Family Road Trip to Atlanta

As the weather heats up, there is no better way to cool off with kids (or not) then taking a trip to a splash pad. Fun for kids and adults, many splash pads are located inside parks which makes them a great day trip. Gather family and friends to picnic, explore, play and of course get soaking wet. There are plenty of splash pads around town but here are some of our favorites that offer a two or more for one deal around town.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

We love the picturesque landscape of the botanical gardens. With a newly renovated children’s garden and an expanded splash pad, make a day out of this one for sure. Enjoy the flowers, plants and topiaries, eat lunch, learn and explore and then hit up the playground for fun. Feeling hot? Hop over to the splash pad and cool off.

Zoo Atlanta

You can’t beat a day out getting to know animals at the local zoo. Zoo Atlanta is perfect for a day trip filled with ohs and ah about the various animals. Map out your trail in the park and make the kid zone your last stop. Start with the petting zoo, then ride the carousel and finally get wet in the splash pad. A quick change of clothes and you are ready to head home after a fun filled day.

Historic 4th Ward Park and Splash Pad

One of the most popular splash pads around town, historic 4th ward is a big for many reasons. One is that it is free. You can park your car on the grounds, grab your picnic basket and enjoy the beauty of the park. From playgrounds to a skate park there is plenty to do in the day and for the grand finale, get wet at the splash pad.

Centennial Olympic Park

Who doesn’t want to take a picture in front of the Olympic rings? Head on over to Centennial Olympic Park when it’s hot for cooling off in the fountains around the rings. Lots of great picture opportunity and if you are just in for a visit there are plenty of attractions within walking or driving distance. The fountains are free but you will have to pay for other local attractions and for parking.

Piedmont Park

The park of Atlanta, Piedmont is fun for festivals, food, hiking, bird watching, fishing and of course, getting wet. Another gem you can spend a long weekend getting to know. The splash pad is the icing on the cake at Piedmont Park. It’s also free although you may have to pay for parking near by.