Local Attractions

About Vinings
Located near the banks of the Chattahoochee River just ten miles from downtown Atlanta, Vinings Village is one of the most sought after communities in Northwest Atlanta.  Beautiful homes, excellent schools and low taxes are just a few of the reasons people choose to live here.  Vinings is a unique blend of Southern charm and modern sophistication. Home to over 9600 residents, Vinings is an unincorporated village which was originally known as Crossroads, and later as  Paces.

From Ferry Station to Railroad Station to Small Town Southern Sophistication
By the 1830s, Vinings was known for its proximity to the Chattahoochee River and the ferry stations that lined the area. At that time, Vinings was known as Paces, named for Hardy Pace, owner and operator of Pace’s Ferry which shuttled inhabitants back and forth between Atlanta, Vinings and Buckhead. Later, in the 1840’s, Vinings earned its official name when the area became a construction stop on the Western and Atlantic Railroad. The principal architect at this stop was William H. Vining, sent there to construct a railroad bridge. During this time, numerous supplies were sent to “Vining’s station” and soon the Vinings name was adopted.

Vinings Historic Preservation Society
Founded in 1993 by the Ruth Carter Vanneman Foundation, this is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of Vinings’ historic sites. Offering both locals and visitors education and information about both the origins of Vinings and its historic architecture, the Vinings Historic Preservation Society is a wonderful resource for people wanting to be involved in the community as well as those curious about the area.

Attractions
There is something for everyone here: historic sites like the Pace House; recreational attractions like the Silver Comet Trail and the Chattahoochee National Forest; and spectacular entertainment venues like the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The site of several outdoor festivals, parades, concerts and farmers markets, Vinings provides an ideal escape from the stress and strife of the big city.

Not only does Vinings offer natural attractions and family friendly events, the village incorporates high fashion, elegant dining and top notch entertainment offering visitors and locals a plethora of ways to explore and enjoy this unique town. Many of the town’s biggest events take place in the Historic Vinings area in such venues as Vinings Jubilee, a beautiful outdoor shopping center located in the heart of the village.

Outdoors
One of the best aspects of Vinings is its proximity to the Chattahoochee River, with its picturesque views and abundant outdoor activities such as fishing, picnicking and hiking. Fitness buffs and nature lovers cite The Silver Comet Trail as another compelling reason to visit the area. This is a 12.8 mile former railroad track that runs west and north through Georgia to Alabama and Tennessee. The highly trafficked trail allows bikers, joggers, walkers and roller-bladers to enjoy a scenic route which includes amazing views of Heritage Park, a natural park that expands over one hundred acres.

Arts
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is a state-of-the-art venue. It hosts Broadway shows, comedians, concerts and plays as well as special performances by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Opera. Superb acoustics make this an ideal site for musical enjoyment.

 

 

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway
Atlanta GA 30339
(770) 916-2800

Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway N.W.
Atlanta GA 30339
(770) 955-8000

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
1978 Island Ford Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 952-4419‎

Vinings Historic Preservation Society
3010 Paces Mill Road Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30339-3744
(770) 432-3343‎

Historic Pace House & Pavilion
3057 Paces Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 432-3343‎

Cumberland Mall
1 Cumberland Mall
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
(770) 435-2206‎

The Silver Comet Trail
140 Concord Rd
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 528-8840‎

Heritage Park
4700 N Church Lane Southeast
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 528-8810


Restaurants
Steaks or Seafood. Continental, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai and Southern. Whether you’re looking for burgers, sandwiches, ethnic food or fine dining, all are available in a short walk or drive. Listed below are some of the dining choices available.

 

Southern
South City Kitchen, (770) 435-0700
Old Vinings Inn, (770) 438-2282

Sports Bars
Meehan’s Public House, (770) 433-1920
Marlow’s Tavern, (770) 432-2526
Laseter’s Tavern (770-850-8570
Padraic’s 770-433-1114

Asian
Orient Express, (770) 438-9090
Top Spice, (770) 988-9007
China Moon, (404)237-8888
Thai Diner, (770) 859-9898

Latin
Village Taqueria and Tequila Bar, (678) 309-1113
Guaco Joe’s 770-801-0220

Italian
Maggiano’s, (770) 799-1580
Scalini’s, (770) 952-7222
Figo Pasta, (770) 431-4988
Crispina Trattoria and Pizzeria (678) 426-7149

Seafood
C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar, (770) 272-0999

Pizza
NY Pizza, (770) 434-9000
Mellow Mushroom (770) 435- 5949

American/Eclectic
Canoe, (770) 432-2663
Olive Bistro (770) 272-8900
Soho Atlanta, (770) 801-0069
Paces and Vine (404) 205-8255
Cafe at Pharr (770) 434-6952
Muss and Turner’s (770) 434-1114
Another Broken Egg Cafe (770) 384-0012

Shopping
Vinings Village offers a mixture of  independent  boutiques, like Emily Benham and Webb Ltd; small local chains like the Sandpiper and Mori Luggage; and national chains such as Talbot’s  and Banana Republic.   In addition to clothes there are several excellent antique and home decor shops in the village.