For the first few weeks of summer, my life became super repetitive. During the week, I would follow my morning ritual, go to work, hit the gym and then have dinner. By the time I had finished eating, the day would be over, and I’d soon have to get up and do it all over again. My weekends were spent catching up on sleep and being completely lazy. I fell into the very rhythmic trap I swore I would avoid. But then I remembered that I lived in the heart of Atlanta and that opportunities for entertainment were endless.
Here’s a breakdown of my top four things to do in Atlanta over the summer:
4. Watch a movie at Flicks on Fifth.
This event is absolutely free and open to the public. Every Wednesday during the summer, weather permitting, the Georgia Tech Student Center puts on a movie on the 5th Street bridge when the sun sets. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, chairs and snacks to the event. Watch a movie on the big screen and go to a Flicks on Fifth showing.
3. Picnic at Piedmont
Summer fun should include a ton of sunshine, and what better way to soak up some sun than with a picnic in the park. Of course if you do decide to picnic, be sure the bring the following essential items:
- Red and white checkered blanket
- Big wooden picnic basket
- RaceTrac taquitos
2. Go to an improv show
If you need a laugh, attend a Dad’s Garage improv show! They are so hilarious and, from my experience, aren’t afraid to pull you onstage and make you part of the show. During the summer, they typically perform Thursdays – Saturdays. Be sure to buy your tickets early though since all the cheap ones run out fast.
1. Attend a concert
This one is pretty self explanatory because honestly, who doesn’t love music? I heard Ke$ha is playing at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on July 30th. If you’re not into Ke$ha’s musical stylings (how could you not be?) there are always plenty more concerts to go around.
Have a wonderful summer!
The Special Projects Intern, Reem