Visit Alpharetta, GA: A Destination with No Duplicate!

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink, Outdoor Adventures, Shopping
Nowadays, there is a “dupe” for almost everything… Handbags, scarves, workout gear, and luxury vehicles all have competitors that grapple to mimic their success. The trend has even extended into the world of travel, with a recent travel trend report from Expedia predicting that destination dupes are on the rise and will continue to ascend in popularity in 2024. In the olden days, we called these “dupes” good, old-fashioned “knockoffs”, and savvy shoppers knew to invest in the tried-and-true originals that would stand the test of time. Today, savvy shoppers and travelers still hold onto the classics because they are high-quality and worth the investment. It’s no wonder, then, that when looking for excellent travel destinations, visitors come back to Alpharetta time and time again for adventures that cannot be matched in any other destination! No matter the time of year, strolling the streets of Alpharetta is a delight. With almost 100 local businesses unique to the city, easy access to many well-known retailers and eateries, plus a unique history and culture, Alpharetta is stamped with a seal for 100% authenticity and exudes charm you won’t find elsewhere.


There is never a moment of monotony as you venture through the ever-bustling metropolitan feel of Avalon to the relaxed pace of the AlphaLoop, leading you to the alluring Downtown Alpharetta area and onward into eclectic shops, eateries, and beautiful green spaces. While on a shopping excursion, make your way to Sis + Moon’s! Launched in 2012, owners Chris & Wendy Vogt founded the shop where local artists, makers and beautiful thing lovers unite. Shop for curated items from both new and vintage sources and be inspired by the creativity the Alpharetta community has to offer. If you are looking for an exceptional local gift for an outdoor lover or need gear for your next big fly-fishing adventure, Alpharetta Outfitters has you covered. More than just a fly-fishing shop, the shop has deep roots in the outdoor world. They aim to share their passion with every angler – novice or advanced, young, or old. Unlike many shops, Alpharetta Outfitters is a not-for-profit business. After expenses, any extra income goes to monthly donations to various organizations and individuals.


Chef Todd Hogan invites you to share his enthusiasm for hand-crafted cocktails and locally sourced food at Branch & Barrel. On top of the locally sourced food menu options, this 19th-century industrial craft bar and kitchen has signature cocktails – and a Bourbon Club! Right in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta, MADE Kitchen & Cocktails serves up small plate tapas and high-quality Spanish ingredients that will make you think you are on a Spanish coast instead of a bustling city in Georgia.


Whether searching for serenity or amping up your adventures, Alpharetta’s Big Creek Greenway guides you through 9 miles of Alpharetta’s scenery, on an immaculate 12-foot-wide paved walking path where birds, mammals, flora and fauna can be seen from the trail. Connected to many of Alpharetta’s well-maintained parks and exceptional attractions like Jekyll Brewing, explorers can choose to meander on foot or speed through as a two wheel tourist (or eight wheels… for the roller skaters)!
Roaring Social started with the attitude, “Life should be fun and memorable.” Located right in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta, guests can find the hidden door to one of the area’s only speakeasies. Roaring Social is the perfect destination for a memorable night, from live music to bowling. At The Velvet Note, you can see and hear world-class musical artists in a setting as intimate and comfortable as your living room. Designed by musicians for musicians, the listening room is the perfect place to get up close and personal with artists of many talents.

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Alpharetta’s robust social calendar makes it easy to stay booked and busy year-round with unforgettable events for all ages. Enjoy live tunes on the picturesque Town Green, savor flavorful bites at exciting foodie events, stroll through booths laden with art and local goods at various markets or don a festive outfit for a holiday celebration. Break out your planner, invite your friends and family to join you for the adventure, and explore our Calendar of Events to discover even more unique and un-dupe-able concerts, markets, art exhibitions, and events. Upcoming 2024 events include: In a world where dupes are rising to the top of trendy 2024 lists, Alpharetta dares you to ask yourself, “Why should I settle for anything less than AWESOME?” Start planning an unmatched vacation now and book a stay at one of Alpharetta’s 30 exceptional hotels. Tried-and-true looks good on you!