Sink your toes into the sand at Morningside Nature Preserve Trail
Sand near the city? Yes! You can find a miniature beach like oasis burrowed in the Morningside neighborhood surrounded by lush, green forests. Journey along the hiking or walking trails, through a grassy meadow, and make your way to the sandy shores of South Fork Peachtree. Take your shoes off and let the grainy particles massage your bare feet before dipping your toes in the calm creek to cool down. This area is known as the “doggy beach,” so be sure to bring your pooch with you for the adventure.
Morningside Nature Preserve Trail
Cool off at Grant Park’s community pool
There’s no better way to beat the heat this summer than by cooling off parched skin with a satisfying dive or cannonball into cold refreshing water. So slather on that SPF and head over to Grant Park’s community pool to splash around or bask in the warm rays of the sun. Want to improve your backstroke? Atlanta Swim School offers classes and workshops for various ages and levels throughout the season.
Grant Park Pool
625 Park Ave. S.E., 30308
Feel the city streets rumble beneath your feet at The Atlanta Cycling Festival (June 10-17)
Got a need for speed? Strap on a helmet, hop on your Trek bike, pop a wheelie and ride out to join other cyclists for this week-long gathering. This event was created for the curious rider, seasoned pro and everyone in between. Bikers will enjoy that feel-good burn in their quads when muscling up hills, the wind whipping at their faces while coasting at top speed, and the sun beating down on their backs. Participants can expect fun-filled days featuring events such as bike classes, parties and the fourth annual doughnut ride where bikers take their taste buds to the streets and sample the best doughnut shops in the city.
Atlanta Cycling Festival