Atlanta’s growing music scene and celebrity-infested restaurants are the perfect choices for enjoying the livelier side of this Southern jewel. Its alternate personality also offers great options for family getaways, multigenerational memories and fun that the kids will talk about all year long. From the city center to the outlying suburbs, unique experiences in nature and high-intensity thrills are all within a day’s reach.
Atlanta is home to Southern hospitality, a growing gourmet food scene and locally produced fermented libations. In the height of summer, it's also home to humid, sweltering heat and mosquitoes that could carry off small children. Here is a list of places to cool your spirit without sacrificing your enjoyment. Near, far, peaceful and adventurous — Atlanta and the rest of the state of Georgia offer myriad options to quench the summer heat.
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