Free things to do in Alpharetta

With options like exploring the city’s parks and trails to browsing the downtown shops, you don’t have to break the budget to have an awesome time in Alpharetta, Georgia.

1. Pack a picnic and walk the Big Creek Greenway. If you are looking for an outdoor adventure, look no further than Alpharetta’s 12 foot wide paved path for biking, walking or roller blading.

2. Browse the downtown Alpharetta shops. Great for window shopping or purchasing gifts, downtown Alpharetta offers a variety of funky retailers, antique stores and art galleries that you’ll only find in Alpharetta.

3. Attend one of Alpharetta’s countless free events. Alpharetta may be known for its new foodie game but the events in the city are what give it the hometown feel that visitors keep coming back for.

4. Visit the Walk of Memories. The only one of its kind in Georgia, this memorial pays tribute to U.S. veterans, family and friends through a walkway of nearly 8,000 bricks inscribed with the names of Georgians who have served our country. Monuments along the walkway spotlight several conflicts, including WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

5. Arboretums and parks. Alpharetta’s three arboretums at Cogburn Road Park, Webb Bridge Park and Wills Park are living museums of trees that can be used for education, research and enjoyment.

6. Play Disc Golf at Wills Park. Grab friends and participate in an 18-hole course that is set up all throughout the park. The park also features baseball fields, picnic pavilions, walking trails and Wacky World playground.

7. Take a history walk. Alpharetta’s extensive history can be discovered by picking up a complimentary history walk brochure at the Alpharetta Welcome Center. The self-guided tour gives you details on 17 historical markers that are located throughout the downtown Alpharetta area.

8. Geocaching in Alpharetta will help you find treasures in and around our city. Visit and search Alpharetta zip codes (30004, 30005, 30009, 30002) to find a complete list of all the caches around town. Plug in the coordinates into your GPS device and start hunting!


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