An Atlanta summer is like no other. There are always memories to be made. The cookouts, the pool days, the sun and unfortunately, the humidity (because you WILL remember the humidity, trust me).
Aside from the weather though, Atlanta is kind of like New York in a way. I won’t go as far as proclaiming us as a city that never sleeps because restaurants and stores do actually close, but during normal hours of operation, there’s in fact always something to do.
If you find yourself getting bored, you aren’t looking hard enough!
Consider searching on platforms like Yelp, Google, Open Table if you’re a foodie, or SOCIETY19 for a one-stop shop! (shameless plug)
All jokes aside though, if you’re looking for something to do during an Atlanta summer, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve created the ultimate summer activity list, so feel free so steal our ideas and pass them on!
1. Coca-Cola Factory
If you’re able to pass those “captcha” tests on the internet, it’s safe to say you’re a human. And if you’re a human, I’d bet that it’s safe to say you’ve had a Coca-Cola at least once in your life.
During your Atlanta summer, you can turn a simple Coca-Cola into a an experience of a lifetime. Located in Downtown Atlanta – 121 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 – The World of Coca-Cola offers a self-guided tour with several different activities, allowing you to learn more about the development of the brand and how it has become such a household name.
Some of the activities inside include a short film viewing in a 4D theater, a gallery with portraits of photos over the years, a vault that provides insight on how the product is made, and the famous “Taste It!” portion of the tour that grants you access to taste-testing the many different Coca-Cola brands and sodas across the globe.
2. Georgia Aquarium
While you’re in Downtown tasting the Coca-Colas of the world, you might as well make a stop right down the street at the world’s largest aquarium. Whether you’re a total expert on the happenings of the ocean or a complete noob, this is definitely a place that’ll teach you something before you leave.
Also located on Baker Street – 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 to be exact – the Georgia Aquarium holds over 10 millions gallons of water and serves as a home to hundreds of different aquatic species.
I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of information and facts they have within the walls of this place. Words do it no justice; it’s honestly something you just have to see for yourself. Through the means of several different exhibits and programs, the Georgia Aquarium offers an interactive experience that should be a sure-add to your Atlanta summer list.
Besides, this serves as the perfect opportunity to get away from that humidity we mentioned earlier and closer toward some water! It’s a win-win.
3. High Museum Of Art
Now this isn’t your regular old artsy-fartsy art museum. This is a four-story building located at 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 in Midtown Atlanta and it’s sure to have you interested off the first glace.
It’s home to over 11,000 pieces, paintings, decorative art and photography of mostly American, European and African origin. For the laymen (like myself), within those paintings are quite a few that are of names you may have heard before: Picasso, van Gogh, Monet, and more.
If you have a potential date during this Atlanta summer, switch things up a little and consider this as a candidate when trying to decide where to take him/her. You won’t regret it.
Enjoy The Atmosphere
From the environment to the people, I promise there’s no bias involved when I say Atlanta is a beautiful city.
When you have a minute, just take a minute to step away from the activities and just unwind. Visit a park (Centennial or Piedmont) or somewhere with a nice view and just take it all in. Soak in the atmosphere. Appreciate and enjoy the moment.
Regardless of where you are and what you decide to do for your Atlanta summer, you’re guaranteed to feel right at home.