Red Hats and Purple Dresses

                                                                                           Photo Credit: Craig Sillitoe

The goal of the Red Hat Society is to have fun—and Alpharetta is the perfect destination for such aspirations. Gather the girls and start your day at Alpha Soda, an Alpharetta landmark that opened as a drugstore soda fountain in 1920. It's now a full service restaurant serving delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner.  
First shopping stop – North Point Mall, where a visit to the American Girl Boutique and Bistro could make someone's granddaughter a very happy girl! While at the mall, explore the more than 150 stores that make this a shopper’s paradise. And, just across the street visit Parson’s, a boutique gift shop that has been in business for more than 80 years.
For lunch, don your grandest red hat and purple dress for a meal at Mittie’s Tea Room in downtown Alpharetta. Here, ladies can gather amidst dainty décor to enjoy the famous chicken salad croissants and delicious flavored tea.
After eating, discover charming downtown Alpharetta’s art galleries and boutiques. Ivy Interiors has a wide variety of gifts and accessories for your home. Don’t forget to shop Queen of Hearts where you’ll discover more than 33,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles.
Next, head to any of Alpharetta’s fabulous spas for some “me-time” that’s all about pampering. Be sure to schedule an appointment ahead of time for prompt service.

As a grand finale to your Alpharetta experience, enjoy an entertaining dinner at Benihana where fresh food is served with flair. Then head out for a night spent listening to the award-winning sounds of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as they perform at their outdoor home, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park.
With a day as busy as yours, a good night’s sleep is definitely in order. Book a stay with any of Alpharetta’s 23 upscale and modern hotels for a restful night after a fabulous day.