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ALPHARETTA

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Alpharetta: The Perfect Getaway

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From intimate acoustic venues to outdoor amphitheaters, chef-driven dining experiences to locally owned restaurants, eclectic boutiques to acclaimed chains, Alpharetta, Georgia is a must visit destination with a taste of everything to please the music and entertainment lovers, foodie fanatics and savvy shoppers in your crowd. Perfectly positioned between the enchanting North Georgia Mountains and the vibrant city of Atlanta, Alpharetta conveniently gives quick access to more than 300 things to see and do, 200+ delightful dining options, five distinct shopping districts with over 250 stores and a flourishing music, entertainment and nightlife scene. And if that isn’t enough to keep your group satisfied, a weekend hardly goes by without an energetic family-friendly event or outdoor festival taking place in the streets of its downtown district!

With a variety of music venues accommodating large crowds of thousands to intimate events of 40, Alpharetta has the perfect stage for each act and is sure to deliver an unforgettable musical experience. Catch a headlining concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. This magnificent 12,000-capacity state-of-the-art performance venue hosts big name acts like the Eagles, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, fun., Widespread Panic and ZZ Top during its April-October season. 173 rolling acres under the stars is the setting for acoustical music by the country’s best songwriters at Chukkar Farm.

Bring your own fabulous food and beverage to enjoy during the evening’s entertainment. If you are in the mood for a mix of art and music, Matilda’s “Under the Pines” Concert Series offers live outdoor music throughout the spring and summer months.  For a more exclusive experience, delight in a performance at The Velvet Note, designed by musicians for musicians to provide the purest vocal and instrumental reception available to a live audience. 

Kick off your Alpharetta fun & games excursion at Dave & Buster’s. Main Event Entertainment features state-of-the-art bowling, black light laser tag, more than 100 games and an indoor ropes course, along with chef-inspired casual dining and full-service bar. Discover the expansive Motorcycle Safety Foundation campus for a “revving good time.” Release your inner daredevil during one of the internationally recognized rider training classes, dedicated to expanding rider education and motorcycle safety while you enjoy the ride on an ATV or dirt bike. Topgolf Alpharetta is a premier golf entertainment venue. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while also awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield.

Over 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, eight award-winning parks, four local arboretums and one community garden offer the perfect opportunity to unwind and get back in touch with nature. The Big Creek Greenway is Alpharetta’s 8-mile-long, 12-foot-wide paved path for biking, walking, roller blading and inline skating along the creek. Big Creek’s popularity with residents has even inspired local brewery, Jekyll Brewing, to name a craft brew after it.

With so much to do, why not stay the weekend? After exploring everything this bustling destination has to offer, Alpharetta’s modern and affordable hotels make it easy to rest comfortably for the night. Many offer a selection of suites, complimentary breakfast and internet and local shuttle service–all the essential modern amenities so today’s traveler spends less time worrying about details and more time focused on which amazing Alpharetta attraction to check out next. Start planning your next weekend getaway to

Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau
678-297-2811
178 South Main St, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009
www.awesomealpharetta.com