Where Old South Hospitality and New South Imagination Come Together!
Alpharetta's slogan: "Enjoy, Experience, Explore; Everything's Possible!" describes the essence and
vitality of a city built on big dreams, freshly blazed trails and an attitude that all things are
possible. This richly diverse city offers a thriving culinary scene, leading arts district, luxury
accommodations, exciting recreation, trendy entertainment districts, and endless shopping opportunities.
Alpharetta is a city of celebration... there is sure to be a festival or special event occurring
during your visit! Some of the most widely known include the Taste of Alpharetta, Christmas in
Alpharetta, and the new Alpharetta Marathon, boasting 26 miles of gorgeous Georgia terrain. Numerous
other events highlighting the arts and Alpharetta's unique history are held throughout the year.
Dining in Alpharetta is more than a night out, if done right, it is a true experience! Take your pick
from the hundreds of fine dining, locally owned eateries, national franchises, or lively cafes that
dot the Alpharetta landscape. Mouth-watering dishes await you at any destination. Shopping in
Alpharetta is just as diverse and exciting. Enjoy the quaint antique shops along Main Street and
the fresh boutiques along Windward Parkway. From its recognizable shops such as Gap and Macy's to
its specialty stores like Paper Affair and Parson's, Alpharetta is a shopper's delight. The entire
city is chock full of interesting and unusual specialty shops.
Alpharetta loves to play! After hosting the Tour de Georgia, the ITU Duathlon, Planet 3 Games, and
now the Alpharetta Marathon, Alpharetta is quickly gaining a reputation as a renowned sports
destination. Nine top-rated golf courses enhance the area's existing natural beauty. Its parks and
recreational facilities have been honored at both the state and national level. A particularly
popular facility, the Big Creek Greenway, meanders through a heavily wooded wetlands area and provides
a wide, paved trail for walkers, joggers, in-line skaters, and bike riders to explore.
As written in an article in local magazine, Points North, Alpharetta is not content to rest on its
laurels; the forward thinking city is committed to making an awesome thing even better! On the
horizon is a new city center and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra planned amphitheater, Encore Park.
You are sure to find Alpharetta to be a destination unlike any other. The only thing you will not
find is a shortage of interesting things to enjoy, experience, and explore!