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10 Free Things to Do in Alpharetta, Georgia
Alpharetta, Georgia, nestles close to the North Georgia Mountains with Atlanta’s city center just 22 miles to the south, and the Atlanta airport 35 miles away. Many free things to do are outdoors, and a few invite families inside for affordable vacation experiences. And the city’s distinctly pedestrian friendly. Here are the free things to do while visiting Alpharetta.
Topside Tap Trail named a TravelBlazer
The Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (GACVB) has honored the destination marketing organizations of Visit Roswell, Awesome Alpharetta and Visit Sandy Springs with a TravelBlazer Award. The three North Fulton County organizations received the award for their collaboration to create the Topside Tap Trail, a seven-brewery trail that spans the cities. The GACVB award celebrates the craft brewery project as a great example of a community partnership and an out-of-the-box tourism approach that can make a positive impact.
Events and Live Music are Back and Better than Ever in Alpharetta
Awesome Alpharetta is abuzz once again as residents and visitors to the city can start to enjoy live music, a variety of special events and fun activities around every corner and every weekend. From fireworks to farmers market mornings, big name concerts to up-and-coming artists not to miss, Alpharetta is your go-to for events and live music this summer and beyond.
Paul Milliken from Fox 5 visited The Topside Tap Trail
The Topside Tap Trail is comprised of seven branded breweries in metro Atlanta’s “topside”, located in the cities of Roswell, Alpharetta, and Sandy Springs, Georgia. The trail was established to ensure North Fulton’s beer culture along the GA400 corridor gets the acclaimed recognition it deserves.
Plan The Perfect Spring Break Nearcation Road Trip
We’ve all been waiting for the weather to change up just enough for us to enjoy the road. Well, we the wait will be over shortly!
Alpharetta readies to draw more downtown with Hamilton Hotel
Hamilton Hotel set for summer opening
As America climbs out of its shelter-in-place mindset, one developer hopes to make the journey easier with a luxury shelter in the heart of downtown Alpharetta.The Hamilton Hotel, in its final phase of construction on Milton Avenue, is scheduled to hold its soft opening in July, according to Jason Joseph, managing director and partner with Mayfair Street Partners.
Hilton Alpharetta Atlanta Opens Its Doors As First Full-Service Hotel In Market In Almost 20 Years
Hilton Alpharetta Atlanta, an eight-story, 249-room full-service hotel in the heart of the Windward Business District, minutes from Avalon Boulevard, Downtown Alpharetta and Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, is the latest addition to Hilton Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s 18 market-leading brands. Chartwell Hospitality opened the full-service hotel in the Windward Business District, a future mixed-use development at the corner of Windward and Northpoint Parkways, offering both guests and locals a sleek and contemporary escape.
Alpharetta Gains a Rooftop Restaurant Serving Southern Comfort Food This Summer
A new rooftop restaurant, aptly named Up on the Roof, opens this summer at Liberty Hall on South Main Street in the heart of downtown Alpharetta. The 7,000-square-foot restaurant and bar, overlooking city hall in the north metro Atlanta suburb, features indoor-outdoor seating with fireplaces throughout and panoramic views of the surrounding area, including of Kennesaw Mountain to the west.
Alpharetta Restaurant Week showcases city’s culinary scene
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Alpharetta Hotels Ranked Among 2021’s Best: U.S. News
Two Alpharetta hotels earned a nod on this year’s list. Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News ranking evaluates more than 30,000 hotels and resorts worldwide and is intended to help travelers find their ideal hotel, regardless of destination or budget.
Taste Test Alpharetta’s Culinary Scene During Alpharetta Restaurant Week
More than twenty-five Alpharetta restaurants will offer a special three-course dinner menu during Alpharetta Restaurant Week from Feb. 21 to Feb. 27. Restaurants participating in the week-long celebration will have three-course dinner options from $20 to $50 and many will also offer three-course lunches for $16 to $35. Beverage, tax and gratuity are not included in the promo.
The Hamilton in Georgia Reaches Key Construction Milestone
The 119-room property on Milton Avenue, downtown Alpharetta, is owned and being developed by Mayfair Street Partners and Hotel Equities will operate the hotel once open. Both companies are based in Alpharetta.
Alpharetta Kicking Off Holiday Season With Festive Events
Alpharetta is kicking off the holiday season with several socially distanced, festive events and activities.Events planned this season range from fireworks, snowfall celebrations, life-size nutcrackers, open air markets, ice skating and Santa sightings galore.
Live Like A Tourist in Alpharetta
Alpharetta’s hospitality industry is open for business and invites you to be a tourist in your own community! Prior to March 2020, Alpharetta’s tourism industry was robust and strong. With nearly 3,600 guest rooms, our 28 hotels were thriving with business travelers and face-to-face corporate meetings during the week, while flourishing with large weddings and sports tournaments on weekends. Our restaurants hosted a packed house of diners during lunch and dinner each day. Our attractions welcomed lines of patrons to be entertained.
Awesome Alpharetta Introduces “Show Your Love For Alpharetta” Campaign
Many Alpharetta businesses are opening their doors once again under new guidelines and procedures and the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is committed to being the most reliable resource in providing the most up-to-date information on which Alpharetta businesses are open and available to serve patrons. The “Show Your Love For Alpharetta” campaign not only offers accurate business opening information but encourages the community to share how they are showing love to Alpharetta.
7 Driveable Summer Getaways For Central Florida Residents
Summer is finally on its way and now is the perfect time to plan your getaway. Check out some of these great deals and special destinations just a short drive from Orlando. Call or click and get packing for summer fun in the sun.
The Top 12 Things to Do in Alpharetta, Georgia
Located approximately 26 miles north of downtown Atlanta, the suburb of Alpharetta is a well-rounded, bustling city in its own right. Sure, it may not have marquee attractions like a zoo or large art museum, but it more than makes up for it with small town charm, a friendly vibe, and significantly less traffic. From parks and outdoor activities to shopping districts and music venues to a farmers’ market, food trucks and more, the city has something fun to offer for all ages, interests and budgets. Here is a guide to the top 12 things to do while visiting Alpharetta.
Alpharetta business ‘pies it forward’ during pandemic
Click over to the Crave Pie Studio website, and you’ll see these words: “Crave Pie Studio was started with the belief that some of life’s best memories are created and shared over food.” And right now, the company’s owner has cooked up a new idea that she hopes will result in very fond memories for those fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic
Here’s a great reason to try new restaurant, meal
Want to try some goat cheese pimento fritters as an appetizer? How about some shrimp and Geechee boy grits or a Benihana Delight for an entree? Alpharetta’s Restaurant Week returns Feb. 22-29. With more than 25 spots participating, diners have their choice of visiting an old favorite or taste-testing something new.
First Look: Jekyll Brewing debuts new restaurant at Alpharetta City Center
Recently opened in downtown Alpharetta’s City Center, Jekyll Brewing’s second location builds on the Alpharetta-based company’s reputation for award-winning craft beer, with a Southern-styled brewery restaurant, and a rooftop bar and patio situated around a converted Airstream trailer.
Shop ‘til you drop: Best places to dine and buy in downtown Alpharetta
More than just a suburb north of Atlanta, Alpharetta is home to many popular shops and restaurants downtown.With a variety of dining options and enough places to shop to your heart’s content, the area provides enough choices so you’ll never get bored.
Treasures abound in Alpharetta’s shopping districts
With three concentrated retail areas all within one mile of each other, Alpharetta is establishing itself as a top destination for shopping and dining.
Food tour: Come hungry to Alpharetta City Center
If you haven’t visited downtown Alpharetta in a while, you won’t recognize it. After years of planning and construction, 26 acres in the heart of the northern suburb have been transformed into bustling living, working and gathering spaces.
OTP chefs reveal New Year’s kitchen resolutions
With the new year just around the corner, it got us wondering what some of our favorite chefs and restaurateurs outside the Perimeter were thinking about for 2019. Steal a peek at their kitchen restaurant resolutions here — and maybe it will prompt you to make a few of your own, too.
How to spend 24 hours in Alpharetta, Georgia
It’s no secret that Birminghamians love to visit Atlanta. From Braves games to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola, it’s the day trip that we can’t seem to get enough of. If you’re headed to Atlanta to do some holiday shopping, consider stopping in nearby Alpharetta for an overnight getaway that offers everything a good trip should.
This Is the Best Place to Live in Every State
What makes a town worth living in? While beautiful scenery and a sense of community can help give a location character, features like affordability, safety, convenience, and a bustling economy are always critical factors.
Put these new Alpharetta eateries on your radar
The dining scene in Alpharetta may be reaching a boiling point — seemingly every week, there’s a new eatery joining the culinary landscape. The action is focused around the burgeoning historic downtown Alpharetta district, including the newly opened Alpharetta City Center mixed-use development.
5 Best Southern Food Cities You Haven’t Tasted Yet
f you’re thinking of planning a trip to the South in search of great regional food, popular ports of call like New Orleans, Charleston, and Nashville probably come to mind. Yet a bevy of all-too-often overlooked destinations—smaller cities, in particular—are stepping up their game in the culinary department, serving up Southern dishes with a twist alongside globally inspired flavors.
The South’s Friendliest City’s 2018
When it comes to friendliness, hospitality, and warmth, cities often get a bad rap: The traffic, the crowds, the lack of manners! Southern cities, though, tell a different story: Despite the hustle-and-bustle, they still manage to exude the graciousness of small towns and radiate the warmth of a Sunday potluck after church.
Alpharetta, GA Shopping Tour: 5 Places to Shop in Alpharetta
Sometimes you just need a break to do some shopping. A fun little escape from the busy city of Atlanta,GA, the town of Alpharetta, GA is a perfect place to do a shopping getaway. Today we are giving you all the information you need to have a fun Alpharetta, GA Shopping Tour with 5 Places to Shop in Alpharetta. Whether you are looking for retail therapy or to get a start on your holiday gifts, this Alpharetta, GA Shopping Tour is definitely a trip you should add to your list!