Insider’s Guide to North Point

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink, Shopping

Let us ~point~ you in the right direction for amazing overnight accommodations, shopping, dining, and fun when you visit the North Point area of Alpharetta. With excellent options at every turn and a few insider tips, we’ve got you covered!

Shop ‘Til You Drop

coffe mugs and home decor

Alpharetta is known as a shopper’s paradise and you are guaranteed to find what you are looking for in the North Point shopping district that’s brimming with over 100 retailers to choose from.

First stop: North Point Mall! Stroll through well-known retailers inside the mall like Macy’s, Von Maur, James Avery, The LEGO Store and Bath & Body Works.

Want even more shopping possibilities? The entire area surrounding North Point Mall lends itself to feminine fashion boutiques like Loft and Talbots with something for every style. Plus, find crowd pleaser shops like REI, Barnes & Noble, and many more. No matter where you shop in the North Point area, you’ll find something to tempt your wallet!

Try Out Exceptional Eats

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Now that you’ve worked up an appetite with all of that fabulous North Point shopping, it’s time to eat! Visit Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen to try the freshest Gulf Coast seafood and Louisiana-style cooking. Find your favorite flavors at Passador Brazilian Steakhouse where visitors can enjoy a traditional Brazilian steakhouse experience as “passadores” (meat servers) bring skewers of delicious chicken, lamb, pork, beef directly to your table. Dig into Buffalo Wild Wings for great hot wings while enjoying sporting events on the TVs. Slay your sweet tooth with dessert from Scream’n Nuts where creamy, dreamy ice cream and unique donut flavors will dazzle you.

If dinner and a movie are on tap, the AMC North Point Mall dine-in theatre is a movie theatre and restaurant rolled into one! Make a date to enjoy the show with fresh, hand-crafted menu items and a drink from MacGuffins Bar while catching the latest movie releases.

Play the Day Away

Alpharetta is a city that is all about FUN! North Point Mall is home to several attractions that will amp up your Alpharetta experience. Take a ride on the vintage Victorian Carousel, located in the food court area, where hand-painted fiberglass horses, frogs, rabbits and tigers bring a dose of nostalgia to the day. The inner gamer in you will come out at PLAYlive Nation, a modern style gaming lounge that unites people over video games, collectable card games and board games. Kids from as young as pre-K to 12 years old will love Hi-Five Sports Zone where they’ll get to use a state-of-the-art indoor basketball court and turf field for your favorite sports.

Step outside the mall and you’ll find more fun, including Dave & Buster’s, where arcade games meet amazing food and drinks, or amp up the arcade experience by going to Main Event where bowling, laser tag, and billiards are also available to play. Test your problem-solving skills at Urban Escape Games for challenging escape game rooms where your friends or family can work together to crack codes, solve puzzles and find clues to aid in your escape! For the coolest activity in Alpharetta, take a spin on the ice rink at The Cooler Family Skate Center. Tee off at Topgolf where the whole group will enjoy great eats and cocktails while playing a myriad of exciting games in a high-tech driving range. Insider Tip: Book your Topgolf experience in advance on Tuesdays to reserve your spot and pay half price on the bay rental!

Enjoy the Arts

Live music is back at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre for their 2021 concert season! Catch big name acts like Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews Band, Chris Stapleton, Phish and more. See the full concert schedule here. Insider Tip: While you can occasionally purchase tickets at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre box office, we recommend buying tickets in advance, so you don’t miss a minute of these high-energy, exciting shows.

Stay After You Play

Book a room at one of our 30 modern hotels to make the most of your visit to Awesome Alpharetta. Whether looking for continental breakfast, pet friendly rooms, pools, or something else, there’s guaranteed to be a hotel that offers everything you need!

Keep us in the loop as you make your way through the North Point district by tagging us at @AwesomeAlpharetta and using our hashtag: #AwesomeAlpharetta!