DiG Deep: A Day at The Exchange

EX-“CHANGE” IT UP! If you have yet to visit The Exchange in Buford, you’re in luck! Follow this itinerary for an all-day staycation at The Exchange, which occupies over 100 acres with retail, restaurants and entertainment galore. Be prepared to have your hands full and your day packed! The Exchange was the first mixed-use development in our area near the Mall of Georgia, designed with patrons’ needs in mind. Over 70 stores include boutiques, salons and entertainment like Top Golf and Andretti Indoor Karting and Games. The amenities don’t stop there; The Exchange has office space, residential flats and an 18-kitchen food hall for residents and visitors to explore. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get to planning!

Good morning! First things first, stretch your limbs, get dressed and let’s get some food in ya! Head on over to Snooze A.M. Eatery to try out the pancake of the week or a savory breakfast sandwich. Or, treat yourself to a freshly baked pastry and crafted coffee from Paris Baguette. There is no wrong way to start your morning off here!

You’ll find The Exchange is as action-packed as possible during your day trip. Get ready to take advantage of all the entertainment. I hope you got a coffee! Whether you’re a pickleball pro or just learning about the sport that’s taken the world by storm, we recommend Pickle and Social as a must-do when hanging out at The Exchange. With no membership required, visitors can reserve courts by the hour to compete, eat and drink, and hear some live music!

Winding Down
Pull a muscle at pickleball, or maybe you’re tired from all that laser tag at Andretti? Restore Hyper Wellness can get you energized and back to your best self. Restore has a plethora of therapies ranging from skin health services to IV therapy to core services such as compression treatments. Stop by Restore to test out these treatments and receive a personalized plan of your own!

If you’re tired after a long day of action-packed activities in Buford, no problem! Let dinner come to you! Visit Kura Revolving Sushi Bar for guaranteed authentic Japanese cuisine and certified, always-fresh ingredients. Take advantage of their creative menu, crafting new seasonal dishes each month. Kura is sure to have something unique to please your palate.

I cannot think of any other way to finish such a fulfilling day than to wrap things up with a sweet treat. As a dessert aficionado, I consider myself a tried and true expert when recommending a place to you! However, if it’s not enough coming from me, take it from the professionals on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, where Smallcakes has showcased their talents for three seasons. Treat yourself to one of their freshly baked, gourmet signature cupcakes. If you’re feeling even more adventurous, try one of their monthly specialty flavors like Blueberry Lime Ricotta or Kahlua Mudslide. Whatever funky flavor you choose, plan to be back for more.

No matter how you spend your time at The Exchange, one thing is for sure: there will always be more to discover!