For more animal encounters, visit Zoo Atlanta, a 40-acre park with more than 1,300 animals, including lions, giraffes, orangutans and giant pandas on loan from China. Families can pick up “Zoo’s Clues” game cards upon entry to play an interactive scavenger hunt together.
Kids and grown-ups will find something to engage their imaginations at Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, which underwent a multimillion-dollar expansion in 2015. The Midtown mecca of play now houses the world’s largest collection of Jim Henson memorabilia, including the beloved Kermit the Frog character puppet. Guests can view hundreds of puppetry artifacts, see live shows by master puppeteers and participate in workshops.
Coca-Cola was invented right in downtown Atlanta, where today visitors can explore the 100,000-square-foot World of Coca-Cola featuring more than 1,200 brand artifacts, a 4-D theater and the chance to taste sodas from around the world. You can also see the vault where the top-secret formula, invented in 1886, is stored. Bonus: History buffs will love this destination, too.