There’s so much going on this summer in Atlanta. With the days longer and brighter, it’s time to start planning our days accordingly! Luckily, there’s no shortage of spectacular things to do this season. From the anticipated Bridgerton Experience to the best rooftop bars in the ATL. Secret Atlanta hopes that all of y’all have a fabulous summer season, so here are thirty-five things to do throughout the next few months for some summer inspiration.
1. Enjoy this new Edgar Allen Poe inspired speakeasy pop-up
Get ready to step into the shocking world of Edgar Allan Poe at this spooky pop-up speakeasy. Coming to Atlanta area this summer, the Edgar Allen Poe Speakeasy will take you through a four-part interactive show and cocktail experience spotlighting the influential author’s most famed works. The speakeasy will only be at Blue Mark Studios in Atlanta for one weekend from August 3 to August 5, so be sure to act fast and get your tickets here!
2. Check out this amazing LEGO® Sculpture Exhibit
Contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya has stunned Atlanta with his mesmerizing LEGO® sculptures at the brand new ‘Art of the Brick Immersive’ experience until Labor Day! One room in particular at the exhibition shines the light on beloved animals on the brink of becoming extinct.
3-6. Atlanta’s best rooftop bars and restaurants
One of the best ways to celebrate the return of summer is by heading to one of the many awesome rooftops on offer in the ATL. From refreshing cocktails with a killer view to Sunday brunch in the sun, click here to see the full round-up of amazing rooftop bars and restaurants in Atlanta, or check out a few recommendations below.
- Rooftop L.O.A, West Midtown
- Virtue Rooftop, Midtown
- Hotel Clermont, Poncey-Highland
- St. Julep, Buckhead
7. Take a stroll through this gorgeous Van Gogh Exhibit
Returning to the Big Peach after a two-year hiatus, the exhibit is new and improved — featuring new 360-degree projections and state-of-the-art technology that transports you to Van Gogh’s breathtaking universe.
8. Cool off at one of Atlanta’s swimming pools
Pool season is back y’all, and it’s never looked better! From the beloved pool at Piedmont Park to a new swanky rooftop pool, where you can kick back with a good book and some cocktails. However, if you’re on a budget, Atlanta’s public pools are completely free to use throughout the summer.
9-12. Visit Atlanta’s favorite beer gardens
There’s nothing better than a crisp beer on a hot summer’s day. Luckily for us, there’s no shortage of incredible beer gardens in the ATL. Check out some recommendations below or click here for the full round-up.
- Tucker Brewing Company, Tucker
- Bold Monk Brewing, Underwood Hills
- Red’s Beer Garden, Benteen
- Blue Moon Beer Garden, The Battery
13. Step back in time at this pre-historic exhibit
The thrilling Jurassic World: The Exhibition has officially opened its doors, transporting you straight to Isla Nublar — right here in the ATL. Put on those khaki shorts and don that explorer’s hat: the island’s most imposing creatures make Pullman Yards their home, stomping on our very own home ground.
14-18. Enjoy brunch on these gorgeous ATL patios!
When the sun is shining and it’s another glorious Sunday in the ATL, we like nothing more than a couple of mimosas and a delicious brunch in the sunshine. Check out our outdoor brunch recommendations below, or click here for the full round-up.
- Mojave Restaurant, Sandy Springs
- Whiskey Bird, Morningside-Lenox Park
- Anis Café and Bistro, Garden Hills
- Murphy’s, Virginia-Highland
- Sun in my Belly, Kirkwood
19. Experience the most amazing getaway at Glamp Blue Ridge
Take in majestic waterfalls, gorgeous hiking trails, and the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Glamp Blue Ridge is the latest staycation that Georgians can enjoy this summer for the ultimate getaway. These gorgeous domes are located just two hours outside of the city perched perfectly along the cliffs of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests can expect to experience the perfect level of privacy and relaxation in any of these domes.
20. Enjoy starlit concerts throughout the city
Summer is just around the corner! With long nights and warm temps, we’re more ready than ever for outdoor adventures. If you’re thinking of shaking up your usual dinner and drinks routine, these captivating Concerts Under the Stars might be just what you’re looking for! Prepare to get closer to the stars than ever as you enjoy nostalgia-filled tunes atop a gorgeous rooftop barttps://secretatlanta.co/atlanta-ice-cream-festival/”]click here[/trackLink].
21. Enjoy a thrilling ride on Georgia’s first Alpine Coaster
Thrill seekers this one is for you! Get ready for the ride of your life on the latest ride to arrive in Georgia. This new ride is the latest addition to the cute town of Helen, GA! If you’re looking to still get away from the city but still enjoy some fun times this is the spot for you.
22. Fly high at this interactive indoor Skydiving experience
Always wanted to sky dive, but been scared? Enjoy the feeling of skydiving from the safety of glass chamber! This interactive experience is a one of a kind moment. All ages are welcome so gather the fam and check out more info here!
23-26. Go peach picking!
We get our peaches out in Georgia! It’s time to celebrate, because it’s officially peach season in the peach state! U-pick experience have started opening up across Georgia, so make sure you treat yourself to some peach treats this season. Click here for the full round-up or check out some recommendations below.
- Southern Belle Farm, McDonough
- Jaemor Farms, Alto
- Fitzgerald Fruit Farm, Woodbury
- Sugar Hill Berry Farm, Murrayville
27. Go tubing on the Chattahoochee River!
This local owned and operated businesses offers an incredible experience on the Chattahoochee River. Chattahoochee River Tubing have been providing memorable days out for friends and families across Atlanta since 2009. Located in Duluth, you’ve got to check out this totally tubular experience. Click here for more information.
28-30. Savor Atlanta’s best Taco Tuesday hotspots
Spice up your summer at one of Atlanta’s beloved Mexican restaurants providing the perfect Taco Tuesday experience. After all, nothing says summer like a couple of margs and a taco feast on an ATL patio. Check out some recommendations below, or click here for the full round-up.
- D Boca N Boca, Summerhill
- Botica, Ardmore
- Bartaco, Inman Park
31. This tropical pop-up bar in Buckhead
The Blind Pig Parlour continue their epic pop-up bar legacy with The Playa Pig. This beloved speakeasy has turned into a Tulum-inspired tropical paradise for the summer. For more information, click here.
32-35. Enjoy a free outdoor movie!
Get those blankets and lawn chairs at the ready, because outdoor movie season is back. An awesome bonus for us ATLiens is that there are plenty of free options available throughout the summer. Check out a few recommendations below or click here for the full round-up.