Our first stop of this tour is the premier shopping location in the area, The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, located on your right. You can shop high-end stores without high-end prices like Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger.
The outlets also host a variety of events throughout the year including author talks, live music, contests and festivals. Their annual Fall Festival often includes pumpkin carving, movie screenings, face painting and much more. There is always something to do at the outlets.
Continue straight down Ridgewalk Parkway.
Coming up on your left we will pass Costco Wholesale which opened in 2018. Costco is a membership warehouse club, offering great deals on groceries and homegoods. Did you know in 2021, over 62 million people held costco memberships? Don’t forget to stop at their food court on the way out, since they’re known for their hotdogs!
Make sure to take a right up at main street.
On your left we will be passing the Woodstock Library.
Books aren't the only things you can check out here. Enjoy access to puzzles, board games, art kits and even vinyl records, for those who still remember those things. They host plenty of community events as well including storytimes, book clubs and even seminars, free and open to all ages.
Did you know that Woodstock Library pass holders can get discounted rates on passes to various attractions around town? Some of the locations include the Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta and the Carlos Museum. Wow, that made reading a whole lot more fun!
Continue straight down Main Street as we make our way to Downtown Woodstock.
We are about to head into the heart and soul of Woodstock, Downtown. Here, you’ll find plenty of unique and locally owned stores as well as family owned restaurants.
If you want to eat locally sourced and delicious meals, head over to Rootstock on your right. Enjoy specials like housemade ricotta or gnocchi carbonara. However, if you visit, you’ve got to come for their Sunday Brunch Buffet. It does not disappoint.
You know what pairs well with all this great food? Music! Enjoy live music and a good time here every weekend.
Need a new beach read or just want to try out a new genre? Head over to Foxtale Book Shoppe. This small independent bookstore has a specifically curated selection of books that will make it easy to find a book you can’t put down. You’ll often find authors come and perform booktalks here, so check back often.
In the warmer months if you’re looking for a place to have a great picnic, head over to the Park at City Center which offers plenty of green space right here in downtown Woodstock.
The park also offers a beautiful WW2 and 9/11 Memorial featuring tracks from the subway station beneath the World Trade Center. The lower section of the park has an outdoor amphitheatre which often hosts live music and theatrical performances throughout the summer.
Follow your Navigation as we continue down Towne Lake Parkway.
On your right we will be passing Towne Lake Center.
If you love a great deal on healthy food, head over to Sprouts Farmers Market. Starting as just a humble fruit stand in 1943, Sprouts has come a long way, officially launching its first grocery store in 2002 and now has over 360 stores across the country. Sprouts believes healthy, organic food should be affordable and accessible. Here you’ll find plenty of organic, plant-based items as well as a full service deli and plenty of bulk bins.
Next on your right is Urban Renewal, your one stop shop for Luxury Consignment. Started as a way to help reduce the pollution of garment production, Urban Renewal provides high-end fashion, at only a fraction of the price, plus you are helping the environment!
Up ahead is Tuscany Italian, the best place in Woodstock to find authentic Italian Food. Tuscany Italian was started by Husband and Wife duo Malek and Angy Eljiche in 2006. Beside believing in good food, Tuscany Italian is a proud supporter of local schools and first-responders.
If you can’t decide what to get, try a Tour of Italy which includes their signature lasagna, chicken parmesan and fettuccine alfredo!
Continue straight down Towne Lake Parkway.
Welcome to Towne Lake Square Shopping Center.
On your right you will find Mellow Mushroom, one of the grooviest pizza places in Woodstock!
The first Mellow Mushroom opened in 1974 in Atlanta and has grown ever since. Every mellow mushroom is locally owned and operated. Get wild and interesting pizzas like Pacific Rim or Wild in Havana. I won't tell you what they are, you’ll just have to go there to find out.
If you have a little one at home, make sure to check out Learning Express Toys. This toy store specializes in toys that are both educational and entertaining. They offer toys for all ages ranging from infants all the way to 11+. You’ll find the newest and most popular toys here.
You can’t leave Towne Lake Square without getting some fresh biscuits from Maple Street Biscuit Company. Enjoy homemade flakey biscuits as well as other southern delights like smokey mac and cheese, fried green tomatoes or pecan smoked bacon.
Sorry if I made you hungry, follow your navigation and continue left on Putnam Ford Dr.
In the Towne Lake area of Woodstock you’ll also find Woodstock Middle and High School. These schools are conveniently located next to each other, making transitioning and drop-off easy.
Woodstock High School had its first graduating class in 1999. Another great fact is the school became STEM certified in 2018, making it one of only 12 High-schools to be certified in the state.
Another fun fact is both have the same mascot. Go Wolverines!
Make sure to take a left at Bascomb Carmel Road.
If you go down left onto highway 92, you will see the Woodstock Square Shopping Mall. You’ll find 22 stores here including mall staples like Kohl’s, Old Navy and Ulta Beauty.
They also have an Atlanta Bread Company. Atlanta Bread Company started in 1993 and has always been locally owned and operated. They give back to the community by making sure all their extra bread goes to those in the community who need it most.
On your left we will pass Woofstock Dog Park. If you have any furry friends, make sure to bring them here. Woofstock is a 5 acre park that offers sections for both large and small breeds to play freely and safely.
Originally this park was the location of the Walden Chase Apartment Complex but was destroyed due to flooding in 2009. The dog park was then built to better accommodate the floodplain and prevent future damage.
Woofstock is also in close proximity to Nodaway Creek Trail, so if your four legged companion isn't worn out, you can continue down the paved path and take them on an adventure to downtown.
Make sure to take a right at Main street.
Up on your right we will be passing Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center, one of the best places in Woodstock for lots of family fun.
This 50,000 Square foot facility offers plenty of amenities to keep the family happy including an upgraded bowling alley, bumper cars, supersized arcade, two-story laser tag facility and a full restaurant and bar.
Wow, that's a lot of things to do! Did you know the arcade offers virtual reality games as well?
They also have plenty of specials throughout the week, so the whole family can have fun without breaking the bank. Enjoy unlimited Tuesdays and play unlimited rounds of bowling or as many arcade games as you want.
This is a great place to host events as well, from birthday parties and corporate events to even weddings. Yes they even have a wedding package, so you can do it all here. Get married and bowl a strike, all on the same day.
If you get hungry, don’t worry! Stars and Strikes has its own onsite restaurant including a full bar. Enjoy family friendly dishes of all your favorites like pizza, pasta and burgers.
Follow your navigation to our last stop on this tour, The First Baptist Church of Woodstock.
Welcome to our last stop on this tour, The First Baptist Church of Woodstock. Built in 2004, The first Baptist Church is a cornerstone of Woodstock, serving over 19,000 members in the community. The church can hold up to 7,000 members and offers ministry groups for members just young enough to crawl, all the way to those navigating retirement.
Aside from being a place of worship, the church offers many recreational opportunities such as youth and adult soccer leagues and an on-site gym facility. The church believes in giving back to the community and serves as the local food pantry for the area.
That concludes our tour of Woodstock. If Woodstock feels like a place you can call home make sure to give Yelena a call at (404) 642-7772 or send her an email at email@example.com.
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