Summertime in Atlanta
Collected by Caroline Eubanks , AFAR Local Expert
The summer months down south are unlike any you're likely to experience elsewhere in the country. The air is hot and humid, and locals flock to places with air-conditioning or seek out cool treats. Concerts are held outside and food is best served to go.
489 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
Wander over to East Atlanta for chicken sausage hot dogs with all the fixings on a Holeman and Finch bun. Wash it down with a cold beverage, namely frozen sweet tea or a red velvet milkshake, to cool it all down. The unassuming restaurant is open...
4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, USA
Named “Atlanta’s Best Ice Cream,” Morelli’s is a highly sought-after dessert. Locals rave about the salted caramel flavor, and Conan O’Brien even stopped by for a scoop when he filmed his show in town. The gourmet flavors are posted daily on the...
6032 Sandy Springs Cir, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA
Arden Zinn started juicing at her first location in Little Five Points almost a decade ago, and has since expanded to dozens of Atlanta locations, as well as having her products stocked in area grocery stores and cafes. The new Sandy Springs store...
3850 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA
DTox Organic Juice and Junk in Buckhead serves up organic drinks, soups, and salads for those looking for clean living. The juices combine your favorite fruits with all the necessary greens you might not be getting in your diet. DTox milks combine...
1079 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
You can find the rainbow umbrella all around town, but you'll always see someone in the parking lot of Buddy's convenience store across from Manuel's Tavern in Poncey-Highlands. While it may have started as one enterprising young man and a cart...
1850 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
250 Cobb Pkwy N #100, Marietta, GA 30062, USA
When the Atlanta humidity gets to be too much, head over to White Water, the city’s most popular water park, which has brought in families since 1984. Favorites at White Water include its Lazy River, the “Atlanta Ocean” wave pool and thrill slide...
500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Park Tavern—the only bar in Piedmont Park—is known as a great spot for weekend relaxing, live music, and post-Peachtree Road Race celebrations. In the summer, the southwest porch is the best seat in the house, and in the winter, it transforms into...