Southeast Travel: Alpharetta Adventure

Southeast Travel

By Rachel Studebaker

When it’s time to sneak away and find hidden treasures off the beaten path, we’re fortunate to live in a region rich in culture and personality. In the Southeast, even the smallest towns can be home to a bounty of historic sites and alluring attractions. So if you’re hoping to find a perfect getaway, peruse this selection of not-to-be-missed attractions in nearby towns and create your ideal trip.


Alpharetta, GA

The perfect combination of big city fun and small-town heart – and conveniently situated only 30 minutes from metro Atlanta – Alpharetta is an ideal destination. For outdoor enthusiasts, the city offers award-winning parks, arboretums, and biking and hiking trails. For music lovers, there’s plenty of opportunities to listen to live local performances and big-name artists. For art lovers and foodies, Alpharetta features galleries, art festivals, and everything from local brews to upscale chefs’ creations. Plan your adventure at 



Family and friends can come together for shared fun at the Fairway Social. This destination offers activities for all ages and skill levels with competitive games on world-class simulators. Plus, guests can enjoy delicious all-day dining, a rooftop patio with music, and a back nine putting course.



The Velvet Note is a hidden gem for music lovers. Nestled in the heart of Alpharetta, this cozy jazz club offers an intimate ambience, plush seating, and impeccable sound quality as it immerses patrons in live jazz, blues, and soul music for a memorable night out.

ameris bank amphitheatre in alpharetta


April through October is concert season at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock, and top 40 pop. This impressive venue has acoustics that make every seat – from the front row to the picnic-style general admission area – feel like the best seat in the house.

the ginger room in alpharetta


The Ginger Room is a haven for tea enthusiasts in search of a leisurely afternoon tea or a private tasting session. This charming tearoom invites guests to savor the simple pleasures of life as they sip from delicate porcelain teacups and enjoy an extensive selection of premium loose-leaf teas sourced from around the world.

three women having fun in the wire and wood alpharetta songwriters festival in downtown alpharetta


The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival will fill downtown Alpharetta with music on October 11 and 12 this year. This free event features both locally and nationally recognized acts on multiple stages, where listeners will hear incredible performances and learn the stories behind some of their favorite songs.

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