Guide to Enjoying Plaza Fiesta with Kids
The 350,000 square foot indoor shopping mall known as Plaza Fiesta is far more than a collection of stores. It is Atlanta’s Latin American cultural center, offering a taste of Mexico at the intersection of Clairmont Road and Buford Highway. It’s a colorful place to play, catch a concert, and chow down on some delicious foods. Don’t miss these experiences when visiting with kids:
The largest indoor playground in Georgia is here, featuring plenty of ways to climb up, slide down and run around in the towering play space. Visitors can also play classic video games in the arcade. Younger children toss coins in the large fountain, which is a great place to meet new friends, as many families gather there.
Nearly 300 stores and kiosks are here, offering everything from shoes to housewares to handcrafted items made by artisans. About a dozen stores are for kids, and if you’re looking for an outstanding birthday piñata, you’ll find an enormous selection.
Check the calendar for carnivals, cultural heritage events, dance performances and concerts. Don’t miss the annual Mexican Independence Day festivities each fall, and Cinco de Mayo in the spring. Both celebrations are big, with plenty of free live entertainment and authentic food.
The food stalls on the Clairmont Road side of the Plaza offer Latin American and Hispanic foods, and highlight authentic and traditional dishes. The choices are vast! Try tortas, tacos, enchiladas, fresh ceviche or arepas. For treats, visit one of several bakeries for churros, cakes and cookies. Pico’s Ice Cream dishes up soft serve and hand-rolled ice cream.
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