When planning a trip to Georgia during the dog days of summer, with high temperatures averaging in the 90s, any outings should take advantage of cooler early morning and evening temperatures with indoor activities during the hottest part of the day. Luckily Braselton has some particularly cool options for family escapes and adventures this summer.
Saturday trolley tours | appropriate for all ages
Tour begins in the front lobby of The 1904, 9924 Davis St., Braselton, GA 30517
Hop aboard the Braselton Trolley and explore Braselton's storied past while seeing today's hottest destinations in an air-conditioned vintage-style trolley. This guided trolley tour begins in historic Downtown Braselton and tells the story of the town's growth. Pass Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and all the best spots to eat, shop and play in between!
Axe Master Throwing | appropriate for all ages
2345 Thompson Mill Road, Ste. 103, Buford, GA 30519
Escape the humidity at this indoor axe-throwing facility that boasts TVs for the game, cold drinks and sharp axes. There are AxePerts on hand to assist newbie throwers. Choose an hour-and-a-half or a two hour session which includes a private lane for up to five people. During that time, you may not become an axe champion, but you’re guaranteed to let off some steam. Kids 8 and under are free and receive Styrofoam axes and targets in a kids designated area.
Juke N Jive Creamery | appropriate for the young at heart
6342 Grand Hickory Dr., Ste. 101, Braselton, GA 30517
Experience love at first bite when you step into this very cool ice cream parlor complete with 1950s-themed soda fountain and creamery, as well as an old jukebox that plays your favorite classic jams. Indulge nearly guilt free on homemade ice cream made with no artificial flavors or colors. This fourth generation, family-owned creamery offers a selection of seasonal and year round ice cream, frozen desserts and fudge made on site daily.
Meeple Madness | appropriate for creatives, storytellers and fantasy fans
7400 Spout Springs Rd., Suite 205, Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Unplug and connect at an indoor tabletop gaming store. Enjoy a board, card or dice game; miniature, RPG and wargames; and join casual play nights, learn-to-play events and tournaments. Public tables are free to guests and there is also a semi-private room available for a small fee with various table options for wargaming, board and card games, or dice. Or join a regular in-shop or online event. Shop for new games and accessories. Make a table reservation or see event schedule at meeplemadness.com.
Cocktail Trail | appropriate for 21+
Chateau Elan Winery and Resort, Historic Downtown Braselton, and Mulberry Walk
Explore Braselton's wine bars, breweries & taprooms on this self-guided tour of Braselton's hottest spots to sample handcrafted cocktails. Most stops are within walking distance; or on Friday and Saturday evenings, hop aboard the fare-free Braselton Trolley.
Tag #CheersBraselton for a chance to win Town of Braselton and Cocktail Trail merchandise.
Summer adventures begin here. Make memories as you explore family- and pet-friendly destinations. Whether you are visiting Braselton for the races at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, staying at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort, or just here to chill out and relax, there is plenty to do for the whole family. And even though Georgia gets hotter than my Grandmother’s griddle in July and August, there are still plenty of cool activities that will keep the whole family occupied for a day trip, weekend getaway or extended stay in Braselton, where Southern Charm meets French Luxury.