Gritty City Guide: Volume 6



Alys Beach is an emerging community nestled along the Northwest Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A. Drawing inspiration from Bermuda and Antigua, Guatemala, Alys Beach’s stark white walls and private courtyard homes create a harmonious, urban environment. A walk through town will take one from the gorgeous white sands, through a thriving town center filled with shops, restaurants, pools, and event spaces. For more information, visit





At an elevation of 3,487 feet, the mountain town of Cashiers on the Cashiers/Highlands Plateau is packed with unblemished natural resources including the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, crystal-clear lakes, tumbling rivers, and cascading waterfalls. Cashiers combines a pristine mountain environment, outdoor recreation and rustic elegance that appeals to generations of families and outdoor-lovers.



The Pensacola Bay Area delivers the experiences you crave. Longing to spend a lazy day on sugar-white sand? Or soaking up downtown charms? Roaming through a pre-Civil War fort? Getting in touch with your outdoorsy side? You’ll find it all here, where the beach is just the beginning.



Just 22 miles north of Atlanta, Alpharetta is a dynamic destination with affluent small-town charm. With over 250 shops, 200+ restaurants, seasonal festivals & events, hiking & biking trails, music & entertainment venues, an array of art experiences, and four cooking schools, there is something to entertain everyone. With so much to do, why not stay the weekend?