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’s fifty things to do throughout the next few months for some summer inspiration.
1. The Queens Ball: A Bridgerton Experience
This summer, y’all are cordially invited to this immersive love-letter to the smash Netflix show, Bridgerton! Get transported directly to England’s Regency era, as you and your friends experience the most exclusive ball of the summer season. Prepare to mingle with other members of the Ton as you sip on cocktails and partake in an evening of music and dance. Rumor has it that Her Majesty Queen Charlotte is looking for the diamond of the season, too. Dress up and it might be you! Click here for more information and tickets.
2-5. 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, Homepark
- Virtue Rooftop, Midtown
- Hotel Clermont, Poncey-Highland
- St. Julep, Buckhead
6. These spectacular outdoor concerts at Pullman Yards
Pullman Pops is back for another epic season of live orchestral music at the historic ATL landmark. Each iteration has a different theme, delving into the worlds of music, movies, and beyond. Following a killer first show with stellar reviews, don’t miss out on Pullman Pops this summer. Click here to see the full round-up.
7. 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.
8-11. 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
- Sweet Water Brewing Company, Armour
12. Get creative at this Spray Paint n’ Sip experience
This interactive workshop coming to Atlanta will turn you into an artist and teach you all the steps along the way as you learn the ins and outs of working with spray paint and other elements of graffiti and street art. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot!
13-17. 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
18. Visit Zoo Atlanta for this awesome Lego exhibition
There’s an amazing exhibition currently on display at Zoo Atlanta. Sean Kenney’s Nature POP! has completely taken over the Grant Park gem, providing the ATL with another unmissable experience for the summer season. Admission comes with your ticket, so make sure to book before you go!
19. Save The Video Store: An Immersive 90s Experience
This nostalgic trip back to the 90s is depending on you to save the video store! Get ready for an immersive theatrical experience full of nostalgia. Enjoy a spectacular show from the outstanding cast of employees and patrons as they emulate characters from iconic 90s cinema. Click here for more information and to book your place!
20. Treat yourself to the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival
This free festival all set to take over Piedmont Park is completely devoted to everyone’s sweet treat – ice cream! Savor the flavors of Atlanta’s favorite creamies at this unmissable celebration of ice cream. For more information, click here.
21. HOOKED exhibition at the Science Gallery
Pullman Yards is now home to this mind-blowing Science Gallery, providing the ATL with cutting-edge exhibitions that dive into scientific topics. The HOOKED exhibition season brings science, art, technology, and design together to help us explore and understand the experience of addiction. Best of all, it’s completely free to enter! Reserve your spot here.
22. Origami in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden has become renowned for its unmissable art exhibitions, collaborating with incredible contemporary artists to give their pieces new meaning. Their newest is no exception, as giant origami structures have taken over the enchanting grounds. Click here for all the information you need on this exciting exhibit.
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 Pig Playa. 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’s plenty of free options available throughout the summer. Check out a few recommendations below or click here for the full round-up.
- Movies on the Square, Colony Square
- Screen on the Green, Atlantic Station
- Movies on the Town, Brookhaven
- Flicks on the Bricks, Duluth