When parents brainstorm activities for the family to do together, their minds go to the usual hot spots–jumpy places, parks, and area attractions. There’s nothing wrong with that. We love all of those places, too. But if your family likes to change things up a bit or venture off the beaten path, check out our list of not-so-typical things to do in Atlanta.

Hunt for Tiny and Secret Doors

Go on a family scavenger hunt for the tiny and hidden doors of Atlanta.

Eat at a Cat Cafe

The international trend of playing with animals while enjoying a drink or snack has made its way to Atlanta.

Hike at Doll’s Head Trail

At Constitution Lake Park in South DeKalb, families can enjoy a 1.5 mile trail hike and discover unique art and yes, Dolls along the way.

Shop at Junkman’s Daughter

Even kids who don’t like shopping love to visit this funky store in Little Five Points, which offers eclectic clothes, art and gifts.

Watch a Movie from Your Car

Metro Atlanta’s only drive-in theater, The StarLight Drive-In in East Atlanta, shows films on multiple screens.

Oakland Cemetery

Visit a Cemetery

Walk through historic Oakland Cemetery in downtown Atlanta. The names on the tombstones read like a who’s-who of Atlanta and they even offer family-friendly events.

Go on a Sculpture Scavenger Hunt 

Take the family all over Atlanta  looking for sculptures. (You can use our handy guide.) You never know what you may find…a giant popsicle? There are even playgrounds where kids can climb right on the figures.

Roller Skate

Parents can take a skate down memory lane by visiting one of Atlanta’s Roller Skating rinks. Plus, the whole family gets a great workout.

Tour Wren’s Nest

Check out the home of author Joel Chandler Harris, where he penned Brer Rabbit tales. Kids especially love story time which takes place every Saturday at 1pm.

Practice Yoga With Goats

Kids love yoga. Kids love goats. Put those two together and you have a fun, relaxing and certainly quirky activity. At Red Wagon Goats in Decatur, parents and kids can attend family-friendly goat yoga classes.

Top 10 Quirky Things to Do in Atlanta
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