Guide to Gwinnett

Spend a Day in Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville serves as Gwinnett's county seat and home to numerous restaurants, parks and attractions. Join us as we spend a day exploring metro Atlanta's second largest city.

Morning

Wake up and smell the delicious coffee brewing at Boulder Creek Coffeehouse on the square. Grab some fresh pastries to enjoy on their wrap-around porch or take a short walk past Lawrenceville Lawn over to Peachtree Café for Banana Nutella Pancakes or the Spicy Bacon Cheeseburger Omelet. 

Once your breakfast has settled it's time to brush up on some local history. Visit the Veterans Museum, Lawrenceville Female Seminary and Gwinnett Historic Courthouse for a peek into the past. If you prefer to spend your morning in nature hop over to Rhodes Jordan Park to walk the scenic trail around a huge lake. 

Mid-Day

Lunchtime in Lawrenceville offers up many delectable options. Try Universal Joint for an unforgettable burger. Our favorites include The Steinbeck (pimento cheese, bacon and jalapenos) or the Blue Cheese Bacon Burger. Other dining options include The Cornerstop Cafe (traditional Southern fare), McCray's Tavern (Bar/Restaurant with rooftop dining), Cosmo's Pizza + Social (authentic pizza and small bites), Strange Taco, Foggy Bottom BBQ, La Cazuela or Oyster Bay (seafood). Whatever you choose you won't be disappointed! 

Blue Rooster Bakeshop or Special Kneads will take care of your mid-day dessert needs.  

Next head to NV Bath and Body, Galactic QuestNancy's Candy + Spice and Cotton Lace Market for shopping. 

play being performed at Aurora Theater

Evening

For dinner stop by Dominick's for traditional Italian fare, D-Floridian for Cuban cuisine or Local Republic for gourmet burgers and small plates.

As the sun sets make your way over to Aurora Theatre for a professional live play or comedy show. If you prefer something more hand-on visit Painting with a Twist, A/R Workshop or Masterpiece Mixers (reservations required) to create a custom DIY project or painting. 

Once you've been thoroughly entertained visit Gwinnett's first brewery, Slow Pour Brewing or Ironshield Brewing for a tall cold beer. 

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Post by Victoria Hawkins
Victoria, a native Gwinnettian, loves discovering new restaurants and things to do locally. Every weekend she re-energizes by spending time with her 2 sons and husband. When she's not enjoying a margarita on someone's patio you can find her at an outdoor festival or shopping locally for vintage items.