The Ultimate Shopping and Entertainment Guide for Alpharetta, GA

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink, Shopping
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If you find yourself wishing you had more hours in the day and you’re also SO ready for a vacation, we have a great idea for you: An Awesome Alpharetta Getaway.

The community in Alpharetta understands that in our modern era, maximizing your time is essential. Thanks to carefully curated community hubs throughout Alpharetta, visitors can check off important to-do’s while also living life fully and joyfully! Experiential shopping and dining take your favorite pastimes to a new level. With more than 250 shops and over 200 restaurants, Alpharetta, Georgia is your one-stop shop for whatever you’re working on, plus a hefty sprinkling of FUN!

Are you ready? Read on!


Whether you’re tackling back-to-school shopping, updating your work wardrobe, finding the perfect athleisure fit, or getting a gift for an upcoming soirée, Avalon is home to the latest trends and name-brand retailers.

Update the family’s closet in one stop by making stops at children’s retailers like Janie and Jack, well-known women’s shops like Johnny Was, Lilly Pulitzer and Sundance, men’s stores like Bonobos, Peter Millar and Onward Reserve, and so much more!

In between your shopping, take time to enjoy marvelous menu offerings at more than 25 eateries, including Cru Food & Wine Bar, where guests can enjoy light bites or a full meal, along with wine flights, tasting more than 300 different selections. You can even take a glass of vino to-go as you continue your excursion down the boulevard.

Looking for more experiential dining? Make time for a cooking demonstration and enjoy samples of the featured dishes at Williams Sonoma. After the demonstration, purchase handy, home gadgets and kitchen tools so you can use the skills you learned at home!

Make a customized gift with a personalized piece of jewelry from the Kendra Scott Color Bar. You can create everything from a bracelet in the colors of your favorite school or team, a new pendant necklace to match your new outfits, a set of earrings to gift for a birthday, or whatever else you can dream up! Make your gifts picture perfect at Paper Source, where unique cards, luxury wrapping paper and gift bags, and thoughtful final touches will make any occasion feel special.

Downtown Alpharetta

The downtown district is bustling with more than just charm. Savvy shoppers can score great finds from locally owned fashion boutiques, art galleries and home interiors. A stop in this walkable, beautiful, and unique downtown is a must-do in Alpharetta.

Discover a working studio and art gallery in the heart of downtown Alpharetta. Plan ahead and BYOB to Sis & Moon’s Private Art Parties to enjoy time with friends and family while designing something that is all your own.

Where are our outdoor enthusiasts? Find your way to Alpharetta Outfitters Fly Fishing 101 class. Learn how to fly fish, and once you’ve mastered the basics, embark on a guided fishing trip.

For music lovers, Comeback Vinyl is an experience in and of itself. Venture through your favorite classics or discover new music while you make your way through aisles of eclectic records. Best part: you can try before you buy and take any of their records for a spin at their vinyl listening station. Once you’ve found tunes to take home, stop by Truck & Tap Alpharetta to sip on a cold brew, enjoy some bites from the food truck of the day, and maybe even catch some live music.

Find tasteful home décor and locally sourced goods at shops like The Red Hound Gifts and All Inspired Boutiques, then savor a few sips of vino from the Fermented Flight Club or enjoy a classic tea experience at The Ginger Room.

While downtown, make your way to The Maxwell for more fabulous shopping, dining, and fun. Home décor abounds at The Happy Home, Asian-inspired flavors await at Ponko Chicken, Lily Sushi Bar and July Moon Bakery and Café, great fun for the whole family beckons from Fairway Social, and so much more.

Once you’re ready to let your hair down for the evening, watch the sun go down with a cocktail in your hand from the rooftops at Up on the Roof or Jekyll Brewing Downtown Alpharetta. Make sure to experience all the glitz and glam of the 1920’s at Roaring Social, Alpharetta’s own prohibition era-themed speakeasy. Check out Mercantile Social for craft cocktails and light bites, where immersive themes rotate throughout the year, bringing to life beloved movies like Harry Potter and Indiana Jones through décor and menu offerings.

North Point Mall

You probably thought we were almost done, right? Not quite!

Head to North Point Parkway to shop at some of your favorite retail shops, boutiques, and department stores like DSW Shoe Warehouse, James Avery, REI, and Von Maur.

There are endless activities happening at North Point Mall year-round, especially for families! Between meeting LEGO brick specialists, discovering interactive play areas, attending monthly LEGO builds and joining LEGO Club meetings, The LEGO Store offers an incredibly special shopping experience.

Magical experiences like building a brand-new best friend at Build-A-Bear, putting a hole-in-one at Cosmic Mini Golf and Play or riding the Peachtree Express train will give young one’s memories they’ll cherish forever, all while the adults take care of their shopping needs!
Add on a stop at local foodie spots like Food Terminal, Lazy Dog, Snooze and Scream’n Nuts, and you have a recipe for a divine day!

Think we’ve painted quite the picture here of the abundant fun that Alpharetta offers locals and visitors alike? Become part of that picture by booking your stay now in just a few clicks. We can’t wait to see you here! Share your adventures with us by tagging @AwesomeAlpharetta and using our hashtag, #AwesomeAlpharetta.