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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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.

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.