Great Escapes: Our guide to Marietta, GA

Planning a getaway? Check out Marietta, GA, a historic city just ~20 minutes north of Atlanta.

A mural in Marietta, Georgia

“Marietta” by Craig Stanley

Photo by 6AMcity

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City Editor Kyle here. While a weekend inside the perimeter of Atlanta, GA has its allure, I invite you to venture outside the perimeter to Marietta, GA — a town steeped in history, charm, and the one where I grew up.

The Marietta Square in Marietta Georgia

The Marietta Square | Photo by GVLtoday

Why go?

  • Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or a sucker for vintage shopping — Marietta, its town square, and its past offers something for everyone.
  • Visit Marietta in October for its annual Chalktoberfest, featuring dozens of chalk artists + their work on the streets surrounding the Marietta Square or catch live music every Friday night in the summer for its Glover Park Concert Series.
  • Check out this guide on what to do, see, eat + drink in Marietta and this guide on Marietta’s museums.
Glover Park Brewery in Marietta Georgia

Cheers from Glover Park Brewery | Photo via @gloverparkbrewery

Act like a local:

 A cheery house and farm on VRBO in Marietta Georgia

Much of Marietta’s charm can be found in its bungalows. | Photo via VRBO

Where to stay:

All of these recommendations are just scratching the surface of what my cozy hometown of Marietta has to offer. Make sure to follow @visitmariettageorgia + @mariettasquare on Instagram for ideas for your next trip.

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