There are numerous places in metro Atlanta and Georgia to have family fun. Some readers prefer Stone Mountain Park. Quite a few flip for Six Flags Over Georgia. Lanier Islands is a big draw for many of our readers. But the top vote-getter for 2019 is the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta.

Winner: Best family attraction in metro Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Summer is a good time take the kids out and have some fun. But where do you go?

Our Best of Atlanta poll asked: What is the best family attraction in metro Atlanta?

Many of you go to a park. Stone Mountain Park in DeKalb received 14% of the votes, and Six Flags Over Georgia/Six Flags White Water in Cobb raked in 21%.

Water was definitely a big draw for voters, whether in it or just surrounded by it.

In second place, with 21% of the votes, was Lanier Islands in Gwinnett. 

And the top vote-getter for 2019 was:

What’s not to love about our aquarium? It has beluga whales and sea otters, not to mention its own show on Animal Planet. It’s no surprise that Gildshire magazine, a travel and nature site, recently named it one of the “Coolest Aquariums Around the World.” 

The Georgia Aquarium was also the winner in 2018

The metro area has plenty of other options for those not into sea creatures, and some are even free (or almost).

» 2019 guide to free outdoor movies in metro Atlanta

» 4 things to do in Atlanta that are (almost) free 

Also, check out our family-friendly guide for getting the most out of summer.

Need to grab a bite before or after having some family fun? Here are some suggestions:

» Best seafood spot

» Best burger in Atlanta 

» Best barbecue in Atlanta

» Best Chinese food 

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