5 Outdoor Activities To Try In Atlanta This Summer June 21 2014

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Summer is officially here! It’s time to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Keep your kids from camping out in front of the TV all season, and try one of these thrilling family-friendly activities. 

1. Plan a Day at Piedmont Park

There’s so much to do at Piedmont Park! Create an agenda around everyone’s interests. Plan a picnic, watch the kids play on the playground, go for a bike ride or go swimming. Remember to pack plenty of water to keep everyone hydrated during the hotter days, and bring plenty of portable snacks, like granola!

As a matter of fact, there's constantly something going at Piedmont Park. Check the calendar of events online for festivals taking place throughout the summer. Some upcoming ones include the Atlanta Street Food Festival and the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival.

2. Catch a Baseball Game

When was the last time you brought the family to a game at Turner Field? Start your adventure by tailgating in the parking lot before the game. Have brunch prepared at your tailgate to save on buying food inside the park. There are plenty of games your family can play in the parking lot before you walk over to Turner Field. If you have Sunday tickets, your kids can even run the home bases after the game!

If someone in your family has a peanut allergy, you may want to make other plans. Turner Field has an abundance of peanuts in the stadium, but there are select games throughout the year that have peanut-free sections in the venue.

3. Splash Through the Fountain of Rings at Centennial Olympic Park

Is the public pool too crowded? Take your family over to the Fountain of Rings at Centennial Park. Let you kids run through the interactive fountains as you relax and enjoy the Atlanta cityscape. Just don’t forget towels and extra clothes for the car ride home!

4. Ride the Skyview Ferris Wheel

If you want to view the city from a different perspective, take a ride on the Skyview Ferris Wheel. The lines for the Ferris wheel vary from day-to-day, but it is worth it because you can get the ultimate view of the city. It’s open until 10pm, so you and your family can even see the city all lit up under the summer sky.

5. See Animals From Around the World at Zoo Atlanta

Let your kids’ imaginations run wild as you take a trip to Zoo Atlanta. There are so many different species of animals, and there’s even a petting zoo. As a matter of fact, Zoo Atlanta hosts special programs throughout the summer. On certain days, your family can see what happens at the zoo when the sun goes down!