Make your next Atlanta family vacation the most memorable of all. Explore the new South ― vibrant, bustling and modern, yet rich in history and tradition. With world-class fine dining, prestigious shopping, and close proximity to Atlanta’s cultural attractions, The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is located near Centennial Olympic Park and Piedmont Park, making it one of the perfect Atlanta family hotels to discover all that Georgia’s capital city has to offer. Just minutes from LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and a convenient drive to American Girl® Atlanta, our hotel provides the perfect location for many must-see destinations for your upcoming family trip.
Whether you are interested in exploring the Georgia Aquarium or indulging in some retail therapy at nearby Phipps Plaza or Lenox Mall, our Atlanta family hotel’s close vicinity to the city’s splendor will leave you enriched and excited for more.
Located on 33 acres in the heart Buckhead, history buffs will find one of the Southeast’s largest history museums, research library, archives, and two historic houses illustrating over a century of Atlanta’s history. Permanent collections span the Civil War, Southern Folk Arts, the beginnings of golf with Georgia legend Bobby Jones and a glimpse into the private collections of Atlanta architect, classicist and connoisseur Philip Trammell Schutze. Historic houses on the property include the Swan House, offering a view of the grandiose life of 1930s gentry and the Tullie Smith Farm, a typical yeoman farm in Antebellum Georgia.
Overnight guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead may enjoy deluxe accommodations, American Breakfast in the hotel restaurant, $50 hotel credit, and two adult passes to the Atlanta History Center with our Discover With You package.
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta is a museum dedicated to the achievements of both the civil rights movement in the United States and the broader worldwide human rights movement.
The Center for Puppetry Arts is known as a “magical place” where children and adults are equally entertained. Get up close and personal with puppets in the Center's Museum, which houses a collection of puppets, books, posters and videos from around the world.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History showcases the Giants of the Mesozoic, the world’s largest dinosaurs and a snapshot of what life was like during the Cretaceous Period. Guests may engage in hands-on exhibitions, experience a 5-story IMAX® film and even explore the development of life on Earth through the landscapes of present-day Georgia.
The world’s largest aquarium, constructed at a cost of more than $250 million, the Georgia Aquarium boasts eight million gallons of fresh and marine water and more than 100,000 animals including four whale sharks, the largest fish on the planet. Guests may contact the hotel Concierge for information and reservations for fascinating “Behind-the-Scenes” tours.
Overnight guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead may enjoy deluxe accommodations and VIP un-timed total tickets to the Georgia Aquarium with our Georgia Aquarium and Georgia Aquarium Family packages.
Considered as the leading art museum in the southeastern United States, the High Museum of Art has more than 12,000 works of art in its permanent collection.
Overnight guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead may enjoy deluxe accommodations, American Breakfast in the hotel restaurant, two tickets to the High Museum of Art and valet parking with our High Museum of Art package.
Imagine a place where children can paint on the wall, play in the sand, and learn all about science, math, art, dance, reading, and much more. The Museum’s permanent collection consists of bright, creative, hands-on exhibits designed to spark discovery and creative thinking.
The Atlanta Opera, now located at the John A. Williams Theatre at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, has entertained more than 800,000 patrons during more than 250 performances and 75 productions since 1979.
Atlanta Botanical Garden showcases numerous plant collections including tropical species in the Tropical Rotunda; succulent collections in the Desert House and Andean orchids and exotic bromeliads in the High Elevation House. Tour the Orchid Center, filled with rare and fragrant species all year round or see the Japanese, Rose or Parterre Gardens all within 15 acres.
The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The Carter Center presents a look behind the scenes and at the frontline efforts to attain the mission of advancing peace, health and hope worldwide.
More than 18 antique furniture showrooms, artist studios, imported rug dealers, art dealers and boutiques are showcased along one street. Bennett Street Gallery (shown) is home to established and emerging artists.
Newly opened, Buckhead Atlanta offers luxury shopping and dining. This shopping district features 24 luxury brands like Hermès, Helmut Lang, and Christian Louboutin. This is the first location in Atlanta for many of the brands.
Anchored by luxury retailers Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, and brimming with designer boutiques such as Burberry, Cartier, Gucci, David Yurman, Jimmy Choo, Judith Leiber, Louis Vuitton, Polo Ralph Lauren, St. John, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stuart Weitzman, Tiffany and Versace, these malls are the premier shopping destinations of the Southeast.
Overnight guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead may enjoy deluxe accommodations, American Breakfast in the hotel restaurant, $25 gift voucher for Lenox Square or Phipps Plaza and valet parking with our Legendary Shopping package.
Bear's Best Atlanta is a compilation of Jack Nicklaus' greatest creations. Rated "Top Ten courses you can play in America" by Golf Magazine, Bear's Best Atlanta will be sure to become your favorite golfing getaway. The course provides a challenging round of the finest playing action with all of the elements you would expect from a professional course of this caliber. As part of the experience, your forecaddie will familiarize you with the course, offer club selection assistance, hole-specific strategy, as well as insight on effective ways to play each shot of the course.
This 6,500-seat venue is annually voted Atlanta's best outdoor concert venue. The amphitheatre showcases leading and emerging pop, rock, R & B, blues, jazz, country, urban and world artists. This season’s artists include Edwin McCain, Jill Scott, Kenny G., The Beach Boys, Emmylou Harris, and more. See hotel concierge for information on tickets and transportation.
The College Football Hall of Fame is an experience devoted to college football. Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the new attraction provides visitors with a highly- interactive experience using a blend of college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, multimedia exhibits.
The largest indoor concert venue in the Southeast, Philips Arena showcases entertainment stars such as Steve Harvey, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Bruce Springsteen, George Michael, Bon Jovi, Mary J. Blige, Jay Z and Barry Manilow.
Home to the Atlanta Braves, Turner Field also offers baseball fans guided tours of the Braves Museum and Hall of Fame, dining at the 755 Club or the Chop House and a fireworks display after the game. See hotel concierge for information on tickets and transportation.
The largest cable-supported dome in the world, the Georgia Dome is home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and also hosts the Atlanta Football Classic, the SEC Football Championship Game and the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
With more than ten roller coasters and “40 Fun Things for Kids”, Six Flags Over Georgia is fun for families and kids of all ages. Take a trip aboard Six Flags’ very own railway or even become a matador as you ride the bulls on the Toro Toro ride.
Stone Mountain Park is home to the world’s largest piece of exposed granite, and offers a variety of attractions, entertainment and recreation such as the Summit Skyride, Lasershow Spectacular™ and Paddlewheel Riverboat.
One of only four zoos in the U.S. housing giant pandas, Zoo Atlanta is also home to the nation’s largest collections of gorillas and orangutans, a renowned diversity of reptiles and amphibians, and more than 1,500 animals from around the world. Other highlights include an all-new Splash Fountain, Zoo train, carousel, interactive wildlife shows, keeper talks, training demos and behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters. Zoo Atlanta is open year-round, closing only on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Visit zooatlanta.org for more information.