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Hot Girl Summer in Atlanta

As the Atlanta sun heats up the city, it shines a light on Hot Girl Summer in Atlanta. More than just a catchy phrase, it’s a philosophy – an invitation to self-assured living and the pursuit of unbridled joy alongside your closest companions. This season is about celebrating your unique power and creating memories that will illuminate the years to come. 

Fuel Your Body and Soul

Find your Zen in Atlanta. (Photo by Dane Watson)

Before you set out on your adventures, start your day feeling strong and centered with a Pilates or yoga class. Try The Studio Pilates, a modern and fun place to stay active this summer. Go to the studio in Decatur or head to The Daily Pilates in Buckhead for a class that will sculpt and tone your entire body. Need a post-workout pick-me-up? Head to Pure Green Juice Bar in Buckhead for a juice, smoothie or Acai bowl.

Where: The Studio: 1583 North Decatur Road; The Daily Pilates: 230 Pharr Road NE; Pure Green: 2625 Piedmont Road NE 

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Brunch and Beyond

THE CHASTAIN never disappoints. (Photo by Laura Charon, courtesy of THE CHASTAIN)

THE CHASTAIN, perfect for brunch, coffee and mimosas, is a great place to start your day. Bread and Butterfly, a chic spot in Inman Park near the Atlanta Beltline, is perfect for catching up with friends over coffee and croissants. Afterward, stroll along the Atlanta Beltline soaking up the city views. Craving something more decadent? Le Bilboquet, a French bistro, offers a brunch menu on its beautiful patio. Savor omelets and other classic French dishes.

Where: The  Chastain, 4320 Powers Ferry Road NW; Bread and Butterfly, 290 Elizabeth St. NE; Le Bilboquet, 3027 Bolling Way NE

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Indulge and Ascend

Rejuvenate at Spa Signia. (Photo courtesy of Signia by Hilton Atlanta)

For a pampering experience, elevate your Hot Girl Summer with a spa day at one of Atlanta’s popular destinations. The choice is yours: Unwind and rejuvenate at the Spa Signia, located within the Signia by Hilton Atlanta hotel or indulge in facials, massages and other treatments at the spa at St. Regis Atlanta. Both offer serene oases designed to melt away stress and leave you feeling refreshed and radiant. Imagine stepping out of your spa treatment feeling empowered and recharged, ready to conquer the rest of your Atlanta adventure.

Where: Signia by Hilton Atlanta, 159 Northside Drive NW; St. Regis Atlanta, 88 West Paces Ferry Road NW

Sunsets and Cityscapes

The Rooftop at Hotel Clermont serves some of the best views in the city. (Photo by Daniela Cintron)

Take a moment to soak up the city’s breathtaking beauty during the golden hour. Stop by any of these four rooftop havens, perfect for capturing those unforgettable Hot Girl Summer moments with a side of stunning cityscapes. Sip handcrafted cocktails at Palo Santo’s West Midtown restaurant, take in Ponce de Leon Avenue’s retro charm with a boozy beverage at The Rooftop at Hotel Clermont or visit St. Julep’s rooftop in Buckhead for city views, bites and cocktails.

Where: Palo Santo: 955 West Marietta St. NW; Hotel Clermont: 789 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE; St. Julep: 374 East Paces Ferry Road NE

Check out Atlanta’s rooftop pools for more views.

Festival Fun and Fashion Flair

Graduation photo with friends in Downtown Atlanta_Centennial Park District_SkyView Atlanta_Photo by Benjamin A. Pete Photography
Summer in Atlanta is always a good idea. (Photo by Benjamin A. Pete Photography)

Invite your friends to a local festival this summer. If you want to sample some of 150 beers you can plan a day at the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest or get unique art at the Virginia Highland Summerfest. For an artistic escape, don’t miss the Piedmont Park Arts Festival with more than 200 artists, or indulge at the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival with local and national vendors and live music.

Atlanta is your summer playground, and shopping is no exception. Stay on trend and buy from the latest summer collections at Phipps Plaza where you’ll find luxury brands like Gucci and Prada. For a vibrant mix of fashion, think Louis Vuitton and Zara at Lenox Square. For unique finds go to Buckhead Village’s, which boasts city streets, independent stores and local designers.

Where: Phipps Plaza: 3500 Peachtree Road NE; Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road NE; Buckhead Village, 3035 Peachtree Road

Let loose, embrace your confidence and make this Atlanta summer unforgettable. Let the city’s energy fuel your adventures as you savor delicious treats and pamper yourself. From rooftop cocktails to vibrant art festivals, Atlanta offers something for every kind of summer fun. This is your season to shine, so go out there and own it.

For more summer fun, check out the Ultimate Guide to Summer in Atlanta or plan your next Girls’ vacation or staycation in Atlanta for any season.

Sofia Espina is a bilingual Emmy Award-winning journalist who believes that everyone has a story to tell. She’s a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, working to create a more equitable world.

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