ATLANTA (March 31, 2015) Georgia Aquarium has been named a Top 5 Animal Attraction in FamilyFun Magazine’s third annual Travel Awards. The winning locations were chosen by families from across the country and represent the best family-friendly vacation spots in the United States.

“The Travel Awards are such a unique program because we rely on real families to vote on their favorite destinations—from awe-inspiring science museums to charming American towns with rich history and culture,” said Ann Hallock, Editor-in-chief of FamilyFun magazine. “The winners in each category represent places where families have formed lasting memories, and offer adventures for all types of interests, for animal lovers to history and science buffs.”

Georgia Aquarium contains more than 10 million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of Georgia Aquarium is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards; offering engaging and exciting guest experiences promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world.


FamilyFun surveyed families traveling with kids ages 3 to 12. Two thousand respondents in four regions – West, Midwest, South, and Northeast – were asked to rate more than 460 vacation spots in the five categories. With the exception of casual restaurant chains, respondents rated only nominees within their own region.

Reaching an audience of more than 4.6 million, FamilyFun magazine gives parents ideas and inspiration needed to create unforgettable family moments. Part of Meredith Corporation’s Parents Network of brands, FamilyFun is a trusted expert on family cooking, vacations, celebrations, play, creative projects, and learning.  Written for parents with children 3 to 12, FamilyFun is unique in the marketplace, delivering real ideas for and from real families.


Georgia Aquarium was also recently named Best North American Aquarium in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards and was the No. 3 aquarium in the world in TripAdvisor’s Travelers' Choice Awards. 

To view the full list of FamilyFun Travel Awards winners for 2015, check out the April issue of FamilyFun magazine in print or on the iPad, or visit www.familyfunmag.comFor more information about Georgia Aquarium and to plan your visit, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org

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ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, contains more than 10 million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of Georgia Aquarium is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards; offering engaging and exciting guest experiences promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org.