Welcome to the Georgia Tourist Guide’s focus on Gwinnett County, one of metro Atlanta’s leading and thriving communities. Gwinnett has it all…from amazing shopping malls, family-friendly attractions, and world class golf courses to a booming business community, sensational restaurants and hotels, and an electrifying nightlife. And of course, Gwinnett offers easy access to all of Atlanta’s many attractions as well. The Gwinnett County Tourist Guide can help you plan your visit so that your experience is complete and enjoyable.
Let’s begin our Gwinnett tour with a look at some of the incredible shopping destinations. How wonderful it is to get lost for a day in the “Bermuda triangle” of shopping areas—the Mall of Georgia, Discover Mills, and Gwinnett Place Mall. All three of these must-shop malls are within a few minutes drive of each other. The Mall of Georgia is the Southeast’s largest mall (1.7 million square feet!), including 225 stores, fabulous dining options, and entertainment galore. This amazing mall even contains the 20-screen Regal Cinema theatres, the unbelievable 3-D IMAX theater, a merry-go-round for the kids, the Checkered Flag Lightening featuring NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway, and seasonal fun including Holiday Ice Skating, Gwinnett’s largest 4th of July spectacular, and a free summer outdoor concert series. The fun does not stop at the Mall of Georgia. The shop-till-you drop tour continues to the bargain hunter’s dream--Discover Mills Mall. The 200 stores at Discover Mills include some of the most well-known retail and factory outlets, off-price retailers, and specialty stores. Popular stops include fun-filled Jillian’s with its restaurant, bowling alley, and arcade extravaganza, as well as the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, the 18-screen AMC theatres, OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman-Marcus Last Call. Muggsy’s Meadow, the mall’s free Children’s Club is an adventure the whole family will enjoy! The triangle would not be complete without a stop at Gwinnett Place Mall. In the heart of Duluth’s busy hotel district, this 220 store mall is within walking distance of many hotels, restaurants, and exciting nightlife scenes. Be sure to stop at the PGA Superstore nearby Gwinnett Place. It’s every golf and tennis player’s dream come true! Be sure to explore the “Shopping” option on the Gwinnett County Tourist Guide to discover the many great shopping opportunities in the various towns within this region.
For fun the Malibu Grand Prix, a family and entertainment center that features Indy and Spring style racing, bumper boats, batting cages, miniature golf and gameroom, offers countless hours of entertainment. Dave & Busters is fun for the family during the day and offers an exciting adult nightlife after dark. With more than 55,000 square feet of billiard tables, racing games, virtual reality, restaurant and lounge, the good times keep rolling! Wild Bill’s Dance Hall is the largest country music concert hall in the country. Don’t miss out on a crazy night of fun in Wild Bill’s 3 VIP lounges, 16 billiard tables, restaurant, and cowboy store or enjoy a live performance in the 5,000 seat concert hall. The beautiful Gwinnett Arena hosts events, concerts and shows. The Gwinnett Gladiators, the county’s minor league hockey team, also bangs around the ice at the arena.
Gwinnett County offers so many exciting things to do! County and city parks and trails preserve the county’s green space and provide opportunities for bike riding, jogging, taking a leisurely stroll through nature, and other recreational activities. You can easily make stops throughout the entire county or simply spend a day in one of the wonderful small cities. The city of Suwanee, for example, was recently named one of the top 10 places to live (population 7,500-55,000) in the country. Suwanee’s Town Center Park is home to many concerts as well as large open spaces for kite flying and Frisbee throwing. The Big Splash, Gwinnett’s largest interactive water fountain, can also be found in the park. In Duluth you can ice skate at the Atlanta Ice Forum or take in a concert or show at the Duluth Amphitheatre. In Lilburn your kids will really enjoy a visit to the Yellow River Game Ranch, which has over 600 friendly animals to enjoy. Be sure to use the “FLAG THIS” feature on your Gwinnett County Tourist Guide to add items of interest to your “My Travel Ideas” folder, so that you will not have to remember them and can quickly retrieve them.
Gwinnett is also perfectly situated for short car rides to many major attractions including Lake Lanier Islands, Stone Mountain Park, Chateau Élan, downtown Atlanta, northeast Georgia mountains, and more.