Top Things to Do in Alpharetta, Georgia
Alpharetta is a vibrant city in northern Georgia and there are a plethora of things to do there. Whether you are looking for culture, shopping, nature, or something new and exciting, you will find it in this beautiful city.
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Georgia, and we stayed in Alpharetta. What I loved about this city is the greenery (it was beautiful), there was plenty of amenities nearby and even more to do within driving distance. Whether it is heading to Senoia, or going into the city, Atlanta.
Here are the best things to do in Alpharetta, Georgia:
World of Coca-Cola
I am a huge fan of Coke Zero, in fact, I have a Coke Zero can keychain hanging on my keys as we speak from World of Coca-Cola. When you visit, you can experience the history of the world’s most famous beverage brand. You can get up close and personal to the 132-year-old secret formula for Coca-Cola.
You can see the vault containing the secret recipe, view more than 1,200 never-before-displayed artifacts and get a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process. Take a trip around the world in a thrilling 4-D movie experience and try out more than 100 beverages from around the world. It’s such a fun experience!
World of Coca-Cola hours:
- Saturday4/27/199:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Sunday4/28/1910:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Monday4/29/1910:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Tuesday4/30/1910:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Wednesday5/1/1910:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Thursday5/2/1910:00 am – 5:00 pm
American Girl Boutique and Bistro
Every American Girl lover will love the chance to visit this boutique and bistro to purchase a new doll, clothes, or accessories, and then dine with their special friend at the bistro. There are special events held at the bistro throughout the year as well.
American Girl Doll Mall Hours:
- Monday 10:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday 10:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday 10:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday 10:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
- Friday 10:00 a.m. — 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday 10:00 a.m. — 9:00 p.m.
- Sunday 11:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Special Store Hours
- April 21 Closed
- May 27 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
- July 4 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
- September 2 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
American Girl Doll Bistro Hours:
- Monday 11:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday 11:00 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday 11:00 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
- Thursday 11:00 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
- Friday 11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday 10:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday 11:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Special Bistro Hours
- April 2 — 4 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- April 6 — 10:00 am — 7:30 pm
- April 13 — 10:00 am — 7:30 pm
- April 20 — 10:00 am — 7:30 pm
- April 21 Closed
- April 27 — 10:00 am — 7:30 pm
- May 4 — 10:00 am — 7:30 pm
- May 11 — 10:00 am — 7:30 pm
- May 18 — 10:00 am — 7:30 pm
- May 25 — 10:00 am — 7:30 pm
- May 27 — 11:00 am — 3:00 pm
- May 28 — 30 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- June 4 — 7 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- June 11 — 14 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- June 18 — 21 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- June 25 — 28 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- July 2 — 3 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- July 4 — 11:00 am — 3:00 pm
- July 5 — 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- July 9 — 12 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- July 16 — 19 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- July 23 — 26 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- July 30 — August 2 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- August 6 — 9 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- August 16 — 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- August 23 — 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- August 30 — 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
- September 2 — 11:00 am — 3:00 pm
Milton Log Cabin – AHS Log Cabin
This is the last FFA constructed cabin that is still in use in the United States today and it can be found on the grounds of the Milton High School. If you love history, you will enjoy looking at the furnishings and implements inside the cabin from the 19th century. The best time to visit the cabin in late September when the Alpharetta Heritage Festival is held.
Historic Mansell House
You can schedule an appointment to walk through this Queen Anne Style home to see the original pine floors, antique mantles, and period antiques. While the inside of the home is beautiful, the gardens are even better with their spectacular views, gazebo, and arbor.
Milton Log Cabin & Mansell House Hours:
Mon 11:00 – 2:00
Wed and Fri 10:00 – 2:00
or by appointment.
To schedule an appointment, call 770-475-4663
Walking Dead Excursion Tours
First of all, if you’re a zombie fan, you’ll love ATL. The Walking Dead is a BIG PART of Georgia, and you can go on a tour of the filming locations in Atlanta or Senoia. There are plenty of options available to you, and you will have a blast as you take selfies in the same places that your favorite zombies stood.
While the tours aren’t within Alpharetta, the location of Alpharetta puts you in a great position to travel to the tours in both Atlanta and Senoia. As a result, you’ll be one very happy zombie fan by getting in on these tours. You can find many by searching online or taking your own tour.
You will love venturing through Avalon as it is much more than a shopping center. While you are there, you can also go to the movies, play a game of bocce, sit by the fire pit or ice skate on cooler days, visit with friends in the living room, or make a wish at the fountain.
Avalon Alpharetta Mall Hours:
Webb Bridge Park
This park is one of the best in Alpharetta and you will love it there at any time of the year. There is plenty of space for walking, running, and playing any type of outdoor activity. During the warmer days of the year, you can play in the water feature or build a massive sandcastle.
Hours of Webb Bridge Park:
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Every Day
If you’re craving BBQ food, you have to visit Smokejack. It’s located in the heart of historic Alpharetta, located in a charming 180-year old building that has served the community in a variety of ways. They specialize in low smoked, hand-pulled pork to moist tender ribs to their signature beef burnt ends. Make sure that you try the mac and cheese, it’s incredible and the burnt ends are amazing. Pulled pork is so tender, so give it a try!
Smoke Jack BBQ Hours:
SUN-THURS 11AM TO 9PM
FRI-SAT 11AM TO 10PM
If you’re looking for a nice day or night out, Top Golf in Alpharetta is the way to go. It is a sports entertainment complex that features an inclusive, high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy. Keep in mind that the price is based by hour, not by person.
You can enjoy food and bevvies and if it gets chilly, no worries, it’s climate-controlled. There is music to get you pumped up and every Topgolf has such a cool vibe. Once you’re a member, you’re a lifetime member! How cool is that?
Top Golf Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 9:00am – 11:00pm
Fri – Sat: 9:00am – 1:00am
Sun: 9:00am – 11:00pm
Another great day trip idea is visiting Stone Mountain. It is one of Georgia’s popular attractions and features a wide variety of family activities. It is 3,200 acres of natural beauty, adventure awaits as you discover interactive family-friendly attractions and many natural and historic sights. Make sure that you check their site to see the dozens of exciting annual events. As a result, Stone Mountain is open year-round, but attraction and Lasershow hours vary by season.
Stone Mountain Hours:
Open year-round, check calendar for hours.
Above all, you will have a blast when you spend time in Alpharetta and you may find that you never want to leave. And furthermore, you will be having so much fun, and everyone is so nice in this area, there really wouldn’t be any reason to!
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This is just a small list of things to do but, there are so many other things you can discover. One of the best part of this area is the green space and parks. It truly is a beautiful place that you will enjoy visiting!
Have you ever visited Alpharetta in Georgia?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.