For those looking to escape the chill this winter, Atlanta makes for a great family getaway. Not only is this charming southern city warmer than most of the country during the holiday season, it also has some amazing sites and attractions for a family vacation.
If you’re hoping to have some family fun in Atlanta this winter, here are some spots you might want to check out.
Ice Skating: There are few winter outdoor activities as magical as ice skating. Downtown Atlanta offers two premier outdoor ice skating rinks that you and your family can enjoy. Head to Centennial Olympic Park until January 15 or Atlantic Station until February 15 for some outdoor ice skating fun!
Holiday Light Show: One of the best parts of the holiday season are the lights that get put on display by those who are celebrating. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens offers one of the most beautiful holiday light shows that you and your family will ever see. The holiday lights outside the Emory University Hospital are also something to behold.
Pro Football: The Atlanta Falcons have been one of the better teams in the NFL over the past few seasons, even making a Super Bowl appearance in 2017. The Falcons also happen to play in one of the league’s newest and most innovative venues—Mercedes-Benz Stadium. If your family loves football, go see some of the NFL’s best quarterback-wide receiver combinations in Matt Ryan and Julio Jones.
Aquarium: The Georgia Aquarium gets into the holiday spirit with light shows, live entertainment and other holiday-themed activities. This is an amazing aquarium where you and your family members can even swim with sharks and whales!
Indoor Water Park: Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park in Georgia that also happens to be one of the best family resorts in Georgia. It doesn’t matter if there’s a little chill in the air even in Atlanta. This indoor water park is always kept at a comfortable 84 degrees for its guest.