Where Old South Hospitality and New South Imagination Come Together
Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Park Plaza 178 South Main Street, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009
877-202-5961 - 678-297-2811 678-297-9197 Fax www.awesomealpharetta.com
With a vibrant sensibility and urbane pedigree, Alpharetta is the very embodiment of what it claims itself to be: Awesome! And this city of approximately 54,000 residents, located in metropolitan Atlanta less than 25 miles from the city, isn’t shy about celebrating this most auspicious trait. Even its slogan, “Enjoy, Experience, Explore; Everything’s Possible!” proclaims Alpharetta’s intentions, distinguishes its ethos and connotes the exceptional gifts with which the “first city” has been blessed. Perched in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains at the intersection of “Old South Hospitality and New South Imagination,” Alpharetta offers visitors a thriving culinary scene, leading arts district, luxury accommodations, exciting recreation, trendy entertainment districts and endless shopping opportunities.
Alpharetta offers all the conveniences of a big city with the charm and safety of a small town.
Alpharetta’s seven unique shopping districts mean there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss the American Girl Boutique and Bistro at North Point Mall!
Catch a concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, which this year will feature artists like the Dave Matthews Band and Kenny Chesney.
Alpharetta is a gastronomist’s paradise with nearly 150 dining options spanning every cuisine imaginable. Take time to explore the city’s three cooking schools during your visit.
For evening entertainment, listen to live music at local restaurants and coffee houses, race your way around two indoor tracks at Andretti Karting and Games, ice or inline skate at The Cooler, or catch a flick at contemporary multiplex movie theaters showing the latest releases.
A city with a mild climate, Alpharetta has a green mindset and has been awarded the designation of Tree City USA no less than 17 times by the National Arbor Society. Well-tended golf courses (nine of them!), over 750 acres of beautifully maintained city parks, plus the Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway, a 12-foot wide concrete path that includes additional mountain biking trails and meanders for more than six miles past wetlands, mean walkers, runners, in-line skaters, nature lovers, students and those who just want to sit a spell with Mother Nature, will find a place just for them in Alpharetta. http://www.awesomealpharetta.com/.