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Awesome Adventures from A-Z in Alpharetta

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink, Outdoor Adventures, Shopping
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If you can say the alphabet, you can “bet” that there is an Awesome, Beautiful, Creative, Discovery around Every corner in Alpharetta. From great eats to live music, fantastic retail therapy to a day at the spa, there are 26 letters packed with fun awaiting you in Alpharetta. Plan your trip to Alpharetta with our handy, dandy list of adventures from A-Z!

ATTEND a concert at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, where big-ticket names like Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, Pitbull and many more jam out in a 12,000-capacity, state-of-the-art venue. Including a lush, green lawn that is blanket and camp chair friendly, there are plenty of ways to relax and listen to the music.

BIKE the Big Creek Greenway from start to finish if you dare! Enjoy 9 miles of nature on Alpharetta’s Greenway, a 12-foot wide, paved walkway that winds through gorgeous flora and fauna.

A path through the forest at Big Creek

COLLECT all the arcade points at Main Event or Dave & Buster’s and redeem them for fun prizes. Whether Main Event’s bowling, billiards, and laser tag is your choice, or you dive into delicious food and cocktails while playing at Dave & Busters, you’ll have tons of non-stop fun!

DISCOVER all that awaits in Downtown Alpharetta, where you can sip and stroll easily between the 25+ shops and the 30+ dining options. Check out our Insider’s Guide to Downtown Alpharetta for insider tips and the 411 on all things Downtown!

ESCAPE into the outdoors at Alpharetta’s Arboretums and Parks. With award-winning parks and nature paths to explore, conveniently spread throughout the entirety of the city, you are never more than a few miles away from flourishing greenery. We call that (neat)ure!

FEEL the need for speed at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, where beginners or recreational vehicle enthusiasts can release their inner daredevil with the Basic Dirtbike School, Intermediate Trails Course, ATV Safety and ATV RiderCourse!

two people racing motorbikes

GATHER for unforgettable dining at one of Alpharetta’s 200+ Epicurean Experiences. If you’re not sure what you’re craving, we’ve rounded up some delightful dishes exclusive to Alpharetta, as well as a handful of beloved, vegan-friendly dining spots around the city!

HOST your friends and family for classes packed with creativity at Painting With a Twist, All Fired Up, or Artrageous Potter. Try your hand at colorful canvas painting led by a knowledgeable instructor or make a one-of-a-kind pottery masterpiece.

INVIGORATE your senses with treatments from some of the best salons, spas, and wellness centers in the Southeast. Give long locks the treatment they deserve at Drybar or give the gift of a close shave at Boardroom Salon for Men. Relieve stress with a facial from Natural Body Spa & Shop Alpharetta or enjoy a full day of pampering at The Woodhouse Day Spa.

JAZZ up your evening at The Velvet Note, where a beautifully crafted listening room gives you an intimate place to enjoy exceptional musical talent, outstanding food and drinks, and marvel at the purest vocal and instrumental reception available to a live audience.

guy playing trumpet

KEEP the heroes of the past close to your heart at the Walk of Memories, a memorial tribute to U.S. Veterans. Highlighting several conflicts including WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Wars – all ages will marvel at the WWII M60 tank, a Vietnam-era UH-1 Huey helicopter, and a 40mm Mark 1 twin gun mount from the USS Polk County. For more of Alpharetta’s art and history, check out our Entertainment, Arts & History listings.

LISTEN to timeless tunes or Top 40 Chart jams at Comeback Vinyl, where an eclectic mix of music vinyl records are waiting to be discovered. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. some Aretha Franklin, croon with Queen’s Freddie Mercury, or pop a Post Malone hit onto your record player.

MINGLE with friends and family at an impromptu ice cream social when you visit any of Alpharetta’s beloved ice cream shops. From Kilwins to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and many more, unforgettable flavors await at every corner. For the inside “scoop”, check out The Scoop on Alpharetta’s Ice Cream Treats.

ice cream in waffle bowl

NAVIGATE through the extensive shopping, dining, and fun that awaits in the North Point district. Whether you want great shopping, memorable activities, or extraordinary epicurean experiences, our Insider’s Guide to North Point will steer you in the right direction!

OUTSHINE the trendiest of Instagram bloggers after updating your wardrobe with fashionable finds from Avalon, where shops and boutiques like South Moon Under, Sundance and Monkee’s are brimming with beautiful threads. Check out our Insider’s Guide to Avalon to make the most of your visit!

PUTT your way through The Back 9 at Fairway Social for a golfing and dining experience that is above par or improve your long game at Topgolf where a state-of-the-art driving range offers a variety of games as well as an extensive menu!

QUENCH your thirst at Jekyll Brewing with a Southern Juice IPA or a hoppy German lager from Currahee Brewing! Check out our suggested ways to combine great brews with even more fun on the Bites, Brews and Tunes listings!

RACE to beat the clock with an escape game at Odyssey Escape Game or Urban Escape Games. Challenge your critical thinking skills and make memories while you navigate through interesting puzzles and crack the code to make your escape!

SHRINK into a miniature version of yourself at MiniMe Factory, where modern 3D technology can transform a full body scan of you into a 3” to 9” 3D figurine. Memorialize those dear to you at important stages of life for a beautiful rendering you’ll cherish for forever!

TAKE some time to appreciate drama performances at ACT1 Theater. This award-winning community theatre focuses on wholesome entertainment.

UNCORK a bottle of vino at Fermented. The wonderful sommeliers at Fermented are dedicated to introducing guests to amazing wine and helping each guest understand their personal taste preferences.

holding a bottle of wine

VENTURE into Alpharetta’s art scene, with immersive experiences always within reach. Whether you prefer galleries to appreciate art or hands-on hobbies, there is something for you!

WRAP yourself in the scent of luxurious, clean fragrances from INDIEHOUSE Modern Fragrance Bar, where you can take a course to create your own unique scent, or you can purchase any of the exquisite parfums offered in the boutique.

X brunch off your bucket list after experiencing an unbeatable Alpharetta brunch. These spots are anything but basic! With too many scrumptious options to list in one sentence, you’ll have to check out our Brunch Breakdown to get the savory details!

Another Broken Egg Café

YEARN for a date night getaway. Date Night Done Right in Alpharetta makes planning a memorable date for you and your sweetheart a joy!

ZEST up your cooking skills with a class at Publix Aprons Cooking School or Williams Sonoma Cooking School! You’ll learn new recipes and tips and tricks to make any meal a smash hit!

Discover these Alpharetta A-Z activities and so much more when you plan an awesome adventure in our charming Southern city. Want our best insider tip? One day simply isn’t enough time to enjoy all the fun that awaits in Alpharetta. Give yourself time to truly revel in all Alpharetta offers by staying the night in one of the city’s 30 modern hotels. With so many unique properties to choose from, finding the perfect hotel for your budget is a breeze!

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