About Alpharetta

 
With a vibrant sensibility and urbane pedigree, Alpharetta is the very embodiment of what it claims itself to be: Awesome!  And this city of approximately 54,000 residents, located in metropolitan Atlanta less than 25 miles from the city, isn’t shy about celebrating this most auspicious trait. Even its slogan, “Enjoy, Experience, Explore; Everything’s Possible!” celebrates the exceptional gifts with which the “first city” has been blessed.  Alpharetta has high expectations for itself, possibilities that are richly fulfilled through a thriving culinary scene, luxury accommodations, exciting recreation, trendy entertainment and endless shopping opportunities.
 
Alpharetta also has an epicurean’s familiarity with all things gastronomic: American, Chinese, Italian and Mexican dishes, Brazilian, Caribbean, Irish, Japanese and Thai fare, from simple to sophisticated, themed to trendy, in settings that range from al fresco to fireside to plain and simple fun. 150 dining options, including fine dining establishments, locally owned eateries, national franchises and lively cafés, dot the culinary landscape.
 
Alpharetta is a city of celebration.  There's sure to be a festival or special event occurring during your visit! Some of the most widely-known include the Alpharetta Arts StreetFest, Taste of Alpharetta, Old Soliders Day Parade and Race, Scarecrow Harvest and the Alpharetta Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Weekly event schedules are available at the Alpharetta Welcome Center to assist you during your stay. Make sure to take time to experience the 12,000 seat Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park where performers like Dave Matthews, Alan Jackson, Zac Brown and Sugarland have been known to take the stage.
 
This host of only-in-Alpharetta attractions keeps tourism hopping in this vibrant community—even during the week when its 23 upscale and stylishly modern hotels are filled with businesses travelers visiting one of Alpharetta’s many corporate campuses. Owned and managed by people who feel it is important to maintain and consistently freshen and update their hotels and represented by well-known, high-end brand names, Alpharetta’s hotels serve the corporate and the leisure traveler with equal grace and aplomb.
 
Alpharetta loves to play and the city’s ability to host winning events across any age group is evident by a successful track record including the very popular IronKids Alpharetta, the USTA Southern Sectional, Tour de Georgia, AARP Triathlon series and ITU World Cup Duathlon Championships.  Recently, Alpharetta has assisted with several sporting events, including the: Atlanta Open Figure Skating Competition, Second Annual Ice Dance Weekend, USTA Girls’ 12 and Under Hard Court National Junior Championships and the Amateur Softball Association Men’s Modified Tournament. 
 
Alpharetta is quickly gaining a reputation as a renowned sports destination. The city’s award-winning parks and recreational facilities have been honored at both the state and national level. And you can’t miss the particularly popular Big Creek Greenway, a 8-mile, 12 foot wide concrete path that meanders through heavily wooded wetlands and provides a trail for walkers, joggers, in-line skaters, and bike riders to enjoy. 
 
Alpharetta’s unique shopping destinations make it an exciting place to shop for your family and for your home. Explore the quaint boutiques along Main Street and then be amazed by the incredible selection of antiques and collectibles at Queen of Hearts. North Point Mall offers more than 150 stores including the American Girl Boutique and Bistro, the only one of its kind in the Southeast. Around the mall you’ll find interesting and unusual specialty shops as well as the stylish and well-known retailers you love.
 
A world-class shopping destination with exceptional dining, unique attractions, top-notch sports events and nearly two dozen upscale hotels, Alpharetta is the very essence of big-city sophistication, yet it retains its small town charm.  Come Enjoy, Experience and Explore Awesome Alpharetta!


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