While there are lots of activities in the city of Atlanta for singles, it is OTP (or outside the perimeter) of the city where you'll find lots of family-friendly fun. In this itinerary, we'll give you some activities that the entire clan can enjoy. You'll also be able to get some good exercise while taking advantage of these suggestions.
The first stop is to head north on Interstate 75 to Cartersville and stop off at the Tellus Museum. Tellus gets its name from the Roman Goddess of Earth, also known as Terra. Walk through the history of motorized transportation, from the first automobiles to the Wright Flyer and into the exploration of space.
The Weinman Mineral Gallery features a magnificent collection of gems and minerals as well as an understanding of the geology of our planet. Stare into the mouth of a Tyrannosaurus rex, catch a glimpse of a saber-toothed cat and discover how life on Earth began in the Tellus Fossil Gallery.
Tellus Museum — Photo courtesy of Tellus Museum
No visit to the Tellus Museum would be complete without a visit to the planetarium. The digital projector will take you through our solar system to the edge of the galaxy and beyond. Adults and children of all ages will enjoy this unique experience. Planetarium tickets are $3.50 for the first show with paid museum admission. A second show during a single visit to the museum costs $2. Entry fees for the Tellus Museum are $14 for adults and $10 for children.
After your visit to the Tellus Museum, head back down Interstate 75 to the Kennesaw area. After a full morning of exploring, no doubt you'll be hungry. So stop by Mountain Biscuits and have a delicious sausage or chicken biscuit to get your energy built up for some hiking.
Mountain Biscuits — Photo courtesy of Malika Harricharan
When you are done with your lunch, head down the street to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, site of a Civil War battle. The museum area has a short video to educate children on the history of the area.
After you are done watching the video, go to the trail head to hike to the top of Kennesaw Mountain. The top of the mountain provides spectacular views of the Atlanta skyline. Although there is a trail for hiking, there is also a road for driving to the top of the mountain.
There are plenty of other trails to explore surrounding the mountain. Make sure to pack a blanket as there are many fields to relax in and soak up the sun. Once you've had your fill, get back into the city for a family dinner.