Where did summer go?
Pretty much to all the same places, Lyft says.
Last December the on-demand ride share service told us the most popular destinations in Atlanta in all of 2017. There was less crossover than you might’ve thought with its 2016 list of top destinations.
Channel 2's Craig Lucie reports
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But c’mon, summer is when everyone’s out and about; so it makes sense that Lyft has come out with its list of the most popular destinations for riders in Atlanta from May through July.
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(And kudos to San Francisco-based Lyft for recognizing that with metro Atlanta’s school systems all starting up this week and next, that pretty much means summer’s over here! Although we have a feeling these spots will still get plenty of visitors in the coming months.)
The biggest fish swimming in the Lyft pool this summer? The Georgia Aquarium, which topped its “hot” list, based on number of pickups and dropoffs.
The Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags Over Georgia is one reason it’s such a popular destination. TOM KELLEY / TKELLEY@AJC.COM
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
That’s followed by the W Atlanta in Midtown at No. 2 and Six Flags over Georgia at No. 3 (presumably Lyft’s drivers only take you to the entrance to the Austell park -- they don’t drop you off at the Twisted Cyclone or inside Hurricane Harbor).
A couple of locations on or near the Atlanta Beltline pointed out the continue growing popularity of that attraction as well.
The rest of the Top Ten, in order:
4. Dark Horse Tavern, 816 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta
5. Hotel Clermont, 789 Ponce De Leon Ave N.E., Atlanta
The Grove at Ladybird serves as an extension of the restaurant’s patio. CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREW THOMAS LEE
Photo: For the AJC
6. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave N.E., Atlanta
7. Lakewood Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way S.W., Atlanta
8. Blake’s On the Park, 227 10th St N.E., Atlanta
9. New Realm Brewing, 550 Somerset Terrace N.E., Atlanta
10. Fado Irish Pub, 273 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta