Labor Day is the long weekend we all need to rest and rejuvenate after the calendar crunch of August in Georgia. Whether it’s “Meet the Teacher” and shopping for school supplies or a seemingly endless barrage of Zoom meetings, the end of summertime in the South can feel particularly hectic. Reward yourself for triumphantly navigating the seasonal transition by playing tourist and making memories right here in your hometown. Read on to discover our top tips for bringing Polaroid-worthy smiles to your three-day weekend and enjoying the best Labor Day staycation activities in Dunwoody. 


For Couples:

If a romantic Labor Day weekend with your significant other is the style of staycation you’re seeking, Dunwoody is the perfect place to unwind. Our beautiful city slightly North of Atlanta is filled with unique opportunities to reconnect and recharge with the one you love. 


Poolside Relaxation

Grab your shades and your favorite swimsuit, soak up the Southern sun and lounge poolside at one of our unique hotels to enjoy some peaceful quiet time. Dunwoody is home to a diverse collection of welcoming and beautiful hotels such as the AC Hotel, Le Meridien, Crowne Plaza Ravinia, and Embassy Suites, all conveniently located in the Perimeter Center area only moments from stellar shopping and top-notch dining.  


Marriott Pool

Sunset Cocktails

Savor picturesque sunset skyline views at Bar Peri, the stunning rooftop restaurant at Dunwoody’s AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter. The delightful staff will welcome you with genuine smiles and shake up your favorite martini… or introduce you to a creative new cocktail you haven’t yet tried. Cheers to a three-day weekend and a Labor Day staycation in Dunwoody.


Steakhouse Style

Whether you’re in the mood for a perfectly prepared filet mignon or the most succulent sea bass you’ve ever tasted, we’ve got you covered here in Dunwoody. Reserve a table for two and indulge in a romantic meal in one of our city’s top-notch steakhouses. Fleming’s, McKendrick’s and Capital Grille are some of the best steakhouses in the Atlanta metro area and all three are mere minutes away from our gorgeous hotels, making it a breeze to take long travel times out of your evening. 


Steak dinner at McKendrick's

Stroll the Dunwoody Trailway

Enjoy a breath of fresh air, a romantic stroll and the welcome shade of tree-lined paths when you explore the Dunwoody Trailway. The trailway connects three distinctive parks within the city and offers plenty of flexible routes that allow you to choose your own adventure, from a casual stroll to a 5k. 

Live Music at The Village Dunwoody

Groovy tunes, fruity frozen cocktails, and strangers becoming besties are the hallmarks of “Funwoody,” the nickname for The Village Dunwoody. The intertwined collection of dining concepts surrounding a central courtyard includes Bar{n} and Morty’s Meat & Supply along with the Funwoody Food Truck, offering a wide variety of options for food and drinks. The Village delivers an atmosphere that’s laid-back and casual, yet fresh and on-trend. Check out the weekend live music schedule on their website, and head to the heart of Dunwoody to relish the vacay vibes. 


Live Music at Bar{n}

For Families:

There’s something deliciously simple about a trip that doesn’t require hours of planning and logistics muscle, and that’s why we love a family staycation. A Labor Day weekend staycation in Dunwoody filled with good, old-fashioned fun is good for the soul and the perfect catalyst for family bonding. Here are our suggestions for memory-making around town with your crew.  


Dinner at NFA Burger

The sizzling smash burgers at NFA Burger in Dunwoody have been crowned Best Burger in Georgia by Food & Wine, among a long list of similar accolades. Gather your family and savor a scrumptious meal at the most unassuming well-known restaurant you’ll ever find; it’s located inside a Chevron! We recommend ordering a classic double with tots, snagging a spot at a picnic table and striking up a conversation with your fam. 


NFA Burger and Tots


For the young—and the young at heart—a visit to CAMP is a must during your staycation in Dunwoody. Disney’s The Little Mermaid x CAMP, the current show featured, is an immersive theatrical experience that invites visitors to step inside Ariel’s world and travel “Under the Sea.” Complete with live music, puppetry and even a magic show, CAMP plunges you into a whole new world of endless imagination and fun. 


CAMP X Disney Performance from mermaids and kids
Shopping at Perimeter Mall

With more than 150 stores and restaurants, Perimeter Mall truly has something for everyone. From current clothing at popular brands like Lululemon and Anthropologie to trendy tech at Apple and the newest video games at GameStop, kids and parents alike will enjoy an afternoon at Dunwoody’s largest shopping outlet. After shopping ‘til you drop, grab a snack at the extensive food court or dine in one of the mall’s popular restaurants like Shake Shack or Buffalo Wild Wings, which features a family-friendly rooftop with cornhole, Jenga, and more. 


Play at Dunwoody Nature Center

Mother nature’s wonders are on full display at the Dunwoody Nature Center. Gather the family and head to DNC for a day of outdoor play. Let your kiddos climb, jump and slide on the playground, explore trails through a magical forest full of towering trees, and lounge in a hammock while listening to the chirping birds. Send the kids on a scavenger hunt to discover the most unique piano they’ll ever see and end the visit by cooling off with a splash session in beautiful Wildcat Creek. 


Nature Center Girls in Creek


Brunch at Ashford Lane

Picture this: a freshly poured Bellini, a stack of fluffy vanilla-scented pancakes, and a spacious patio overlooking a large green space with plenty of space for your kiddos to run and play together. Families flock to Ashford Lane in Dunwoody to enjoy precisely this scene. It offers the perfect balance of chef-driven eats and creative cocktails for the grown-ups paired with plenty of space and inspiration for youngsters to roam. The Lawn is flanked by top-notch brunch spots like Superica and HobNob. Newly opened Italian eatery Grana plans to extend its hours to offer brunch service soon. Breakfast pizza, anyone? 


Ashford Lane Toddler Playing Ball

From noteworthy restaurants to unique outdoor adventures, we have plenty of options to make new memories during your Labor Day weekend staycation in Dunwoody. 

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