With quick and easy access to more than 300 things to do, Alpharetta, Ga. is ready for exploring no matter the season or occasion. There is simply something for everyone! With so much to see and do, the real question is where to start. Stay a night or two and dive into these eight awesome only-in-Alpharetta finds.
1. Jekyll Brewing
The first brewery to set up shop in Alpharetta, Jekyll Brewing provides a variety of unique beers hand crafted with the highest quality ingredients. Stop by for a tour and tasting, complete with ping pong, arcade games, Jenga and corn-hole. As an added bonus, the brewery is conveniently located at the northern end of the Big Creek Greenway, which makes for the perfect spot to relax after a bike ride. Jekyll even has a special brew named after the trail – the Big Creek Kolsch. For a true taste of the South, Jekyll Brewing cannot be missed.
2. Matilda’s Music Under the Pines
Few things beat lounging on the lawn at Matilda’s for some live music. Matilda’s is a local hot spot for concerts with a down home feel. Matilda’s is fun for the whole family, including the furry, four-legged family members. For the total Matilda’s Music Under the Pines experience, don’t forget to bring a blanket and pack a picnic basket!
3. Walk of Memories
This one-of-a-kind memorial encompasses 13 acres, commemorating conflicts from the Indian War through the recent battles in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Walk of Memories welcomes visitors to walk along 8,000 bricks, each inscribed with the names Georgians who served our country. Military equipment, including a 93,000-pound WWII M60 tank and Vietnam-era UH-1 Huey helicopter, add to the moving experience.
4. Donut Theory
In the market for a sweet treat? Head over to Donut Theory and snag a fresh, made-from-scratch donut. The team at Donut Theory uses traditional baking techniques to craft all donuts from scratch and by hand – no donut robots here!
Campania is an only-in-Alpharetta spot for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza. Made with specially crafted sauces and fresh ingredients, Campania pizzas are best paired with a beverage off the impressive wine list and an obligatory cup of gelato. Campania is serving up a flavor tour of Napoli, the beloved birthplace of pizza, every day in Alpharetta.
6. Honey & Hazel
Alpharetta’s more than 250 stores across five distinct shopping districts provide visitors a chance for a some much-needed retail therapy. Set aside a day for shopping and check out an Alpharetta favorite, Honey & Hazel. The trendy boutique offers the latest styles at an affordable price, and is run by local mother-daughter duo Grace and Julie This family business is guaranteed to keep both visitors and locals looking their best.
Visit Avalon in the heart of Alpharetta and dive into a multitude of shopping, events, dining and more. With outdoor attractions such as the dog park and community fire pit, this is the perfect spot to take the whole family, or to grab a bite to eat with a friend. Avalon is your one-stop-shop for any activity on your vacation bucket list.
8. European Market on Milton Avenue
Held in the streets of downtown Alpharetta each September, European Market provides discerning shoppers with a touch of Europe in this intimate boutique market setting. Feel like you are a world away in Downtown Alpharetta at this market of vintage home furnishings and decor, art, handmade jewelry, fashion clothing and accessories, garden, objects d’art artisan foods and produce.
The only in Alpharetta gems are endless! Make it a weekend and discover all that awaits in Alpharetta.