Vino Venue – Dunwoody, GA ALPHARETTA Alpharetta’s Eats and Boutiques From fashion to furniture, explore 250+ stores in five distinct shopping districts. Choose from over 175 dining options including chef-driven concepts and locally-owned eateries with exquisite entrees, craft cocktails and delectable desserts. 678.297.0102; www.awesomealpharetta.com Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market From mid-April to mid-October, over 60 vendors span this walkable market. Find fruits, vegetables, natural meats, fresh flowers and herbs. Discover makers of baked goods, local honey, homemade sauces and soaps. 678.297.0102; www.awesomealpharetta.com ATL AIRPORT DISTRICT Camp Creek Marketplace Located just five minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, East Point’s newest shopping, dining and entertainment center spans over 1,400 acres and has more than 100 household names. www.shopcampcreekmarketplace.com Downtown College Park The College Park Main Street Association helps to create a vibrant economically thriving business district to include shopping, dining, & more in the core of our great city. www.cpmsa.org Downtown East Point The shops, boutiques, restaurants and businesses in downtown East Point maintain the same historic character as the day they were built in the 1800s. www.downtowneastpoint.com Downtown Union City Just 10 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Union City events and attractions are one of the best kept secrets in the Atlanta area. www.unioncityga.org Hugh C. Conley Recreation Center The Conley Recreation Center is host to a number of recreation activities including adult & youth basketball, dance, gymnastics, karate, tutoring, zumba, swimming, and more. The Conley Center and City Auditorium can also be reserved for special events. www.atldistrict.com Jefferson Park Recreation Center Jefferson Park Recreation Center provides a convenient place to host sports-related camps and activities of all sorts. www.atldistrict.com ATLANTA Atlanta’s Food Halls, Glorious Shopping and more! Ponce City & Krog Street Markets; Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta are all exceptionally unique neighborhood destinations offering the ultimate in shopping and dining…whether you’re looking for hip, authenticity or pampered luxury! 404.521.6600; www.atlanta.net CNN Studio Tours Get an up-close look at global news in the making. Visitors to CNN/Worldwide will experience a 55-minute guided walking tour with exclusive, behind-thescenes views of Atlanta’s CNN studios of news and broadcasting. 404.827.2300; www.cnn.com/tour LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta Stack, create and imagine at LEGOLAND® built on the top floor of Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. Filled with hours of hands-on, interactive fun, kids will love playing inside one of the world’s biggest boxes of LEGO bricks. 404.848.9252; www.atlanta.legolanddiscoverycenter.com Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) Atlanta’s new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment stadium, will open its doors to the world in 2017 and serve as the new home to the Atlanta Falcons football team; Atlanta United soccer and many high-profile college football games, concerts and events. www.mercedesbenzstadium.com World of Coca-Cola This Atlanta attraction has welcomed guests from six continents, more than 75 countries, all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, all of whom have experienced the history of the world’s most famous soft drink. Get closer than ever before to the vault containing the 130-year secret recipe, view more than 1,200 never-before-displayed artifacts and get an inside look at the bottling process. 800.676.COKE; www.worldofcoca-cola.com CLAYTON COUNTY Atlanta State Farmers Market Pick up the produce of the season at this 150-acre, open-air farmers market full of outdoor stands containing fresh fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers. It’s considered the largest market of its kind in the United States. 404.675.1782; www.agr.georgia.gov/atlanta-farmers-market.aspx Georgia Archives Keeper of the state’s history and records, the Georgia Archives holds everything from draft cards to old state constitutions. Start your genealogical journey here to see what history your ancestors created for you to find. 678.364.3710; www.georgiaarchives.org National Archives at Atlanta Home to the famous, infamous and anonymous, the National Archives at Atlanta house the records and archive documents of the Southeast Region. Tours of the facility, exhibits, archives and lectures are open to the public. 770.968.2100; www.archives.gov/atlanta COBB COUNTY Lake Acworth Beautiful Lake Acworth is a 260 acre man-made lake located just southwest of the City of Acworth and adjacent to Allatoona Lake. Visitors can enjoy sunbathing on the Acworth Beach, fishing, hiking, camping and picnicking with family and friends. 770.974.7626; www.acworthtourism.org Smith Gilbert Gardens One of North Georgia’s hidden gems; Smith Gilbert Gardens is an established collectors garden, with more than 3,000 species of plants. The Gardens stand out as an exceptional blend of art, history and horticultural. 770.919.0248; www.smithgilbertgardens.com Smyrna Market Village Smyrna Market Village offers unique restaurants and a collection of personalized boutiques for visitors right in the heart of the City of Smyrna. 770.874.6200; www.smyrnavinings.com/smyrnamarket-village-shopping The Battery Atlanta The Battery will be the South’s preeminent lifestyle destination. Building upon the rich history of the Atlanta Braves and anchored by their new home -- SunTrust Park. The Battery Atlanta will feature boutique shopping, chef-driven restaurants, an Omni Hotel, and The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre. www.batteryatl.com DEKALB COUNTY Buford Highway International Corridor An incredible array of intentional retails shops and restaurants line Buford Highway, which includes the cities of Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville. Shoppers will discover fascinating items from across the world as well as delicious eats from around the globe. www.discoverdekalb.com DUNWOODY d’Vine Wine Bar & Shop Enjoy a glass or purchase a bottle, pair with delicious accompaniments, or come for the wine tasting events where more than 60 wines are offered. 5486 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. 770.350.9463; www.atlantawinebar.com “Everything Will Be Ok” Mural Local artist, Jason Kofke, erected an inspiring work on the side the Spruill Gallery’s seed house in 2009. Years have passed and the mural still serves as a sign of encouragement for all who encounter it. 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Perimeter Mall The second-largest mall in the Southeast boasts over 200 vendors offering signature retailers, boutiques, designer-exclusive shops and more. Indulge in a spa day at Woodhouse Day Spa or dine at a number of restaurants located onsite. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Did you know that Atlanta Metro has become a mecca for filmmakers? From movies about southern belles to blockbuster TV shows showcasing walking zombies, Atlanta’s communities provide a daily opportunity to star gaze! Vino Venue A comfortable yet elegant haven to explore wine pairings and offerings via single selections and flights, expertly recommended by Vino Venue’s wine-savvy staff. 4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. 770.668.0435; www.vinovenue.com GWINNETT COUNTY Gwinnett Braves Take me out to the ballgame! The Gwinnett Braves are the Triple-A International League affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and all home games are played at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Tickets begin at just $9! 678-277-0340; www.gwinnettbraves.com Jones Bridge Park Jones Bridge Park in Peachtree Corners offers beautiful scenic views and access to the Chattahoochee River for fishing. The park has several amenities, including pavilions for events, picnic areas and a playground. 678.277.0920; bit.ly/jonesbridgepark Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Feast on a 4-course meal while cheering for brave knights on horseback competing in sword fights and an authentic jousting tournament. The castle houses a decorated Hall of Arms, Museum of Torture and on-site stables. 1.888.WE.JOUST (935.6878); www.medievaltimes.com The Forum on Peachtree Parkway This beautiful open-air shopping destination is home to more than 60 upscale retailers, restaurants and boutiques, many of them unique to Atlanta. Charmingly designed with European architecture, brick facades, copper gutters and cobblestone sidewalks. 770.368.8811; www.theforumonpeachtree.com HENRY COUNTY JailHouse Brewing Company Brewed in the old city jail of Hampton, JailHouse offers hand-crafted beers that marry small-batch ingenuity with refreshing palatability. Brewery tours and tastings are available Thursday – Saturday. Come see how barley, water and hops become something to celebrate. 678.734.3202; www.jailhousebrewing.com Locust Grove Train Watching Platform Watch the more than 40 trains that pass through Locust Grove each day from the comfort of the new Train Watching Platform. Located in historic downtown the platform is just steps away from unique shops and restaurants. 770.957.5043; www.visitlocustgrove.com/things-to-do.php Tanger Outlets Discover a world of savings on the nation’s leading brands and designer labels, including Columbia Sportswear, Francesca’s, Express Factory, Brooks Brothers, Under Armour, Ann Taylor, Children’s Place, J.Crew, and more. Bus tours welcome. 770.957.5310; www.tangeroutlet.com/locustgrove JOHNS CREEK Foodie Paradise A hub for the epicurean, Johns Creek offers an extraordinary variety of restaurants from around the world with more than 125 restaurants representing over 25 countries within the city limits. From Italian and Indian, to Cuban and Greek – or just that classic, can’t-go-wrong burger – come see what makes Johns Creek a foodie’s paradise. www.johnscreekcvb.com Newtown Dream Dog Park Recognized as one of the top dog parks in the country, Newtown Dream Dog Park is a full acre of fenced-in, four-legged fun. Offering separate areas for small and large dogs to socialize, this hot spot in Newtown Park features artificial turf, sprinklers, obstacles for dogs to play around, and benches for humans to sit upon. www.johnscreekcvb.com Veterans Memorial Walk The Veterans Memorial Walk at Newtown Park stands as symbol of remembrance and respect for all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Services. The four-acre memorial features a paved trail, lined with black granite monuments. Each monument pays homage to a conflict, beginning with WWI and includes special monuments for Purple Heart Recipients, POW/MIAs, and Women in Service. www.johnscreekcvb.com MARIETTA Historic Marietta Square It’s hip to be square! Eclectic shopping, restaurants, and museums all set around a beautiful turn-of-the-Century town square. 770.429.1115; www.mariettasquare.com PEACHTREE CITY The Southern Hollywood Film Tour Peachtree City may be a long way from Hollywood, but the film industry has made the trip! Check out the sights from Sweet Home Alabama, Joyful Noise, The Walking Dead, and more! 404.310.9613; www.visitpeachtreecity.com Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Tour Get a sneak peek into all of the moving parts that are a major asset to the Grammy award winning artist. Under one roof, you will see creation and creativity, all in an effort to develop Zac’s biggest passion, Camp Southern Ground. www.southernground.com ROSWELL Andretti Indoor Karting and Games An adrenalin rush! Two professionally designed SuperKart race tracks; 30’ rock-climbing wall; seven element high ropes course; 120-plus electronic games; billiards. A breather at Andretti Grill is a must. 770.992.5688; www.andrettikarting.com Canton Street – A Georgia “Great Street” Vibrant and just plain fun with unique shops, galleries, hip restaurants and outdoor cafes housed in period buildings. 800.776.7935; Roswell, GA www.visitroswellga.com Roswell’s Historic District A 640+ acre historic district filled with antebellum homes, mill houses, shops housed in period storefronts, art galleries, sidewalk cafés and outstanding restaurants. A nationally designated bicycle friendly community. 800.776.7935; www.visitroswellga.com SANDY SPRINGS Center Ice Arena Get out on the ice, or catch an Atlanta Capitals hockey game at Center Ice Arena. Opened in 2014, Center Ice offers a wide variety of activities for individuals and groups, including public skating hours and hockey, ice skating and curling clinics. www.centericearena.org
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