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

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Field Trips with Sue logoWhen 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.

Got your own family travel tips to share? Please leave a comment.