Best of Atlanta with Teens and 'Tweens

Big-kid fun in the ATL

Once your kids hit middle and high school, they're ready for more grown-up fun. Put these activities at the top of your to-do-list.

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    Sightseeing is more fun for teens when they've got their own wheels. The Atlanta Experience Tour by Segway will show you around the city from behind the handlebars of a Segway, a two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicle that's a blast to ride. The tour takes in many historical sites including historic Inman Park, Martin Luther King National Park, Historic Old 4th Ward, Oakland Cemetery, and Grant Park  Minimum age: 14.

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    Go Behind the Scenes at CNN

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    ••• CNN

    Ever wonder how a live broadcast is produced at the iconic Cable News Network? The Inside CNN VIP Tour gives you a behind-the scenes experience with expanded access to the working studios of CNN Worldwide from inside CNN's Studio 7, including the newsroom floor and control room. Minimum age: 12. Reservations recommended.

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    ••• Georgia Aquarium

    At the acclaimed Georgia Aquarium, older kids and adults can sign up for a premium experience and swim with whale sharks, manta rays and more. You can suit up to either SCUBA dive or snorkel in the Ocean Voyager exhibit with thousands of amazing animals for the experience of a lifetime. Minimum age: 12.

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    ••• Martin Luther King Center

    Nearly a million people a year make the pilgrimage to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to pay their respects to Dr. King's legacy and learn more about his philosophy and strategy of nonviolence to eliminate poverty, racism and violence, 

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    ••• World of Coca-Cola

    The world's most popular drink was invented in Atlanta. The best two things about the tour at World of Coca-Cola are the photo op with the adorable Coca-Cola Polar Bear and the tasting session, where you can treat your taste buds to a trip around the world with more than 100 different flavors.

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    ••• SkyView Atlanta

    Towering nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park, SkyView Atlanta is a Ferris wheel with 42 climate-controlled gondolas that deliver panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding area. It's a selfie op teens won't want to pass up.