Things to do in ATL this Summer!
When it comes to Atlanta, there is never a dull moment to be had in the summertime! Between the culture, the food, the people, and the city itself, there are dozens of things to do around town to fill up your empty summer days. Here are some of my favorite things to do in Atlanta in the summertime…
1. Walk or Bike The Beltline
Mark that daunting workout off your to-do list with a fun adventure on the Beltline. The Beltline is a growing hot spot in the heart of Atlanta! It’s a 22-mile trail loop that is lined with the most incredible street art and more bars, shops, and restaurants as each day goes by. Grab a scooter on the trail or put on your best running shoes and take a loop to see the best the city has to offer.
2. Eat Your Way Through Krog Street Market
While exploring the Beltline, if you get hungry, Krog Street Market is the place to go! Built in the 1920s, this food hall is a melting pot of all the best cuisines Atlanta has to offer! Take a look around and see all it has to offer before deciding what’s on today’s menu. My favorite stalls are Suzy Siu’s Bao and, of course, Jeni’s Ice Cream.
3. Spend a Day At Piedmont Park
One of my favorite ways to spend a summer day in Atlanta is to grab a group of friends and head to Piedmont Park. This 185-acre park in the heart of Midtown is a popular destination for all types of people, all summer long. You’ll always spot people playing sports, working out, or just hanging out and enjoying each other’s company.
4. Visit the Georgia Aquarium
Some people may recommend the Atlanta Zoo, but we all know as of late, it’s way too hot for the zoo. A cooler option is to spend the day indoors at the Georgia Aquarium. Since opening in 2005, the Georgia Aquarium has added countless new shows and exhibits, keeping the experience fresh even for returning visitors. As the 4th largest aquarium in the world, it’s a must-visit.
5. Go to an Atlanta Braves Game
Nothing says summer like baseball, especially when you’re the reigning World Champs! One of the best ways to spend your summer day is at Truist Park cheering on the Atlanta Braves. There isn’t a bad seat in the house and the stadium has some of the best food options in all of baseball!
6. Hang out at The Battery
Now if you can’t get your hands on some Braves tickets, or the team is on a road trip, I’d recommend going to hang out at The Battery anyway! The Battery is the area built up around Truist Park, full of countless bars, restaurants, shops, and more. There is so much to do for all ages, this is a wonderful place to spend your day with family and friends. I’d recommend grabbing a pizza from Antico’s and spreading a picnic blanket out on the grass!
7. Take a Ride on Skyview Atlanta
Nestled in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Skyview Atlanta is a city-lined ferris wheel reaching almost 20 stories high. From one of their air-conditioned gondolas, you’ll have unobstructed views of every nook and cranny of “the big A”. I’d recommend taking your ferris wheel ride after dark when the city can really shine and light up the night.
8. Channel Your Inner Child at Skyline Park
If upscale Atlanta met Coney Island… Skyline Park is a rooftop carnival experience in the heart of the city, suitable for all ages. Buying an unlimited game pass gets you; access to mini golf, a giant slide, a tower ride, and a handful of boardwalk game booths. There are also 3 bars and a wide selection of food choices! And pro-tip, after 5 PM on Friday and Saturday, the rooftop becomes 21+, perfect for an adult night out.
9. Take a Swing at PuttShack
As a part of a newer development called the “Interlock” on Westside Atlanta, Puttshack is an interactive tech-infused mini-golf experience. Grab a drink from the bar and let the course guide you and your friends through the exciting 9-hole course. Focus on having fun and not about the scoring; the golf balls keep track of the score for you, may the person with the most points win!