Where Old South Hospitality and New South Imagination Come Together!
Alpharetta’s slogan: “Enjoy, Experience, Explore; Everything’s Possible!” describes the essence and vitality of a city built on big dreams, freshly blazed trails and an attitude that all things are possible. This richly diverse city offers a thriving culinary scene, leading arts district, luxury accommodations, exciting recreation, trendy entertainment districts and endless shopping opportunities.
Alpharetta is a city of celebration—there's sure to be a festival or special event occurring during your visit! Some of the most widely known include the Taste of Alpharetta and Christmas in Alpharetta. Numerous other events highlighting the arts and Alpharetta’s unique history are held throughout the year. Weekly event schedules are available at the Alpharetta Welcome Center to assist you during your stay.
Dining in Alpharetta is more than a night out; if done right, it is a true experience! Take your pick from the hundreds of fine dining, locally owned eateries, national franchises or lively cafes that dot the Alpharetta landscape. Mouth-watering dishes await you at any destination. Shopping in Alpharetta is just as diverse and exciting. Enjoy the quaint antiques shops along Main Street and the fresh boutiques along Windward Parkway. From its recognizable shops such as Gap and Macy’s to specialty stores like Paper Affair and Parson’s, Alpharetta is a shopper's delight. The entire city is chock full of interesting and unusual specialty shops.
Alpharetta loves to play! After hosting the Tour de Georgia, the ITU Duathlon, Planet 3 Games, and now the Alpharetta Marathon, Alpharetta is quickly gaining a reputation as a renowned sports destination. Nine top-rated golf courses enhance the area’s existing natural beauty. Its parks and recreational facilities have been honored at both the state and national level. A particularly popular facility, the Big Creek Greenway, meanders through a heavily wooded wetlands area and provides a wide, paved trail for walkers, joggers, in-line skaters, and bicyclists to explore.
As written in an article in local magazine, Points North, Alpharetta is not content to rest on its laurels. This forward-thinking city is committed to making an awesome thing even better! On the horizon is a new city center and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra planned amphitheater, Encore Park.
You're sure to find Alpharetta to be a destination unlike any other. The only thing you won't find is a shortage of interesting things to enjoy, experience, and explore!