07 Apr 15 Instagram Worthy Spots You Can’t Miss in Marietta
If you are looking to update your IG with epic photos, Marietta is the place to visit. Located just northwest of Atlanta, it is nicknamed “The Gem City of the South” because of its interesting historic landmarks and vibrant community.
Want to know where the best Instagram worthy spots are in this charming city? Look no further. Explore one of Georgia’s most instagrammable cities and fill your feed with stunning photos at these 15 Insta-worthy locations.
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Artist: Craig Stanley
Location: Trailside at Thaicoon & Sushi Bar
- Marietta Mural
If you’re a fan of murals, this iconic Marietta mural should be your first stop for the perfect Instagram photo.
Location: Marietta Square Market, 68 North Marietta Pkwy NW
- Siete Tacos & Tequila
Say, “Si” to Siete Tacos and Tequila, in the Marietta Square Market. A seat in front of their “Taco Lovers” neon sign is the best spot for a picture. They always have fun photo worthy cocktail drinks, like their signature Vespertino Cocktail that is topped with a smoky bubble.
Location: 52 Powder Springs Street
- Two Birds
32 taps of craft beer and specialty cocktails makes Two Birds a favorite on the Square. Spend a few hours here and you will see why it was voted one of the “Best Overall Bars”, “Best Cocktail Menu” and winner of the “Best Craft Beer Selection” for 2023 Best of Cobb. It’s definitely the perfect vibe for an IG-worthy photo.
Artist: Lindsey O’Shields
Location: Mill Street Wall at Georgia Dance Conservatory
- En Pointe Mural
Don’t miss getting a few photos with our ballerina Mural, En Pointe. If you have the ability, bring your ballet shoes and go on pointe with her.
Location:4 Depot Street NE
- Marietta Visitor’s Center
Have you ever been inside of an historic train depot? Stop by our Visitor’s Center. It’s in the old Western and Atlantic train station built in 1898. Pose outside or inside to capture its charm for your gram. While you’re here, pick up some information about local events and attractions in the area.
Location: 80 N Marietta Parkway NW
- William Root House
A photo at the front door of one of the oldest homes in the Atlanta area is on this list of photogenic IG locations. The Root House is typical of the columned mansions of the 1860s. Then step inside the first house museum in the USA for a self-guided touchscreen tour.
Location: 50 N Park Square
- Glover Park Fountain and Gazebo
From the fountain in the middle of the park to the gazebo, Glover Park is a favorite spot for photos on the historic Marietta Square. It is also a prime location for an extra special wedding or prom picture to add to your grid.
Location: 156 Roswell St NE
- Miss Mamies
A photo of an extraordinary cupcake from the winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and Cake Hunters is definitely insta-worthy. Some favorite flavors offered by owner and pastry chef Mamie Jo Doyle are Red Velvet, Guinness, Turtle, and S’mores. Foodies, stop by Miss Mamies and discover your favorites.
Location: Sope Creek Park, 3726 Paper Mill Road SE
Easy to Moderate Hike from the Sope Creek Trailhead
- Sope Creek Paper Mill Ruins
Take a hike in Sope Creek Park to the Civil War-era paper mill ruins. Snap pictures along the scenic trail, then capture the perfect shot at this multi-story castlelike ruins towering the adjacent creek.
Location:KFC, 12 Cobb Pkwy SE, Intersection of Cobb Pkwy & Roswell Road
- The Big Chicken
You can’t miss a stop at the Big Chicken! There’s something unique about this most popular Marietta landmark at a local Kentucky Fried Chicken. Tourists come for a photo-op with the 56-foot tall chicken with moving eyes and beak. Locals use it to give directions (“Turn left at the Big Chicken.”)
Location: 117 N Park Square
- The Strand Rooftop
Head to the roof of the Strand for the best view of the Square, especially at sunset. It’s a classic backdrop for any photo. Then enjoy a drink and get another photo in Lumière Lounge, the silent-film themed piano bar on the second floor.
Location: 120 Cherokee St NE
- The Waddell Street Parking Deck
Level 7 of the Waddell Street parking deck offers a magnificent view of the Square. It’s a favorite IG worthy photo stop for local teens. #RooftopIGphoto ♥️
Location: 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr
- Kennesaw Mountain
Want the most epic photo in the area? Add Kennesaw Mountain to your list. While technically it’s not in Marietta, it shouldn’t be missed. It offers a beautiful view of Stone Mountain, downtown Atlanta and more. After hiking or driving to the summit for the view, snap an obligatory photo.
- Events on the Square
Many of the events held on the Square are insta-worthy opportunities. From Chalktoberfest to the Taste of Marietta, there are a variety of festivals, parades, and holiday celebrations throughout the year.
Location: 131 Church Street
- The Third Door
Specialty cocktails make for a fun IG photo. Third Door has inventful cocktails and an equally instagrammable decor. Make a reservation for The Bearcat Lounge, an onsite Happier Camper travel trailer. The camper can serve as your own private photo booth. Inside is a classy speakeasy bar, the perfect setting for a picture.