Spring Break Ideas: Getting out of Birmingham

Spring Break is coming up and we have ideas for the moms of Birmingham. If you’re planning to get out of town, we’ve done some research and here’s what we found.

1. Chattanooga- There’s so much to do! Tennessee Aquarium is first priority. It’s one of the best in the country, yet it’s not so large that it overwhelms the kiddos. And they have penguins! Every kid (and me!) loves a penguin. Hit the 6 story IMAX and the Children’s Discovery Museum for some hands on fun. Stop by the Chattanooga Choo Choo and Hamilton Place Mall if you can.

2. Atlanta- Tons to do, but tons of traffic to deal with. There’s the GA Aquarium, of course. There’s a museum for everyone here: Puppet, Imagine It! Children’s Museum, Coca Cola… the list goes on. A Birmingham Mom recommended eating at Ritters in Marietta, yummy food and super kid-friendly.

3. Knoxville- There’s a million things to do when you add in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. There’s Wilderness at the Smokies, the indoor waterpark. There’s a trillion (okay not literally, but a ton) outlet stores to get some good deals on clothes and more. Drive through Cade’s Cove (double check that the loop is open first!), take a few short hikes, and enjoy the mountains. In Knoxville, the zoo has a great kids’ area and you must head to Market Square for some eclectic downtown eats and great events.

4. Huntsville- 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… LIFT OFF! US Space and Rocket Center is a must. It is recognized as one of the most comprehensive U.S. manned space flight hardware museums in the world. Facilities include Spacedome Theater, Rocket Park, the Education Training Center, which houses NASA’s Educator Resource Center, and more. Afterwards, head to the Botanical Gardens and have a picnic.

And if you’re not up for leaving town, stay tuned! We have some great in-town ideas coming up!

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