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What’s the best view of Atlanta’s cityscape? These are Atlanta Parent’s favorites. Check websites for pricing and hours, as well as COVID-19 safety precautions.

Skyline Park

On top of Ponce City Market – 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta
Why We Like It: This view of Atlanta comes with family fun – a slide, Heege Tower, mini-golf, midway games, snacks and more.

Skyview

168 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta
Why We Like It: Families can soar almost 20 stories above Centennial Olympic Park in a gondola on this Ferris wheel for a great view of the park and surrounding skyscrapers. The park offers a playground, fun in the Rings Fountain and special festivals and events for families (playgrounds and fountain temporarily closed).

Jackson Street Bridge

Between Cain St. NE and Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta
Why We Like It: It captures skyscrapers and mid-rise buildings in a group photo, and its the iconic view of the city from “The Walking Dead” television series. The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District is nearby, so kids can learn about the Atlanta icon.

Stone Mountain

1000 Robert E. Lee Dr., Stone Mountain
Why We Like It: On a clear day, you’ll see a spectacular view of the skyline from the Summit Skyride cable car and the top of the mountain. Active families will find plenty to do from SkyHike to Geyser Towers (temporarily closed), and can end their day with a Lasershow Spectacular.

Kennesaw Mountain

900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw
Why We Like It: Hike up the mountain for family fitness, or hop on a shuttle bus for the ride to the top (shuttle bus currently not running). You can see Atlanta’s skyline in the distance and get a Civil War history lesson at the same time.

Sun Dial Restaurant and Observatory

In the Westin Peachtree Plaza – 210 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta
Why We Like It: From 723 feet, you can see almost anything, and the restaurant and observatory revolve 360 degrees for a view in every direction (rotation currently not available). It’s a great place to take visitors, have brunch or observe a special birthday.

Skyline Park at Ponce City Market | Jason Crawley

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