Head to the American Girl Boutique and Bistro at the North Point Mall to experience all things girlie.
Have a casual meal in the bistro.
Bring your own doll to get her hair done in the doll salon.
For the Boys
No visit during baseball season would be complete without a trip to see the Braves play in Turner Field.
Friday night games end with a big fireworks display.
After Sunday games, kids under 14 can run the bases like a big leaguer.
Information For You
Family friendly and full service: Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead (from $159 weekend rate for March 2008) is our pick with a great pool and kids’ dining menu. www.grandatlanta.hyatt.com.
Upscale option: The InterContinental Buckhead ($219 weekend rate for March 2008) features a prime location. www.ichotelsgroup.com.
Package deal: Embassy Suites Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park ($154-$329 weekend rate for March 2008) lies within walking distance to the Georgia Aquarium, New World of Coca-Cola, and Inside CNN Atlanta Studio Tours and offers deals tied to the nearby attractions. www.embassysuites.com.
Taqueria del Sol: Three locations, but our favorite is on Howell Mill Road for the nearby home decor stores. www.taqueriadelsol.com or (404) 352-5811.
Fellini’s Pizza: Seven locations, all with courtyards perfect for dining outside. Tip: Ask for an extra salad dressing. It’s good on the pizza too. www.fellinisatlanta.com.