We love getting away as a family to Atlanta when the opportunity arises, and Memorial Day weekend was just such an occasion, so we took off to meet up with my sister and her family for a mini vacation of relaxation, food, and fun.

And, of course, also some shopping at some of my favorite spots. (More on my big spontaneous purchase I made coming later. Eeek!)

But, in all the times we’ve been to Atlanta, we had never taken the time to visit Stone Mountain Park until this time, and we all loved it!

We arrived around 11:00 am and ended up staying until the laser and fireworks show after dark. And even with our kids ranging in age from 6 to 16, everyone enjoyed it.

They have rock climbing, ropes adventure courses, mini zip lines, and even a water fun playground for the younger kids.

They also have a mini golf course and a train that takes a 5-mile tour around the “mountain”.

And my kids loved the 4-D Journey 2 movie experience.

One of the coolest things is the Summit Skyride, which is a Swiss cable car that takes you 825 feet up to the top of the mountain!

And the views from the top are amazing! If you’re really adventurous, you can hike up the side to get to the top.

The Confederate Memorial Carving of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson is really amazing as well.

And during the Summer, there is a laser show every night after dark.

There’s even more to see than what we had time for, but if you’d like more information, visit StoneMountainPark.com.

Just a few tips to know before you go:

* If you want to do rock climbing or the ropes adventures, closed-toed shoes are required.

* There is a Family Value Pass available online for purchase which includes a meal ticket. This ticket is not available at the gate, so if you’d like to save some money on meals, buy before you go and print the tickets at the self-service kiosks when you arrive.

* You may want to bring towels or an extra change of clothes for the little kids if they want to visit the water area.

* If you are planning to stay for the laser show, bring picnic blankets or chairs. You may even want to save your spot on the lawn early in the day.

This is not a sponsored post from Stone Mountain Park, nor do I have a rich uncle that runs the place! Just one of my travel recommendations for families!

If you’ve been to Stone Mountain and have any tips to share, leave them in the comments for us!