Springtime in Alpharetta: Shop, Dine, and Unwind!
What better time to SPRING into Alpharetta to enjoy a getaway filled with shopping and dining galore! With over 250 shops and more than 200 dining options, Alpharetta is a shopper’s paradise and a foodie’s haven and with so much shopping and dining to partake in, why not make it an overnight getaway! Click here to view the Springtime in Alpharetta brochure.
Alpharetta’s experiential retail therapy opportunities takes your favorite pastime to a new level. With more than 250 shops within a five-mile radius, this city is your one-stop shop for finding that perfect spring outfit or Mother’s Day gifts for everyone on your list. What’s even better: Alpharetta’s three distinct shopping districts – all within 1-mile of each other – offer so much beyond what’s on the rack.
Treat yourself or someone special to a custom, personalized piece of jewelry from the Kendra Scott Color Bar at Avalon. Fab’rik hosts Rockstar Parties – invite a group of friends to an in-store, after-hours private shopping party complete with refreshments and 20% off discount. Sis + Moon’s in Downtown Alpharetta is a working studio and art gallery in the heart of downtown hosting Canvas + Cocktails classes to design something all your own.
IndieHouse Modern Fragrance Bar in Downtown Alpharetta offers weekly scent blending workshops where guides will mix interesting info with hands on creation to give you a unique experience that culminates in your perfect custom scent. Try your hand at pottery painting at All Fired Up in downtown for a fun night out. You will have a brilliant time bringing out your inner Michelangelo.
A Taste For Every Palate
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. A true hidden gem, the city is home to an eclectic blend of restaurants where you can enjoy modern, craft cocktails or turn the corner for some made-from-scratch biscuits and gravy just a block away. Whatever craving you’re out to satisfy, know you’re in for a tour of drool-worthy meals you won’t soon forget.
A homey, warm ambiance and hearty portions make The Southern Porch a must-try when it comes to starting the day with Deep South deliciousness. The Chicken & Waffles will not disappoint! Or opt for a visit to The Original Pancake House to try the Dutch Baby, a signature dish made from fresh German batter, topped with powdered sugar, and served with fresh lemon wedges and whipped butter.
As the day moves on, Carson Kitchen’s menu is infused with Southern influences including a Secret Sunday Chicken Sandwich, a Butter Burger with Boursin Cheddar – and make sure to order the oh-so-cheesy Baked Mac and Cheese as a side. Oak Steakhouse presents a fresh take on the classic steakhouse in a warm, leather and wood-toned dining room. Side dishes like the Truffle Frites, Brussels Sprouts or Cauliflower are perfect compliments to any steak dinner.
Top off the day by tempting your sweet tooth. Now with two locations at North Point Mall and Avalon, Le Macaron satiates all your French pastry cravings with their gluten-free macarons in a wide variety of flavors like Salted Caramel, Belgian Chocolate, Lavender White Chocolate, Red Velvet, Orange Grand Marnier with Chocolate and even Bubble Gum. Crave Pie Studio is best known for its pies made with seasonal ingredients, with specialty flavors such as Chocolate Chess, Maple Pecan and Dutch Apple.
Unwind Your Mind
Whether it’s a much-needed family vacation, a romantic retreat, or a getaway with friends, Alpharetta has a plethora of Springtime outdoor activities to reset and recharge with some Vitamin D. As the weather warms, put your mind in creative mode with a stroll through the self-guided Downtown Alpharetta Arts Walk, a curated mix of nearly 20 permanent and temporary sculptures created by renowned artists from around the country.
Release some steam in the sunshine at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. This unique attraction offers internationally recognized rider safety training courses for ATVs, dirt bikes, and motorcycles. Boasting over 25 parks on 750+ acres of park land, trails and lush green space, find your outdoor oasis within the city limits. Whether it’s a sunny day picnic spot, trails to get in your 10,000 steps, an arboretum to educate and reflect, or a place for the kiddos to get out some energy, Alpharetta’s array of parks has something for everyone in your crew.
With so much shopping and dining to partake in, why not make it an overnight getaway to unwind at one of Alpharetta’s 29 modern hotels?