The Art of Living

 
                                                                                                 Photo Credit: Chris Lee
Rise and shine at any one of Alpharetta’s 23 upscale and modern hotels—many of which offer complimentary breakfast, and then head out for a day that’s all about the arts.
 
Pay a visit to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Southeast’s leading art museum. Here, you’ll experience more than 300,000 square feet of Italian architecture which plays home to exhibits ranging from the Louvre to artist Georgia O’Keefe. This cultural mecca was founded in 1905 and now maintains a permanent collection of more than 11,000 works of art.

After a morning at the museum, return to Alpharetta where you can enjoy lunch for a bunch at P.F. Chang’s, where menu favorites like the chicken lettuce wraps or beef with broccoli come in portions big enough to share.
 
Perfect the art of shopping with a post-lunch stop at Alpharetta’s North Point Mall—complete with major anchor stores like Macy’s and Dillard’s alongside niche shops such as Sephora and Brookstone. Spend time at American Girl Boutique and Bistro where dolls come to life with accessories, books, a doll-hair salon and even doll-sized menus in the Bistro. Outside of the mall, unique home and gift shops like Parson’s, are conveniently set next to major chain stores like Crate and Barrel—providing enough opportunity to literally shop ‘til you drop.
                       
Sharing is an art, too—and you can fine-tune it during a family-style dinner at Bucca Di Beppo. Here, you can feast like a king on authentic Italian dishes such as Bruschetta and Chicken Cannelloni.
 
After dinner, experience the performing arts at their best with a trip to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. Located in the heart of Alpharetta, this 12,000 capacity outdoor performing arts venue, is owned and operated by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and will play home to major rock bands, Country Acts, Top 40 artists and Grammy Award-Winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. So, sit back, relax and let the melodies sway you towards an entertaining end to the perfect day.