The best places in and around the Perimeter area for your whole family (including your pets)!

From the smallest babies to the most “senior” citizens to the furry friends who are also part of our families, all are welcome in the Perimeter area. If you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant, a pet-friendly patio, or a local event for everyone, check out our favorites in and around our community.

Center Ice Arena, 5750 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs

It may still be blazing hot outside but you and the kids can cool off at Center Ice Arena. Learn how to play ice hockey or ice skate. Join a league (for kids or adults). Or simply enjoy the coolness of the ice during public skate time while you do your best Michelle Kwan impression! CenterIceArena.org

Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, 220 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs

This is truly a family-friendly farmer’s market complete with children’s entertainment, live music and lots of fresh food, including locally-produced and specialty goods. This farmers market runs Saturdays until December. Not only are kids welcome, but dogs are too! HeritageSandySprings.org/3485-2/Community-Events/HSS-Farmers-Market

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs

Get outside with your whole family! Come to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Sandy Springs to get some fresh air and sunshine. Why not float down the river with the kids? Or take a hike with your furry friend? Add in a picnic and this can be a natural oasis for everyone in your family. NPS.Gov/Chat

Shake Shack, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody

It’s not just your kids who will love stopping by Shake Shack at Perimeter Mall, Whether eating a burger, hot dog or frozen custard treat, no one will be disappointed. Even your four-legged family member can enjoy treats too! Shake Shack has a dog menu and their patio is pet-friendly. Let the whole family indulge together. ShakeShack.com

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta

The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is one of the few reasons to brave traffic and head downtown. This annual tradition will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for its 16th year on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, 2018. The two-day, fun-filled festival will feature an impressive lineup of live music in addition to an expansive artist market. Make sure to visit the Kids Zone and taste the spectacular selection of local food trucks too! SummerShadeFestival.org.