Summer in Atlanta

Ready for some summer fun in Atlanta?

From festivals and events to visiting top attractions and scenic parks, there are plenty of things to do this season in  Atlanta.

Explore Atlanta’s Top Attractions

Atlanta is home to multiple world-class attractions. Whether you’re looking for beauty, adventure, or hands-on learning, you can find it at attractions throughout the city.

Escape into an underwater paradise at Georgia Aquarium. The largest aquarium in North America features endless opportunities for visitors to see and learn about whale sharks, belugas, dolphins, otters and more. Continue the wildlife exploration with a trip to Zoo Atlanta. The zoo is home to hundreds of animals representing more than 200 species worldwide, many endangered or critically endangered.

At Downtown Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights, visitors can engage with interactive exhibits that pay homage to the American civil rights movement and brings current global human rights issues to the forefront. Later, learn about the fall and rise of the international city at Atlanta History Center which features a variety of award-winning exhibits, historic houses, gardens and more.

Learn more about one of the world’s most iconic brands at World of Coca-Cola. Visitors can view historical artifacts, sample more than 100 beverages from around the world, snap a photo with the beloved Coca-Cola Polar Bear and even enter the Vault of the Secret Formula.

Tour the Southeast’s most renowned art museum, High Museum of Art. With a dynamic schedule of special exhibitions, an extensive permanent collection, innovative educational and family programs, meeting and event facilities and several dining options, there is something for every art lover at the High.

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame is a must-see for any sports fans and an homage to college football. Visitors can learn more about this popular American sport through interacting with the more than 50 engaging exhibits that it features.


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Get in Touch with Nature

Find out why Atlanta is called the city in the forest. Lush parks and green spaces create an urban oasis, providing endless outdoor opportunities.

Have a relaxing day by enjoying a picnic or taking a stroll through one of Atlanta’s many parks. With nearly 200 acres of green space, Piedmont Park features rolling hills, miles of trails and some of the best views of the Atlanta skyline. If you’re in the thriving tourist district, visit Centennial Olympic Park, the city’s legacy to the 1996 Olympic Games. Or if you’re exploring some of the in-town neighborhoods, stop by Grant Park or Candler Park on the Eastside.

Immerse yourself in art along Atlanta BeltLine, a network of 1,300 acres of public parks and 33 miles of multi-use trails. Visit the Atlanta BeltLine to walk, bike or hike the multiuse trails and discover restaurants, breweries, local shops and public art displays along the way.

Explore more than 30 acres of breathtaking botanical bliss at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Enjoy walking through the Orchid Display House or across the Canopy Walk, a 600-foot suspension bridge. Just outside the city, visitors will find Stone Mountain Park, 3,200 beautiful acres surrounding the world’s largest piece of exposed granite. Go hiking, biking or jogging, take in 18 holes of golf, complete the ropes course, catch a movie projected onto the mountain and enjoy the spectacular nightly laser show!


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Check Out Summer Festivals and Seasonal Events

Whether it’s honoring a holiday or just celebrating the season, Atlanta’s neighborhood communities love to find any reason to gather for food, music and family fun.

Art lovers won’t want to miss Virginia Highlands Summerfest, one of the best artists’ markets in the Southeast, Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival or Grant Park Summer Shade Festival. These festivals will bring together a variety of local artists, food vendors and music entertainment.

Experience Atlanta’s culinary scene with festivals like Atlanta Summer Beer Fest, featuring a selection of more than 150 beers to try, or Attack of the Killer Tomato, a celebration of organic, locally grown tomatoes.

Visit Piedmont Park for the Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival or take part in the Juneteenth Atlanta 5K Freedom Run.


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Attend a Sporting Event

Summertime in Atlanta is the perfect time to watch sporting events at world-class venues. No matter your favorite sport or level of expertise, these sporting events will have you on your feet and fired up for more.

Summer is the season for America’s favorite pastime, baseball. Feel the thrill of home runs at an Atlanta Braves game in Truist Park at The Battery. Even if you don’t attend the game, you can still experience the electric atmosphere by watching the game live on the lawn outside of Truist Park or at one of the many bars and restaurants that The Battery has to offer.

Fall in love with the Five Stripes of Atlanta United Football Club. Although the team was only established a decade ago, fans of Atlanta United are one of the city’s most devoted and passionate fanbases. The team holds nearly every attendance record and has won every major trophy in the league. Atlanta United’s season lasts from March to October and home matches take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Atlanta will capture global audiences with international sporting events this summer. The city will be the opening venue for Copa América 2024 with the opening match taking place in Mercedes-Benz Stadium on June 20.

If high-intensity sports aren’t your thing, then you should check out the TOUR Championship. The PGA Tour’s annual curtain-closer is back at East Lake Golf Club, five miles east of downtown Atlanta. The championship will take place from August 28 to September 1.

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Posted on: 30/05/2024

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