The 10 Best Things to Do in Lawrenceville, United States

March 7, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Lawrenceville is a city in and the county seat of Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. It is a suburb of Atlanta, located approximately 30 miles (48 km) northeast of downtown. As of the 2010 census, the population of Lawrenceville was 28,546. In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city population to be 30,493. Lawrenceville has six ZIP codes (30042-30046, 30049), and it is part of the 678/770/404 telephone area code, which is used throughout metropolitan Atlanta.
Restaurants in Lawrenceville

1. Mall of Georgia

3333 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30519-4913 +1 770-271-9458
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 290 reviews

Mall of Georgia

At Mall of Georgia(R), we know what our shoppers want. Featuring Nordstrom, Belk, Dillard's, jcpenney and Macy's, plus more than 225 local, national and international stores offering everything from women's and children's apparel to jewelry and home electronics. Mall of Georgia's retail roster includes shops such as Apple, A|X Armani Exchange, Brighton Collectibles, Coach, H&M, and J. Crew -all in a welcoming, climate-controlled indoor shopping and outdoor entertainment complex like no other. We offer a variety of exciting dining options from sit-down restaurants such as P.F. Chang's China Bistro and Ruby Tuesday, to grab-and-go choices including Chick-fil-A, Checkers and Taco Bell. Mall of Georgia serves the nearby communities of Buford, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Gainesville, and Lawrenceville, and is conveniently located off I-85 and Exit 115 (GA 20).

Reviewed By LifeofRiley00 - South Carolina

Large mall that is very spread out, including outdoor shopping and restaurants. Check the store directory online to see what’s available. Dillards, Belk, and Von Maur are there. Von Maur is located where Nordstrom used to be. Lots of restaurant options, aside from food court. Plenty of stores that teens will like. Not upscale if that’s what you’re looking for...need to drive into Atlanta to Phipps or Lenox for that. Overall a good, basic mall with lots of choices in fashion and food.

2. Gwinnett Center

6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097-7419 +1 770-813-7500
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

Gwinnett Center

Reviewed By sclawyer - South Carolina

I attended for a gymnastics meet. The facility is nice enough, but the layout is confusing. All drives close to the entrance were blocked off, so there is no convenient way to drop off passengers (or pick them up) close to the building or out of the weather. Lots of convenient bathrooms; one elevator for the whole facility, so more walking. No concessions offered for my event, so I don't have a handle on that.

3. Little Mulberry Park

3900 Hog Mountain Rd, Dacula, GA 30019-1122 +1 770-822-8000
Excellent
83%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 142 reviews

Little Mulberry Park

Reviewed By Rachel F

This park has amazing trails for all levels of hikers and walkers. The paths are through forests, through meadows, around lakes and mixtures of all three. You can choose paved or unpaved, and sunny or shaded. There's also an equestrian trail for those who enjoy trail horseback riding. There are several docks for fishing, pavilions for gathering, and playgrounds for playing as well as animals for wildlife viewers. I have seen all types of birds and water fowl, turtles, frogs, deer, snakes, and squirrels. Most of the animals (except the squirrels) keep their distance, but they'll be close enough that you get to enjoy seeing them.

4. Aurora Theatre

128 W Pike St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046-4940 +1 678-226-6222
Excellent
82%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 191 reviews

Aurora Theatre

Aurora Theatre is home to over 700 events each year. Two series of theatrical productions include the Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series and Harvel Lab Series comprised of the biggest Broadway plays and musicals alongside exciting contemporary theatre. Additionally, Aurora produces concerts, stand-up comedy, children's programs, metro Atlanta's top haunted attraction Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, as well as Atlanta's only professional Spanish language theatre, Teatro Aurora. Aurora Theatre is a world-class theatrical facility with two performance venues. Nestled on the square in historic downtown Lawrenceville, Aurora has FREE attached covered parking and is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Aurora Theatre has garnered numerous accolades highlighted by recent achievements that include winner of Seven 2013 Suzi Bass Awards, Creative Loafing's 2010 Best Theatre Company, Georgia Trend Magazine's 2011 Best Places to Work in Georgia, Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2012 Best Places to Work and Atlanta Magazine's Best of Atlanta 2013.

Reviewed By running_awaygirl - Atlanta, Georgia

Amazing cozy theater with incredible talent at a very reasonable price. This is my favorite local theater to visit for adult shows and kids programs. If you're in Gwinnett, it's well worth the drive to see a show here.

5. Sims Lake Park

4600 Suwanee Dam Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024-1926 +1 770-904-3379
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 97 reviews

Sims Lake Park

Reviewed By garysecor - Suwanee, Georgia

Lake with ducks and fish that the little ones can see swimming around. Even a concrete ping pong table ( bring your paddles and ping pong ball). Blacktop trails are very shaded - lots of benches to just sit and watch nature.

6. CoolRay Field

2500 Buford Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30043-2104 +1 678-277-0300
Excellent
56%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

CoolRay Field

Reviewed By josephlT5329WD - Stockbridge, Georgia

This is one of the most family friendly venues you can take your kids to. The tickets, food, and folks make it easy to bring a family and not break the bank. There is always something happening out on the field between innings. When they announce "Chopper " as the hardest working mascot in baseball, they aren't kidding! They truly love the fans here. Be sure to go on a Sunday. The kids get to play catch out on the field before the game!

7. The Lincoln Fill Station and Home Brew

2280 Henry Clower Blvd, Snellville, GA 30078-3106 +1 678-580-1203
Excellent
96%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 21 reviews

The Lincoln Fill Station and Home Brew

Reviewed By DarkfallGA - Snellville, Georgia, United States

This is definitely one of the best places for beer lovers in the Atlanta area! The store and patio are really hip and nicely decorated. The staff and owners are helpful and really friendly. You get to sample a great variety of beers and they sell growlers and a nice variety of bottled beers. It's a great place to hang out and socialize while discovering new beers!

8. Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center

2020 Cleanwater Dr, Buford, GA 30519-5708 +1 770-904-3500
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center

Reviewed By cyfan2000 - Chicago, Illinois

I live a few miles from this and it took me years to know it was there. Really great paths and trails.

9. Tribble Mill Park

2125 Tribble Mill Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 +1 678-277-0890
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 70 reviews

Tribble Mill Park

Reviewed By springlett - Chattanooga, TN

I took my kids based on the awesome reviews but was extremely disappointed. The playgrounds are both closed. The walking trails are a lot of dirt & dangerous roots. The trails around the lakes are very isolated...not where I would go if I were alone. Sure, it's peaceful, but that's b/c there's no one there & nothing to do besides walk. Maybe when the playgrounds are fixed it will be worth going to but not now. The other Gwinnett county parks are so much nicer!

10. Suwanee Creek Greenway

1170 Highway 23 NW, Suwanee, GA 30024 +1 770-945-8996
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 37 reviews

Suwanee Creek Greenway

Reviewed By Mark_Thebaut - Atlanta, Georgia

This greenway connects with trails in George Pierce Park and is 6 miles in length and provides great views of undisturbed wetlands and forest where I often see wildlife. The trails are bike friendly, well maintained, and consist of an assortment of boardwalks and paved pathways. There is occasional flooding of trails with heavy rain. Some caution is needed since the trails are not very wide and are often busy with walkers who never seem to know where to position themselves as bikes approach.

The majority of the terrain is fairly flat but there are some moderate hilly areas at each end. Once in George Pierce Park there are miles of trails rambling through forest that provide moderate effort to negotiate. On the north side of the trail there is boardwalk access to Suwanee Town Park that is also bike friendly. Public bathrooms are available at each end of the trail and in Suwanee Town Park.

This group of trails are my favorite go to when I've waited until the middle of the day to ride when it is extremely hot since the majority of the trails are heavily forested and are therefore shady. You can entertain yourself for hours exploring and there are dirt trails through the woods at each end for those looking for easy to moderate mountain bike challenges. I highly recommend exploring this network of trails on bike.

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