17+ THINGS TO DO IN ATLANTA FOR TEENS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT

Looking for fun things to do in Atlanta for teens? Sometimes it can be difficult to please the whole family that have kids from toddler to teen age. We have compiled a list of things that even teens will think are cool enough to try.

Here are some of our favorite things to do in Atlanta, Georgia that teens will love.

17+ THINGS TO DO IN ATLANTA FOR TEENS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT
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AMUSEMENT AND WATER PARKS

SIX FLAGS

Everybody loves Six Flags. Just get on a rollercoaster and scream out every frustration and let go of all your problems! In 2023, Six Flags Over Georgia kicks off its 56th anniversary!

Try our tips for beating the lines because we know your thrill-seeking teens will want to ride roller coasters like, the Batman, the Goliath, and take the ultimate flight on the Superman!

Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, the park’s Hurricane Harbor will be open 7-days a week for fun! And get ready to ride the Tsunami Surge where four riders will barrel down an enclosed five-story drop that includes a 125-foot-long whirlpool bowl, spinning you round and round at 360 degrees.

WHITE WATER

We love Six Flags White Water, and it’s definitely one of the coolest places to hang out and beat the summer heat. If you go more than a couple of times per year you may want to consider a season pass and enjoy rides like the Tornado or the Dive Bomber all summer long.

MUSEUMS AND MORE TO AMUSE

FERNBANK MUSEUM

Fernbank makes science, nature and history fun. Travel around the world and back in time as you discover dinosaurs, live animals, amazing places, ancient fossils, prehistoric cultures and new science discoveries.

Throughout the year, new exhibits and experiences offer more to explore. Plus there are events that are just right for young adults and teens.

ZOO ATLANTA

I love animals so this is just an awesome place for me personally. Also if you just want to walk in nature and enjoy a cool day, this is the place to do it.

What sets this zoo apart from the other zoos that are close by? Zoo Atlanta is one of only three zoos in the U.S. housing giant pandas. The pandas are a favorite among visitors, but the zoo also boasts more than 1,000 animals from more than 200 species.

GEORGIA AQUARIUM

This is another great place to spend the day with your friends. The Georgia Aquarium houses more than 11 million gallons of fresh and marine water, and it’s home to more than 100,000 animals — including four whale sharks, the largest fish on the planet!

The aquarium consistently ranks as the best attraction in Georgia! And there are so many reasons why. Make plans with your friends to sign-up for the Dolphin and Sea Lion Shows and the 4D Theatre Experience. It’s simple, just scan the attraction’s QR code and choose a time.

Cool tip: Georgia residents receive FREE admission on their birthday!

WORLD OF COCA-COLA

Right across from the aquarium you’ll find the World of Coca-Cola. If you’re a Coca-Cola fan, or just curious about the process of making this Georgia-made product, you won’t be disappointed.

The best part? The tasting room where they can sample Coke from all over the world!

The formula for Coca-Cola has been a closely guarded secret for more than 125 years. Visitors can get within feet of the famous formula!

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acres botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown. It boasts renowned plant collections, beautiful displays, and spectacular exhibitions making it one of the loveliest places in Atlanta to visit year-round.

Visiting during the holidays? You won’t want to miss the Garden Lights Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

This is one of Atlanta’s newest attractions and the ultimate tailgate experience. When you enter the College Football Hall of Fame you are whisked through a tunnel into a three-story atrium with 760 football helmets from different schools around the country….and the excitement of Game Day begins.

The College Football Hall of Fame Atlanta is 95,000 square feet. A 45-yard indoor football field. More than 50 engaging and interactive exhibits.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK

Come hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s story, visit the home of his birth, and where he played as a child. Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds.  Marvel at how he was an instrument for social change.

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART

The High Museum of Art offers a great place to explore on a rainy day. With permanent collections, special exhibitions, and special events throughout the year, there is always something amazing happening at the High.

Once you visit this Atlanta favorite for the first time, you’re going to want to come back again and again.

GET OUTSIDE

17+ THINGS TO DO IN ATLANTA FOR TEENS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT
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SKYVIEW ATLANTA

SkyView Ferris wheel towers nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park and features 42 climate-controlled and private gondolas providing guests with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area.

STONE MOUNTAIN PARK

Stone Mountain Park features so much to do and see on their 3200 acres of natural beauty. Explore their breathtaking natural areas, experience park attractions and enjoy seasonal festivals and special events.

The Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision at Stone Mountain Park is an Atlanta must! Seeing the Lasershow Spectacular projected on Stone Mountain is a Georgia summer tradition that you don’t want to miss.

CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER

Located next to the Chattahoochee River, the Chattahoochee Nature Center is a natural playground that you want to be sure to visit.

Their canopy tour will take you through a 1-1.5-hour tour of the fabulous and stunning aerial ecosystem. Get up to 55 feet in the air on one of the 7 zip lines that stretch up to 500 feet! The Eco Zipline Canopy Tour offers up to 12 challenging elements as you explore the landscape of the Nature Center. It’s perfect for all ages.

Or, if the weather is warmer and you’re up tubing, try Shooting the Hooch. They offer tube and kayak rentals, and there is also an option to White Water Raft!

ATLANTA BELTLINE

Atlanta is home to so much outdoor adventure, and the Atlanta Beltline is no exception. The Beltline is built on former railroad paths and is 22 miles of continuous trails circling Atlanta and connecting 45 neighborhoods.

Lots of people walk the Atlanta BeltLine, but we think the best way to see it is to get a bike rental. There are also parks along the Beltline and artwork to admire.

LITTLE FIVE POINTS

Little Five Points is a district on the East side of Atlanta. It’s famous for the alternative culture it brings to Atlanta. It’s a melting pot of sub cultures. And the Bohemian center of the Southeastern United States.

Shoppers visit for offbeat vintage clothing, vinyl and cool gifts, while young locals hang out at the dive bars, burger joints, and Ethiopian and vegan eateries that line the surrounding streets

WATCH PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

ATLANTA BRAVES BASEBALL

Atlanta is home to the Braves! Fan or not, you’ll want to see them play at least once, or more.

ATLANTA HAWKS

The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta. Check out a game.

ATLANTA UNITED

They had quite a year last year. You’ll want to check out a soccer match with your friends during the season.

PLAY GAMES

17+ THINGS TO DO IN ATLANTA FOR TEENS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT
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SKYLINE PARK AT PONCE CITY MARKET

Skyline Park in Atlanta offers vintage amusements, games, mini golf, and food that teens and tweens will love. In addition to the games, Skyline Park is home to a fast three-story slide and the Heege Tower. Don’t miss the action!

ANDRETTI INDOOR KARTING AND GAMES

This place offers excitement at every turn! Experience the adrenaline rush of electric go-kart races with instant acceleration as you put the pedal to the metal around hairpin turns, up and down elevation changes, and long straightaways on indoor climate-controlled tracks.

From classic arcade and prize games to the latest and greatest, there’s something for everyone! There is laser tag, VR experiences and more.

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