Before the bustle of the holiday season comes flurrying in, relax and enjoy one of the prettiest seasons of the year in Alpharetta. Fall is the perfect time for a weekend adventure during the warm, sunny days and chilly, clear-skied nights with your one and only. Pack up your bag and head to Alpharetta, GA for your perfect autumn getaway.
Kick your weekend off with an early-morning bike ride or walk on the Big Creek Greenway. Bring your bikes to any of the multiple access points across the city and explore over 8 miles of trails. If you would prefer to take it easy, tackle the trails on foot and enjoy the kaleidoscope of colorful foliage that Mother Nature graces the South with during the fall.
Stroll through Downtown Alpharetta and feel like Dorothy stumbling upon the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz when you encounter more than 100 scarecrows displayed all October along the sidewalks. The scarecrows are one of the most popular autumn traditions in Alpharetta, and hours of work by local groups and schools go into preparing the many unique scarecrows. Each scarecrow has a different personality, so bring a camera and snap photos alongside your favorites! While in the downtown area, skip over to La Bella Maison, All Inspired Boutique or Mountain High Outfitters to peruse through the unique clothes, art and home décor and find the perfect fall fashion pieces you’ve been dreaming of.
Do yourself a favor and kick off one of your mornings with a scrumptious brunch at Another Broken Egg Cafe where their menu has something guaranteed to please both of you before enjoying day of Alpharetta’s awesome activities. One of our favorite options is the Crab Cake Benedict, offering jumbo lump crab cakes on an English muffin, topped with poached eggs, andouille-infused hollandaise, red peppers and green onions.
Once your stomach starts to rumble for lunch, head to Downtown Alpharetta and stop in at Truck and Tap Alpharetta. Truck and Tap is a unique dining spot offering over 20 craft brews on tap and a vast inventory of wines and cocktails that will hit the spot. Pair your endless beverage options with a rotation of Georgia’s best food trucks to send your taste buds on an epicurean adventure no matter what the truck of the day is. Or if you are craving the perfect slice of pizza, head down to Minnie Olivia Pizzeria to split your favorite pie together on their beautiful patio!
For dinner, recap the day with your sweetheart over charcuterie, a delectable entree and flights of wine at CRU Wine Bar in Avalon. Complete your experience with a sweet treat at Café Intermezzo where you can pick from a variety of decadent desserts and pair them with delightful drinks from the extensive menu. Stay indoors to enjoy the intimate atmosphere of an Italian café or venture out to seats by the fire pit to snuggle up with your loved one and enjoy the crisp autumn air.
You both deserve a bit of relaxation! We recommend the gentlemen head to Boardroom Salon for Men for a hair trim, shave and steamed towel treatment that will make him feel absolutely debonair. For the ladies, find the perfect hairstyle at Drybar and enjoy a glass of wine or fresh cucumber-infused water while getting pampered to perfection.
If a couple’s massage sounds like an enticing end to your getaway, head to The Woodhouse Day Spa. Let your stress fall away when you don luxurious robes and the master masseuses treat you to a “Two’s Company” treatment. Delay your return to reality a while longer by adding additional treatments to your itinerary. By the time you walk out of the spa, you will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the holiday season right around the corner!