Atlanta North with Friends
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.
1305 Indian Trail NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, USA
Want to get away from the hustle of the city? The Palisades is where you need to go! With trails in East and West Palisades, there's a path for everyone. Meander through bamboo forests, follow along the Chattahoochee river, or hike up to lookout...
3400 Wooddale Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, USA
Stave off the sniffles with a solid dose of vitamins from one of the best juice shops in town. Roots juices are cold-pressed, so you get to drink the benefit of all those bug-busting minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. The smoothies are pretty...
290 Hilderbrand Dr, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA
If you’re into live jazz, here is your hotspot. Here you’ll find vibrant music just about every night of the week. Cafe 290 serves food as well, with plenty of bar favorites, like lemon pepper chicken wings and mozzarella sticks. Parking can be...
5600 Roswell Rd NE #21, Sandy Springs, GA 30342, USA
Five Seasons Brewing Company crafts their own suds with the help of brewmaster Kevin McNerney—who developed the brewery's famed Hopgasm IPA and Belgian Wit, among others. The pub's menu also features a full selection of unusual eats, like lamb...
3652 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA
Want to see some quality shows at Atlanta's longest running comedy club? Head to The Punchline in Sandy Springs to hear the best of the best. Offering at least two shows each night, you can't go wrong! With performers like Eddie Murphy, Richard...
200 Morgan Falls Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30350, USA
Another great park for outdoor lovers is the Morgan Falls Overlook. Located at a dam on the Chattahoochee River, it’s a the place to have a picnic, let the little ones play on the playground, or to put in your kayak for a trip downstream. There’s...
6700 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30339, USA
Set along the Chattahoochee River, Ray’s has been an Atlanta institution since 1984. It’s the spot for power lunches and ladies who lunch for their steaks and seafood. The jumbo lump crab cake is large enough to be two meals in one.
5975 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, USA
Vegetarians and carnivores alike flock to Cafe Sunflower, a Sandy Springs staple since 1994. Known for having one of the best veggie burgers around, it’s a place where you won’t miss the meat. The dishes are inspired by flavors from throughout the...
121 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GA 30346, USA
This local Mexican chain is conveniently located across the street from Perimeter Mall, making it a great spot for a quick bite and $4 house margarita. It’s popular with the after work crowd, particularly for the build-your-own salads,...
5064 Nandina Ln, Atlanta, GA 30338, USA
The craft beer industry has taken off in Atlanta within the last few years, particularly establishments selling growlers, or draft beer in to-go jugs. Moondog Growlers opened three area locations within the last two years, in Marietta, Dunwoody,...
1998 Delk Industrial Blvd SE, Marietta, GA 30067, USA
While most of Atlanta's breweries are "ITP," or inside the perimeter, Red Hare Brewing Company is the newest kid on the beer block, located in nearby Marietta. They've recently become the first Georgia brewery to sell their beer in cans....
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...
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30346, USA
This bakery has been listed as having the best croissants in the city, and you will likely agree. Pastry chef Alon Balshan opened in 1994 in Virginia Highland selling baked goods and artisan food and wine products. The Perimeter location is an...
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