Visitors to Alpharetta

“I was so excited to receive the notice that I’d won an all expense paid trip to Alpharetta! After reviewing the actual prize package again, I became even more excited. Now to decide who’d be the lucky person to actually go with me. I decided to take my brother Endre’.

We fueled up the car in Birmingham and hit the road heading over to a new territory called Alpharetta, Georgia.After a surprisingly stress-free drive, we arrived at the Staybridge Suites. The staff was outstanding. The room was very accommodating with all appliances and comfortable beds for us both. The Staybridge also provided a bountiful breakfast each morning.

Saturday consisted of a late lunch at Smoke Jack BBQ and taking a few pics in the park across from the restaurant. Our first impression of Alpharetta was that it was beautiful. After lunch we headed over to Jekyll Brewing. We were provided with a customized beer tasting experience & take a fascinating tour of the brewery’s operations. It was an enjoyable experience. The brewery visit was followed by a trip to North Point Mall for shopping.

I was very excited to attend the Wire & Wood Songwriters Fest. The event featured some amazing songwriters from all over. Including a few national head liners. The headliner this year was John Oates of Hall and Oates. In between acts we decided to have a very light dinner around the corner at Smoke Jack BBQ….. again but returned just in time to get a great spot to see John Oates set.

On Sunday we were pooped so we slept pretty close to check out time. Our Sunday afternoon started out with a visit to Top Golf , an amazing multi-level driving range. We ordered the chicken & waffle sliders and a flat bread for brunch. Everything was outstanding. Our attendant, Andre’ provided us with great service. We were provided with top notch service from the time we entered up until we left.  I can’t wait to visit Top Golf again in the future.

Our final stop was Main Event Entertainment one of Alpharetta’s most exciting gaming and activity venues. The minute I saw the Pac Man game, I immediately turned into a 10 year old. We played endless video games, air hockey and even got in a game of bowling which is my all time favorite. We visited La Bella’s pizza parlor inside of Main Event for refreshments. The manager allowed us to sample the different flavors of gelato. After a few hours of gaming, it was time to hit the road.

Thank you to the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau,  Smoke Jack BBQ, Top Golf, Main Event, Staybridge Suites and the organizers of the Wire & Wood Music Festival for sponsoring our Fun & Games weekend. It allowed my brother and I to be kids again. Thanks Alpharetta, You’re Awesome!”

Adrienne & Endre’
Fun & Games Promotion Winner
from Birmingham, AL

“We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Alpharetta.  The hotel was exceptional and accommodating.  The girls were thrilled to play in the pool multiple times each day, playing water games with new-found friends.  They were especially thrilled to visit the American Girls store and pick out amazing dolls.  We also visited the local Barnes and Noble bookstore just across from the mall and took in a local horse show at Wills Park on Saturday.  Alpharetta is a lovely city, and we were blessed to have the chance to enjoy it.  Thank you Alpharetta Convention and Visitor Bureau for this awesome gift.”

Heather Kvale
All American Girl Experience Promotion Winner
from Chattanooga, TN

“We have been to concerts, fishing, beaches, BBQs, ride bicycles (didn’t do that in CO), walk several times a day and love the drives in the areas surrounding us….The most interesting experiences have been with meeting the natives, and there have been quite a few.  They love their community and are thrilled when others love their community just as much.  I always like to tell them ‘Thanks for taking good care of the place until we could get here.'”

Marge McCarthy
Recently moved to Alpharetta after visiting

“We went to the concert [at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park] and it was awesome. But, I just wanted to tell you your town is beautiful and everyone was so nice. We stayed at the Hyatt suites and everything was wonderful. We could not have asked for a more peaceful or wonderful trip. The amphitheater is one of the most wonderful places that I have ever seen a concert. Hat’s off to you and your community.”

Michelle Wyatt

Promotion Participants

“I received my prize package yesterday! I was blown away by all the goodies!  You read me the prize list, but to actually get all the prizes was so exciting!  My husband is a total ‘foodie’ also, so he’s just as excited as I am!  Our anniversary is in June, so this will be the perfect anniversary weekend!  Thanks again to you and all the sponsors!  We can’t wait to experience ‘awesome Alpharetta’.”

Crystal Higgins
Winner of the Alpharetta CVB 2009
Alpharetta Cooks! Culinary Promotion

Event Planners

“We had a blast at Bucca De Beppo! The entire trip was a success and possibly the best time and experience some of the guys have ever had. Thanks again. Your hospitality is much appreciated.”

Matt Lance
South Doyle Rugby Club

“I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all your help. The process with the hotels was seamless and I don’t think we could have done it without you.  Thank you!”

Laura Stover

“Thank you so much for the warm and wonderful welcome to Alpharetta for Atlanta Women’s Weekend bible conference!  We truly appreciated the fabulous bags for our attendees, and most of all, your thoughtfulness and generosity.  We are looking forward to working with you again and again.”

Sheridon Dobbs
Atlanta Women’s Weekend Committee

“Thank you so much for all of your help in planning our wedding!  We do appreciate all of your diligence during this exhausting process!  It was such a surprise to show up at the Hilton Garden Inn and find a gift bag full of lots of fun goodies!  We are grateful for your time, energy and advice.  We even decided to go with the florist you recommended!”

Jerry & Laura Smith

“Your assistance with finding accommodations and welcome bags really helped lighten the load on my mom.  The guests had a wonderful time in Alpharetta, enjoyed the hotel and loved how convenient it was to our home for wedding festivities.  We appreciate your help!”

Mrs. Lauren “Witthohn” Cheek

“Thanks so much for ALL of your help – I feel like I have a new friend in Alpharetta!!”

Danice Sockler
Mother of the Bride

“The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau has assisted me over the last four years to grow my event into one of the top of its kind in the country.  The ACVB team works with enthusiasm, kindness, and integrity; while exemplifying a quality business and community.  This company’s model and website should be replicated around the country.  Their efforts continue to contribute to the betterment of the City of Alpharetta its residents and visitors alike”.

Rand Eberhard
Atlanta Disc Open

“It has been my pleasure working with the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau during the last six to seven months.  They have been fantastic…. I want to thank you for your hospitality and willingness to work with me and my organization.”

Garry Headrick, Tournament Organizer
United States Fast Pitch Association of North Georgia

“I wanted to thank you all personally for a wonderful experience this week-end and the hard work you have put into making this a special event for all the family. The smile on our 6 year-old son’s face (Matteo) after each finish line was everything we hoped for and signed up for!  He was not a finalist or winner but he was a great sport and loved participating.  He (and the rest of us) are motivated to train for the next triathlon (kids and adults).  We spent the night in Alpharetta and got to drive the fast cars at Andretti (courtesy of the contest!) and then ate at Joe’s Crab Shack. Great fun!  We’ll be back to visit Alpharetta soon. Thanks again!!!”

Amelia Schaffner
son participated in the
IronKids Triathlon in Alpharetta

“Each year, the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau has been instrumental in contacting Alpharetta hotels for Atlanta Figure Skating Club competitions held at The Cooler.  The ACVB has provided us with maps, welcome bags, restaurant contacts and insight to businesses in Alpharetta that would support our competitions.  We have appreciated the friendly, helpful relationship we have established with the ACVB.”

Elizabeth Wright Johnson
Atlanta Figure Skating Club
Competitions Committee, Chair

“Awesome is an understatement.”

Chris Aronhalt, Managing Partner
Medalist Sports

“In my 28 years of national and international event production experience no organization pulls out the support like the Alpharetta Convention Visitors Bureau.  From top to bottom the Alpharetta Convention Visitors Bureau has the experience; professionalism and enthusiasm to assist any meeting planner reach their goal of a successful meeting or special event.”

Bill Burke, President
Premier Event Management

Travel Writers

“That was a wonderful whirlwind tour of Alpharetta.  Thank you so much for the tremendous hospitality.  I had such a good time, especially at the mall.  I know everyone felt so welcomed in Alpharetta; it was an enjoyable, fast-paced and memorable day.  Thank you!”

Kathy Witt
Travel Writer