Best places in town for families with kids (and pets too)!

From infants to seniors to the furry members of our families, all are welcome in Buckhead, Brookhaven and surrounding neighborhoods. Check out these family-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly patios, and local fun that works for everyone!

Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd

Join the Atlanta History Center for terrific educational and entertaining opportunities for children of all ages. Visit the Smith Family Farm. Check out Gatherround for stories of Atlanta during the Civil Rights period. Don’t miss the tours of the newest exhibit, ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South, on display through the end of the year. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 3500 Peachtree Rd

Can a formal restaurant serving delicious food be good for kids AND pets? Yes! Davio’s, located at Phipps Plaza, offers a children’s menu even your pickiest eaters will love. For those who want to dine al fresco, the covered outdoor patio is open to small dogs! Davios.com/ATL

The Whitley Hotel Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Rd.

Dogs less than 50 pounds are welcome in guest rooms and suites at this luxurious hotel! They even have a dedicated litter area. If you’re coming with kids, the glass-enclosed indoor pool will be a huge hit. TheWhitleyHotel.com

Chicken Salad Chick, 4365 Roswell Rd

Check out this Buckhead eatery for a relaxed take on family dinner. Kids will love the fun menu. Parents will love the fast service and variety of flavors (which are all free to sample). And Lassie will love the pet-friendly patio so everyone can eat together. ChickenSaladChick.com

Shake Shack, 3035 Peachtree Rd

It’s not just your kids who will love visiting Shake Shack in Buckhead, Whether eating a burger or frozen custard treat, you won’t be disappointed. Your four-legged family member can enjoy treats too! Shake Shack has a dog menu! Their rooftop patio is also pet-friendly and has an awesome view. ShakeShack.com

Dantanna’s, 3400 Lenox Rd.

Dantanna’s expansive patio in Buckhead is open to dogs! Bring your furry friend to enjoy an extensive half-priced Happy Hour menu from 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays, as well as $.50 shrimp and $1 oysters from 4 to 6 p.m. on Fridays. Dantannas.com 

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, 800 Cherokee Ave

Head downtown to the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival August 25 – 26th. This annual tradition welcomes music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for its 16th year. It’s a fun-filled festival featuring live entertainment and an expansive artist market. Visit the Kids Zone and taste the spectacular selection of local food trucks! SummerShadeFestival.org