The 5 best ways to hit the water in Atlanta

Published On 07/12/2013 Published On 07/12/2013
Piedmont Park Conservancy
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1. Piedmont Park Aquatic Center 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Operated by the Piedmont Park Conservancy, this public Summertime haven boasts separate lap lane and recreational pool areas surrounded by a landscaped deck, while offering amenities like concessions and locker rooms.

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2. Lake Lanier Islands Resort 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518

Just 45mins from Northeast Atlanta, this 1500-acre resort is the perfect getaway for families, couples, and singles alike offering villas, lake houses, and campground accommodations in a laid-back and scenic setting, complete with a golf club, restaurants, and spa.

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3. W Atlanta Downtown 45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Towering above nearby ATL landmarks including Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Georgia Dome (it's a landmark when the Falcons are winning), The W Atlanta Downtown is a lush hideaway in the concrete jungle, offering top notch dining, a rooftop pool, and 27-stories of modern accommodations and amenities.

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4. W Midtown 188 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30361

Conveniently located in the heart of one of Atlanta's hottest neighborhoods, the W Midtown is a chic home away from home that offers a myriad of luxurious amenities including a pool with private cabanas, a spa with snack service, and the nationally-acclaimed Spice Market restaurant.

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5. W Buckhead 3377 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Whether you feel like sipping a cocktail at the Whiskey Blue rooftop bar, dining on globally-inspired fare at the Cook Hall resto, or sinking into a blissful W bed, the W Buckhead is the luxurious lap you deserve away from home.