Atlanta North for Anyone
Collected by Frederick Simeon
Northern Atlanta has all the advantages of the suburbs with convenience of the city. Here, you'll discover plenty of "hidden gems," from kayaking the Chattahoochee, to the local foodie and artistic scenes, to world-famous entertainment.
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30346, USA
Perimeter Mall is the place to find American mall staples and upscale retailers in a casual atmosphere. The generous, yet unimposing space hosts retailers like Banana Republic and Brooks Brothers, smaller chain boutiques and kiosks, and larger...
121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
5610 Glenridge Dr #110, Sandy Springs, GA 30342, USA
All pizza lovers should stop by Blue Moon Pizza for a truly unique slice. These delicious, gluten-free pizzas have hand-rolled, hand-tossed, hand-stretched crust; the sauce is made from vine-to-packaged California plum tomatoes and is mixed with...
5600 Roswell Rd Ste M-003, Sandy Springs, GA 30342, USA
Guests of sports bar Taco Mac in Sandy Springs might not know that there's a secret beer heaven at their feet. Formerly known as The Fred Bar, named for beverage manager Fred Crudder, it is only available to members of Taco Mac's Brewniversity and...
2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA
Atlanta's premier performing arts venue opened in 2007, and cost $145 million to build. The 2,750 seat facility hosts traveling Broadway shows, musicians, comedians, ballet, opera, and special events. You may also recognize the building from its...
1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Stumbling across the High Museum of Art during a weekend trip to Atlanta gave me new perspective on the Southern art scene. I especially enjoyed the Picasso to Warhol temporary exhibit, and the Southern tilt—the museum has a heavy influence...
9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, GA 30075, USA
The community-supported Chattahoochee Nature Center is tucked between Marietta and Sandy Springs along the Chattahoochee River. The 127-acre park has hiking trails, wildlife walks, gardens, and an interpretive center. It’s a good place to spot...
6112 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA
Named for Persian poet Jelaluddin Rumi, Rumi’s Kitchen is the place to sample Persian cuisine in Atlanta. Uniquely Middle Eastern flavors cover the menu with ingredients like saffron, turmeric, and mint. Open for lunch and dinner, Rumi's is best...
1577 N Decatur Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Named for the flour that makes the famous Neapolitan pizza, Double Zero Napoletana has brought upscale Italian to the suburbs. The pizza, cooked in authentic ovens brought over from the motherland, are clearly the star of the show, particularly...
4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA
Also located on the Chattahoochee River, Canoe provides beautiful views of the water and celebrates local seafood and other ingredients. The restaurant showcases Springer Mountain chicken, Carolina rabbit, and Enchanted Springs rainbow trout as...
352 S Atlanta St, Roswell, GA 30075, USA
This unassuming coffeehouse has become one of my favorite places to work, mostly for the delicious chai lattes and free Wi-Fi—but there's much more to it than that. Land of a Thousand Hills was founded in 2005 by local Jonathan Golden, who wanted...
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30346, USA
Modeled after the cafes of Europe, Cafe Intermezzo brings you to Vienna with its European-style coffee, desserts, and late-night bites. Their sweet and savory crepes, breakfast dishes, and selection of more than 70 cakes and pastries are all well...
235 Sandy Springs Cir, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, USA
Held every Saturday afternoon April through November, the Sandy Springs Farmers' Market brings fresh produce to suburbanites. In addition to the fruits, vegetables, meat, and eggs, vendors sell artisan food products like specialty cheeses, olive...
801 Atlanta St, Roswell, GA 30075, USA
Red Baron’s Antiques is known in the region for selling the most unique and quirky antique pieces around. While auctions are their main focus, bringing in buyers from around the country, the store imports pieces from Europe, so you never know what...
6500 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA
For those of us looking to dress well on a budget, Rag-O-Rama brings together the best of vintage and “pre-loved” clothing and accessories. When visiting their newest Sandy Springs location, keep an eye out for hidden designer finds...
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