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Marietta (Georgia)

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Marietta [1] is a city in Georgia, on the outskirts of Metro Atlanta.

Get in

Travel north on Interstate 75 from Atlanta.

Get around

See

  • Marietta Square, around Church Street (Marietta Parkway can also be used), +1 770 429-1115, [2]. Open all day, every day. Marietta Square is the center of old Marietta, with many shopping and historical attractions including a Gone with the Wind Museum, History Museum, Theater, and a number of shops. There are also a number of events and attractions, including Art In The Park, a yearly art festival showing the local talent. Prices vary depending on attraction.
  • The Big Chicken, built at the city's biggest intersection of Cobb Parkway (US 41) and Roswell Road (S. R. 120) - - exact address 12 Cobb Pkwy N, Marietta GA 30062, is a large steel-sided structure of a big red chicken located at a KFC Restaurant. History of the Big Chicken

Do

  • The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum [3], also called "Scarlett On the Square," (located in Marietta Square) houses one of the world's most extensive collections of memorabilia related to both the book and the film.
  • The The Kennesaw House, located west of the town square, is one of only two buildings in Marietta not burned to the ground in Sherman's March to the Sea. [4]

Buy

Meeting Park is a mixed-use development just off the Marietta Square, featuring townhomes, condos, shops, restaurants, and office space.

Eat

  • Aussie Bakery, located in Marietta Square, offers the usual bakery items as well as meat pies and other Australian cuisine. Open for breakfast and lunch.
  • Daabha Indian Cafe, Cumberland Drive (near the Cumberland Mall). Excellent.
  • Falafel Cafe, 950 Cobb Parkway, Suite 100 (behind the Dive Shop), +1 770 419-8999. Open Tu-Su 11AM-9PM. Has the world's best rice, and some mighty tasty kebabs.
  • The Pub Restaurant, overlooks the Marietta Resort's championship golf course. Features a full liquor bar.

Drink

Cheerwine, a regional soda from North Carolina, can often be found in and around Marietta.

Sleep

  • Comfort Inn, 2100 Northwest Pkwy. I-75 & Delk Rd, (770) 952-3000, [5].
  • Quality Inn, 1255 Franklin Road SE, Marietta, GA, US 30067, 770-955-0004, [6]. A fine Marietta, GA hotel, Quality Inn Atlanta/Marietta hotel boasts quality Atlanta-area accommodations, amenities and services. For a boutique hotel in Marietta, GA offering great hotel discounts and specials in Marietta, Georgia, choose the lodgings at Quality Inn Atlanta/Marietta.
  • Best Western Marietta Inn & Suites, 639 Franklin Road SE, +1 678 355-5050 (fax: +1 678 355-5050), [7].
  • Courtyard Atlanta Marietta/I-75 North, 2455 Delk Road, +1 770 956-1188 (fax: +1 770 933-0489), [8].
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1775 Parkway Place Se, +1 770 428-4400, [9].
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 2265 Kingston Ct (formerly Delk Rd), +1 770 952-7581, [10].
  • Motel 6 Atlanta - Marietta, 2360 Delk Road, +1 770 952-2395 (fax: +1 770 956-7502), [11].
  • Motel 6 Atlanta Northwest - Marietta, 2360 Delk Road, +1 770 952-8161 (fax: +1 770 984-2307), [12].
  • Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta NorthWest, 2999 Windy Hill Rd. (off I-75), [13]. Newly renovated.

Get out

Atlanta

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