Johns Creek, GA

Johns Creek is where I grew up. My parents still live there, so Andre and I visit often; also, my siblings and friends are in neighboring cities, so it is nice having everyone nearby. When we moved to Jacksonville from Pittsburgh, it definitely cut down on our commute to see this set of our people, which was one of the many benefits of our move south.

During this tough time with COVID, it’s fun to remember better times with our loved ones. Family is such a special part of our lives, and both Andre and I recognize the value in traveling to see these special people. We were actually scheduled to be back up there next week for a visit, but we will stay in JAX for now to help reduce any potential spreading of this pandemic.

If you do get the opportunity to visit Johns Creek in the future, you are in for a treat. The city is just north of Atlanta, so there are plenty of things to do. Check out our recommendations below:


  • CASUAL: Cantina one 41, Sugo, Egg Harbor Cafe
  • DRESSY: Persian Basket Kitchen & Bar, Pharaoh’s Palace, Stone’s Cuisine & Cocktails
  • DESSERT: ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop, Snowy Rolls, Vincent Bakery Cafe


  • MULTI: Jones Bridge Trail
  • FULL: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center
  • HALF: Ocee Park


  • HISTORY/ARTS: Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk
  • SPORTS: River Pines Golf, Rivermont Golf Club, The Standard Club
  • ATTRACTIONS: Atlanta Athletic Club, Newtown Dog Park, Pinot’s Palette, Regal Medlock Crossing & RPX