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Your family itinerary: Where to stay, play, dine and sip in Dunwoody

Face-to-face time with family makes for great bonding experiences and memories. You’ll find something to suit every whim in Dunwoody. Here goes:

Navigate 60-plus climbing and balancing obstacles and zipline through the air at Treetop Quest at Brook Run Park! Self-guided course participants receive a harness, gloves and initial instructions. Find options for beginners, including for participants ages 12 and up looking to test strength and balance, along with a chick-pea course for ages 4 to 6.

The Dunwoody Nature Center caters to a wide age range. Explore nature with weekday Mommy and Me classes for kids ages 18 months to 3 years old and an accompanying adult. Backyard Scientists lets older, homeschooled kids learn about insect life cycles, climate and weather, outdoors on Thursdays.

The Spruill Center for the Arts is a place for art lovers to observe and create. Recent exhibits include “Pink Pop-up,” an ode to viva magenta, the 2023 Pantone Color of the Year. Celebrating? Plan your next family get-together with a birthday party for kids ages 5 to 11. And don’t miss the visual arts summer camps!

And make your next family night (or afternoon) memorable with a presentation at Stage Door Theatre. A slew of kid-centric programs includes academy classes on acting, set design, costume design and more. Prepare to be amazed as you sit in awe during Stage Door Theatre’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” from May 12-28.

Where are the best places to dine with family in Dunwoody?

So, you’ve worked up an appetite and are ready to refuel with a meal or a midday dessert when you’re out on the town with family? Look no further than the following Dunwoody eateries.

From the namesake offering’s melted cheese to crunchy onion rings, there’s an all-American lineup for the whole family at Village Burger. Fresh ingredients mean memorable burgers and chicken tenders. The perfect finish? Drippingly delicious premium ice cream with endless candy topping combinations.

Made-from-scratch goodness makes Breadwinner Cafe & Bakery another perfect lunch spot for your crew. Find a range of comfort foods, including chicken noodle soup (with homemade stock) and fancy grilled cheese (mozzarella and muenster). For lighter fare, check out the salads, and for the kids, look to a sandwich menu with sides. Follow it all up with a chocolate chip brownie!

Oh, so you need to satisfy a sweet tooth? Design your own order or fall back on an old standby at Cinnaholic. The menu suits a range of special dietary needs, offering a signature sweet cinnamon roll topped with combos like berries and syrup or s’mores featuring marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate sauce.

Or try the fresh-baked goodness at Ali’s Cookies, with a slew of flavors. Red velvet, German chocolate, and turtle chocolate chip: it’s a selection that promises to satisfy appetites! Find gluten-free and dairy-free choices, and for family celebrations, cookie cakes.

And when you’re capping off a family Saturday? Let someone else do the dishes at Novo Cucina. For adults: boutique wine alongside linguine del pescatore. For kids: a choice of flavors for a dessert of trio de gelati e sorbetti. Don’t feel like waiting? Make reservations online or order to go!

Family-friendly dinners also go to a new level with a TV dinner of BBQ meatloaf followed by apple-huckleberry open-face pie from Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar. Long day with the fam? Make it a night in with free delivery on orders over $25!

What are the best family-friendly places to stay in Dunwoody?

At the end of the day, when your energy is spent, you don’t want to have to think too much about where to settle. These hotels each offer something unique for families:

Located just a half-mile from Perimeter Mall and 15 minutes from downtown, Embassy Suites puts you just where you want to be with its free, three-mile shuttle. Ready to unwind? Use the hotel’s fitness center and indoor pool. Complimentary breakfasts and pet-friendly rooms are perfect for the whole family.

Proximity to the Perimeter also makes Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta - Perimeter Center, an all-suite hotel, convenient, whether you’re traveling with family or welcoming relatives to town. Put your loved ones up in comfort with fully equipped kitchens, on-site laundry facilities, multiple bedrooms per suite and free breakfast!

And finally, get some work done at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter Ravinia during family vacation! Work and relaxation coexist for the weekend or an extended stay in Worklife rooms and suites featuring USB and charging ports and luxurious furniture. Multiple restaurants offer Southern flavors, cocktails and light fare.

So now you’re informed as you plan your next trip to this dynamic metro city: Whether you’re looking to play, dine or rest, Dunwoody has an option for you!

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