Weekend Getaways

There’s something special to do in each city, especially when it comes to making memories with your kids. Here’s a quick list of the spots you can hit with kids in tow, and make it a family-filled day.

ATLANTA

  • Centennial Olympic Park
    World’s largest interactive water show. 21 acres with Olympic monuments and children’s playground.
    Insider tip: Grab a bite at Googie Burger, a local favorite.
    centennialpark.com
  • Legoland Discovery Centre
    30,000 square feet of interactive fun. Hands-on play areas, 4D theatre, two Lego-themed rides and Lego Miniland. Insider tip: Storytime for toddlers Tuesdays at 10 am.
    atlanta.legolanddiscovery-center.com
  • Georgia Aquarium
    World’s largest aquarium 100,000 animals including hammerhead sharks and beluga whales. Insider tip: Get a reservation at the Dolphin Tales Theatre.
    georgiaaquarium.org

 

CHICAGO

  • Adler Planetarium
    Dive into astronomy with exhibits and shows. Insider tip: Award-winning exhibition: ‘What Is A Planet’. Harness your superpowers at the science-filled Family After Dark for all ages.
    adlerplanetarium.org
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
    Get your kids an early introduction to Shakespeare with kid-friendly performances. Located at the historic Navy Pier in Chicago’s downtown. Insider tip: Special pricing for kids and young adults.
    chicagoshakes.com
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
    27 gardens on 385 acres! Climb hills in the Nature Play Garden, run on grassy Esplanade, and march over the arched bridges of the Japanese Garden.
    Insider tip: Free concerts Monday through Thursday in summer.
    chicagobotanic.org

 

DALLAS

  • Dallas Zoo
    Over 100 acres and 2,000 animals! Insider Tip: Free for children under 2. Don’t forget to download the app before you go!
    dallaszoo.com
  • Dallas Museum of Art
    More than 20,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years. Free Entry! Insider Tip: Pick up a special gallery guide for families!
    dma.org
  • McKinney Avenue Trolley
    Great way to ride around downtown Dallas for Free. Air-conditioned and heated, restored vintage trolley. Insider tip: Book a charter trolley if you have a big group
    mata.org

 

HOUSTON

  • Crocodile Encounter
    Home to the largest group of Nile crocodiles in the U.S. Houston’s largest award-winning wildlife show. Insider tip: Crocs After Dark, a special night event happens only 4 times a year.
    crocodileencounter.com
  • Kemah Boardwalk
    Open daily. Waterfront restaurants, amusements, retail stores and seaside shows! Insider tip: Reserve a waterfront room at The Boardwalk Inn.
    kemahboardwalk.com
  • Galveston Island Pleasure Pier
    16 rides over water for all ages! Soar over the Gulf of Mexico. Insider tip: Free for children under two.
    pleasurepier.com

 

NEW YORK

  • New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)
    Exhibits, science playground, rocket park mini golf and 3D Theatre! Insider tip: Free hours are Friday 2-5 pm and Sunday 10-11 am. Download playful apps for STEM learning.
    nysci.org
  • The High Line
    Train track-turned-park! A long stretch of car-free and bike-free strolling. Insider tip: Weekly free drop-in workshops for kids in the summer. Buy their exclusive High Line Tee!
    thehighline.org
  • One World Conservatory
    Bird’s eye view of New York City. Ride the sky pod elevators, some of the fastest in the world. Insider tip: Daredevils can go on the Sky Portal for real-time high-definition footage of the streets below.
    oneworldobservatory.com