School’s Out: Marietta Activities to Kick Off Summer Break

School’s Out: Marietta Activities to Kick Off Summer Break

May is upon us, which means summer break is just around the corner. This break in school often means an abundance of free time for many. Luckily enough, Marietta is the perfect place to make the most of that free time. Here are just a few ways you can enjoy your summer in Marietta.

Throw an Axe

American Axes is a fun way to release energy for anyone ages 12+. Located just off Franklin Gateway SE in Marietta, American Axes is fun for the whole family. With multiple lanes divided by barriers, axe throwing is safe and enjoyable. All axe throwers between 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Take a Hike

Check out the natural beauty of Kennesaw Mountain and its extensive trail system. When you are done there, see more sides of Marietta on a stroll down the Mountain to River Trail. Along the 1.8-mile path you can stop at Marietta staples like Sessions Stand or the Marietta Welcome Center.

Escape a Fun Scenario

Marietta is home to not one, but two options for escape rooms. Project: Escape and The Escapery both provide fun adventures for the whole family. Find yourself in a thoughtfully designed scenario that requires wit and critical thinking to escape from. You will have a blast and exercise your brain all at once!

Take a Peek at History

History is around every corner in Marietta. Make yourself a museum bucket list and start crossing them off! Visit the Aviation History & Technology Center, The Brumby Hall & Gardens, Old Zion Baptist Church Heritage Museum, The William Root House Museum & Garden and more! Find out more about our great museums here!

Indulge Your Need for Speed

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games provides excitement at every turn. With new karts and a new multilevel track, Andretti is home to hours of fun. They even provide new electric go karts with instant acceleration! Don’t forget to check out their bowling, laser tag and driving simulators!

Game Your Way to the Prize Counter

This summer, find yourself immersed in a newly renovated gaming floor at Dave & Busters Marietta. Play games, watch sports, and explore a menu that goes way beyond traditional arcade food. Grab some friends and game the night away!

Try Something Sweet

If you are looking for a low-key adventure, find something sweet and enjoy a stroll around the Marietta Square. With options like SweeTreats Ice Cream & Coffee House, Snow on the Square and Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes, Cakes & Such, downtown Marietta is the perfect place to succumb to your sweet tooth!

Make a Splash

There are multiple ways to cool off on a hot summer day in Marietta. The Elizabeth Porter Park Sprayground is the perfect place for little ones to enjoy sunshine and water in the heart of Marietta. If you are looking for a more involved water park experience, head over to Six Flags White Water Park!


There is no better way to burn some extra energy than in a room full of trampolines! At Xdrenaline the whole family can jump, climb, and have a great time. You can even enjoy Xdrenaline’s very own Virtual Reality Arcade!

Explore the Arts

Marietta is an art lovers dream. Not only do we have many thoughtfully curated art galleries like The Loft, but we also have an abundant performing arts scene with theatres like New Theatre in the Square. Take in art and see a show this summer in Marietta.


Whether you are throwing, karting, or jumping, Marietta has something for you. Make the most of your summer and try everything that Marietta has to offer. Make it a vacation and book a relaxing stay at one of Marietta’s great lodging options.