The weather is cooler, jingle bells are sounding, and joy just fills the air! It’s the perfect time to be in Peachtree City (or Georgia’s Golf Cart City as most know it here). Sitting just a short 35-minute drive outside the Atlanta area is a city made of 5 villages and over 100 miles of multi-use pathway for you to explore. And while there are many fun things to do in town at any time of year, the magic that Christmas brings makes it a season you won’t want to miss.
Make memories on four wheels
Did you know you could be part of the golf cart life here in Peachtree City? There are five golf cart rental companies right here in town making it easy to cruise like a local. By day, you’ll be exploring beautiful parks and creeks, riding through restaurant and retail areas, and cruising through town on the pathway. By night, get your favorite blanket, your travel mug of hot cocoa, and turn up the Christmas tunes. There’s no better way to go Christmas light gazing! Visit Peachtree City has even come up with a Christmas Light Trail map to help you discover some of the best areas to ride through either by car or cart!
Check off items off those Christmas lists
Five villages located throughout the city, each supported by their own retail centers, make the city a shopper’s dream. Boutiques, sporting shops, and some of the most well-known national retailers all call Peachtree City home. The Avenue Peachtree City is an outdoor lifestyle center who truly goes all out for the holidays. They’re home to holiday favorites like Williams Sonoma, lululemon, and Sephora just to name a few. Your family will love their huge new Christmas tree, photo ops, Santa sleigh and mailbox there. Around town you will find other local boutiques like Blume Organics, Branch & Vine, One Magnolia Lane, and Lizard Thicket are the perfect places to get something extra special you won’t find anywhere else.
Dine on dishes that’ll make Santa jealous
Aside from all of the pathway fun and shopping, if there’s one thing Peachtree City does well, that’s food! With over 100 restaurants to choose from, you’ll find a flavor for just about everyone in your family. Local favorites like The Curious Pig, Due South, and Grinds & Wines are perfect for a nice dinner out with the family. There’s even a slew of authentic international fare for those who want to a little something extra for their holiday meals. Enjoy French cuisine at Pascal’s Bistro, authentic Italian at Borgo Italia, fresh pasta at Revolution, Irish favorites at Crosstown Grille, some of the best Indian cuisine at Star of India, and delicious Lebanese from The BeiRUt. For the adults, a night of fresh local brews at Line Creek Brewing Co. is the perfect way to end your day.
- by Erin Byers Murray