Summer in Atlanta

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Summer is heating up in Atlanta! There are plenty of ways to have some fun in the sun in Atlanta during the summer.

Shoot the Hooch

Tubing down the Chattahoochee River is part of the quintessential Atlanta summer. People have been shooting the Hooch since ancient times, like when my dad lived here! So it’s a long standing tradition! Grab your inner tubes and some alcohol and cool off with a couple-hour float down the river.

Read How to Shoot the Hooch here.

Find out What You Need to Shoot the Hooch here.

Go for a Hike

Atlanta has plenty of options for hiking. You can go for an urban hike along the Beltline, keep cool by hiking by the Chattahoochee, or you can tackle a mountain hike like Stone Mountain or Kennesaw Mountain to get a view of Atlanta in all its summer glory.

Attend an Adult-Only Event at Fernbank Museum

Fernbank Museum of Natural History lets you combine drinking and exploration in the name of science! Fernbank hosts adult-only nights throughout the year, but their summer events make use of both their indoor and outdoor exhibits so you can have fun-filled and science-filled summer nights.

Check out my Fernbank Summer Block Party Review here.

Check out my Fernbank After Dark Review here.

Relax at a Rooftop Bar

Atlanta has tons of rooftop bars for you sip craft cocktails, relax while you take in the summer air, and admire views of the Atlanta skyline.

Find The Best Rooftop Bars in Atlanta here.

Visit Zoo Atlanta

Summer is a great time to visit Zoo Atlanta. Most of the animals love the warm weather, so you’ll be able to see plenty of animal activity. Plus, there are lots of zoo events to participate in during the summer.

Watch Fireworks on the 4th of July

There are so many great places to watch fireworks in Atlanta on the 4th of July. You can head downtown, to Stone Mountain, to downtown Decatur, to Marietta Square, or up to the Mall of Georgia. My favorite place is at the King and Queen Towers in Sandy Springs because these are my favorite skyscrapers.

Catch Some Thrills at Six Flags

You can ride over 40 rides at Six Flags Over Georgia, or if water parks are more your thing, you can splash around at Six Flags White Water. Both amusement parks are a great way to cool down this summer in Atlanta.

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What’s your favorite thing to do in Atlanta in the summer? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Pingback: A Guide to Visiting Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta | Paige Minds The Gap

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