8 Tips for the Best Summer in Atlanta

Will Letton


Whether you are an established Atlanta resident or are looking at Midtown Atlanta homes for sale because you wish to become one, there are plenty of fun activities for you and your family here this summer. From festivals to art shows and aquariums to mountain tops, read on to discover the top 8 tips for your best summer ever in Atlanta!

Plan your summer

School’s out for summer, but most adults need to schedule their summer vacations. Planning your summer vacation out and having an idea of what you would like to do will help get everything in order.
A good way to do this is to get a big calendar, mark the days you’d like to be on vacation, and write in events you’d like to do within that time frame.
One of the best things about Atlanta is that there is just as much fun to be had indoors as there is outdoors. Just steps away from many Downtown Atlanta condos, for example, you’ll find plenty of excellent restaurants, museums, and more.

Gear up

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Bring the fun with you by giving yourself time to prepare for where you’re headed. For instance, if you are heading out to Piedmont Park for a day with the kids, here’s is a list of items you might want to take with you:
  • A good book
  • Camera/ video camera
  • Hand Sanitizer/wet wipes
  • Hats
  • Lawn chairs or lawn blanket
  • Picnic lunch
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuits
  • Toilet paper- for restrooms that seem to have run out
  • Towels
  • Toys/games (i.e., Frisbee, paddle ball, etc.)
  • Water
Atlanta summers are also the perfect excuse to cool off with something sweet. Atlanta hosts several food festivals throughout the summer, but the sweetest and coolest one is the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival. When you’re done with that, or as a reward while viewing Midtown Atlanta condos for sale, head over to delightful Sweet Inman's Candies. Inman’s isn’t your typical candy shop and prides itself on its unique selection of scrumptious sweets.

Make time for the animals

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Cute animals and educational facts combine when you visit the zoo and aquarium. In addition to visiting a wide variety of animals, you can take in conservation talks and learn how to help endangered species at Zoo Atlanta. Take it up a notch with an after-hours visit to Survival Safari. Enjoy team challenges, scavenger hunts, and other interactive activities that are sure to please you no matter your age.
Get out of the heat and explore the wonders of the underwater world at the Georgia Aquarium. In addition to finding out what over 11 million gallons of water can house, you can face your watery fears by booking an up-close interaction at the shark tank! Want to spend more time relaxing and watching the fish as they swim all around you? Forget about sleeping within the confines of your Brookhaven real estate, and book an overnight stay in the aquarium. You’ll get a spot to sleep under one of the fascinating gallery windows, a bedtime snack, breakfast, guided tours, as well as next-day admission!

Visit amazing locations

Atlanta is full of historically significant attractions. In fact, if you’re fortunate, some of the Brookhaven and  Buckhead real estate you view may be on the list of registered Historical Places. You can plan a tour of Atlanta's historic homes, Martin Luther King Jr.'s trail through Atlanta, and visit over 41 local museums to learn more about the culture and history that surround the area.
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For some rock-solid, family-friendly fun, head on over to Stone Mountain for a day of activities that satisfy all. Ride the Summit Skyride, then climb aboard the scenic railroad for a trip around the mountain with sweeping views. Go golfing, visit the exhibits, have lunch or dinner, and shop to your heart's content. You can even find overnight lodgings to extend your visit.
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Make time for some water fun at the Great Wolf Lodge. Spend the day floating down the river in a relaxing tube or sliding down high-water slides. Pick a great spot to spend the day in the water, and don't forget the sunscreen!
If you have a green thumb and lush gardens soothe your soul, visit the exquisite and relaxing Atlanta Botanical Garden. In addition to having over 30 acres to explore, the Botanical Garden also hosts tasteful events such as evenings of cocktails and concerts, cooking classes, and scavenger hunts in the garden for children.

Visit your patio

There is no place better than your own home. Luxury, comfort, and privacy await you in your own backyard. Make your patio the place to be with items such as:
  • Oversized chess or checkers set
  • Firepits
  • Lawn games
  • Lounge chairs
  • Outdoor bar/kitchen
  • Shade sails, gazebos, or umbrellas
  • Speaker systems
  • String lighting
Once your Brookhaven real estate has the perfect outdoor comfort zone, simply add family and friends, and enjoy a day of fun in the Atlanta sun. When you have your own outdoor oasis, the possibilities are endless. You can cook meals fit for royalty, watch outdoor movies, and stargaze until the sun comes up.

Expect the unexpected

No matter how well one may plan, vacations always come with an element of the unexpected. Planning for the unexpected can help you make the most of your time. If you are planning an outdoor activity, have an indoor backup activity in case the weather is not cooperative.
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Check operating schedules of attractions and events you plan to visit, especially if you don’t buy tickets in advance. There are many amusing places to visit on short notice if your outdoor plans fall through, such as World of Coca-Cola and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Final tips for summer in Atlanta

There is always something fun to do in vibrant Atlanta. If you’re excited to visit Atlanta but not sure exactly what you want to do, look into the Atlanta CityPASS to get heavily discounted tickets for 5 of Atlanta's main attractions.
In addition to planning your summer visit with specific events and attractions, you can always wing a visit to downtown shopping, read under a tree in one of Atlanta’s 338 parks, or bask in the opulent comfort of your newly purchased Brookhaven real estate.
Atlanta is full of lively and enriching possibilities throughout the year for people from all walks of life. It’s easy to see why Atlanta was named one of America’s top places to visit by National Geographic Travel and Lonely Planet.
If you’re planning to move here, there’s hardly anything more enjoyable than driving around elegant Atlanta neighborhoods such as Morningside and Ansley Park to get an idea of what your new life could look like in The Big Peach.

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