Summer always feels quite suffocating in the capital of Georgia. In July and especially in August when temperature can go up to 37 degrees and more, it becomes a place everybody wants to escape from. While you might not be able to beat the heat you can still enjoy summer in Tbilisi. Here we are listing the best things to do in Tbilisi in summer to make hot days more pleasant and enjoyable.

The best things to do in Tbilisi in summer:

Find a terrace with a view

So called “terrace culture” has never been too important for Tbilisi but can you think of a better place in summer? Terrace restaurants and cafes are lovely, especially if you are able to enjoy the amazing views of the city. We recommend to check out Tiffany Terrace which is located on the sixth flood of the hotel “River Side Tbilisi” and can offer premium wines and romantic atmosphere. Once a week, you can attend live music concerts and enjoy very tasty cocktails too. Another option is The Terrace Boutique Hotel in the Mtatsminda district. Its rooftop terrace restaurant with its beautiful views of the city as well as their rich menu will not disappoint.

Tiffany Terrace
Tiffany Terrace
Source: Tiffany Bar & Terrace Facebook page

Visit a swimming pool

One of the best things to do in Tbilisi when the temperature is too high is visiting a swimming pool. Tbilisi can offer lots of alternatives but there are the best spots for sure. Radisson Blu Oasis Pool is one of them if you want to enjoy swimming outside. Another luxurious pool is Holiday Inn Pool Garden where the floor is made from natural wood. If you want to escape from the city’s noise than consider visiting Krtsanisi Residence Pool. The area is surrounded by trees so it gives an impression of being in nature. Moreover, it has a beach bar to help you fully enjoy your day.

Krtsanisi Residence Pool
Krtsanisi Residence Pool
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Get an ice cream

Ice cream can be appreciated 365 days of the year but during summer it becomes an absolute essential for locals. Fortunately, there are many wonderful spots in the city that can offer exciting ice cream flavors. Our most favorite is Luca Polare as there isn’t a dull flavor on their menu, from tartuffo and stracciatella to amarena cherry and sea-buckthorn, and you will be amazed by the quality as well. Morelli’s Gelato is another great option for their freshly made, milk-based gelato. You can try fresh mint and lime flavor which is perfectly refreshing in the summer heat.

Morelli's gelato
Morelli’s gelato
Source: Morelli’s Gelato Tbilisi Facebook page

Visit Mtatsminda Park

This is probably the best place in the city to escape from the heat. Located on the top of Mount Mtatsminda, this park can offer not just an amazing view of the city but many attractions as well. You can enjoy a roller coaster, visit Ghost House or simply relax in Funicular restaurant to enjoy fine cuisine in sophisticated atmosphere. Thanks to its special location, temperature in Mtatsminda Park is usually several degrees lower than in Tbilisi, so you will not leave this place soon.

Mtatsminda
Mtatsminda
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