Winter Weekend Escape to Brookhaven, Georgia

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Even during the coldest months of the year, Brookhaven exudes the warmth of a small town packed with charm. Just 10 miles outside Atlanta, it’s the perfect destination for a winter weekend escape with friends, family, or that special someone.

From the famous Southern hospitality of chef-owned restaurants and cocktail bars to the natural beauty of parks and greenways, you can easily indulge your love for the city life and satisfy your craving for the refuge of the outdoors in the same trip. Explore walkable and festively decorated streets full of boutiques and shops.

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Take the kids (and dogs!) to Blackburn Park for a big dose of fresh air and recreation. Grab a hot chocolate and enjoy some welcome solitude along the lakeside trails of Murphey Candler Park, or slip into a quiet spa for a facial or massage. Explore the display of colorful murals and the impressive array of cuisines along Buford Highway, where you’ll find everything from Vietnamese bakeries to Cajun sandwich shops.

Sip a seasonally crafted cocktail at a happy hour haunt in Dresden and enjoy the twinkling lights and then walk across the street to end the day with an intimate dinner of handmade pasta paired with the perfect Italian wine. When your head is ready to hit the pillow, discover the best place to rest and recharge at a hotel with all the amenities you need.

Whether you like your winter cheer in the form of great cuisine, shopping, hiking, fine arts, or the art of relaxation, Brookhaven’s options appeal to everyone in your crew, and it’s all close enough that you can truly spend your time being there instead of getting there. Wherever you’re coming from, you’ll find yourself right at home here—and we’re betting you’ll be back soon.

Pack up the car and plan your perfect winter escape today with local itineraries, resources, recommendations, and more at