Begin your spring break vacation by unplugging and getting out into nature. Logan Farm Park in the heart of downtown Acworth is a great place to start. This 120-acre park encompasses a lighted walking trail, open green space, and a destination playground. Stay active and engaged at Smith-Gilbert Gardens, the city of Kennesaw’s botanical garden. Voted one of the top five places to take children in the Atlanta metro area, the 17-acre property has 15 themed garden spaces and a butterfly house to explore. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free for ages two and under.

Feeling hungry? Drive two miles into downtown Kennesaw for some yummy BBQ at The Nest before heading to the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. Learn about Kennesaw’s most famous train, The General, and the Great Locomotive Chase story. Kids will love tapping out messages in Morse Code at the telegraph stations and driving the diesel train simulator. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free for ages two and under.

If you still have time to kill, a quick trip to Swift Cantrell Park is sure to get out all of the kiddo’s extra energy. At 42 acres, Kennesaw’s most extensive park offers two playgrounds (including an inclusive playground), a one-mile asphalt trail, splash pad, dog park, skatepark, fitness station, and free wifi. This family-friendly park is raved about by the young and the young-at-heart.

Dinner time in Kennesaw calls for savory entrees and super sweet desserts. Start at Trackside Grill for a sampling of your favorite made-from-scratch comfort foods like fried green tomatoes, chicken pot pie, or meatloaf. End the night with a unique combination cone at Frozen Cow Creamery. Some popular blends are the apple pie ala mode, key lime cheesecake, and of course cow tracks!

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On day two of your spring break adventure, load up the car and head to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. A $5 parking fee is required for entry. Explore the museum and learn about the Battle of Kennesaw. Then, hike the one mile from the Visitor’s Center to the top of Kennesaw Mountain to capture the perfect family photo with stunning panoramic views in the background.

For lunch, stop into Marietta Square Market and sample various food types before heading into the Marietta Square to shop around. If you aren’t sure where to start, pop into the Marietta Welcome Center for a personalized recommendation of local shops and museums based on your interests!

Many great restaurants to indulge in for dinner surround the square. The Butcher The Baker is a great choice if you are looking for a seasonal menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients or try Marietta Pizza if you are looking for a laid-back atmosphere. After dinner, watch a movie in style at Studio Movie Grill. Their menu is full of sweet treats for dessert-lovers and in-theater cocktails for adults.

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Start day three of your spring break trip by heading to breakfast at Marietta Diner, an old-school eatery that has been endorsed by Guy Fieri on the television show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” Don’t forget to stop by Marietta’s beloved landmark, the Big Chicken, to snap a photo on the way.

With a full belly, head to The Battery Atlanta and Truist Park, home to Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the action by taking a park tour. With artifacts and exhibits distributed throughout the ballpark, a tour of Truist Park is a must for any Braves or baseball fan. Tours begin at the Right Field Gate and tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the main ticket office on the day of your tour.

There are numerous entertainment options for your family to enjoy for the rest of the day in the Cumberland area. Main Event has bowling, laser tag, arcade-style games, billiards, and gravity ropes for the whole foamily to enjoy. At The Battery Atlanta, families can solve clues together at The Escape Game and grab a bite to eat in front of a 30-foot high-def television at Sports & Social. This one-of-a-kind restaurant is equipped with skeeball, table tennis, shuffle puck, air hockey and a golf simulator. If there are any daredevils in your group, iFly, an indoor skydiving location, is just across the street from The Battery!

Looking to enjoy the great outdoors? The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area at Paces Mill is just two miles from The Battery Atlanta. Walk or bike (Tandem Mobility bikes are available to rent) alongside the bank and explore the the Chattahoochee River’s natural wonders before traveling to Vinings for dinner. Kids will love climbing aboard the train car façade of the Orient Express and watching a hibachi chef prepare their food.

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Spend your final day in Cobb County experiencing world-class thrills at Six Flags Over Georgia. Explore Gotham City or soar through the sky on the Superman coaster. Monster Plantation and log jamboree are popular family-friendly rides. There is excitement to be had for every member of the family in this fun-packed amusement park. Be sure to check the website for their hours of operation and dining options before planning your trip!

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