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Things to do in Forsyth County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“The Mall of Georgia is the biggest mall in Atlanta surrounded with a verity of restaurants to choose from.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Lanier Islands is a beautiful resort. Golf, relax, dine, hit the water park, horseback, adventure zipline and magical nights of lights winter wonderland. Its fun just to rent a golf cart and tour the islands. Also lots of walking or biking trails. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Bald Ridge Marina has boat rentals, Mary Alice Park has a beach and area for picnics.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Road
“The ALrget Mall In Georgia. You Just have to break out your GPS as it is one exit down from us with way too many Mall choices.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Anther must for Buford. Rico is an incredible chef and runs a wonderful restaurant. All the food is amazing and be sure to ask about the daily specials. Their cakes are awesome too!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Super easy to boat over and enjoy quality lakeside entertainment, this place is fun. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“In/outdoor dining, shopping, and a movie theater. Great place to hang out and take pictures.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“LLI has something for everyone: water park, boat rental, golf, ziplining and camping”
  • 7 locals recommend
Campground
“Relax on the beach or rev up the action with water slides and zip lines. However, you choose to chill, you’ll be surrounded with the sights, sounds and tastes of Margaritaville. Slip your boat in for the day, reserve a slip at the new marina docks, or bring your RV and set up camp for a Margaritaville vacation!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Seafood and caribbean inspired food, set on the marina in nearby Flowery Branch- indoor or outdoor seating available. They have a huge sand pit beach for kids to play in.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Antebellum has been rated the #1 restaurant in Georgia on several occasions. The food and cocktails are incredible. Antebellum Restaurant is a fine dining establishment located in the Historic District of Flowery branch. Set in a quaint, 1890s style home, the restaurant is the perfect hub for this Southern theme. Complete with a charming wrap-around porch and candlelit by lanterns, the restaurant ambiance lends itself to an elegant dining experience. The cozy, off the beaten path location merits a drive. The restaurant serves a seasonal menu, complete with ingredients from local farms and traditional dishes with a twist. Come experience Antebellum, where flavorful dishes, exemplary service and southern hospitality are in abundance.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Two sections of the mountain for hiking, only 20 minutes away! 3-6 mile hikes. There is a visitor's/educational center at the Spot Rd entrance.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Great marina to rent from- only a 15 min ride from marina to our boat launch at end of street, Balus Creek, so you can pick up friends and fam. Also have a fun resort style tiki restaurant on the dock.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our long-time fav surf/turf foodie staple. About 25 min south of us, but great stop on your way to/from Atlanta. Rarely a long wait, but they take reservations. Excellent food, quiet romantic atmosphere.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Live local rock bands & touring acts, accompanied by classic American food with a Southern flair.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best steaks and spot to celebrate any occasion, or just for a nice meal out.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Anther must for Buford. Rico is an incredible chef and runs a wonderful restaurant. All the food is amazing and be sure to ask about the daily specials. Their cakes are awesome too!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super easy to boat over and enjoy quality lakeside entertainment, this place is fun. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Campground
“Relax on the beach or rev up the action with water slides and zip lines. However, you choose to chill, you’ll be surrounded with the sights, sounds and tastes of Margaritaville. Slip your boat in for the day, reserve a slip at the new marina docks, or bring your RV and set up camp for a Margaritaville vacation!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Seafood and caribbean inspired food, set on the marina in nearby Flowery Branch- indoor or outdoor seating available. They have a huge sand pit beach for kids to play in.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Antebellum has been rated the #1 restaurant in Georgia on several occasions. The food and cocktails are incredible. Antebellum Restaurant is a fine dining establishment located in the Historic District of Flowery branch. Set in a quaint, 1890s style home, the restaurant is the perfect hub for this Southern theme. Complete with a charming wrap-around porch and candlelit by lanterns, the restaurant ambiance lends itself to an elegant dining experience. The cozy, off the beaten path location merits a drive. The restaurant serves a seasonal menu, complete with ingredients from local farms and traditional dishes with a twist. Come experience Antebellum, where flavorful dishes, exemplary service and southern hospitality are in abundance.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best steaks and spot to celebrate any occasion, or just for a nice meal out.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our long-time fav surf/turf foodie staple. About 25 min south of us, but great stop on your way to/from Atlanta. Rarely a long wait, but they take reservations. Excellent food, quiet romantic atmosphere.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Live local rock bands & touring acts, accompanied by classic American food with a Southern flair.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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