Vacation + close to home = a nearcation! Looking for the perfect Spring Break getaway? Then hop in the car for a short drive to Alpharetta, GA. With a host of awesome entertainment, wide-open outdoor spaces, family-friendly activities and exciting events, Alpharetta delivers as a destination that 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 2021 Spring Break itinerary with a little help from us!
Soak Up the Sun with Exciting Outdoor Adventures
We’ve all gained more appreciation for getting outdoors here lately. Luckily, Alpharetta has 25 parks 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 8 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! As an added bonus, a lot of these awesome Alpharetta spots have ample fun for the kids and adult-approved options (adults need vacation perks too, and who doesn’t love a good happy hour?!).
For arcade games, bowling, and laser tag, you can’t go wrong with Main Event Entertainment, or you can head to Dave & Busters 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.
“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, so you definitely need to check out 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 or Artrageous Potter 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: Brunch” demonstration class on March 28. You’ll have a great bonding experience and enjoy a delish brunch!
Don’t Miss Events
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 two consecutive weekends on March 25 – 28 and April 1 – 3for their Easter Bunny at Avalon event. Book your timeslot in advance and put on your best smiles for your photos!
Join the Hop-A-Long Scavenger Hunt at Avalon on either March 27 or April 3 to hop down the Boulevard as you collect Easter egg clues to find the Easter Bunny and other special surprises! A limited number of tickets for both event dates will go on sale on March 15 so make sure to book ahead!
For shopping fun, check out The Market at Avalon, where specially curated handmade goods from local, small businesses are available for purchase. No matter what Springtime gift-giving occasion is around the corner (graduations, Easter, Mother’s Day), there is something unique waiting for you. The market is open from March 19 – May 9.
Alpharetta, Georgia is as awesome as ever and eagerly awaiting you for a short road trip or nearcation. Add extra fun and relaxation to your visit when you book a hotel stay at any of our 29 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!