Tackle Summer Boredom with Atlanta Attractions

The art alongside the Atlanta BeltLine trail, like this mural near Ponce de Leon Ave., is a big attraction. Photo: Atlanta Insider Blog

As summer vacation approaches, many students are filling their schedules with trips, summer sports, internships and jobs. Although touring a new city or country can be exciting and eye-opening, there are many entertaining activities to do right here in Atlanta. Need some ideas to crush that summer boredom at home? Here are just a few Atlanta spots to hit this summer.

As far as outdoor activities go, the Atlanta BeltLine can easily be on the top of the list. The BeltLine is a 22-mile long pathway that is filled with interesting art including murals, graffiti and sculptures. There are plenty of restaurants serving different ethnic cuisines adjacent to the path as well. The BeltLine is perfect for anyone who enjoys nature and art while cycling through miles of the city. Atlantans can either rent or bring their own bike or walk with friends and family while walking their pets. 

Ponce City Market is an ideal spot to bury anyone’s hunger following their trek in the hot sun on the BeltLine. The market, which is adjacent to the BeltLine, is a vibrant hub housing a central food hall and various shops. The food hall offers an assortment of  restaurants including Botiwalla (Indian street food), El Super Pan (Latin inspired fare) and Hop’s Chicken (Southern Fried Chicken).

After chowing down, be sure to save room for dessert because Ponce City Market is known for its sweets offerings, including Batter Cookie Dough Counter, Collier Candy Company, Five Daughters Bakery and Honeysuckle Gelato. Ponce City Market’s Rooftop has a mini golf course that is open from 3-10 p.m.

Six Flags and Six Flags White Water are two of the best amusement parks in the country that never fail to leave their guests full of smiles on a sunny day in Atlanta. Six Flags has over 40 rides, including the Mindbender, one of the fan favorites at the park that is marketed as “the world’s first triple-loop roller coaster.” For all the daredevils, Goliath, also known as a “hypercoaster,” zooms at 85 miles per hour (that really feels like 850 mph), and plunges down a staggering 255-foot drop.

White Water allows the whole family to both soak up the sun and cool off on the many water rides. There are several water slides that include tubes for one or two people, and even up to six, so the whole family can enjoy the experience. For the risk takers, Dive Bomber is a superb ride. Riders can feel an adrenaline rush as the floor drops beneath them and plummets over 10 stories.

For the music-holics in Atlanta, there will be many concerts throughout the summer. The biggest names touring the ATL during that time include NAV, Billie Eilish and Shawn Mendes. Concerts are a great way to spend summer nights with a group of friends.

Other fun spots include Little Five Points and Krog Street Market. Both are interesting hubs to people watch, enjoy the local color, shop and enjoy a variety of cuisines.

And don’t forget that Stone Mountain Park and Piedmont Park are great places to picnic and to take a walk through nature.

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