Brookhaven, Georgia has a community-focused vibe that welcomes visitors to explore locally owned restaurants, shops, green space and more—creating a memorable and personable getaway that is perfect for a weekend.
With 14+ parks spanning Brookhaven, it’s easy to escape city life while remaining near to modern conveniences.
Enjoy mouth-watering, authentic Cuban fare to farm-to-table Southern staples, tempting taste buds
With global dining options throughout Brookhaven there is something to tempt your taste buds, including international culinary treats in the community along Buford Highway.
Shop locally in Town Brookhaven and Dresden where specialty shops offer something for everyone, from wines around the world to refined home décor to apparel for any adventure.
10 Reasons Why Brookhaven Georgia Should Be On Your Radar For Weekend Fun
Brookhaven Farmer’s Market
Enjoy a Saturday stroll at the Brookhaven Farmer’s Market. This popular market serves as a go-to spot for anyone seeking fresh finds from local farmers.
Brookhaven Farmers Market features over 50 vendors offering everything from fresh produce, dairy and packaged foods to bath and body products, pet food and treats as well as items from artists and crafters.
When visiting during the summer months, don’t miss taking the kids to the Splash Pad at Ashford Park.
It’s a great spot to document those fun summer memories. Looking for more water based fun? Cool down by spending the afternoon at one of Brookhaven’s three public swimming pools located within area parks.
Enjoy the great outdoors
Brookhaven offers endless opportunities to experience the outdoors. Spanning 50 acres, Blackburn Park features several walking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts and various wide-open spaces ideal for exercise.
Traveling with your four-legged friends? Brookhaven Park offers a large fenced-in area for puppies and dogs to roam safely as well as a playground area for the kiddos. Both parks are open daily, dawn to dusk.
Create your own food tour along Buford Highway
Known for its very diverse culture, this area of Brookhaven is home to many authentic international cuisines.
Havana Sandwich Shop will transport diners straight to Cuba with delicious Cuban sandwiches that are sure to have you coming back for more.
Get your fill of soul food at Southern Fire Kitchen located in Northeast Plaza. Serving up Southern classics such as fried chicken, fried okra, peach cobbler and more, you won’t leave hungry.
Explore the tastes of east Africa at Kategna. This relatively new restaurant opened in 2020 and is known for its authentic Ethiopian dishes.
There is no shortage of stellar dining options, no matter what cuisine you are craving. For more international restaurants along Buford Highway, click here.
Catch a Brookhaven Bucks game
Check out Brookhaven’s hometown baseball team, the Brookhaven Bucks, for some wholesome family fun during the summer months.
Games are played on the campus of historic Oglethorpe University and offer even the youngest spectators fun activities such as on-field contests, visiting with players and more.
Treat yourself to new flavors
The folks at Southern Custard are always experimenting with new flavor combinations meaning each visit is an opportunity to taste a new flavor.
While the standards are always available (think chocolate and vanilla), something new always awaits you at Southern Custard.
Murder, Mystery and Mayhem
Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem at Petite Violette showcases unique, original, hilarious murder mysteries with live actors and audience participation, paired with a four-course dinner of fine French food and a glass of wine.
The production changes quarterly to offer up fresh stories and mysteries, and special holiday show performances are available for groups.
Take in a show at Lips Atlanta
For glitz, glam and a simply outrageous time, book a show at Lips Atlanta. Featuring shows such as “Twisted Broadway!,” “The Divas!,” “Glitz and Glam” and a “Dragalicious Brunch,” there’s no doubt audience members will be entertained.
Performances are Wednesday through Sunday with dinner and show menus available.
Party on the patio
Sip and savor at Haven Restaurant and Bar. This upscale neighborhood eatery opened over 15 years ago and is often referred to as a centerpiece of the community.
Its lush patio, wrought iron accents and twinkling fairy lights take al fresco dining in the city to a whole new level. Known for their themed Patio Parties happening throughout the year, diners will appreciate the fresh American cuisine with seasonal menus that inspire patrons to return time and again.
Light Up Brookhaven
Visiting during the holidays? Light Up Brookhaven is a must do! Kickstart the holiday season with a fun filled event packed with festive cheer.
Light Up Brookhaven is the best way to kick off the season with the whole family. This beloved annual event is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
Featuring holiday themed food, music, entertainment and the arrival of Santa, all is sure to be merry and bright.
Where To Stay In Brookhaven
DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody is a favorite among families and those traveling with pets. Offering a complementary shuttle within a five-mile radius, an onsite restaurant and a heated outdoor pool, this property is sure to become your favorite, too.
Exuding Brookhaven’s charm, Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina is a lavish urban hotel offering a luxurious experience. Nestled into Perimeter Summit, this property offers spacious, suite-inspired guestrooms, a rooftop pool and gym. Convenient to Brookhaven’s neighborhoods, shopping and dining, this pet-friendly property is also close to big city area attractions.
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