinotorium, and nightly Lasershow Spectacular, Atlanta’s got no shortage of amusement-park action to leave the little ones (and you, too) goggle-eyed.

Zoos, Museums, & Gardens

Surefire days of family fun await at the Atlanta area’s excellent educational and cultural institutions. Young and old alike will thrill at the animal encounters on tap daily at Zoo Atlanta and the Georgia Aquarium, the natural wonders (prehistoric and otherwise) at the Fernmark Museum of Natural History, and the sheer splendor of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, which includes the kid-friendly Lou Glenn Children’s Garden and, all summer long, the grand floral sculptures of the Imaginary Worlds exhibit.

A Family Summer Vacation at The Whitley

So come soak up the all-ages fun under the sun Atlanta has to offer this summer, and call The Whitley your Luxury Collection home for your family vacation!

Newly Renovated and Steeped in Gracious Southern Charm