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Our Favorite Spots to Beat the Heat

Even though summer is winding down, the mercury is still rising in Atlanta and we’ve still got some scorching days ahead. Below, check out The Blair Sells Team’s favorite ways to stay cool!

Zoo Atlanta Splash Pad
Liz Booher

One of our favorite spots to beat the heat is the splash pad at Zoo Atlanta. As a mom with a wild toddler who can’t swim yet, splash pads are an amazing option. It’s a place where he can run and get his energy out while staying cool and playing in the water. There are some days we go to the Zoo just for the splash pad and some ice cream. There are several different membership options but all include unlimited day time access and other discounts. You can find more information about memberships here. Don’t forget a towel and a change of clothes!

Lake Days
Kristen Feldman

Lake days are the best days! As a dog mom, there is nothing better than soaking up the sun, cruising on the water, and chillin’ with your best friend! It’s the perfect place to teach your four legged friend how to swim and to let them enjoy a fun, fast windy ride. Scared your pup may jump in the water and may not be able to swim? No worries! Amazon has tons of affordable lifejacket options for your fur-baby. Always remember to bring a gallon or two of water and a dog bowl, along with some treats on the boat ride. Just like you, they will get hot in the sun and will want a cool, refreshing drink. Make sure to have somewhere on the boat where they can relax in some shade and cool off from the Georgia heat. If the lake isn’t your cup of tea, there is also “dog beach” at Morningside Nature Preserve Trail. Just remember to bring towels for your car and be prepared to wash your furry friend when you get home!

Riverside Splash Pad
Blair Huckeba

When the temps are soaring outside, we also love a good splash pad! Our family recently checked out Riverside Splash pad in Roswell and it was a hit! A small admission fee gets you access to a great splash pad with plenty of shade for parents or infants. The adjacent park was a great spot to take a break from the water. They do accept cash or cards for admission. Make sure you bring towels, park-friendly shoes for the kids, and plenty of sunscreen!