Although people from Atlanta don’t actually refer to it as “Hotlanta,” it still rings true—and you will be thinking it as the sweltering June heat fires up the asphalt and concrete in the city. Seek out these spots for means of cooling down and surviving the Southern summer.
Freeze Your Butt Off
With CoolSculpting at Santé MD Wellness Center, it can really be done! This FDA-approved, nonsurgical treatment melts away unwanted stubborn fat for areas where exercise and diet can’t tone alone. The team at Santé MD Wellness center uses the first and only CoolSculpting technology that simply can’t be imitated anywhere else. This confidence-boosting and easy procedure will get you in a bikini and on the way to cooling down poolside. 200 Sandy Springs Place NE
Fire and Ice
Give your skin a much needed summertime breather at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. The famed Fire & Ice Facial is the perfect way to safely resurface skin, revealing a more refreshed complexion. Using elements of heat and cold, this duo of two beneficial masks work in tandem to first invigorate your skin and then soothe it, without any downtime. 5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Ste. 190
Upgrade Your Ice Bath
It seems every celebrity, athlete and the likes tried out cyrotherapy this year, now it is your turn at Ice Box Innovative Cold Therapy. The icy benefits are boundless, from reducing inflammation to better sleep to endorphin release. This modern take on the ice bath exposes the body to ultra-low temps from -200 to -256 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 minutes, improving circulation, reducing pain and promoting overall better health.10 sessions for $360, multiple locations
Take A Dip
A unparalleled standout among Alpharetta’s pools is The Hotel at Avalon’s rooftop terrace and pool. Complete with private cabanas, lounge chairs and the Magnolia Bar, it serves as hotel guests’ prime hangout spot while the sun is blazing. Take a staycation at this hot spot and lounge like a celebrity for a day under the cool shade of the cabanas—you deserve it! 9000 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta
You know what is sweet? A brand new Jeni’s Ice Cream opening this summer in Buckhead Market Place. The Ohio-based scoop shop offers an assortment of year-round and seasonal flavors, including summer flavors like dairy-free cold brew with coconut cream, frosé sorbet, churro and more. Take your little ones or go for an after-dinner dessert, both tot and adult alike will love Jeni’s. Multiple locations
Sip in the Shade
Cleverly coined “Netspritz and Chill,” Westside’s Donetto is serving up one of the best Aperol Spritzes in the city. The peach- and orange blossom-infused vodka, Aperol, Campri and prosecco will have you feeling breezy in no time. The spritz cocktail, typically an aperitif drink from Northeastern Italy, lends itself perfectly to our hot Southern days. 976 Brady Ave. NW, Ste. 110
Photography by: CryoScience.