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.
Table of Contents
- 1 Friday Afternoon
- 2 Friday Night
- 3 Saturday Morning
- 4 Saturday Afternoon
- 5 Saturday Night
- 6 Sunday Morning and Afternoon
- 7 Enjoy Your Perfectly Planned Weekend
TGIF! Celebrate the end of a workweek and the upcoming weekend in Gwinnett in nature before relaxing with a brew.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
- The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center features cultural and natural history exhibits.
- The Southeastern Railway Museum is a one-of-a-kind experience for all, especially kids. It offers exhibits that provide insight into railroad history.
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.
If getting on the water is more your scene, check out the scenic Chattahoochie River for floating, canoeing, or kayaking.
Gwinnett doesn’t stop at night! Take a rest and get ready to enjoy your evening.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re looking to keep the fun going, check out the following noteworthy options.
- Comedy at Atlanta Comedy Theater: Enjoy a cocktail and a stand-up or improv performance. Shows are at 7 and 10 pm on Saturdays.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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!
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