Spotlight: Atlanta, GA

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Bump Club and Beyond has been on the road traveling across the country bringing our events coast to coast. We decided to bring you along with us by consulting a few “moms-in-the-know” in each city on the family friendly must-dos for residents (and visitors too). Welcome to Atlanta.

tara sahu atlanta-2Tara Mathew Sahu, North America Marketing,  Coca-Cola

Must do kid activity:  As you can imagine, the summers in Atlanta are long and hot. One of our favorite things to beat the heat and entertain our toddler is visit the splash park at the Historic Old Fourth Ward Park.

Must have gear: I’m always chasing my 2.5 year son around, and the Baby K’tan makes it easy for me to carry my six month old daughter at the same time. She feels secure and gets a great view of everything.  I love that it’s easy to wrap and inexpensive.

Family friendly dining spot: Old Fourth Ward Pizza is our new go-to spot. The restaurant features simply prepared, fresh thin crust pizza.  It has become our favorite pizza in Atlanta and the dining area is super kid friendly. They have a kids’ corner with books and crayons. Another bonus  – the restaurant is just a few steps from the Eastside Beltline Trail, a beautiful walking/biking path that connects the many neighborhoods of Atlanta.

 

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Alison Weiner, Shop Blake Ruby

Best thing about raisin a family in Atlanta:The proximity to available events and experiences that might be full day excursions in other cities. Nothing is more that 30 minutes away which allows for spur of the moment plans.

My perfect family weekend in Atlanta would be…Going for a walk along the Chattahoochee followed by a fun family brunch. In the summer the rest of the day would be spent by the pool. Maybe a quick trip to the North Georgia mountains when the weather cools down a bit.

Best place for a quick driving getaway: Chattanooga is a short drive away. The children’s museum and aquarium are must do’s. For a longer getaway, the Florida gulf coast is the best beach vacation within driving distance.

 

Jessica Parisi, Stay at Home MomJessica Parisi-2

Must do kid activity: Zoo. A membership is totally worth it. Of course there are the animals, and a new reptile center, but there’s also a playground, petting zoo, splash pad, carousel, and train ride. Parking is free and if you get there right at 9:30, you beat the crowds and could easily spend 2-3 hours there without hitting everything.

Family friendly dining: Bartaco in West Atlanta. There’s an outdoor sitting area which is very family-friendly (ie, other kids running around while still contained and not disturbing other tables). Staff was super friendly and accommodating with little ones.

Date night: Oldie but goodie- Tacqueria del Sol in West Atlanta. Fish tacos and margaritas. Quick, relaxing and easy. If it’s a Saturday night, walk over to JCT afterwards for a drink upstairs and listen to live music.