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How to Plan a Last-Minute Summer Adventure in Alpharetta

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink, Shopping

Summer is in full swing which means that Labor Day is right around the corner. And while the three-day weekend is a great time to pack up the family and take a quick vacation, a late-summer getaway prior to the holiday weekend can help you beat the crowds, traffic and higher prices. Alpharetta is the perfect location to squeeze in some vacation time before school starts back up and everyone gets busy with fall activities. No matter where you go in Alpharetta you are sure to find all the fun, delicious food and unique experiences needed for an ideal summertime travel experience. Here are some of our favorite ways to plan a perfect late-summer vacation to Alpharetta.

1) Make a reservation at any of Alpharetta’s unique and tasty eateries

Alpharetta is home to a variety of delicious restaurants that take advantage of the many local meats and produce to keep their menus as seasonal and fresh as possible. While planning your late summer getaway to Alpharetta, make sure to check out some of the newest restaurants in Alpharetta like Bottiwalla Alpharetta, Restaurant Holmes and Lapeer Seafood Market all conveniently located in the charming Downtown Alpharetta neighborhood so you can easily make an evening out of your dinner by popping into some of the shops or stopping by Kilwin’s for a scoop of ice cream after. Or check out some of the staples of the Alpharetta food scene by heading to Avalon for Tex-Mex at The El Felix or elevated Southern cuisine at South City Kitchen Avalon. We highly recommend topping off the day with a cup or cone at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams also located in Avalon.

2) Map out a whole day of shopping at Alpharetta’s three convenient shopping districts

Alpharetta offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experiences with three distinct shopping districts conveniently located within a one mile of each other, making it simple for you to hit every district in a day. Start in the North Point district which is home to more than 100 retailers including Georgia’s only American Girl Boutique and Bistro. Next hop over to Avalon for some upscale shopping in the more than 500,000 square feet of retail space including popular national and global brands like Vineyard Vines and Madewell. End your day in the adorable boutiques such as All Inspired Boutique or Perched that line the streets of Downtown Alpharetta. Alpharetta’s extensive shopping options allow for everyone to find something to fit their own personal style. Whether you’re looking for the perfect new top or some new decorations for your home you’re sure to fall in love.

3) Plan your trip around any of Alpharetta’s exciting events

No matter what late-summer weekend you chose to visit Alpharetta there will always being something exciting to do. Music lovers can check out the Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series on select Saturday nights through September 14, stop by Alpharetta’s Music at Twilight on select Friday nights through August 23, or check out the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre schedule to see what top recording artists will be playing in Alpharetta. Foodies can choose their favorite cuisine from the rotating food trucks that line Alpharetta Food Truck Alley on Thursday nights or visit the Alpharetta Farmers Market on Saturday mornings for the freshest produce around. No matter what you’re interests, Alpharetta has exciting events for everyone in your group!


Alpharetta has 26 modern and upscale hotels to choose from for your getaway. Click here to book your Alpharetta hotel stay.