Summer Activities from A-Z: No Excuses For A Boring Break

It can be difficult keeping the kids busy when school is out, so we asked some of the south’s best family bloggers to tell us about their favorite summer activities in Atlanta and around the South! We’ve compiled this list of 26 incredible summer ideas from A (Alliance Theatre) to Z (Zoo Atlanta) and everything in between!

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Z…Zoo Atlanta Favorites You Should Try Before Summer Ends

Did you know that Atlanta is home to the largest collection of gorillas? If you’re looking for a kid friendly location that’s educational and fun, look no further than Zoo Atlanta. Zoo Atlanta offers a variety of outdoor play spaces for kids combined with learning experiences they’ll go wild for. This Summer, Zoo Atlanta has…

Y…YMCA of Metro Atlanta: Awesome Summer Camp Programs

From Jedi or princess camp to overnight camp, there is something for everyone at the YMCA Metro Atlanta summer camp program. Camper’s aged 3 to 18 years old can enjoy a range of activities. Specialty camps are a highlight for those looking for something special to explore. A regular day camp is also a great…

X…Xtra-Ordinary Experiences Unique To Georgia

Just like so many southern historic cities and states, if you take the time to travel off the beaten path, you are going to discover that we has some “xtraordinary” places to visit!

W…Whitwell, TN For A Symbol Of Peace, Empathy & Power Of Community.

One school in Tennessee took their study of The Holocaust one step farther due to the kids wanting to do something more back in 1998. And Whitwell Middle School’s project turned into something amazing, The Children’s Holocaust Memorial. It’s an international symbol for peace and empathy and the power of community.

V…Vickery Village: Shop, Eat & Play in Cumming This Summer

I’m thrilled to share with you the letter V. Today, I’m encouraging you to take a drive to Forsyth County and visit Vickery Village.

U…Unicoi State Park Is Awesome Multi-Generational Fun

For one of my weekend hiking trips with my granddaughter, I chose the Unicoi State Park in Helen GA, because it has an Adventure Park, it had a lot to offer kids, was very close to a couple of easy hikes to area waterfalls, offered a lake for swimming, paddle-boat & canoe rentals, a downtown area filled with…

T…Trees Atlanta: Growing Trees and Family Fun

So what does Trees Atlanta have to do with Summer fun? Well I am sure you are aware of the Atlanta BeltLine, but did you know that Trees Atlanta is one of the organizations that keeps many sections of the BeltLine pristine?

S…Slime Shenanigans Are Super For Kids This Summer

Summer is the perfect time for trying new things. We decided to try our hand at Slime. My family was admittedly a little late to the trend but once we started, we’re hooked on it! Here are our tips to get you sliming at home with your family. 

R…An Epic Summer Road Trip To The ‘Rocket City’

When was the last time you and your family stood underneath a Saturn V moon rocket, visited the nation's largest seasonal butterfly house or explored one of the South's largest concentration of Antebellum homes? If you answered "never," it's time to plan a family road trip to Huntsville, Alabama.

Q…’Que With The Kids For Mouth-Watering Fun & Learning

What evokes images of warm summer evenings more than heating up the backyard grill and having a good old fashioned BBQ?  Traditionally you may think of the father figure owning the grill and keeping all others away from the position of grill master.

P…Five Georgia Parks Perfect For Summer

P is for "parks," and we've got some great ones for summer here in Georgia. Here are five that you must make a priority this season during this installation of Summer Activities A-Z.

O…Orlando With Kids Using The Disney Disabilities Pass

For the average family, people can plan a trip to Orlando to visit many of their favorite theme parks without second guessing any of their travel arrangements. If that's NOT you, then check out this post for a helpful idea.

N…North Georgia For Kids: 7 Summer Activites They’ll Love

Summer is the the perfect time to explore destinations that are only a day drive away. The kids will love getting away and experiencing something new. If you’re in metro Atlanta, you don’t have to go far. There are plenty of North Georgia Summer activities for kids to keep your calendar full of fun day…

M…36 Hours in Memphis with Kids

Living in North Georgia, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of trips to neighboring Tennessee. When it came to Memphis, I always went as a couple and we visited for a specific sports event. We did manage to squeeze in some traditional Memphis attractions – Graceland, Beale Street, watching the ducks at The Peabody Memphis –…

L…Lighthouses Across The Southeast Offer Brilliant Family Adventure

L is for Lighthouse of the Southeast. The fascination with Lighthouse around the world is definitely a thing with my family. There are over 18,000 lighthouses throughout the word, and when The Wright family is traveling if there is a lighthouse within three hours, we see it. We…

K…Kennesaw Mountain For Outdoor Fun And Learning

Hey y'all! It's me, Andrea Runnels of, back again to bring you the letter K! I’m a former 5th grade teacher gone rogue and a pretty serious American History Evangelist. I’m excited to have the opportunity to introduce you to a few more of my favorite sites in the southeast during the Summer A-Z!…

J…Jump, Jump, Jump for Joy at Adventure Air Sports

We’re decidedly into summer. How are you holding up, Mom and Dad? If your kiddos need an outlet for running, jumping, and having a (rain and heat-free) epic time…then we have the answer: Adventure Air Sports in Kennesaw. Now listen, this isn’t just another “trampoline park.”…

I…Indoor Playgrounds Beat The Dog-Days Of Summer

Luckily, there are some great options to reduce cabin fever on hot or rainy day. Here are some of my favorite indoor playground idea

H…Helen Is The Perfect Destination For Family Fun

Helen, Georgia is the perfect destination for family fun in north Georgia. We recently took a family trip to Helen, Georgia, and it was a trip to be remembered. Although it was only a couple of days, our trip was jam packed with all sorts of family fun.

G…Gem Mining in Georgia: Geological Treasures & Family Fun

We travelled to the Lilly Pad Village in Blue Ridge, GA for our fun and educational gem mining trip.

F…4th of July Celebrations Around The South For Big Fun

We have always done the fourth of July big! Whether going to a big celebration or planning a simple one of our own. We have been fortunate enough to celebrate the Fourth of July in some very nice celebrations throughout the country and I want to share these Southeast celebrations with you.

E…Etowah Indian Mounds, Rock Eagle Effigy, & an Eclipse

As we travel through the ABCs of Summer Adventures with Kids inn Georgia, we are now on the letter E. We'll explore the Etowah Indian Mounds, the Rock Eagle Effigy and take note of the upcoming Solar Eclipse!

D…Dinosaurs Your Kids Will ‘Dig’ at Stone Mountain Park

Atlanta has gone prehistoric with all new Dinosaur Explore at Stone Mountain Park.

C…Chickamauga Battlefield Offers Kids A Taste Of Civil War History

I promised Civil War for C and I intend to deliver on that by sharing about my recent visit to Chickamauga Battlefield! In fact the official name of the park is Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park because the two sites might be in different states, but are only about 15 minutes apart.

Building Active Quality Time With Kids In The Backyard

We all know that keeping kids active is important to their mental and physical health. ...and, I can't be alone in trying to add more QUALITY TIME with the kids into our daily grind, right? We have a few tips and ideas to help you accomplish BOTH! First, let's talk about Quality Time, and what…

B…The Breman Museum: Pause And Remember Together This Summer

Tucked away quietly across the street from the vibrant green Center for Puppetry Arts sits a hidden treasure. I’m Andrea Runnels, aka, a former 5th grade teacher gone rogue and a pretty serious American History Evangelist.

A…Alliance Theatre Is Awesome For Kids Of All Ages

When thinking about summer fun one of my family’s favorite “cool down” places to visit is the Alliance Theatre.