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Your Alpharetta Road Trip Awaits!

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink, Shopping

Road trips are good for the soul – break free, hit the road and escape to a nearby city. Alpharetta, GA is just a quick drive away and guarantees a great time complete with unforgettable moments at every turn. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or you’ve been to Alpharetta before, we’re best known for shopping galore, delish dining, thrilling entertainment and award-winning events. Come make a new favorite memory and discover what makes Alpharetta so awesome.

Here’s our rundown of the don’t miss spots so you enjoy every minute of fun in Awesome Alpharetta!

SHOP

couple shopping

With over 250 stores, Alpharetta is your shopping paradise! Shop your heart out at Alpharetta’s three shopping districts:

Avalon is home to some of Georgia’s most exclusive shopping. Find the perfect sundress, shoes and accessories at Altar’d State or add some prep to your step at Vineyard Vines with men and women’s clothing. Refresh your skincare regimen at L’Occitane with everything from face serums to body washes.

Discover shopping unlike anywhere else in Downtown Alpharetta. For the music minded, Comeback Vinyl is an essential stop to peruse through hundreds of records, whether it be 70’s retro or something newer. Find the perfect bottle of vino at Fermented, with exclusive red, white and sparkling options available. Candles, body care, cozy robes, and pajamas are abundant at Korner Soak. Drop in at The Ballog for locally crafted candles, jewelry, art, clothing and more exclusive to their store. Prepare for outdoors fun at Mountain High Outfitters where hiking gear, equipment, clothing, and footwear are available!

Round out your shopping excursion in the North Point Area, where retailers like Versona offer Insta-worthy women’s clothing and accessories. Add new flare to your home at Sugarboo & Co. with fresh, contemporary home décor. Shop upscale brands like Louis Vuitton, Lilly Pulitzer and more at Von Maur. Give awesome gifts from K Squared Artisan Boutique including handmade beaded jewelry and accessories.

Insider Tip: Alpharetta’s three shopping districts are all within a 5-mile radius and 1 mile of each other so no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here!

DINE

various plates and drinks from Chiringa

In Alpharetta, you’ll find a unique food culture with an unbeatable lineup of top-notch eateries and one-of-a-kind culinary hot spots.

Start your day with The Ginger Room, a beautiful tearoom where you can get a taste for a true English high tea. Check out the Chicken and Waffle at The Southern Porch or the scrumptious Double Southern Stack Pancakes. Elevate your breakfast at South City Kitchen Avalon with an Egg White Frittata or the Skirt Steak & Eggs. Add Cajun flavors into your breakfast at Another Broken Egg Café with their Louisiana Crawfish Bowl.

Find al fresco dining at every turn, starting at Citizen Soul where you can enjoy their signature Gluten-Free Fried Chicken on their outdoor patio. For casual dining, opt for a Beach House Salad and a Frosé at Chiringa. Enjoy a classic cocktail and appetizers on the porch at Taffer’s Tavern. Revel in Persian cuisine at Rumi’s Kitchen, where the heavenly hummus is just the start of great flavors. Croon over wine flights while enjoying the outdoor seating at Crú Food & Wine Bar.

Insider Tip: Both Avalon and Downtown Alpharetta are walkable and sippable districts where you can stroll with your cocktail in hand.

ENTERTAINMENT

outdoor stage with musicians

Live music abounds at venues throughout the city whether you prefer indoor or outdoor concerts. For an intimate indoor musical experience, The Velvet Note brings jazz to life. For outdoor listening, Matildas Music Under the Pines features fantastic folk music and eclectic vibes. Amaze your friends and family at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, where big name headliners like Luke Bryan, The Doobie Brothers and Dave Matthews Band have performed.

Find your favorite new brew at Alpharetta’s breweries. Jekyll Brewing has two locations to choose from with their Jekyll Brewing City Center location and a full taproom at their Jekyll Brewing Marconi Drive site. Try their crowd-pleasing favorites like Southern Juice IPA or Hop Dang Diggity. Also, don’t miss the Frankenstark Belgian Style Golden Ale at Currahee Brewing to round out your Alpharetta brewery experience.

Tee off at Topgolf, where a traditional golf driving range meets high tech fun and games. Make bowling and laser tag a blast at Main Event, also featuring hundreds of arcade games. Dive into arcade excellence while enjoying delectable drinks and dining at Dave & Buster’s or Or head to Alpharetta’s newest attraction, Fairway Social (opening May 2021), to hone your skills with 11 top-rated simulators featuring everything from world-class golf to zombie dodgeball.

Insider Tip: Local restaurants, breweries and parks around the city feature live music throughout the year. Check out the Live Music Match Ups to see where you can catch local, live music in Alpharetta.

EVENTS

Amp up the fun in Alpharetta with don’t-miss events. Stroll through Alpharetta Art in the Park at Brooke Street Park twice a month May through September to see beautiful paintings, handmade jewelry, woodworking, pottery and more. Farm stands brimming with fresh produce appear in Downtown Alpharetta on Saturday mornings from April through November at the Alpharetta Farmers Market. Bring your favorite shopping bag and stock up on seasonal produce and local favorites.

Kick off your weekend and bust a move at Avalon Nights Live, where live music happens every Friday night April through October in Avalon’s Plaza and features great musicians that will have you groovin’ all night long. There is always an event happening in Alpharetta, check out our full calendar of events here.

Insider Tip: Free parking can be found throughout the city. You’ll find two parking decks in the Downtown Alpharetta area, multiple parking lots at Avalon and plenty of additional free on-street parking throughout the city.

STAY

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You’re going to need a place to rest your head after a full day of Alpharetta adventures. Throughout the city, you’ll find a whopping 29 accommodation options – many of our local hotels boast complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, and exclusive access to sparkling pools – so don’t forget to pack your swimsuit! Start planning and book your Alpharetta road trip today!