No other destination in Atlanta is as synonymous with luxury shopping as Phipps Plaza. But this glittering centre isn’t just for fashionistas; with a LEGOLAND Discovery Center on-site, even the kids will be excited about going shopping! Located in the vibrant Buckhead neighbourhood, Phipps Plaza is easily accessible via car or public transport from anywhere in the Atlanta Metro area.
Discover a curated selection of nearly 100 luxury and designer stores, including couture labels such as Dior, Gucci and Louis Vuitton; two high-end department stores, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue; and top-of-the-line jewellers and watch sellers like Omega and Tiffany & Co.
Restaurants and Dining
At Phipps Plaza, the dining is just as inspired as the shopping. Cap off a successful day at the shops with a grand dinner at Davio’s, featuring steaks, veal chops and Northern Italian specialties. Sample exquisite sushi from celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa at Nobu. The Tavern At Phipps – famous for their cocktails and happy hour in Buckhead or global-inspired cuisine at Grand Lux Café – and that’s just a sampling to whet your appetite.
In a rush to get to the next store? Visit Rock’s Chicken & Fries, Café Bistro at Nordstrom, Chipotle or Earl of Sandwich for delicious bites on the go. And no meal is complete without something sweet. Indulge in a hand-spun milkshake at Johnny Rockets or a frappuccino at Starbucks.
Things to do
Whether you are enjoying some much-needed me time or bringing the whole family, there is truly something for everyone at Phipps Plaza. Take a relaxing shopping break at Tutti Nails & Spa, or treat yourself to an innovative facial or cosmetic skin procedure at Aya – A Healthy Skin Experience.
Kids will have a blast at Phipps Plaza, too. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the world’s largest LEGO set at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, where kids can soar through the sky on interactive rides and touch the stars in the immersive 4D Cinema. Phipps Plaza also boasts a 14-screen AMC theatre complete with reclining seats and a cocktail bar to enhance your moviegoing experience. And it’s all just minutes to Atlanta’s top attractions – from the High Museum of Art to the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Western hemisphere.
Where to stay
You’ll be ready to recline after a long day of shopping and excitement at Phipps Plaza. Luckily, the outstanding AC Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza is connected to the centre, putting you mere steps from your stylish and comfortable guest room. There’s also an in-house cocktail and tapas bar, and a breakfast restaurant serving Nespresso coffee and sweet and savoury selections to fuel you up for another big day of retail therapy.
Just beyond the centre, some of Atlanta’s top-rated hotels are located within walking distance, including:
- JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
- Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead
- Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta
- W Atlanta – Buckhead
- Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Atlanta
- The Whitley
Whether you’re travelling here from Atlanta’s city centre or other points in Georgia, there are many convenient ways to reach Phipps Plaza. Numerous car parks and parking garages surround the centre, and there is valet parking at two stations for a small fee.
From Downtown Atlanta:
Take I-75/85 North to the Brookwood Split. Take I-85 North. Take the GA-400 North Exit (Buckhead-Cumming) then take the first exit (Lenox-Buckhead) and turn right. Phipps Plaza is one traffic light down to your immediate left.
From I-85 North of Metro Atlanta:
Take I-85 South towards Downtown Atlanta. Take Exit 88 (Lenox-Cheshire Bridge) and turn right on Lenox Road. Phipps Plaza is 1.5 miles down to your right.
From I-20 West or East of Atlanta:
Take I-20 East or West into Downtown Atlanta then take I-75/85 North at the Brookwood Split. Take I-85 North. Take the GA-400 North exit (Buckhead-Cumming) and take the first exit (Lenox-Buckhead). Turn right. Phipps Plaza is one traffic light down to your immediate left.
From the North End Perimeter:
From I-285 East or West go to GA-400 South (Atlanta). Take that through a toll road (USD$.50). Take the first exit after the toll booth (Lenox-Buckhead) and turn left. Phipps Plaza is down one traffic light to your immediate left.
From the Airport:
Take I-85 North towards Downtown Atlanta. Pass through downtown and take I-85 North at the Brookwood Split. Take GA-400 North Exit (Buckhead-Cumming), and take the first exit (Lenox-Buckhead). Turn right. Phipps Plaza is down one traffic light to your immediate left.
From I-75 North of Metro Atlanta:
Take I-85 South towards downtown Atlanta, then take Exit 251 (I-85 North). Take the second exit, GA-400 North (Buckhead-Cumming). Take the first exit (Lenox-Buckhead), then turn right. Phipps Plaza is down one traffic light to your immediate left.
MARTA Rail Service is available near Phipps Plaza at the Lenox and Buckhead stations.
From Buckhead Station via MARTA Red Line:
Exit train platform in the north via the pedestrian bridge. After exiting the fare gate, follow signs to Stratford Road. Walk to the first intersection and turn left. Make a quick right on Alliance Center Drive. Cross Lenox Road at the stoplight to reach Phipps Plaza.
From Lenox Station via MARTA Gold Line:
Follow the signs pointing to Lenox Mall after exiting the train, and proceed up the escalator. After exiting the fare gates, keeping walking straight ahead alongside Lenox Road. Walk about three blocks and turn right onto Peachtree Street. Phipps Plaza will be at the next stoplight on the left. If you’d prefer not to walk, you can get on bus 25 at Lenox Station.
An alternate walking route is to take the non-mall exit off the train platform and walk up Oak Valley Road (see walking map). This route is a little more direct and has less car traffic.