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Insider’s Guide to Avalon

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink, Shopping
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Upscale shopping, exceptional dining and exciting events are all awaiting at Avalon, one of Alpharetta’s three premier shopping districts. Whether you’re searching for items to refresh your closet, the perfect slice of pizza, or live music to groove to, we’re giving you the inside scoop on how to live your best life at Avalon.

Come See Concierge

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A unique perk to visiting Avalon is their Club Avalon Concierge, where you’ll enjoy a variety of complimentary services in addition to providing answers to all of your Avalon questions. Take advantage of services such as Avalon Bag Check, Convenience items (like bottled water, Chapstick, mints and first aid items), Comfort Item Rentals (umbrellas and blankets when available), stroller and wheelchair rentals, and phone charging. Don’t want to park your own car? For a small charge, you can valet your car. Do you have limited mobility and need assistance getting from stop to stop? Avalon’s team will provide transportation to each of your Avalon destinations as needed. The hospitality doesn’t stop with us humans, either. Avalon is pet friendly, and Concierge offers your furry friends treats and water as needed!

Other awesome services include Picnic in the Plaza, where Concierge will prepare a picnic basket with your requested meal from one of Avalon’s more than 25 restaurants for you to enjoy in The Plaza. And before you head out on your shopping spree, make sure to look into Avalon’s Fashion Row promotion where you can receive a glass of Vino for spending a certain amount at participating Avalon retailers. Participating retailers change every month so make sure to stop by Concierge to get the list of shops before starting your foray into shopping, dining, and fun!

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Avalon offers upscale vibes and designer duds thanks to over 50 luxe retailers offering everything you can imagine or need. Stop into Avalon’s newest shop, Monkee’s, where you’ll find beautiful clothes and accessories in this tropical vibes boutique, which also happens to be the only in-store retailer of KAB Cosmetics in the Atlanta area. Visit the Chanel Fragrance and Beaute Boutique to score the perfect shade of Rouge Coco Bloom lipstick or a bottle of your favorite fragrance. Find the perfect casual ensemble at EVEREVE, where joy is found in the form of dresses, pants, tops, sandals and more. Add sparkle to your ensemble at Kendra Scott, with beautiful necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more. Complete your makeup collection at Sephora, where world-renowned makeup lines like Fenty Beauty, Tarte Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and many more are available. Buy your favorite guy something he will love at Onward Reserve, Orvis, Hammer Made, or Peter Millar. Upgrade your home decor with stops at Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, and Pottery Barn, or take your home gym to the next level at the Peloton store. Plan out your shopping route and check out Avalon’s full list of shops here.

Wine & Dine the Day Away

While Avalon is best known for its ah-mazing shopping, it is also a foodie haven! From upscale fine dining to to-go eats, Avalon has you covered when it’s time to take a break to grab a bite or a beverage.

Did you know you can sip on your favorite cocktail while strolling through Avalon? Grab a cocktail or glass of wine and roam the boulevard. Enjoy a crisp chardonnay from CRU Food & Wine Bar while deciding if you want a perfect pizza from Antico Pizza or a plate of Persian cuisine from Rumi’s Kitchen. Enjoy a Kolsh from Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar while choosing between South City Kitchen or Colletta. Bite into a heavenly burger at Bocado Burger (make sure to try the herb fries—they’re life changingly good). Round out your dinner with a slice of cheesecake from Café Intermezzo or a divine scoop of ice creamy goodness at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. No matter which epicurean eateries you opt for, you simply can’t go wrong. See all of your Avalon dining options here.

Events to Excite

Don’t-miss events happen at Avalon year-round so there is always something new, exciting and entertaining going on. Stop in at The Market at Avalon open now through May 9 to explore an artisan shopping experience with a collection of specialty curated handcrafted goods from local, small businesses. You’ll find hand-poured candles, one-of-a-kind jewelry, pet necessities, floral arrangements, customizable gifts, and more. Get your laughs in at Punchline Comedy Night (ticketed event), every first Monday of the month through October, where comedians will have you in stitches for 90 minutes of pure fun. Join in a yoga session every Wednesday through October 27 with AvalOM (ticketed event) to center your mind, body and spirit. Bust a move at Avalon Nights Live (ticketed event), where live music happens every Friday through October 22 and features great musicians that will have you groovin’ all night long. Be sure to call in advance for these events, as availability may be limited.

After all of the fabulous shopping, dining, and entertainment, the best way to round out your Alpharetta experience is to stay the night! Book a room at any of the city’s 29 modern hotels and relax in style. Don’t forget to use our hashtag, #AwesomeAlpharetta, to share photos from your Avalon adventure!

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