Desperately need a little getaway with your best girlfriends? We don’t blame you. After all, there’s just something about the fun and relaxation you have with your gals that can really take your mind off things and help you de-stress. And luckily, we found the perfect place to do this.
Now, I know you’re probably thinking, “Georgia, really?!”, but believe it or not, this city is one you don’t want to sleep on because it has everything you need for the ultimate trip.
See below for three reasons why you should be booking a stay in Alpharetta, Georgia:
This 27.3 square mile city in the northern part of the state is jam-packed with some of the best shopping you can find. With three major retail destinations, you and the girls can shop ’til you drop..literally.
- North Point Area: The North Point mall and surrounding village is home to 100+ including both chain retailers such as Nordstrom Rack and Sephora to local boutiques including Sugarboo & Co. and Honey & Hazel Boutique.
- Avalon: With more than 500,000 sq. feet of retail space (including the newly opened Chanel Beauty boutique!), a movie theater, plenty of dining and even events, you’ll want to make sure you schedule in an entire day just to check out this destination.
- Downtown: Want to experience (and shop) local shops you can’t find anywhere else? Then downtown is the place to be. Be sure to stop by Sis & Moon’s, Korner Soak, and All Inspired. Trust us, it’s going to be really hard to not buy everything. And if you need a quick break from all of the shopping, make sure to pencil in a wine tasting at Fermented!
There is no doubt that Alpharetta is home to some of the best southern cooking you can find, but surprisingly, they also have an amazing variety of cuisines as well, just in case you did eat too many biscuits and gravy (but is that even possible?).
– CRU Food & Wine Bar: Pair one of their artisan cheese boards with a flight of wine…you won’t be disappointed!
–Kona Grill: Serves some of the best sushi I’ve ever had, and that’s coming from a New Yorker.
–Maple Street Baking Company: Don’t forget to order one of their Iced Cinamon Biscuits, it’s out of this world delicious.
–Coalition Food and Beverage: A casual spot serving expressive American cuisine (Psst: get the grilled chicken wings).
–Resturant Holmes: The perfect place to order multiple small plates of locally fresh ingredients and get to try a little bit of everything.
By now you know that there is some great shopping to be done here, but there is also a ton of activities to do after you recharge at dinner.
-Catch a concert at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.
-Take a cooking class at Sur La Table.
-See a show at Avalon Nights Live.
Ready to plan a trip that will be one you won’t forget? Book a stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Alpharetta, round up the girls and book your tickets!