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Four Fab Summer Days

Pool hop

A new app, Swimply, is an Airbnb for backyard pools that you rent by the hour. Genius! Some include towels, dedicated restrooms, pool toys, grills and tennis courts. Nearby Johns Creek, there's a saltwater Swimply pool in Sugar Hill at $32 per hour. The large pool has a diving board, lounge chairs, games and a mini fridge. In Alpharetta, book a pool and jacuzzi in a private natural backyard at the end of a cul-de-sac in Windward. BYO snacks and beverages and stay an hour or all day.

Sweet, sweet summertime

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream is not just a dessert, but an experience. Invite them to your neighborhood party or summer open house. Pick the flavors you want to share. Enjoy your party while they take care of your guests from set up to cleanup. With a blast of LN2 (liquid nitrogen), watch your liquid treat become a frozen dessert right before your eyes! As the fog rolls across the counter, experience the wonder of science as liquid cream turns to creamy, dense, premium ice cream.

Float the Hooch

The Chattahoochee River is a great place to float or fish on sunny afternoon or go for a spin on the multi-use trails in the Cochran Shoals unit. The 48 miles of river and 15 land units that make up the park can keep you busy for a whole day or just a few hours for a quick getaway from the fast pace of the city life. The river offers excellent opportunities for leisurely paddling a raft, canoe or kayak to observe wildlife and wildflowers, do some fishing, or simple relaxing recreation. When Buford Dam is not releasing water, the river is calm flat water with an occasional class I/II shoals or rapids. Currents can be strong around submerged rocks and jagged tree snags. Rubber-soled shoes are a must for tackling slippery rocks and the occasional broken glass bottle. Or volunteer to do clean-up.

When in doubt, couch it out

Binge some TV indoors. Our editor's picks: Hacks on HBO Max with the amazing Jean Smart. Somebody Somewhere on HBO Max will make you miss your bff. Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is so entertaining for basketball fans and non-jocks alike. Over on Hulu, watch the murder mystery, Candy, starring Jessica Biel (and her husband, Justin Timberlake) and Melanie Lynskey (and her husband, Jason Ritter). SUPERSTARS! On Apple TV, the engaging series Becoming You is a beautiful study of how the first 2,000 days on earth shape the rest of people's lives, as seen through the eyes of more than 100 children across the world. For mothers and daughters, watch Better Things on FX, a heartfelt modern look at life in L.A.