Sometimes Atlanta really is Hotlanta, and finding a pool, air conditioning, ice cream or other frozen treat is necessary when the temperatures get above 90. To stay cool on your commute, here are the frosty destinations near MARTA to explore.
Butter & Cream
Next to the Decatur station on the blue line, Butter & Cream has scoops of homemade ice cream and well as sorbets and desserts made from scratch. Yum. Follow signs to the Church Street exit and turn left on Church.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
For fancy flavors, Jeni’s is on top of the Decatur MARTA station near the gazebo.
DQ and all its variety of cool treats is in the food court directly above the Peachtree Center MARTA station. Follow the signs to John Portman Blvd. after exiting the train then to Peachtree Street East to enter directly into the food court from the station.
North of the city is another Dairy Queen in Perimeter Mall next to the Dunwoody MARTA station for all those commuters who use the red line or want to combine ice cream with shopping.
Natural’s Ice Cream, Yogurt and Smoothies
Natural’s is inside the CNN Center food court, which is a short walk from the Dome MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. Follow the signs to Philips Arena after exiting the train, and at street level, keep right to walk around Philips Arena. The CNN Center is just down the street. Enter any door on the left.
The frozen yogurt spot in Midtown is Yogli Mogli on 5th Street. In Tech Square, the yogurt shop is almost equally distant between the North Avenue and Midtown MARTA stations. North Avenue is slightly closer. If exiting at that station, follow the signs pointing to the Fox Theatre/AT&T Center, which will take you through an indoor mall. Walk straight ahead after exiting the fare gates to reach 3rd Street. Turn left, then right on West Peachtree Street and left again on 5th Street.
An Atlanta classic, Zesto has fast food, shakes and ice cream. There’s a location across from the Lindbergh Center MARTA station on Piedmont Road.
Häagen-Dazs and Pinkberry
Head to the Lenox Square food court to enjoy the many flavors of Häagen–Dazs ice cream and sorbet. Or if you prefer frozen yogurt, Pinkberry is also in the mall. For easiest access, take a gold line train to the Lenox MARTA station and follow the signs “To Mall” after exiting the train. At street level, turn left on East Paces Ferry. The road leads to a back entrance that leads directly into the mall food court.
There’s also a Häagen-Dazs in Perimeter Mall next to the Dunwoody station (near Dilliards).
Last but not least, the Frosty Caboose is an ice cream stand in an old caboose along MARTA and freight rail lines. Walking time is about 10 minutes from the Chamblee MARTA station on the gold line — great for burning off some calories before and after you eat.