Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring is lovely in #Atlanta! Two favorite outdoor family attractions

Spring break is almost here! It is funny, I was not thrilled with the seemingly gazillion snow days this winter, yet I am counting the moments until Spring Break. Even more time for the child to be out of school... why is it different this time?

It is different because the baby is 2 months old and sleeping much better. I am more rested and able to have fun with Amelia again. It is also different because it is SPRING! Cold, gray days stuck at home with snow and/or ice are not nearly as appealing. I am hoping for sunny and blue Georgia skies during the upcoming break.

If the imminent springtime loveliness makes you want to do a little happy dance, then I would recommend the Atlanta Botanical Garden.March and April are simply gorgeous because all the bulbs are in bloom. Children will enjoy romping through the Children's garden, and everyone will ooh and ahh in the orchid house. The botanical garden makes for a really fun and happy day.

Another Atlanta option with lovely outdoor space is the Atlanta History Center. In addition to their permanent interactive exhibitions and the gorgeous Swan House, the center offers seven garden areas for the whole family to meander through and enjoy. On April 12th, 2014, the Atlanta History Center will again host Sheep to Shawl from 10:30 - 4:30. This family festival features demonstrations of sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, open-hearth cooking, candle making, and more. (The History Center also has interesting summer camp offerings for children aged 9 and up!)

Winter may have been a beast this year, but we are nearing the finish line. I am not sure there is a greater place to be than the Southeast at the start of spring! We love all that Atlanta has to offer. 

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Note: I recently attended an Atlanta attractions event where I met with folks from various attractions around the city and learned of their latest exhibits and events for families. I received free admission to these attractions, however all opinions are 100% mine. 
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