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10 Summer Activities Throughout Atlanta

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Summer is here! Whether you’re new in town, visiting, or a seasoned resident, here are a few activities to enjoy along with the sunshine.

  1. Attend a Summer Festival Atlanta is home to a number of great summer festivals, including the Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, and the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival. These festivals are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, sample local food, and listen to live music.

  2. Visit the Atlanta Zoo or Aquarium The Atlanta Zoo is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Atlanta, and for good reason. The zoo is home to over 1,500 animals from around the world, including gorillas, lions, and elephants. There are also a number of educational exhibits and programs at the zoo. Or explore the Georgia Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world. It offers a mesmerizing world of marine life and incredible exhibits, including beluga whales, manta rays, and colorful tropical fish. Take it a step further and schedule a swim or dive with the whale sharks—an unforgettable experience for all ages.

  3. Explore Piedmont Park Piedmont Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States, and it's a great place to spend a summer day. The park has a variety of amenities, including a playground, a lake, a dog park, and a number of walking and biking trails.

  4. Go to a Braves Game The Atlanta Braves are one of the most popular baseball teams in the country, and they play their home games at Truist Park. A Braves game is a great way to experience the excitement of summer in Atlanta.

  5. Explore the Chattahoochee River The Chattahoochee River is a great way to see Atlanta from a different perspective. There are a number of companies that offer boat tours and rentals, including Chattahoochee River Expeditions and Atlanta Boat Rentals.

  6. Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is a must-visit for anyone interested in American history. The site includes the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King preached, and the King Center, which houses exhibits about King's life and work.

  7. Catch a Show at the Fox Theatre The Fox Theatre is a historic landmark in Atlanta, and it's one of the most popular theaters in the country. The theater hosts a variety of shows, including musicals, plays, and concerts.

  8. Explore the City's Museums. Atlanta is home to a number of great museums, including the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta History Center, and the Children's Museum of Atlanta. These museums offer a variety of exhibits that explore Atlanta's history, culture, and art.

  9. Shopping Buckhead is known for its upscale shopping, and it's a great place to find designer brands. There are also a number of restaurants and bars in Buckhead, so you can make a day of it.

  10. Unwind at Lake Lanier Escape the city's hustle and find tranquility at Lake Lanier, just a short drive from Atlanta. Spend a day boating, kayaking, or paddleboarding, or simply relax on the sandy beaches. Lake Lanier Islands Resort provides additional amenities such as water parks, golf courses, and luxurious accommodations for those seeking an extended getaway.

There's no better time to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Take a walk in the park, go for a swim, or just sit on your porch and enjoy the sunshine. Not to forget, the endless hikes within a day's trip! Georgia offers so much diversity in its residents and local activities, we urge you to explore and tag us in your adventures

And as always, call us if you’re ready to make Atlanta your forever home.

Jenny McAllister


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