Thursday, October 29, 2009

Girlfriend’s Getaway

Admit it – you need a getaway! You deserve one. And so do your best girlfriends. Whether they be sisters, daughters or friends, gather them together and take the time to celebrate just being girlfriends. Roswell provides all you need for a fun time together. You provide the laughs, love, and late night girl talk. Pack your bags, don’t forget all the accessories you need for a grown-up pajama party, and head to Roswell to create memories that will keep that sisterhood bond strong.

Once you get here, what are you going to do? Roswell has something for everyone’s unique tastes.

Accommodations: Check into one of our hotels and let someone else make the beds and pick up after you for a change. With eleven different properties in all price ranges, you’ll be sure to find exactly what you need. From full service hotels to all suite accommodations, Roswell has it all. Just click on to choose the perfect place for you.

Daytime is Fun Time: Decision, decisions. Day of beauty? Shop ‘til you drop? Nature? History? A little of each?

Day of Beauty: Are you going to go wild and create a new you? Roswell’s spas and salons offer everything from a new hair style or color to different types of anti-aging treatments. Just up for some pampering with a manicure & pedicure or message? Go to and click on the Beauty link for many different choices. Hmm, I think a full body massage has my name written all over it!

Shopping: Roswell is a shopper's paradise, from the period storefronts of the historic district to the eclectic treasures throughout the city. A great selection of items in a delightful setting, mixed with friendly service and warm smiling faces, makes shopping in Roswell an experience to remember. Enjoy the variety and great prices you will find in the Shops of Roswell. For a sampling of the variety of shops, click on and map out your strategy.

If your shopping tastes are more artistic in nature, Roswell has an active and thriving arts community. Many galleries and artists call Roswell home. Click on for a sampling of the galleries.

Food: If all of this activity is making you hungry, there are many great food choices for everything from tea and coffee to unique soup, salad, and sandwich restaurants. Several of the restaurants that are open only for breakfast and lunch are one-of-a-kind restaurants that reflect tastes as varied as the owners. Click on and get those taste buds revved up.

Nature: Tired of cookie-cutter attractions? Ready to get back to nature, but still enjoy the amenities of a city? Roswell, Georgia, is just the place for you to “Walk on the Wild Side.”

One of the most beautiful areas in Roswell is Old Mill Park. This park has an interpretive walk highlighting the old mill ruins of Roswell and allows visitors to get close to Vickery Creek and its dam. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is linked by the Vickery Creek Covered Pedestrian Bridge. Throughout Roswell you will find 16 miles of trails that allow you to enjoy the history and the natural beauty of the area. The 7-mile linear park along the Chattahoochee River provides the opportunity to follow one of Georgia's most unique resources as it winds its way through Roswell. Along the river, you’ll find playgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps, fishing, raft rentals, and more.

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History: Around every corner in Roswell sits a piece of history. Roswell’s Historic District offers 640 acres of vintage homes, historic sites, museums, monuments, churches and cemeteries, with 122 acres of area listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Begin your exploration at the Historic Roswell Visitors Center where you’ll enjoy a video of the area, view exhibits including the new Heritage Center which houses exhibits showcasing the history of the Roswell Mills and Mill Life, and pick up maps and brochures. The Visitors Center is located at 617 Atlanta Street at the intersection of Atlanta Street (Hwy 9) and Sloan Street.

Roswell was founded as a Cotton Mill town prior to the Civil War. During the war, only the cotton mills and a woolen mill were burned, leaving beautiful antebellum homes and buildings for you to enjoy. Click on to find out more about the historic sites and tours available. A self-guided walking tour is available at and our newest tour option is the downloadable MP3 Mill Village Walking tour at

Evening Activities: After your fun-filled day, it’s time for a change of pace while you enjoy dinner at one of Roswell’s many restaurants. There’s plenty to choose from ranging from casual to elegant atmospheres. Yummy food choices include Italian, French, Thai, upscale southern and authentic Georgia barbecue plus many more unique tastes. Click on for a great choice.

Before retiring to your hotel to enjoy your adult pajama party, consider taking in a play at one of Roswell’s theatres or a performance at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Links to information about each venue and their schedules can be found at

If you’re here during late November through December, Christmas in Roswell offers many evening activities to celebrate the season. Full details on all events is at NOTE: Many events offered by “A Southern Trilogy – The Historic Homes of Roswell” such as the reenactment of Mittie Bulloch’s wedding sell out early so advance reservations are required.

Regardless of your tastes, Roswell has everything to offer to you for the perfect Girlfriends Getaway! Hope to see you soon.

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