Looking for the ultimate Atlanta-area girls’ trip that’s sure to be a blast with super fun things to do? In Dunwoody, Georgia, you’ll find everything you need for an unforgettable girlfriend getaway. From shopping and dining to spa treatments and outdoor adventures, Dunwoody is full of fun. So grab your besties and get ready for an epic adventure in one of Georgia’s most vibrant cities.
Here are some of the top things to do in Dunwoody, GA, that are guaranteed to make your girlfriend getaway unforgettable.
Take Time For a Pamper Sesh
Woodhouse Day Spa is the very definition of what a spa could be and should be, and from the moment you arrive, you’ll be treated like royalty. The quiet room offers delicious nut medleys, specialty teas, infused water, and a cozy place to relax before and after your spa treatment. There’s a private changing room, bathrooms, showers, lockers, and loads of beauty and toiletry items to make freshening up easy.
I had a hot stone massage, and it was the best massage I’ve ever had.
Not only did she apply the perfect pressure, customize the treatment (including fragrance or, in my case, lack thereof), she took great care to source the pain I was having and offered suggestions afterward for continued treatment at home.
By the way, Woodhouse uses salt crystals, not volcanic rocks, for hot stone treatments, so the heat is not as red-hot upon application — it’s much more soothing.
Swipe, Tap and Splurge
The shopping in Dunwoody is off the charts! There’s everything a girl could ever want, and much of it lies within the second largest mall in the Atlanta area – Perimeter Mall, where Woodhouse Day Spa is located.
I also recommend you venture out beyond the mall for some especially unique boutiques. Don’t miss Under the Pecan Tree, The Enchanted Forest, and the Spruill Gallery & Gift Shop for gifts and handcrafted treasures you never knew you had to have.
While at Spruill Gallery, don’t miss the eclectic outdoor art collection, and be sure to snap a selfie at Dunwoody’s unofficial selfie spot, the Everything Will Be Ok sign.
Take a Wilderness Rendezvous
Just minutes from all of that shopping is one of Dunwoody, GA’s secret gems – Dunwoody Nature Center, and it’s well worth a nature flex.
Visit during the butterfly festival for the ultimate experience. Or take a stroll along the boardwalk and trails, check out the treehouse, go geocaching, or kick back in a hammock.
Nature immersion is a great way to slow down and recharge for a minute, but if outdoor thrills are more your style, head over to Tree Top Quest at Brook Run Park for an aerial adventure with sky-high obstacles and ziplines!
Have a Paint and Pour Night
What could be more fun than sipping wine and giggling with your girlfriends as you unleash your inner artist? Sign up for a wine-and-sip class at Painting with a Twist. It’s a really fun way to break up a whirlwind shopping day!
My visit coincided with one of PATW’s ‘Brushes and Brews classes at Moondog Growlers (a brewery you must visit with or without paint involved.)
Visit the Farmer’s Market
If you’re lucky enough to be in Dunwoody on a Saturday, stop by the farmer’s market for some homemade treasures. From southern-style BBQ to freshly baked bread, salsa verde, and fresh mushrooms, it’s well worth a stop to pick up a few locally-made goodies.
Where to Stay – Hotels in Dunwoody GA
For the ultimate proximity convenience, you’ll want to choose one of the hotels near Perimeter Mall. I love the new Hampton Inn & Suites on Ashford Dunwoody Road. It’s just minutes from the mall and the city’s hot spots, and there are two restaurants adjacent to the hotel.