Gwinnett, Georgia is one of Atlanta’s fastest-growing counties. It is quite easy to spend an adventurous weekend in Gwinnett. While Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, is a popular place to visit and spend time, Gwinnett is just 30 minutes from Atlanta’s downtown and has an abundance to offer.

Gwinnett is also known as the Seoul of the South due to its Korean influence inspired by its diversity. Gwinnett is a melting pot of culture which makes it boom with great food and diversity.

Whether you’re a Georgia local or looking for a weekend getaway to a new destination, there’s so much to do in a weekend in Gwinnet that I bet you there’s something new and rewarding for everyone! This guide will provide options for families, girls, and couples. All activities are easily adaptable and interchangeable.

Friday Afternoon

TGIF! Celebrate the end of a workweek and the upcoming weekend in Gwinnett in nature before relaxing with a brew.

Get Outdoors

What better way to start your weekend in Gwinnett than to enjoy nature? Gwinnett is known for its natural beauty. Check out the beautiful Tribble Mill Park, home of a large lake, several walking trails, a small waterfall, and spectacular views.

Aside from Tribble Mill Park, there’s a number of amazing outdoor activities in Gwinnett.

Drinks

Get your weekend in Gwinnett properly started by visiting a brewery or winery for afternoon drinks. There are a number of great breweries and wineries in and near Gwinnett.

For a casual environment with music and games, Slow Pour Brewing Company and StillFire Brewing are both great spots and are also kid-friendly.

weekend in Gwinnett
Slow Pour Brewing Company

Friday Night

Whether you’ve just enjoyed a nice afternoon in Gwinnett or you’re finished with your weekly commitments and craving a yummy dinner, here are some top suggestions to make your Friday dinner decision an easy one.

Dinner

If you’re looking for a family-friendly dinner option, a vibey girls night spot, or a perfect date restaurant, there’s a great place for each in Gwinnett.

Family-Friendly:
Friday pizza night, yes please! Dogwood Pizza is a locally-owned restaurant where your entire family will feel right at home enjoying mouth-watering pizza, wings, salads, and more. Parents, treat yourselves to wine or beer with your dinner.

Girls Night or Casual Date Night (also good for families):
Bahama Breeze is an Italian-themed restaurant which has has a large menu with lots of tasty food and drink options. There is indoor and outdoor seating in a laid-back atmosphere. Live music plays every Friday and Saturday night. You can make reservations online ahead of time.

Date Night:
Frankie’s the Steakhouse is an upscale traditional steakhouse with an Italian twist. Their menu offers delicious eats, wines, cocktails, and beers. Reservations can be made in advance. Being a sophisticated spot, Frankies has a business attire dress code.

Dessert

Before heading home to rest up for a continued fun-filled weekend in Gwinnett, treat yourself to a gourmet or alcohol-infused ice cream at Daddy O’Brien’s.

weekend in Gwinnett
Daddy O’Brien’s

Saturday Morning

Get your day started early to jump-start the total experience of a weekend in Gwinnett. Prepare yourself for a day full of fun because there is lots to see and do!

Breakfast

A tasty breakfast must always accompany a great weekend in Gwinnett. So, start your Saturday off right with breakfast at Flying Biscuit Cafe, an incredible breakfast spot of the South. Gwinnett’s Flying Biscuit is located in Peachtree Corners. Indulge in a breakfast meal of your choice such as a crab cake benedict, pancakes, or an omelet. All menu items are served with a fluffy, mouth-watering biscuit. You can enjoy your breakfast indoors or on the outside patio with a coffee, beer, or signature cocktail like their mangomosa (yum, mango nectar and bubbles).

weekend in Gwinnett
Flying Biscuit Cafe

Nature

Walk off breakfast and enjoy a picturesque natural hidden gem in Gwinnett. McDaniel Farm Park, a former cotton farm that features a furnished farmhouse is a great place to take photos, sneak away from the city, walk around, and see a bit of history.

Cafe

Just a mile and a half from McDaniel Farm Park is Tree Story Bakery & Cafe and is a perfect spot to quench your thirst and enjoy a tasty drink before an exciting afternoon. Tree Story is a neat Korean cafe with delicious snacks, coffee, and cozy seats to rest up for your afternoon.

Saturday Afternoon

It’s a full day, but it’s well worth it! The many experiences Gwinnett has to offer are loads of fun and unforgettable. Culture, food, and adventure are coming your way!

Culture

Gwinnett’s culture is one reason why it’s such a special place. There are two great places to get a feel of some culture and history.

  1. The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center features cultural and natural history exhibits.
  2. The Southeastern Railway Museum is a one-of-a-kind experience for all, especially kids. It offers exhibits that provide insight into railroad history.
weekend in Gwinnett
The Southeastern Railway Museum by Elton Saulsberry / CC

Lunch

For a quick and casual lunch, grab a delicious sandwich, hotdog, or salad from RW’S Sub.
Rather have a beef, chicken, or veggie burger? Check out the delicious Farm Burger.

Adventure

If you’re looking to get adventurous, check out Treetop Quest and zip around the treetops. There are 7 courses and there’s an adventure for everyone.

weekend in Gwinnett
Photo by Perry Grone on Unsplash

If getting on the water is more your scene, check out the scenic Chattahoochie River for floating, canoeing, or kayaking.

Saturday Night

Gwinnett doesn’t stop at night! Take a rest and get ready to enjoy your evening.

Dinner

Casual:
Foggy Bottoms BBQ is a delicious family-owned restaurant that serves award-winning BBQ and so many other incredible options. From a hearty Brunswick stew to the one-of-a-kind BBQ tacos to a tender brisket sandwich, your taste buds will be more than pleased. Be sure to try the incredible homemade banana pudding.

Korean:
For the previously mentioned taste of Seoul and a unique experience, visit 678 Korean BBQ. Mouth-watering Korean meats are cooked up right in front of you and all the sides you could want to compliment your meal are available. Reservations can be made for parties of 4 or more.

Fancy:
Noona Meat & Seafood, located in the heart of downtown Duluth, offers a Korean twist for that taste of Seoul that Gwinnet uniquely offers. Noona’s menu features tasty eats including oysters and ribeyes and drinks including wines, beer, and cocktails.

After-Dinner Fun

If you’re looking to keep the fun going, check out the following noteworthy options.

  1. Comedy at Atlanta Comedy Theater: Enjoy a cocktail and a stand-up or improv performance. Shows are at 7 and 10 pm on Saturdays.
  2. Indoor games at Main Event: There’s fun for all ages with laser tag, bowling, and karaoke. Main Event is opened until 2 am on Saturdays.
  3. Listen to music at Tannery Row Ale House: Located in a historic factory, Tannery is a fun place to have a drink and listen to live music on Saturdays.

Check out more ideas for a night out in Gwinnett.

weekend in Gwinnett
Photo by Johann Trasch on Unsplash

Sunday Morning and Afternoon

It’s probably a well-deserved day to sleep in a bit before finishing up your weekend in Gwinnett with tasty food and exploring.

Brunch

Three Blind Mice is a relaxed brunch spot well worth a visit during your weekend in Gwinnett. They open at 11 am and offer all the brunch goodness including shrimp and grits, huevos rancheros, mimosas, and bloody marys.

Feel free to check out other great brunch options.

Explore

  1. A must-do activity to do before finishing up a weekend in Gwinnett is visiting The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Hindu Temple). There’s plenty of reason this a top spot to visit in Gwinnett. This sacred temple is charming and displays such intricate craftsmanship with Indian sandstone and Italian marble.

    Visiting the temple is free of charge and visitors are welcome from 9 am to 6 pm daily. Be sure to bring something that covers your shoulders and knees to show respect and follow the dress code.
  2. Another very popular must-see in Gwinnett is Stone Mountain. Activities include walking trails, hiking Stone Mountain, and riding a cable car. Entrance is $15 per car.
weekend in Gwinnett
Stone Mountain / Photo by Brad Huchteman on Unsplash

Treat Time

There’s no better way to finish up an amazing weekend in Gwinnett than treating yourself to a feature of Food Network, a unicorn macaroon from Mac Lab Bakery. Mac Lab serves up some of the best handmade macaroons with so many delicious flavors to choose from. For an extra boost, have a chai-tea or specialty coffee.

Afternoon Drinks

If you’re not ready for the weekend to end, check out Good Word Brewing & Public House, located in a trendy, ware-house style establishment for good vibes and even better brews.

Prefer wine? Taste some award-winning wine at Chateau Winery located at a resort in the northeastern tip of Gwinnett.

weekend in Gwinnett
Photo by Kelsey Knight on Unsplash

Enjoy Your Perfectly Planned Weekend

A weekend in Gwinnett is always going to a special one with options to please everyone when it comes to great food, diverse culture, and stunning nature. Enjoy!

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item or service, we will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. However, rest assured all opinions remain our own.

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

four + nineteen =