Winter weather is the perfect excuse to stay inside and check out the variety of indoor activities in Alpharetta. From creating a miniature model of yourself and your family, to solving puzzles in escape rooms and hitting the arcade for some nostalgic fun, there is so much to explore even in chilly temps. Bring the kids along for a day of excitement or make it a outing for just the grown-ups. The cold weather doesn’t stop the fun in Alpharetta!
Fun for the Whole Family
Make Your Family Photos 3D
Use the opportunity of a day indoors to create a completely unique version of a family photo. Dress the family up in their favorite outfits and create miniature 3D models of yourselves at the MiniMe Factory. MiniMe Factory can capture four to five people in one miniature figure. Bring along your family fur baby to make sure no one feels left out! MiniMe Factory can even create your own MiniMe Head to fit onto a LEGO Minifigure, letting kids become the protagonist in all of their LEGO adventures!
Escape Cold Weather Blues
Escape the cold by trying to break out of one of Alpharetta’s several escape room games. The city is home to two premier escape rooms, giving families a chance to bond while racing against the clock to solve puzzles and escape from a variety of scenarios. Urban Escape Games gives you the chance to foil the heist of an elusive jewel thief, save the world from an outbreak at the CDC, or perform a mafia takedown with the FBI. Adventures at Odyssey Escape Game include Titanic—The Final Hour; Prison Break—Walk the Mile; Towering Inferno – Race the Flames; and Jack the Ripper—Solve the Mystery. All ages are welcome, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Get Your Heart Pumping
If you’re looking for a way to burn off some energy after too many days indoors, check out some of Alpharetta’s indoor entertainment spots like Main Event Entertainment where you and the fam can play arcade games, bowl a few games, or take to the skies on the gravity ropes, then refuel at the full-service casual dining restaurant. Dave & Buster’s is a great spot for arcade games, Dance Dance Revolution, virtual reality, and, of course, delicious dining. For the video gamers in the family, PLAYlive Nation offers a premium social gaming lounge where you and your family can chill out and enjoy some of the newest video games.
Fun for the Whole Family at North Point Mall
For a one-stop shop of indoor food and fun, head to North Point Mall, where there’s an activity for every member of the family! Stop by the American Girl Boutique and Bistro where your little ones can dine with their American Girl dolls in the bistro. Take a spin on the Carousel on the mall’s upper level before letting your imagination run wild at The LEGO Store, where models of some of the brand’s most complicated builds can be seen. North Point Mall also features plenty of spots for everyone to refresh their spring wardrobes before the weather warms up like Von Maur, Macy’s, Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle Outfitters.
Just for Grown Ups
Warm Up from the Inside Out
There’s nothing better to warm up the soul when the weather is rough than a locally brewed craft beer, and Alpharetta has plenty to choose from. At the brand-new Jekyll Brewing City Center in Downtown Alpharetta, you can check out their flagship brews like Hop Dang Diggity and Southern Juice, both IPA’s are perfect for sipping on chilly evenings. Then just steps away, walk on over to Currahee Brewing to try their seasonal Burningtown Belgian Amber which features notes of pear and apricot as well as dark fruit flavors from Belgian candi syrup.
Cozy Up at The Velvet Note
Warm up with some smooth jazz at The Velvet Note, where locally and nationally recognized jazz singers show off their talents in an intimate and beautifully appointed setting. This award-winning listening room was designed by musicians for musicians, so you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality acoustic experience. While you’re listening, you can also enjoy some of The Velvet Note’s delicious food and beverage offerings, which changes seasonally to ensure the freshest possible ingredients.
Make It a Spa Day
For anyone looking to recharge, Alpharetta is home to more than 20 world class spas that are perfect for a relaxing day, afternoon or just a rejuvenating hour. Alpharetta’s spas offer services ranging from traditional to out-of-the-box. The Woodhouse Day Spa is the perfect spot for a Swedish and deep tissue massages or head over to Icebox Cryotherapy Alpharetta for some innovative cold therapy.
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