Alpharetta in Fulton County, Georgia is a northern suburb of Atlanta and is home to more than 57,000 people. Come and experience the city's suburban charm and see its many wonderful attractions with a bus rental and charter in Alpharetta, Georgia today!
Why not kick off your tour of the city by getting on a bus rental and charter in Alpharetta, Georgia and exploring the Downtown Alpharetta Historic District? Located in the center of the city, this district has several historic buildings that date back from the 18th and 19th centuries. The area has been restored and modern buildings have been replaced with period structures, some of them now serving as shopping and dining venues. You can also go the weekly Alpharetta Farmers Market in the downtown area and get fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, as well as edible goods like jams.
You can also know more about the city's past by going to the historic Mansell House and Gardens, a 1912 Queen Anne-style house that is now home to the Alpharetta Historical Society and which also serves as a special event facility. Other venues in the city that have historical significance and have been included in the National Registry of Historic Places are Newtown Elementary School and the Simeon and Jane Rucker Log House.
The Milton Log Cabin is also worth checking out. This log cabin was built by students of Future Farmers of America in 1935 and resembles life in the late 19th century. Just be sure to make an appointment for you to tour the cabin.
The city also offers great shopping options out of downtown. Hop on a bus rental and charter in Alpharetta, Georgia and see Avalon Alpharetta at the heart of the city. This 86-acre development offers more than 500,000 square feet of retail space, as well as a 12-screen premium theater, high-end hotel and residences and luxury homes, and an entertainment hub. There's also the North Point Mall, which is considered to be one of the largest shopping malls in the country, being anchored by Sears, JCPenney, Rich's, Lord & Taylor, and Mervyn's.
Meanwhile, the Walk of Memories at American Legion Post 201 pays tribute to U.S. Armed Forces veterans through a brick walk that is inscribed with the names of all Georgia residents that were killed in service during and after WWII. Also on display are a tank and helicopter.
Go to the Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park, where you can take a walking tour of the 26 kinds of trees. There's also the Alpharetta Arboretum at Cogburn Road Park, which showcases seven kinds of trees. You can also check out the Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway, a 6.1-mile-long concrete path that runs through the woods along Big Creek where you can walk, bike, jog, or skate. There are also additional mountain bike trails. Another outdoor destination is Encore Park, which also has the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, a 12,000-capacity outdoor venue that also serves as the summer home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Alpharetta also has many festivals and annual events. For one, there's the Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest, held every first Saturday of October on the streets of Historic Downtown Alpharetta. There will be brew, wine, and food from some of the city's best restaurants. Then there's Taste of Alpharetta is an annual food festival that features live music, food from local restos, and art exhibits. You also have the Wire and Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival in Downtown Alpharetta every October. Other events you can enjoy in the city include: