Welcome to Marietta
Historic charm meets vibrancy in an enchanting small town
From its stunning mountain backdrops to its picture-perfect downtown, Marietta is the epitome of Southern charm. Featuring five National Register historic districts, Marietta has a rich heritage dating back to the pre-Civil War era. Today, Marietta is one of Georgia’s most enchanting destinations, rivaling the likes of Savannah. Take a ride on the trolley or join a walking tour to get a sense of the city’s rich history.
Marietta is a small, lively town in the heart of Georgia. The thriving downtown area features some of the area’s best art studios and farmers’ markets. With its abundance of amenities, including upscale dining, shopping, and museums, there is something for everyone in beautiful Marietta.
What to Love
- An enchanting market square with a rich history
- Spectacular views of nearby Kennesaw Mountain
- Easy commute to and from downtown Atlanta
- Plenty of amenities, including shops, restaurants, and museums
Elegant and vibrant, Marietta is the crowning jewel of Atlanta’s metropolitan area. Marietta is known for its rich history and charm and is home to some of the most beautiful mansions and estates. With its tree-lined streets and stunning architecture, few places spark the imagination like Marietta does.
Because of its charm and proximity to Atlanta, Marietta is one of Atlanta’s most desirable suburbs. Prospective residents can find a variety of home styles, from traditional to contemporary. The possibilities are endless in Marietta.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Of the many benefits of living in Marietta, upscale shopping and dining are among its biggest perks. Marietta is one of the few towns in Georgia that can compete with Atlanta for its selection of high-end restaurants and cafes. One of the area’s most popular restaurants is Mac’s Chop House, an elegant steakhouse located in the heart of Marietta Square. Featuring an impressive selection of wines and cocktails, this classic revival restaurant hits all of the right notes. Try some of their signature dishes, including their sea scallops, black grouper, and filet mignon. For dessert, try Miss Mamie’s, a quaint bakery offering some of Marietta’s best coffee and cupcakes.
Visit The Marietta Local for a taste of authentic southern cuisine. Rustic yet chic, The Marietta Local is one of the town’s most beloved restaurants. Try their signature chicken dishes, including their Nashville hot chicken or chicken and french toast.
If you love Asian cuisine, check out Thaicoon & Sushi Bar. Combining the best Thai and Japanese fare, Thaicoon & Sushi Bar offers some of Georgia’s best sushi rolls and authentic Thai dishes. At the heart of Marietta is the Marietta Square Market, a stylish food hall featuring 20 restaurants and retail merchants preparing a variety of different cuisines.
Things to Do
Beyond Marietta’s exquisite shops and restaurants, this charming southern town is known for hosting some of the area’s most highly anticipated festivals and events.
One of the area’s most popular events is The Glover Park Concert Series. From April to September, the Glover Park Concert Series hosts live music events under the stars, making it the perfect date night destination. Concerts are held during the last Friday of the spring and summer months.
Marietta Square is the epicenter for most of the town’s biggest events, including Chalktoberfest and May-Retta Daze. For those who enjoy the splendor of local art, check out the Marietta Square Art Walk, which showcases the works of local artists. During the holiday season, one of the most highly anticipated events is the Marietta Square Christmas Tree Lighting, a spectacle of wonder and delight. No event kickstarts the holiday season quite like the Christmas Tree Lighting.
Beyond the area’s festivities, Marietta Square is known for the Marietta Square Farmers Market, featuring locally sourced produce, bread, specialty foods, and more. The farmers market is open every Saturday and Sunday year-round.