Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau

American Girl Doll

May 11, 2016 | View on Facebook

ag3There is nothing more special than spending quality time with your kiddos. And the Alpharetta, Georgia – Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is making it easy for families to get together and enjoy a weekend away with their American Girl package!

“Alpharetta is home to the only American girl doll store Boutique and Bistro in Georgia. It highlights numerous activities that kids and their families can experience,” says Janet Rodgers, President & CEO of Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We are giving away the ultimate experience at American Girl Alpharetta for one lucky gal and her family.”

The family can enjoy a two night stay at the Residence Inn Alpharetta North Point Mall, August 26-28, an American Girl “Girl of the Year” doll, Lea Clark, a tour of the Boutique and Bistro, salon treatments for the winner’s doll, $300 American Girl gift card and lunch for a party of four in the American Girl Bistro.

Birmingham resident, Kara Lindstrom Scholl, and her daughter love having mother/daughter weekends away to the American Girl Doll Boutique & Bistro—they go every year for her daughter’s birthday. It’s an easy trip and more importantly memorable.

“We go to Alpharetta because it’s an easy drive from Birmingham,” says Kara. “It’s such a special time for us. My daughter said she would like to keep going to the store every year until she’s at least 50. So I plan to take her! The memories mean so much to both of us!”

Need a fun family getaway? Enter to win the ultimate American Girl weekend package! The contest runs through June 30. For more information and to plan a trip to Alpharetta, visit


May 18, 2016 | View on Facebook

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 8.48.11 PMThe weekend is almost here! It’s Wednesday and we know that everyone is already planning how to spend it. Look no further. We’ve got the perfect idea– a getaway, a trip to ‪#‎Alpharetta‬, Georgia!

The city of Alpharetta is the perfect home away from home. A quick drive, mild climate, plethora of events, awesome restaurants and modern hotels make it easy to take a vacation.

“Alpharetta is home to almost 100 unique attractions, restaurants, shops and events that you can’t find anywhere else,” says Janet Rodgers, President & CEO of Alpharetta, Georgia – Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Alpharetta has many annual events that you can’t miss throughout the year along with cooking school classes, concerts and more.”

Want a leisurely morning, relaxing afternoon and exciting night out? Alpharetta has it covered. Take a walk around downtown Alpharetta and shop at the farmers market every Saturday morning, collect and enjoy one-of-a kind art from local artists gathered in the heart of the city, and get a drink at the best restaurants and breweries in the South. Don’t miss out on some of the coolest upcoming events: Alpharetta Arts Streetfest Performance and Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest.

“A weekend in Alpharetta is anything you want it to be! Our suggested itineraries are themed so you can determine what the best options are to keep your crew entertained,” says Janet.

The best weekends contain three key features good food, friends and tons of fun activities. Alpharetta, Georgia has everything. Don’t miss the fun– gather your friends and family and get ready for a fun filled weekend in Alpharetta! To see what this city has to offer and to plan an unforgettable weekend, visit

36 Hours in Alpharetta

May 25, 2016 | View on Facebook

top golfThe city of ‪#‎Alpharetta‬ is perfect for a fun filled girl’s weekend, bachelor party or family vacay. Gather your friends, buckle up and get ready for an unforgettable 36 hours.

The activities are endless in Alpharetta.

“A girl’s weekend in Alpharetta is not complete without shopping around North Point Mall, Avalon and downtown Alpharetta. Bachelors can enjoy the nightlife, and shoot a hole-in-one at Topgolf, bowl at Main Event Entertainment and ride dirt bikes at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Families can find fun at American Girl Boutique & Bistro, the The Cooler – Alpharetta Family Skate Center and the many festivals throughout the city,” says Janet Rodgers, President & CEO of Alpharetta, Georgia – Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau

Birmingham resident, Megan Wilson Fingerman, and friends planned a trip to Alpharetta for a girl’s getaway. They were hoping for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend and ended up having an adventure they will always cherish.

“Every year we plan a girl’s trip to a fun new city, this year was Alpharetta,” says Megan. “The shopping at Avalon was amazing, along with all the unique restaurants. And at night we got to enjoy an evening of drinks and games at Topgolf. It’s a weekend of memories we will never forget.”

Check into one of the 23 modern, affordable hotels, every one offers five-star service—so there’s no going wrong! Gear up and get ready for a night out downtown for dinner and drinks. Start off with appetizers and dinner at a restaurant only found in Alpharetta. And for a night cap walk to one of the many local breweries and indulge in some one-of-a-kind brews. With Alpharetta being home to some of the best restaurants and breweries in the South you’ll be satisfied with any venue.

To make your own memories during an ‪#‎OnlyInAlpharetta‬ weekend, visit

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