The Coffee Pot on Main Street is your first stop where a warm, freshly baked muffin and a cup of house blend organic coffee or a chai tea latte will get you in the right frame of mind. Then head north to Church Street to begin your art gallery tour.
Take Art to Heart
Start with a visit to Monfort’s Fine Art, offering traditional and contemporary artwork from national and international artists in a smartly remodeled downtown cottage. Next, head south to the Roswell Art District and visit the whimsical world of Matilda’s Art Gallery where you’ll be enchanted by brightly painted pottery, furniture, fabrics and artwork created by local craftspeople and regional up-and-comers. At Ann Jackson Gallery, fine oil paintings, acrylics, and sculpture by local, national and international artists are on display. And stop by to see the extraordinary contemporary abstract landscapes at Ford Smith Fine Art.
Return to Nature
After a full morning of artistic adventure, have your zen moment at Xian China Bistro where the Spicy Orange Peel Crispy Lamb is a perennial favorite. Then set out to explore the Alpharetta Arboretums at Cogburn Road Park, Webb Bridge Park and Wills Park. Take time to walk the winding trails at your own pace, enjoying the beauty and 56 stunning examples of tree species native to the Southeastern United States.
Stage Some Drama
Depending on the season and individual performance schedules, you can enjoy great community theater performances by the Georgia Ensemble Theater or Act 1. Also on stage are dance performances by future stars at our local dance theaters: Metropolitan Ballet Theatre offers both a fall performance and The Nutcracker annually; and Susan Chambers School of Theatre Dance performs at an annual concert.
The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park is the entertainment destination for music lovers across the region. Catch performances by the Grammy-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra or see some of the world’s biggest stars, like the Eagles, Kenny Chesney and Sugarland, performing live at this 12,000-seat outdoor venue.
If you’ve been taking life too seriously lately, attend a performance at the Bonkerz Comedy Club and laugh until your sides ache. Located inside Andretti Karting and Games - offering super karts, a rock wall, ropes course, billiards, bowling and basketball - there’s plenty for kids to do while parents watch the show.
Get Brain Food to Go
But if all you want to do at the end of an active day is curl up with a good book, the topics and authors you crave await you at Barnes and Noble or Books for Less. But before returning to your Alpharetta hotel, indulge in comfort food at its finest at The Diner at North Point, where the menu is the size of a book! Enjoy selections like old fashioned pot roast accompanied by carrots, creamy Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and pot roast gravy. Yum!