Author: Sylvia Leong
Oh man! Georgia’s summers are no joke when it comes to heat. Summer is the time to go out and have some fun. However, with the heat, it makes it bearable only for a little while. Well, we have curated some ways to keep cool while enjoying the wonderful Georgia summer.
This water park is located in Marietta, GA. Did you know that it made the list for the Travel Channel’s Top Family Water Parks? There are over 50 different water-packed rides to go on! There’s thrill rides, kids rides, and family rides. There’s also an ocean wave pool!
It’s a great place to grab food and just hang around. The best part is you’re right at Suntrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. Whether you’re at the Battery to catch a game or just some drinks, there’s an awesome open water fountain feature where you and your family can run through! The Battery often has many events as well such as Cornhole leagues, yoga and more.
You’re not actually in the water, but looking at water might keep you cool! Plus, they keep it pretty cold in there. It’s a great escape from the heat and it’s a pretty neat place to take the family. They have so many different sea life with awesome stories. If you have been or are planning on going, we suggest you watch their documentary series on Animal Planet. It’s called “The Aquarium.” It’s an awesome behind-the-scenes look at all the various animals and sea life. It tells their stories as well as give insight to how Georgia Aquarium helps rescue and care for them. So head there and see the beluga whales, otters, Ophelius the Octopus, baby alligators, piranhas and way more!
All year round, there’s the Fountain Of Rings with music and water show that occurs four times a day. It’s right in the middle of many different Atlanta favorites including the aquarium, World of Coke and Children’s Museum. Plus, it’s a historical sight. The rings are the Olympic rings when Atlanta was the location of the 1996 Olympics!
Lots of animals to see plus they have a place to cool down! The zoo has a water splash pad. It’s also a great place to seek shade from the beaming sun. You’re getting a two-in-one for the whole day. Your family gets to walk around and look at animals and stay cool! See pandas, elephants, gorillas, lemurs and many more.
Apparently, the jets shoot up to 30 feet in the air! There are 70 jets. That sounds like a lot of fun. You can have a picnic in the park or just people watch. Plus, it’s a good view of Atlanta. It’s free to the public!
You can drive or hike up to the falls! You can’t swim in the waterfall pool, but just standing close to it means you’ll cool off easily. It’s a great way to adventure. This waterfall is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia and is the tallest waterfall in Georgia. It is 729 foot tall! Also, you can wade in the creeks that are below nearby. There’s much to explore here as well as lodging in this state park.
In 2019, the date of the festival is Saturday, June 27th! It’s the 9th annual event and is located in Piedmont Park. There will be lots of ice cream vendors, food trucks, kid activities, music and more. Spend a day beating the heat with eating and fun.
Enjoy the beautiful exhibits they have to offer, and enjoy the wonderful splash pad they have. This botanical garden is a sight to see. It’s calming and a great, chill day with the family. Keep an eye out for various events they have going on as well. They have Cocktails in the Garden and Concerts in the Garden. Currently, they have their Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland exhibit. It’s pretty magical.
Sometimes, we need to cool down with Atlanta’s classic: Coca-Cola. Better yet, visit this place for interactive fun and a sampling room with over 100 different beverages! Explore the galleries, The Vault, the 4-D theater, the Coca-Cola Polar Bear and more.
There is so much to do at Stone Mountain Park. There are the nightly laser show and fireworks, Duck Rides, Summit Skyride, Dinotorium, Farmyard and etc. However, the main thing to stay cool would be to visit the Geyser Towers attraction. This involves multiple levels of suspended rope bridges and net tunnels. The best part: the gushing geyser. It will very sporadically shoot water and erupt! A day at Stone Mountain is worth it.
There are plenty more places to visit to keep cool in the Atlanta/Metro Atlanta area. It doesn’t all have to involve water either. Check out and search public pools and more splash pads you can visit. Make sure you wear plenty of sunscreens and have enough water on hand. We don’t want heat exhaustion or strokes! That’s a sure buzzkill for an awesome summer day. Please have fun and make lots of memories. Georgia is surely a wonderful place to spend the summer.