As summer winds down, plan a fall getaway to Brookhaven, Georgia, for a weekend filled with shopping excursions, outdoor leisure, and diverse dining that spans down-home fare to meals served with a side of theatrics.
Only 10 miles outside of downtown Atlanta, Brookhaven’s small-town atmosphere offers a pleasant reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the big city. These welcoming, walkable neighborhoods serve up new discoveries around every corner.
Whether you’re looking for a casual lunch or an upscale date night, enticing chef-owned restaurants abound. Grab an authentic Cuban sandwich from Havana Sandwich Shop or partake in traditional Southern fare at Donnie’s Country Cookin’. Looking for dinner with a little drama? Enjoy Petite Violette’s fine French cuisine while you take in their murder mystery show, “Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem,” on Friday and Saturday nights.
Shop for home décor, haute couture, and unexpected treasures at local boutiques. Booklovers will delight in spending an afternoon getting lost in the aisles of Atlanta Vintage Books. Head to Redefined Home Boutique to discover new furniture, or swing by Vestique for one-of-a-kind, stylish clothing options.
Find creative inspiration in colorful galleries, museums, and architecture as you walk the gothic halls of Oglethorpe University’s campus. At the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Gallery offers a variety of Himalayan, Tibetan, and Indian art. On display through October 2023, HeartBound Ministries: Art from the Inside features paintings and sculptures created by artists currently in the Georgia prison system. The Fritz Paul Zimmer 50th Anniversary Exhibition displays the sculpture works of the former Oglethorpe Dean of Art, as well as a number of his personal effects.
Venture off the beaten path at Brookhaven’s beautiful parks filled with recreation fields, woods, ponds, and wide-open green spaces. Stroll along sunlight-dappled trails beneath a canopy of trees at Murphey Candler Park, or take a bike ride along the Peachtree Creek Greenway, a pedestrians-only path that easily connects many of the sights, sounds, and tastes of Brookhaven neighborhoods.
Add some festivity to your visit by attending one of the area’s special events, such as Taste Brookhaven on September 21 and the Brookhaven International Festival, October 21–22. These fun-filled celebrations bring the community together for delicious cuisine, wine tastings, and wonderful live music.
Whether you rent a private home or enjoy the amenities of a luxe hotel, there are all manner of places to stay in Brookhaven, making you feel at home even if it’s your very first visit. Start planning and book your trip today at ExploreBrookhaven.com!