Perfectly positioned between the North Georgia Mountains and vibrant city of Atlanta

22 miles north of Atlanta, on the way to the gorgeous North Georgia Mountains, in a town filled with 300+ things to do and over 200 mouth-watering restaurants. From the family-friendly fun on American Girl and TopGolf, to the music of Verizon Amphitheater and Chukkar Farms, to the date night selections of The Velvet Note and Jekyll Brewing...Alpharetta's got it all.

Enjoy elegant comfort food at South Main Kitchen in the historic downtown area, feast on house-made pasta at Colletta in the Avalon shopping district, or delight in upscale pup food at Citizen Soul in the new Alpharetta City Center. 

Ideal weekend events you shouldn't miss include IronKids Triathlon in September, Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival in October, and the Arts StreetFest in May.

Plan to make a weekend of exploring the shops, tasting the cuisine, and unearthing the history of this gateway city. For your overnight stay, we recommend the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta for families and the new Hotel at Avalon for your romantic getaway destination. 

Wills Park
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Everybody knows that the Greater Atlanta area offers a plethora of pleasant green spaces and great public parks. That said, some of the best-kept secrets are in suburban areas, as evidenced by Alpharetta's Wills Park. With 120-acres...  Read More

Chukkar Farm
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Enjoy an incredible night of live music with performing songwriters at one of the most scenic venues amongst the rolling foothills of Georgia. Set on 173 acres with breathtaking views, Chukkar Farm's outdoor concerts are the perfect evening with...  Read More

Topgolf Alpharetta
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Topgolf is the premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout spot. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot's accuracy and distance while also awarding...  Read More

Motorcycle Safety Foundation
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Discover the expansive Motorcycle Safety Foundation campus in Alpharetta. Release your inner daredevil during one of the internationally recognized rider training classes, dedicated to expanding rider education and motorcycle safety while you...  Read More

Jekyll Brewing
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The first brewery in the Deep South was founded on Jekyll Island in 1738; today Jekyll Brewing is proud to be the first brewery located in Alpharetta, Georgia. Whether its hoppy, malty or delicately balanced, Jekyll has a lineup of craft beers...  Read More

Georgia Farm & Garden Tour
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Partake in a Georgia Farm & Garden Tour to experience Awesome Alpharetta and North Georgia's natural beauty! See breathtaking vistas, enjoy local food and taste the best wines the region offers. Experience life on a farm. See and smell the...  Read More

Big Creek Greenway
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Located in the heart of Alpharetta on North Point Parkway, this natural belt offers outdoor lovers a natural break from the bustle of the city. The greenway boasts a 12-foot paved and wooded trail extending over 8-miles, and it is a centerpiece...  Read More

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Located at the intersection of GA 400 and Old Milton Parkway, Avalon is an experience in the timeless art of living well. A luxury community infusing resort-level hospitality throughout a walkable, community of shopping, dining, living,...  Read More

American Girl Boutique and Bistro
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American Girl® is more than just a store- it's a place for a girl's imagination to soar! Shop the doll collections and then enjoy a wonderful meal in the Bistro. Your special girl will love treating her doll to a new look at the Doll Hair Salon...  Read More

Verizon Amphitheatre
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Enjoy performances by today's leading artists at the state-of-the art venue on 45 beautifully-landscaped, wooded acres during its April to October season. It's the exceptional alfresco setting, paired with big talent like the Eagles, Keith Urban...  Read More


Meet Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any...  More About Lesli