Welcome to "VisitRoswellGA", a monthly newsletter highlighting the great things happening in the city of Roswell with its Modern Spirit and Southern Soul. Roswell is an oasis of Southern hospitality full of local events, attractions, festivals, restaurants and more. For information regarding leisure activities and tourism in Roswell or the Roswell Visitors Center please visit www.VisitRoswellGA.com
In this Edition
  • Top Six Free Things to enjoy in Roswell
  • A True Foodie's Paradise
  • Roswell Founder's Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Southern Trilogy Giveaway

Also...

  • Where is Roswell?
  • Getting to Roswell
  • Personalize your visit
  • Events happening soon

Top Six FREE & FUN Things to enjoy in Roswell
Roswell is full of exciting free activities.
Here are a few...
 
Hike the Old Mill Park Interpretive Trail to see the Vickery Creek Waterfall and the beautiful Covered Pedestrian Bridge.  Some say this is the most beautiful area of Roswell.  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. 

Roswell is located on the northern banks of the Chattahoochee River. Azalea Park, Riverside Park and Don White Park provide picnic areas, playgrounds, boat ramps, bicycling paths, multipurpose trails, fishing, outdoor fitness station, and more.  Access the newest section of the extended boardwalk along the river on Azalea Drive and add enjoyment to your visit.


All along this Great Street you will find an array of shops, antiques, boutiques, and a wide selection of restaurants, outdoor cafes, sweet treats and a coffee house.  For browsing and exploration, this street is a must.  

On the Third Thursday of each month from April - October the best street party in metro Atlanta is found, on Canton Street, along the grounds of Roswell City Hall and at the Historic Town Square.

The first Saturday of each month from May - October, the Riverside Sounds concert Series fills the air with m usic at the beautiful Riverside Park. Bring your own picnic, sit back and enjoy the sounds of some fantastic live music.

A free trolley runs through August 5 on Friday and Saturday nights from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  Park free at Roswell City Hall and catch the trolley. Sightsee, enjoy restaurants and experience Roswell's modern spirit and southern soul.
 
For more f ree fun activities click here.
A True Foodie's Paradise

Roswell has approximately 300 dining options; over 200 of them are independently owned. Next time you are thinking about eating out, trying something new, or looking to join the "Yelp Elite Squad", make sure you check out this extensive list of Roswell's restaurants.

Find a map of Roswell's restaurants here.

Dining on Canton Street is easier than ever! Visitors can park for free at Roswell City
Hall (38 Hill Street) and take the FREE trolley on Friday and Saturday nights from
5 p.m. - 11 p.m. (through August 5).


Roswell 's Founder and his Entrepreneurial Spirit

Roswell King was born in Windsor, Connecticut. He moved to Darien, Georgia, in 1788 and became a leader in the religious, civic and business life of the community. In 1828, the Bank of Darien commissioned him to assess the rumors of gold in north Georgia. At age 65, Roswell King traveled by horseback from the Georgia coast. When he crossed the Chattahoochee River near the mouth of Vickery Creek, he was impressed by the water power Vickery Creek afforded. He then visualized the potential for industry. The healthy climate, the abundance of natural resources and the general beauty of the land convinced Roswell King to make this area an economic hub.

King's entrepreneurial spirit lives on in Roswell. 

Roswell King's Marker is located in Roswell's Town Square. He is buried in Founders Cemetery on Sloan Street.
For more history see
visitroswellga.com.

Southern Trilogy Giveaway

The "Southern Trilogy", Roswell's Historic House Museums -
Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation - are open to the public for visits and exploration. Closely situated as neighbors in the historic town of Roswell, each home has its own cultural bounty to share and its own part of the Southern Trilogy Story to tell. Majestic trees and grounds, an antebellum garden, and stately homes filled with memorabilia, have withstood the test of time and tell stories that are as unique as the manors themselves.
 
ENTER A DRAWING TO WIN two free passes to the Southern Trilogy House Museums - drawings are every month! Click here to register.
WHERE IS ROSWELL?
Roswell, GA is located north
of Atlanta approximately 15 minutes from Interstate 285 and about 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta. The best place to begin your visit is the Roswell Visitors Center, located at the intersection of Highway 9 and Sloan Street in Roswell's Historic District.
     
Roswell Visitors Center
617 Atlanta Street
Roswell, GA 30075
770-640-3253 or 800-776-7935
 
Operating Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Sun. Noon - 3 p.m.
Visit visitroswellga.com or call to confirm holiday schedule
 
 
Getting to Roswell, GA 
(Hint: Car not necessary!)
Visiting Roswell, GA is easy! You can take a car, MARTA train and bus.
  
By MARTA: 
  1. Take MARTA Train to the North Springs Station.
  2. Hop on Bus #85 "Roswell/Alpharetta".
  3. Arrive at Roswell Visitors Center.
By Car:
From Downtown, Atlanta
  1. Take Hwy I-85 N to GA-400.
  2. Take GA-400 North
  3. Take exit 6 - Northridge Road
  4. Turn right onto Dunwoody Pl.
  5. Turn right onto Highway 9 - Roswell Rd. (note: once you cross the river Roswell Road becomes Atlanta Street).
  6. Continue onto S Atlanta St.
  7. Arrive at Roswell Visitors Center
    617 Atlanta Street
    Roswell, GA 30075
    770-640-3253 or 800-776-7935 
The Roswell Trolley just launched its pilot program. Visitors can park at City Hall and ride it for free from May 12th through August 5th on Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to
11:00 p.m.


For a full list of resources of how to get to, from, and around Roswell, GA see
here. 
Personalize Your Visit 

The Roswell Visitors Center is your one-stop shop for all things fun in Roswell. Whether you are planning a day-trip, a girlfriend adventure, weekend getaway, time with family, wedding, meeting, date night, special occasion, family reunion, a group outing and anything in-between - the Visitors Center is here for you! Knowledgeable staff help personalize your visit to make the most of your trip to Roswell. And, the services are FREE.
 
For questions on what Roswell has to offer, please feel free to contact the Visitors Center at the number below:
Roswell Visitors Center
770-640-3253 or 800-776-7935
 
Since this is the first issue of VisitRoswellGA and Roswell, GA is all about Southern hospitality, we would love for you to meet the wonderful people at the Roswell CVB and Visitors Center.
Stop on by when you get a chance and they will help you fall in love with Roswell, GA.
 
 
Fun Stuff for Kids to Do!
When school is out, that means fun for the whole family. Check out some places in Roswell to take the kids this summer.
 
For more fun, ideas be sure to check the Free Things to Do list, Family Fun , then the See & Do section on visitroswellga.com .
    
To receive a personalized day trip to Roswell,
call or visit the Roswell Visitor Center!
Events Coming Up Soon 
 
June 10 
Roswell Lavender Festival at Barrington Hall
 
June 15 
Alive in Roswell
 
June 17 
Possum Trot 10K and 1-Mile Fun Run at Chattahoochee Nature Center