The grass gets greener, flowers start to bloom, and pollen dusting the sidewalks reminds the honeybees it’s time to get to work…springtime is upon us! As we pack away our winter essentials, we shift our focus into looking for something fresh and new. New clothes, homes fresh from a thorough spring cleaning, alfresco dining to soak up the sun, and checking out new places that you’ve never been before.
Celebrate that sensational springtime feeling with a spring break like no other in Alpharetta, GA. With a host of wide-open outdoor spaces, awesome entertainment, diverse shopping, family-friendly activities and exciting events, Alpharetta is brimming with fun for everyone. Whether you are an out-of-towner looking for a vibrant, warm-weather haven or a Georgia native, Alpharetta has that special something that makes it worth staying (and playing!) for the week. Get out your pen and paper to plan out your 2022 spring break itinerary with a little help from us!
Soak Up the Sun with Exciting Outdoor Adventures
Once the sun comes out and the temperatures rise above 50°, it’s time for frolicking in the great outdoors. Luckily, Alpharetta has more than 25 parks and arboretums including active, passive, community, and pocket parks. These parks are home to more than 775 acres of lush green space to explore within the city limits. Whether you are looking for a sunny day picnic spot, trails to get in your 10,000 steps, an arboretum to educate and reflect, or a place for the kiddos to get out some energy, Alpharetta parks are the perfect place to connect with nature. Enjoy over 9 miles of walkway on the Big Creek Greenway, where flora and fauna abound. Run, bike, or skate your way through the greenway on the wide, paved pathways. Engage in a friendly game of disc golf at the Wills Park disc golf course. Crank up the fun at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation where all ages can learn how to safely have a blast in the Dirtbike Camp. Head to Downtown Alpharetta to cool down with a frozen margarita from Chiringa while you bask in the sun on the picturesque Village Green and the youngsters play in the water fountain.
Keep the Fun Going All Day Long
Alpharetta takes fun very seriously, which is why you’ll find some of the best arcades, bowling alleys, and sporting venues around! Whether looking for family friendly activities or kicking it with the adults who are kids at heart, there are endless opportunities for new memories. For arcade games, bowling, and laser tag, you can’t go wrong with Main Event, or you can head to Dave & Buster’s for hundreds of games and awesome food and drink choices. For escape rooms that will encourage your group to work together while having fun, check out Odyssey Escape Game and Urban Escape Games. Swing into fun at Topgolf where you can work on your golf game or just enjoy an array of fantastic eats and cocktails. Take food and fun to the next level at Fairway Social, where you can throw a dodgeball at an on-screen zombie with one hand while munching on a chicken tender with the other in a digital interactive gaming bay.
“Class” Up Your Spring Break
Channel your inner Picasso while taking in artwork on the Downtown Alpharetta Arts Walking Tour. This experience will take you past beautiful statutes like “Nucleus,” a steel statue inspired by curves in life and nature; “Modern Saxophone,” which celebrates the city’s musical heritage; and the “The Visitor” installation, featuring a bear with the word “hello” written in many languages which personifies the welcoming nature of Alpharetta. You can download the brochure and map here.
Immersive art experiences are abundant in Alpharetta, like the exciting course offerings at the Alpharetta Arts Center, including painting, ceramics classes and more. Get artsy with the kiddos and enjoy cocktails with the adults while painting a new masterpiece at Painting With a Twist. Try your hand at pottery painting at All Fired Up for a fun night out with friends or family. No matter where your heart leads you, you will head home with a piece of art you can’t wait to show and tell all about!
Cultivate a love for cooking in your young ones by taking a family-friendly cooking class at Publix Aprons Cooking School. Big & Little Chef courses are available throughout the month such as the “Big & Little Chef: Is It A Sandwich” class on March 23. You’ll have a great bonding experience and enjoy a delish brunch!
Don’t Miss Events
The Alpharetta Farmers Market returns on April 2, 2022 and will continue every Saturday through November 26, 2022! Find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods ranging from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps.
A beloved Spring tradition for many families is the classic family photo with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny will be hopping into Avalon on April 7-10 for their Easter Bunny at Avalon event. Book your timeslot in advance and put on your best smiles for your photos!
A Spring Break worth savoring is awaiting you in Awesome Alpharetta. Add extra fun and relaxation to your visit when you book a hotel stay at any of our 30 modern hotels. With many hotels offering pool access, including continental breakfasts, and featuring restaurants that are must-tries, you can make your Spring Break vacation a breeze from sunrise to sunset! Share your adventures with us by tagging @AwesomeAlpharetta and using our hashtag #AwesomeAlpharetta.