Your tiny traveler has gone by boat, by plane and even by train. But by gondola? That’s an original that will earn her serious playground cred. After all, it’s not every day she gets to ride over rivers and rugged mountainscapes to find high altitude adventures like roller coasters, suspended slack lines and geyser-fueled splash pads. We found 12 awesome rides, so flip through to find your fave!

Summit Skyride, Stone Mountain, Ga

See how many faces your little historian recognizes as she glides past the Confederate Memorial Carving in a Swiss cable car on her way to the top of Stone Mountain. The Atlanta skyline and gorgeous Appalachian Mountain views are what you’ll find up top. But the bottom is where the action’s at, so be sure to stay and play a while once you’ve made your descent. A geyser playground, a treetop hike, and the new Dinosaur Explore exhibit are just a smattering of the festivities families will find down below. There’s enough to keep everyone in your fam entertained for the day, so you have every excuse to stay for the nightly laser show, projected on the mountain face. Because day tripping is what turns a simple gondola ride into a full-on adventure!


photo: Stone Mountain Park’s Facebook

Which one looks like fun to you? Have you ridden one of our picks? Tell others about it in a comment. 

— Allison Sutcliffe