The temps are up, and the fun is ON in Alpharetta this summer! And before you start sweating just how you’ll keep cool in the crazy heat without sacrificing a moment of summer break shenanigans, rest assured that we have a wealth of A/C-centric action certain to up the ante on your visit! Check out these can’t-miss, keep-cool summertime solutions:
Race against the clock with your crew
For pulse-pounding excitement, work together to beat the clock in one of Alpharetta’s escape rooms! At Urban Escape Games, you can thwart the heist of an elusive jewel thief, save the world from an outbreak at the CDC, or outwit the mafia as an FBI agent. For even more escape action, check out one of four incredible challenges at Odyssey Escape Game. From a Titanic problem to an epic murder mystery, it’s a race to save the day (all in the comforts of the great indoors!). The heat will be on to get out, but the air-conditioning is certain to keep you comfortable as your group fights to make your great escape together!
Winterize your vibes at The Cooler Family Skate Center
As the world around you spikes to the upper 90s and those waves of humidity stretch endlessly on the horizon, take solace within the crisp air at The Cooler Family Skate Center. Who says you have to wait for scarf weather to ice skate? Time-warp to winter at one of Georgia’s largest ice-skating facilities. This veritable ice palace offers public ice-skating session times and skate rentals. So, whether you plan to flaunt your inner Kristi Yamaguchi oh, hey, double axel!) or you’re more the type to mosey by the wall the whole time, you and your whole team are sure to enjoy a reprieve from the Deep South heat.
Play like a kid
Pixels and play are the name of the game at entertainment epicenters Dave & Buster’s and Main Event Entertainment. Both of these Alpharetta offerings boast plenty of options to test your classic video game skills, tear up the virtual reality racetrack, and show your family who really reigns supreme at skee-ball. Bonus points if you dare to Dance Dance Revolution your way into the hearts of all those around you. And if you work up an appetite, you’ll find everything from ooey gooey cheese sticks to mouthwatering gourmet burgers and everything in between at both Dave & Buster’s and Main Event Entertainment.
Indulge in the biggie brownie sundae EVER with your American girl
If your princess’s fave pastime involves Kit Kittredge, Ivy Ling, or Julie Albright, there’s no better time to make your way to the American Girl® Boutique and Bistro at North Point Mall than in the throes of summer. Not only will you have a chance to relish a bit of cool air, your little one can treat her American Girl® doll to a new ‘do at the salon or discover a brand new bestie with the ever-growing selection of high-quality dolls on offer at this pretty-and-pink paradise. Once she’s shopped to her heart’s content, take a moment to relax and refuel at the bistro with the massive brownie sundae—a whopping eight scoops of ice cream, decadent brownie crumbles, and a mountain of whipped cream, sprinkles, and cherries. Talk about a shareable sweet treat!
There’s always time for an ice cream break
What summer vacay is complete without a cone of creamy perfection? Donut lovers rejoice at Scream’n Nuts where you can find a delicious scoop of your favorite flavor served up in a donut cone (yes, you read that right. Yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds!). Adventurous ice cream aficionados relish inventive choices like Wildberry Lavender, Texas Sheet Cake, and Goat Cheese at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, while those looking for a more classic ice cream shop experience will delight in the charming vibes (and fresh-made waffle cones) at Four Fat Cows on North Main Street.
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