With a robust outdoor scene and a walkable spacious vibe, Woodstock is a great place to get away in these socially distanced times. Restaurants are offering a wide array of take away options and you can grab a beverage to go and walk in the downtown district under current measures. There are even opportunities to enjoy live music and the arts while keeping a healthy distance.
Where to Stay
Woodstock’s newest hotel, Holiday Inn & Suites, is just a mile south the mountain bike trails at Olde Rope Mill Park. Staff knows how to welcome outdoor enthusiasts—there’s even a bike wash station at the rear entrance of the hotel.
If walking or pedaling along widely paved mixed-use trails is more your speed, stay at the modern Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. It’s just around the corner from the southern start of the Noonday Creek Trail that connects the bustling GA-92 corridor with Downtown Woodstock. Reward yourself with a cold beer beneath the giant elm tree at Reformation Brewery by taking a quick mile-long walk from the hotel along the trail. Marriott is committed to providing a safe environment, so face coverings are required for guests and associates in all indoor public areas at this hotel.
What to Eat
Eat well while you stay well in Woodstock. You can find a list of restaurants offering to-go, curbside, or delivery options during this time of social distancing at woodstocktogo.com.
Are you craving a massive, juicy burger or a hot dog laden with toppings? Semper Fi Bar & Grille is offering dine in service again. You can still order online for curbside carry out or, if you like it hot, brave a Flamethrower Burger outside on the patio.
Want to explore another culinary culture? Seoul Food is a Korean fast casual concept that recently opened for business. Traditional Korean dishes and inventive bites are packed to-go like Japchae, Kimbap, Bibimbap, and Kimchi Rice Balls.
What to See and Do
Indoor performances have been cancelled at Woodstock’s cultural arts village but The Lantern Series that brings world-renowned artists to Woodstock to find literal and figurative common ground is taking place on a beautiful outdoor green. Procedures are in place to protect patrons, artists, and staff including tables distanced 10 feet apart, pre-concert temperature checks, and contactless service for beverages and merch. Next up in the series, Nashville’s David Nail will take the stage on August 29.
Woodstock’s top music venue, MadLife Stage & Studios, has implemented a number of protective measures in order to reopen. Seats and tables are widely placed and no standing room tickets will be sold. Patrons are encouraged to wear masks and the venue is providing complimentary masks by request. Touchless sanitizer stations are located at the entrance to the patio, restaurant, and venue. September 10th enjoy an intimate, acoustic performance from Atlanta singer-songwriter Alex Guthrie.
Where to Shop
Downtown Woodstock is home to dozens of independent retailers and there’s something for every shopper. Epicureans will delight at the premium olive oils and vinegars at Leaning Ladder. Fashionistas won’t be able to pull themselves from the fitting room at Brooklynn’s. Adventuresome types need look no further than Little River Clothing & Outdoors.
School may look a little different this year, but back to school deals at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta are better than ever. Atlanta’s newest and closest outlet experience features wide, open air covered walkways and just like Downtown Woodstock, an open container district allows visitors to shop or stroll with their favorite adult beverage purchased on site.