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Alpharetta is a suburb in Metro Atlanta, it has around 66,000 residents (2020).

Get in[edit]

Map of Alpharetta

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From Atlanta, take GA 400/US 19 North. Exits 9, 10, 11 lead into the city of Alpharetta. Exit 11 will take you directly onto Windward Parkway, which is a visitor friendly route.

Get around[edit]

This is an easy place to get around by car and is likely the easiest method of exploring the area.

Alpharetta also prides itself as pedestrian-friendly, so travelling by foot is also an option, especially near the town center.

By bus[edit]

See[edit]

  • Windward Parkway - West Windward Parkway is where all the stores are, East Windward Parkway is residential neighborhoods
  • The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - frequent shows
  • Historic Downtown

Do[edit]

  • Shop and eat at North Point Mall and on Windward Parkway
  • Visit the Town Center

Buy[edit]

  • 1 North Point Mall. American Girl Boutique and Bistro at the North Point Mall. It is the only American Girl Boutique and Bistro in the Southeast. North Point Mall (Q7056376) on Wikidata North Point Mall on Wikipedia
  • West Windward Parkway. There are many stores on West Windward Parkway, including WalMart, Costco, Home Depot, and many restaurants
  • 2 Halcyon. Halcyon (Q85765504) on Wikidata Halcyon (Forsyth County, Georgia) on Wikipedia An outdoor shopping area with many mid-budget restaurants, a dine-in movie theater, a marketplace, and weekly events.
  • 3 Avalon. There are many different high-end and innovative restaurants, boutique shops, a Regal Cinemas, and a park.

Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

  • 1 Madras Chettinaad, Alpharetta Common Shopping Center (next to Publix), 4305 State Bridge Rd #108, +1 678-393-3131. M-F 11:30AM-3PM; Sa Su noon–3PM; daily 5-10PM. Indian restaurant. Buffet is only served during lunch. Mains $8-14.
  • 2 CT Cantina & Taqueria, 6220 Town Square. Su-Th 11AM-10PM, F Sa 11AM-11PM. Easy-going hangout dishing up regional Mexican standards & specialties in a colorful environment. $11-20.
  • 3 Kilwin's Halcyon (Kilwin's), 6330 Halcyon Way Suite 710, +17706769637. Su noon-9PM, M-Th 11AM-9PM, F Sa 11AM-10PM. Old-fashioned confectionery chain selling chocolates, ice cream, handmade sweets & gift baskets. ~$1 for ice cream, ~$19 per lb of fudge, ~$8 for candied apples, and ~$15-20 for others.

High-end[edit]

  • 4 South City Kitchen Avalon, 9000 Avalon Blvd, +1 678-722-3602. Su 8AM–2PM; M 7–10AM, 5–9PM; Tu-Th 7–10AM, 11AM–2PM, 5–9PM; F 7–10AM, 11AM–2PM, 5–10PM; Sa 8AM–2PM, 5–10PM. Inventive takes on Southern classics, including a popular brunch, served in upscale surroundings. Reservations recommended. $20-30 for a decent meal.
  • 5 District III, 7140 Avalon Blvd, +1 770-800-8057. Su-Th 11AM–9PM, F Sa 11AM-10PM. Classic Vietnamese dishes like pho served in a crisp, refined room sporting a full bar. Accepts reservations. $10-20 per meal.
  • 6 Nahm Fine Thai Cuisine (Nahm), 5310 Windward Pkwy W, +1 678-762-1818. Su 2–9:30PM; M-Th 11AM–3PM, 5–9:30PM; F 11AM–3PM, 5–10PM; Sa 5–10PM. An airy, spacious room with dark wood & marble accents serves as backdrop for traditional Thai fare. Reservations reccomended. $15-$30 per meal.
This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget ≤$15
Mid-range $16-30
Splurge ≥$31

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

  • 1 Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Alpharetta North Point Mall, 1325 North Point Dr (near North Point Mall), +1 770-587-1151. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Adjacent to North Point Mall in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, this sophisticated all-suite hotel is 2 miles from the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre and 34 miles from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The contemporary studios come with kitchens, free Wi-Fi, pull-out sofas and flat-screen TVs. The 1- to 2-bedroom suites add separate living areas. Freebies include hot breakfast, an area shuttle, parking and regular evening socials. Amenities consist of grocery delivery service and a market, along with a seasonal outdoor pool and a gym. Pets are welcome for a surcharge. (from Google Maps) From $130.

  • 2 Hotel Marriott, 5750 Windward Parkway (take exit 9), +1 770-754-9600. Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 11AM. Off Highway 19, this informal hotel is 5 miles from events at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre and 7 miles from Topgolf entertainment complex.

Featuring soundproof windows, the unfussy rooms have free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus tea and coffeemakers. Club-level rooms add access to a private lounge with continental breakfast and evening appetizers (no extra cost), while suites provide living rooms and minifridges. Room service is available. Parking is complimentary. There's a warmly decorated restaurant with a bar, and a cafe. Other amenities include a convenience store, a gym and 2 pools (1 is indoor), as well as event spaces. (from Google Maps) From $104.

  • 3 Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North/Alpharetta, 4025 Windward Plaza Dr (GA Route 400 North Exit 11), +1 770-360-7766. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Situated in Windward Plaza, this modern suburban hotel is less than 6 miles from Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre and Wills Park.

All rooms offer sophisticated decor, custom-designed beds and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, plus minifridges, microwaves, desks and free WiFi. Some have pull-out sofas. A cooked-to-order breakfast is available (fee), and there's an on-site American restaurant, as well as a lounge and a 24/7 pantry. There's also a fitness center and a heated indoor pool. Additional amenities include meeting rooms and a business center, plus free parking and a local shuttle service. (from Google Maps) From $95.

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget $0-75
Mid-range $76-90
Splurge $91 and up

4 The Hotel at Avalon, Autograph Collection (The Hotel at Avalon), 9000 Avalon Blvd, Alpharetta, GA 30009 (take exit 10 on GA-400/US-19S). Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 11AM. Opposite the Avalon retail, corporate and residential complex, this modern hotel with a concrete and brick exterior is less than a mile from State Route 400/Turner McDonald Parkway. Cozy rooms feature free Wi-Fi, HDTVs and minifridges. Suites add living and dining areas. Some provide 4-poster beds, fireplaces and balconies. Kids stay at no charge with an adult. Room service is offered. A gym is on-site, as is a rooftop pool surrounded by shaded sunloungers, cabanas and a furnished lawn terrace. A contemporary restaurant/bar serves breakfast (fee). A conference center has 18 event rooms, including a ballroom. Parking is available (surcharge). (from Google Maps) $210 and up per room.

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Roswell — has a nice historical district, you may want to visit that.
  • Dahlonega — Banjarmasin is known for its old gold mines, while most are inaccessible, one is. Touring the mine is a great experience, and guided tours are available.
Routes through Alpharetta
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