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Five Senses of Fall in Alpharetta

September 20, 2016

There’s something about fall in Georgia that ignites the senses. Set your sights on scenic trails in Alpharetta, ablaze by the reds and yellows of the season. Breathe in the tantalizing scent of pumpkin-spiced treats billowing from local bakeries and coffee shops. Pamper yourself on a spa retreat, or refresh your wardrobe with fall styles at Alpharetta’s local boutiques and top-notch shopping districts. Start planning your Georgia getaway, and see for yourself why fall is the perfect time of year to satisfy your senses in Alpharetta.

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Tantalize Your Tastebuds

As the weather cools down, Alpharetta’s culinary scene is heating up. Find a mix of al fresco dining and seasonal offerings at dozens of local restaurants, a perfect recipe for a fall evening on the town. Mark your calendar for Alpharetta’s can’t-miss Food Truck Alley, every Thursday through Oct. 27. And, sip on Oktoberfest-inspired flavors at Jekyll Brewing and Hop Alley Brew Pub. Serious foodies can plan their weekend escape around the iconic Brew Moon Oktoberfest to celebrate Alpharetta’s incredible eateries and locally made libations.

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Tune into a Music Lover’s Paradise

Alpharetta, Georgia has quickly become known as bucket-list destination for concertgoers. And, with outdoor music venues scattered across the city, fall is the perfect time to catch a performance. Experience the season’s crisp air while you dance on the lawn at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, or sing along with local performers at some of Alpharetta’s cozier venues like Matilda’s and Chukkar Farms. Celebrate Alpharetta’s ever-growing music scene at the highly anticipated Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival, a two-day event offering a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that inspired country, rock, blues, Americana and bluegrass songs.

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Glimpse into a Georgia Fall

Cooler weather and picturesque scenery make Alpharetta a must-see spot for leaf peepers and outdoor enthusiasts when fall rolls around. Wind your way through 15 miles of trails in Alpharetta for a glimpse of Georgia’s can’t-miss fall foliage. Run, walk or bike the Big Creek Greenway, one of Alpharetta’s most popular trails. And, stop by Alpharetta’s arboretums for sights of lush greenery and gardens.

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Feel Relaxed this Fall

Alpharetta’s top-notch shopping districts and spas are perfect for a rejuvenating weekend escape, a spontaneous girl’s getaway or a chance to pamper yourself in solitude. Explore Avalon’s power list of name-brand retailers, or head to Alpharetta’s historic downtown to browse local boutiques like Sis & Moon’s. And, be sure to reserve an afternoon for relaxation at one of Alpharetta’s many luxurious spas.

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Smell the Pumpkin-Spiced Treats

It’s no secret that pumpkin is the trademark scent of the season, and there’s no shortage of the mouthwatering aroma in Alpharetta. Stop by Mugs on Milton for hand-crafted pumpkin coffee, and don’t miss autumn-inspired treats at Da Vinci’s Donuts, a local favorite. Sweet tooth still not satisfied? Head to local bakeries and ice cream shops like Donut Theory and Smallcakes Cupcakery.