Day Trip: Experience Avalon

Welcome to Avalon– a shopper’s haven, a foodie’s playground and the perfect place to get a jumpstart on your 2021 resolutions. 

Photo Credit: Avalon

Established in 2014 Avalon, located right off Exit 10 on Georgia 400, is an 86-acre mixed-use development with more than 500,000 square feet of retail, a 12-screen movie theater (currently closed due to Covid), conference center and full-service hotel, corporate office space, single-family residences and luxury rental homes. Developed by North American Properties this OTP hotspot draws visitors from around the region and is known for delivering a high-end experience. Whether your new year’s resolutions include getting in shape, reading more, getting some much needed relaxation time, or finally tackling that pantry organization project, Avalon has what you need. Because we love you, we put together an itinerary that is sure to help you tackle those resolutions and start 2021 off on the right foot!

You can’t have a day of revitalization on an empty stomach, so we suggest beginning with a delicious breakfast at South City Kitchen, located inside the Hotel at Avalon. We’re all about the Malted Buttermilk Waffles, but if you’re looking for something on the lighter side (pesky resolutions!) we suggest the delicious Egg White Frittata. If you do decide to splurge for the waffles then your next stop should probably be Club Pilates. Didn’t pack your athletic wear? No problem! Swing by Lululemon, or Athleta to grab your functional & fashionable gear. 

After your sweat session you’ll probably want to relax, recharge and maybe shower? The Woodhouse Day Spa is a can’t miss! The experienced team offers a variety of services including: massage therapy, skin care, nail services and even sleep treatments. After the spa we suggest a pitstop at Drybar (or Boardroom for the guys!) for a quick blowout to get you looking your best for the rest of the day. 

Time for lunch? We thought so. True Food Kitchen offers health-conscious dishes that focus on simple ingredients and simple preparations. Jackfruit Lettuce Wraps? Yes, please! We also love Superica, Antico Pizza and Colletta.

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Now on to the shopping. Need to get organized? Hit up The Container Store to fulfill your wildest rainbow organization dreams. Want to get outside more this year? Stop by High Country Outfitters for all your clothing and equipment needs. Is reading on your 2021 to do list? Visit the family-owned, Posman Books to browse their selection of adult and children’s books. Feeling like this is the year to get in shape? Pop into the Peloton store to experience the Peloton craze for yourself and get advice from their expert team members. 

End your day with cocktails and another delicious meal at Oak Steakhouse, or stop by Whole Foods Market to grab some natural, organic ingredients for a meal at home. If you’re not ready to say goodbye to the luster that is Avalon (we don’t blame you!) you can always turn your daytrip into an overnight escape by booking a room at the absolutely stunning Hotel at Avalon. Does that mean you get to wake up and do it all over again? We say go for it!