Indulge in the perfect weekend escape with an Atlanta staycation right here in Dunwoody just outside the city. Experience the many hidden gems you have yet to discover. Whether you’re a couple needing a getaway or parents needing the weekend to relax, Dunwoody offers many options for the most amazing Atlanta staycation.


Here’s an itinerary for the perfect stay in Dunwoody:



Celebrate the arrival of the weekend by embarking on an unforgettable culinary journey. Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at the renowned McKendrick’s Steak House, or savor the sensational Japanese favorite flavors at Mikata. If you are a guest at the Crowne Plaza, immerse yourself in outdoor dining surrounded by nature at Parkwoods, which is the lovely onsite restaurant.


Group Toast at McKendrick's


After savoring dinner, let the evening unfold. Treat yourself to the many delectable desserts at Café Intermezzo such as cookies and cream cheesecake, tiramisu or red velvet torte. Venture to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream at Ashford Lane for a haven of exquisite flavors. Jeni’s is walking distance from the Sonesta ES Suites and the AC Hotel. 


Men Eating Ice Cream and Laughing at Jeni's


For wine enthusiasts seeking an amazing experience, Vino Venue awaits. Delight in a captivating wine tasting journey or immerse yourself in the innovative world of self-service wine dispensing technology. Check out the Capital Grille’s Summer Wine Event where guests can experience a selection of seven world class wines.


Vino Venue Patio Wine & Cheese


For a rousing evening of entertainment, make your way to HobNob Neighborhood Tavern to listen to incredible bands that will leave you singing and dancing. Eclipse di Luna hosts a live Latin band on Friday nights and the Dunwoody Tavern comes alive with live music on Fridays at 9pm. 


Man playing guitar and singing for a live audience.



Start off your Saturday morning at the Dunwoody Farmer’s Market from 9am-12pm at Brook Run Park. Browse a selection of fresh produce and baked goods from local vendors. Enjoy live music and an incredible and inviting atmosphere.  


DHA Farmer's Market


Indulge in the delights of Paris Baguette, where you can savor an array of croissants and pastries. If you’re craving a savory breakfast, head to First Watch. For those seeking a nourishing start to the day, Wholesum Juice Bar also awaits. And for a local favorite, check out Ark Coffehaus.



Ark Coffehaus


Grab a sandwich and cannoli from E. 48th Street Market or a soup and salad from Breadwinner and take it to Brook Run Park or the Donaldson-Bannister Farm for a charming picnic in the park for lunch. 


Picnic E. 48th Street


If you have kids, start your afternoon by experiencing the thrill of zip lining and obstacle courses at Treetop Quest. Engage in some friendly competition at the basketball courts at Pernoshal Park or bocce courts at Georgetown Park. Then head over to CAMP x Disney’s The Little Mermaid immersive experience for an hour of unforgettable fun. From going on a scavenger hunt for Ariel’s treasures to sliding through Ursula’s lair, there’s something for every Ariel fan. 


  CAMP X Disney The Little Mermaid musical show with mermaids and band singing


If you are looking for a relaxing afternoon on your staycation, Dunwoody offers many options to unwind. Get a personalized facial at Heyday or a rejuvenating massage at Rest, Relax & Rewind. Head over to the Woodhouse Day Spa for peace and relaxation. 


Woodhouse Day Spa


For those who love to shop on a staycation, head to Perimeter Mall, Georgia’s second largest mall for many options including Nordstrom, Zara and Kendra Scott. Perimeter Mall also has many delicious dining options including 26 Thai Kitchen & Bar, Shake Shack, and Buffalo Wild Wings. Then check out local favorites such as Spruill Gallery, which features local Atlanta artists’ work. Additionally, the Enchanted Forest has fantastic home décor and unique gifts as well as Village Threads, Fab’rik, and Under the Pecan Tree


Fab'rik Shopping Couple


Since you’re on staycation, you get a night off from cooking. Try Novo Cucina or Carbonara Trattoria for a delicious Italian meal for dinner. You could also elevate your Saturday night with live music at Bar(n), accompanied by small plates and perfectly crafted cocktails. 


 Live Music at Bar{n}



To kickstart a vibrant morning, begin with a yoga class at Yoga Six or a barre class at Pure Barre. Afterward, treat yourself to the delightful pairing of coffee and a croissant conveniently available at Valor Coffee, right next door. 


Valor Coffee Fall Flavors


Enhance your morning further with a stroll along the enchanting Dunwoody Nature Center trail or take a self-guided tour of Dunwoody’s beautiful art murals or public art displays. Additionally, a delightful brunch experience awaits at either Lazy Dog or North Italia


Nature Center Girls in Creek


Dunwoody offers many hidden gems that make for the perfect staycation in Atlanta. Whether you are a couple needing an easy and affordable weekend getaway or new parents looking for a weekend to relax, Dunwoody is the perfect place for a staycation. 


Where to Stay


Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel


Dunwoody’s nine hotels are all perfectly located in Perimeter Center and within walking distance to many of metro-Atlanta’s top-rated shopping and dining establishments. Enjoy views of the skyline from Hyatt Place Atlanta Perimeter Center or the rooftop of the AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter. Bring your pet with you to stay at the Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center or the Residence Inn and enjoy the outdoor terrace of the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center. The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia offers a complimentary shuttle service to some of Dunwoody’s best spots. Indulge in a complimentary breakfast at the Hampton Inn and Suites Atlanta Perimeter-Dunwoody or the Embassy Suites Atlanta-Perimeter Center and enjoy live music at the luxurious Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter. From a lively girls trip to a new parent getaway, Dunwoody has the perfect hotel for your staycation needs. 


Click here for a map of the exciting places listing in this blog!


AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter

Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia

Embassy Suites Atlanta-Perimeter Center

Hampton Inn and Suites Atlanta Perimeter-Dunwoody

Hyatt Place Atlanta Perimeter Center

Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter

Residence Inn Perimeter Center

Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center


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