Alpharetta, Georgia is known as Technology City, but until about 1980, it was only a small community of about 3,000 people. The first settlers in this community, located approximately 25 miles north of Atlanta, arrived with the promise of community land ownership in about 1830 and established a trading post. Alpharetta was often used as a convenient overnight stopping point between Atlanta and Dahlonega. The population voted to incorporate in 1858. Learn more about the city's early history by spending a couple of hours at the Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum.
Today, over 85,000 people work for Alpharetta's 100 software development companies, more than 50 health IT and MedTech companies, and over 40 fintech companies.
During your visit, you can dine on Southern comfort food at South Main Kitchen, grab a delicious sandwich from Maple Street Biscuit Company, or eat traditional barbecue at Smokejack. After lunch, you may go for a stroll at one of the city's parks: North, Rock Mill, or Webb Bridge. If you're in the mood for shopping, you can visit Avalon, an 86-acre community that features 500,000 square feet of retail space and a 12-screen movie theater. In the Alpharetta City Center, you will find even more shops and restaurants.
Atlanta Dogwood Festival – This three-day festival occurring in April in Atlanta's Piedmont Park features art and music. Children will love the Kids Village.
SweetWater 420 Fest – This spring festival, held in Atlanta's Centennial Park on the weekend closest to Earth Day, features many craft beers, music, and other entertainment.
Decatur Book Festival – Engage with authors and those who love books at this festival in Decatur's square, which is 37 minutes south of Alpharetta. This two-day event usually starts in late August.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is in Virginia, about three hours northeast of Alpharetta. Consider using the park's Oconaluftee entrance near Cherokee, North Carolina. This will bring you into the park near the Mountain Farm Museum, where you will want to stop and explore the historical buildings collected from various locations in the park and moved to this location. The historic gristmill, called Mingus Mill, is a fantastic place to take selfies. Watch as you enter the Cataloochee Valley to see the elk that were reintroduced into the park in 2006. Cataloochee Creek is a terrific place to go fishing.
Congaree National Park is in South Carolina, four hours southeast of Alpharetta, and you will want to go on a paddling adventure around the cypress knees surrounding some of the tallest trees in the world at this location. Then take a walk along the boardwalk and visit with park rangers to learn more about this unique ecosystem.
Mammoth Cave National Park is in Kentucky, about five and a half hours northwest of Alpharetta, and it contains the largest known cave in the world. Officials have mapped over 600 miles of this cave and do not think they are half done. This is also an awe-inspiring place to go on a fishing and paddling adventure. There are many miles of hiking and biking trails.
Red Top Mountain State Park near Ackworth, 50 minutes northwest of Alpharetta, is a terrific place for a day of fishing, swimming, and water-skiing fun. There are over 15 miles of hiking and biking trails with many offering fantastic views of Lake Allatoona. This state park has a 93-site campground.
Fort Yargo State Park near Winder, an hour southeast of Alpharetta, features over 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. This park's lake is a terrific place to go fishing and swimming. There are 47 campsites in the campground.
Don Carter State Park near Gainesville, which is an hour northeast of Alpharetta, is on Lake Lanier’s shores. Go for a hike along the 14 miles of trails. Many of these trails are also open for biking and horseback riding.
A half-hour southwest of Alpharetta, the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area covers over 48 miles between Atlanta and Lake Sidney Lanier. The river is regularly stocked with over 23 species of game fish.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta showcases the places where this civil rights leader was born, lived, worked, and worshipped. It also contains his gravesite.
The Appalachian Trail runs for 76 miles in the Peach State. Many of those miles are in the mountains in the northern region, approximately an hour and 50 minutes northeast of Alpharetta.
You can find many unique Atlanta RV campgrounds near Alpharetta. There are 92 full-hookup sites at Scenic Mountain RV Resort near Milledgeville, two hours and 10 minutes southeast of Alpharetta, spread across 112 acres. All sites are graveled, and some feature concrete patios. Rates start at about $42 per night with weekly and monthly sites available.
Atlanta South RV Resort in McDonough, an hour south of Alpharetta, has 140 sites, 98 of which are pull-through. Cable television with 50 channels comes with each site, and there is also a swimming pool. Rates begin at about $55 per night at this campground, which is a short distance off Interstate 75.
Sweetwater Creek RV Reserve near Austell, which is 50 minutes southwest of Alpharetta, features 96 campsites. This campground features a laundry. Stays start at $65 per night, and long-term spots are available.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Alpharetta, GA, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Alpharetta?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Alpharetta from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Alpharetta?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.