Jan. 6, 2017 Atlanta - A pedestrian with an umbrella makes her way near Phipps Plaza in Buckhead on Friday. The winter storm could bring 3 to 4 inches of snow accumulation in the county, officials said. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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Everything to know about Phipps Plaza

Commanding 22 acres in the heart of Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, the three levels of Phipps Plaza make a premier, upscale shopping destination.

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Beautiful, airy and climate-controlled, Phipps Plaza is a shopper's paradise, with 100-plus stores including Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Belk, Tiffany & Co., Gucci and more. 

Phipps Plaza also has plenty of entertainment in store, from the 14-screen AMC movie theater to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, full service restaurant and dining options and lots of special attractions throughout the year.

For a Phipps Plaza map, directions and hours, click here.

Here are four reasons to visit Phipps Plaza:

 Hanna Andersson at Phipps Plaza will host an Easter egg hunt on April 8.
Photo: Hanna Andersson

Seasonal Events

All throughout the year, Phipps Plaza offers a variaty of ways to celebrate each season. Just a few options include spring events like the Fit for the Cure bra-fitting event to benefit cancer research and the Easter Egg Hunt at Hanna Andersson. Later in the year, Santa always visits Phipps Plaza, and March always ushers in the Luxury Living Show presented by Phipps Plaza in tandem with Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Keep pace with other seasonal events by checking the Phipps Plaza website.

Family-Friendly Fun 

A miniland portrayal of Atlanta is a highlight of Phipps Plaza's Legoland Discovery Center.
Photo: Photo Legoland Discovery Center/For the AJC

Phipps Plaza boasts the ever-popular family fun Build-A-Bear Workshops. Or entertain inquiring kids at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, with two rides, 10 build-and-play zones and a 4D cinema.

Photo: Photo from Simon/For the AJC

Escape through the movies 
Catch a movie with the kids on a rainy afternoon or anytime you want to do something special. The AMC Phipps Plaza 14 features recliner seating, RealD 3d and MacGuffins Bar.

Check out the interactive map of stores at Phipps Plaza here.

Here are other important things to know about Phipps Plaza:

Located in the core of Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, Phipps Plaza offers the ultimate shopping experience and plenty of all-Atlanta fun.

Here are a few more ways to enjoy the all-ages fun spot:

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Wine and dine 

Phipps Plaza is a hot spot for date night or any gathering with treasured friends. Sample housemade pasta or grilled to perfection steaks at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse or sample cocktails before lunch or dinner at The Tavern at Phipps. If bistro dining's more your thing, sit down at Cafe Bistro at Nordstrom for soup, salad and desserts--or to scope out the exhibition kitchen. Or make it a shop-walk-eat adventure when you stroll to eateries nearby like The Cheesecake Factory or True Food Kitchen after the afternoon's entertainment at Phipps Plaza.

Ease into elegance for a great C.A.U.S.E.
C.A.U.S.E for Elegance at Phipps Plaza sells upscale apparel and accessories at seriously reduced prices, men and women invited to browse. And you can feel good about the spree because the shop is a non-profit that supports the Jr. Apprentice Program and scholarship fund. Calling all bridesmaids, promgoers and those who dress for success!

See the beauty at Local Artist Demo Days
Crafters, artisans and those looking for wardrobe ideas will find monthly inspiration the third Saturday of every month (2 p.m.-4 p.m.). That's when Carré D' Artistes Atlanta hosts "Demo Days" with a new featured artist. They offer refreshments, too, so make it a lovely afternoon tradition.

Seek out Phipps Plaza shopper services
Make your shopping experience extra-pleasant by tapping into the many extras available at Phipps Plaza, from complimentary wheelchairs and vehicle charging to free personal shopper services. And if you've stayed longer than planned and need to check in with the real world, Phipps also has free Wi-Fi connection capabilities and electronic device charging.

Shop and stay!
You really can shop 'til you drop when you plan an overnight trip to Atlanta centered on Phipps Plaza. 

The mall is connected to AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza, a luxury place to stay with European soul and Spanish roots. 

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Or, walk to other luxury hotels nearby, like The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, J.W. Marriott, Grand Hyatt, Intercontinental, W Buckhead and The Westin.

Dance at the end of the days
Try out all those great purchases or just unwind after shopping at Phipps Plaza. Local bars a few footsteps away include The Ivy, Buckhead Saloon, or Park Bench

Or if you'd like to dance the night away, try nearby Buckhead clubs like Havana Club, Gold Room, or Tongue and Groove.

Get the app for easy movement around Legoland.
Make the most of your visit to the Legoland Discovery Center with its app, which awaits your download at the app store. The app helps you track Minifigure trades, join a Scavenger Hunt and get tips on building bigger and better than ever before.

Phipps Plaza parking, access and hours 

How to get to Phipps:

By car: Find Phipps Plaza at 3500 Peachtree Road NE.

From Downtown Atlanta~15 minutes: 
• Take I-75/85 North to the Brookwood Split take I-85 north 
• Take the GA-400 North Exit (Buckhead-Cumming) then • Take the 1st Exit (Lenox-Buckhead) turn right 
•Phipps Plaza is one traffic light down to your immediate Left

Click here to get  additional directions by car.

By train: Reach Phipps Plaza by train near the Lenox and Buckhead MARTA stations. From the Lenox Station, follow the signs pointing to Lenox Mall after exiting the train and go up the tall escalator. After exiting the fare gates, keeping walking straight ahead alongside Lenox Road. Walk about three blocks and turn right onto Peachtree Street. Phipps will be at the next stoplight on the left. If you don't want to walk (or have a lot of packages on the way home!), you can get on bus 25 at the Lenox station.

 Hours: at Phipps Plaza is open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Check retailer, restaurant and movie theater hours on their respective websites.

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