Not far from the busy and bustling city of Atlanta is the hidden gem of Duluth, Georgia, in beautiful Gwinnett County. Choosing Duluth as a home base in the Atlanta area gives travelers access to city life, in addition to small town charm, tons of shopping, and natural beauty found at local spots like Stone Mountain. The newly dual-branded Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta and Sonesta ES Suites Gwinnett Place Atlanta offers two options to cater to a variety of needs and lengths of stay, both offering on-site access to great dining and amenities such as an indoor-outdoor pool and fitness center. A stroll through nearby Downtown Duluth is a must-do while in the area, and with weather that is generally mild, it’s always a great time to visit.
Downtown Duluth is full of art, community events, and dining options, and the area is just growing and improving with the addition of new businesses.
From murals on downtown walls to painted bicycles, to galleries, and beautiful landscaping throughout, public art is a major theme woven through the downtown area of Duluth. Public art even has its own strategic plan for the downtown, that begins with the concept “Art is Duluth. Duluth is Art.” In addition to the art installations visitors will see on a regular basis, special events, musical performances, living statues on special event days, a Veterans Day flag display, and planned interactive playgrounds for kids and adults are all part of the public art strategy. One piece of art of note is the Dream Keepers 9/11 Memorial, which has become a destination public art piece. This memorial is part of the Downtown Duluth Fountain area, which is the sprawling and beautiful public area which much of the downtown centers around.
While enjoying special events and public art in Duluth, you can also eat and drink your way through town, sampling wine at a cozy local wine bar, visiting the town’s new brewery, Good Word Brewing & Public House, eating freshly made donuts at Simply Done Donuts, or eating pie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Crave Pie Studio. Bring your appetite and discover all of the locally owned, unique business Duluth has to offer!
Downtown Duluth hosts events throughout the year, including concert series and the upcoming Cookies & Cocoa with Santa on December 16.
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