Whether you’re trying to figure out what to do with the family during spring break, or you just need a few new ideas for weekend activities, there are so many ways to have fun in the ATL. Most Atlanta area schools will be closed for spring break April 3-7, 2017, so it’s the perfect time to plan for some quality time with your loved ones.

Here are just a few of our favorite family-friendly spring break activities in Atlanta.

Take time to smell the flowers.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden hosts the largest orchid center in the United States. (Photo courtesy Atlanta Botanical Garden)

The Atlanta Botanical Garden hosts the largest orchid center in the United States. (Photo courtesy Atlanta Botanical Garden)


Get in the mood for summer and visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden before the annual Orchid Daze exhibition closes on April 9. You’ll feel instantly transported to the tropics when you step inside the warmth of the largest orchid center in the United States. This special exhibition features thousands of gorgeous orchids. While you’re there, take advantage of classes and programming for children and adults.

Journey to Goblin City at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City at The Center for Puppetry Arts, you still have time, and spring break is the perfect opportunity to visit. This special exhibit is included with museum admission.

Hint: head to your public library and take advantage of the Georgia Public Libraries’ Passport to Puppetry program. You can get up to 4 museum admissions for free, plus other special discounts on workshops and puppetry performances.

Take the family to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

One of the best family-friendly events of the year is the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. (Photo courtesy Todd Dominey)

One of the best family-friendly events of the year is the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. (Photo courtesy Todd Dominey)

Now in its 81st year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a family-friendly tradition not to be missed. Artists from around the country flock to take part in the festival’s nationally renowned, juried Fine Artist Market which showcases sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more. There’s also a Kids Village featuring huge inflatables, arts & crafts, face painting and a 24-foot rock-climbing wall. Held at Piedmont Park, April 7-9, 2017, we recommend taking the MARTA to avoid parking hassles.

Play hooky at Six Flags Over Georgia!

Just because the kids are off from school doesn’t mean they should have all the fun. Six Flags Over Georgia is hosting their own Spring Break celebration April 1-9, and while that includes two weekends of fun, we recommend taking advantage of your unused vacation days and playing tourist in your hometown. By visiting mid-week, you’re likely to experience shorter lines and more thrills.

Go for a hike.

Northern Georgia offers so much beautiful scenery and plenty of places to hike and explore. Spring is the perfect time to do it! We’ve shared a few of our favorite local hikes here before, but we’d love to hear from you. Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram and let us know your favorite hikes in the Atlanta area!

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Whether you're trying to figure out what to do with the family during Spring Break, or you just need a few new ideas for weekend activities, there are so many ways to have fun in the greater Atlanta area. Here are just a few of our favorite family-friendly spring break activities in Atlanta.