Family Travel Question:
Q | What are some great family friendly stops along the way from Washington State to Atlanta?
We are a family of four (with two young kids) spending a week traveling from Washington State to Atlanta by car. What should we see and where should we stay along the way? Thanks in advance! -Juliana, Columbia
A | Looking for Atlanta travel tips? Field Trips With Sue has them
When you get to Georgia, you’ll be traveling down I-75. There are some wonderful, kid-friendly attractions in Cartersville, which is about 45 minutes outside of Atlanta on your way into the city. Best part is these attractions are just a few miles off the exit. A family favorite for us is the Tellus Science Museum. They have lots of dinosaurs, gems and minerals, an interactive play space, plus gem mining and archeology dig. Here’s a post with video of Tellus Science Museum I did a few years ago. Nearby is the Booth Western Museum. I have not been to this museum personally, but hear great things about it – even for kids. Once you get to Atlanta, the Center for Puppetry Arts is a fantastic for younger kids and the museum, which includes lots of Jim Henson puppets including Big Bird. The Center for Puppetry Arts Museum if free on Thursdays from 1 – 3 pm. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, which is free the first Tuesday of every month in the afternoon is also a great hands-on playspace for the under 8 crowd. It’s located in downtown Atlanta around Centennial Olympic Park close to the more well known attractions the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and CNN Tour.
Once you get to Atlanta, I would recommend checking out my blog Field Trips with Sue. Everything you want to know about enjoying Atlanta with Kids, you’ll find in the blog. I’ve also written a book 100+ Free and Cheap Things to do in Atlanta with Kids. It’s a great resource for free things to do, but also just to see the variety of activities available in and around Atlanta.