We in Atlanta know how to do scary—zombies and monsters creep around The Walking Dead and Stranger Things sets daily, and terrifying haunted houses like Netherworld make even the bravest wish for their mommies. So of course surrounding neighborhoods go all out when it comes to the Atlanta trick or treat spirit! These Atlanta neighborhoods hand out major candy loot, drench their yards in full Halloween decor, and compete in the best decorated Halloween house. Grab your candy buckets (or deep pillowcases for the marathon trick-or-treaters) because we're highlighting some of our favorite neighborhoods to trick or treat in Atlanta.
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The Atlanta BeltLine is some miraculous combination of exercise trail, tourist attraction, path to historical and environmental exploration, public art gallery, cultural site, and so much more. It is Atlanta's aorta, pumping life throughout the city and connecting various intown neighborhoods together.
This 22-mile loop is a fantastic place to bring your kids and discover what makes the Atlanta BeltLine and the people and places of Atlanta so special. This multipurpose trail hosts wonderful attractions along the way, perfect for kids to discover nature, stop by a playground or skate park, admire art, grab a meal or stop in a shop, and just get out of the house.
Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, and all genius artists share something in common—they were once children! Before they became masters in their field, they were just little Claude and Vincent fingerpainting and tiny Pablo doodling in the dirt. Further your own child's artistic talents by enrolling him or her in art classes for kids. Orlando art classes cover a variety of mediums -- pottery, drawing, painting, sculpture, and many more—and welcome all ages, from young children all the way to talented teens (and even adults).
Enriching children's lives with art provides a well-rounded education, promotes creativity, teaches independence and decision-making, unlocks an appreciation of the surrounding world, and helps develop fine motor skills. Oh, and keeps your child entertained, happy, and messy! We've put together some of our favorite Orlando art classes for kids for budding artists in need of unleashing their creative talents.
Atlanta apple picking checks every box for an enjoyable fall outing—getting close to Mother Nature, letting children frolic in an apple orchard, taking home delicious apples (souvenir bonus!), and enjoying that fresh autumn weather. Besides the actual apple picking, many Atlanta apple orchards and apple u-picks feature additional attractions for the young and young at heart. Apple picking near Atlanta may also involve hay rides, arts and crafts, and of course, filling one's face with as many apple-related baked goods as possible from the orchard's on-site shop (we recommend the apple doughnuts). There are no rotten apples in this bunch of wonderful Atlanta orchards!
Atlanta dance classes are great places for kids to let loose, train with skilled teachers, and make friends. From adult-child classes, where parents can dance in class with their children, to advanced dance classes, where children can perfect their form, Atlanta dance classes run the gamut of interests and skills. If your child isn't sure which type of dance he or she wants to try, don't worry —many Atlanta dance studios offer a variety of classes, including ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, acro, and more so children have the option to try multiple genres and see which are their favorites.
Entertainment trends come and go (remember those velcro jumpsuits), but mini golf is a family-friendly activity that has withstood the test of time. Whether you have a tiny PGA all-star or a child who's never touched a golf club, miniature golf in Atlanta is always a reliable outing that's part entertainment, part sport, and part math (everyone needs to keep track of their strokes, right?!). And regardless of your age, there's something strangely exhilirating about holding those tiny golf pencils.
Candytopia, an immersive, candy-themed pop-up experience is back to give the whole family a sugar rush of fun. Returning to Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Houston this summer, Candytopia has been a reliable source of indoor fun and a chance to momentarily live like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The experiential art exhibit is part Instagram-fodder, part sugary/rainbow explosion, with more than a dozen rooms featuring interactive displays, games, and candy to sample. Candytopia has toured the country previously—stopping in major cities and amassing selfie-snapping fans as it goes—and now it's time to close out summer once again with this tasty experience!