03 Aug Two North Atlanta Cities with Endless Activities: Marietta and Roswell
Located just northwest of Atlanta, Marietta is perhaps best known as a destination for a charming turn-of-the-century square, quaint shops, beautiful parks celebrated theatres and unforgettable museums. Located right next door to Marietta is another beautiful city, Roswell, Georgia. Whether you are a beer enthusiast, adventure seeker or prefer to explore unique attractions during your travels, you will find what you are looking for in these two cities – all just 20 minutes from Atlanta.
Beer enthusiasts will fall in love with Roswell and Marietta. From the Earth Brewing Company, Winner of the USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice for Best Brewpub of 2020, was born with a love for farm-to-table fare and craft beer. The brewing company offers a chef-driven menu, well-balanced beers, seasonal inventive cocktails, and an extensive list of wine-by-the-glass offerings. The laid-back environment is a perfect place to listen to music and have a stellar beer dinner.
Schoolhouse Brewing, Georgia’s first open source and rotating brewery and recently voted #1 New Brewery in Georgia, claims the largest taproom in Marietta. Sip on some local brews while playing games, listening to live music, and indulging in some grub from a food truck. Schoolhouse is also the only Atlanta brewery with a fully stocked homebrew supply store. Fall in love with a beer and take their slogan “Where Education Meets Recess!” to heart and learn to make your own beer at home!
No need to let weather get in the way of your trip. Take your adventure indoors! Explore one of the world’s largest collections of artifacts from the digital revolution at the Computer Museum of America in Roswell. The museum was created to preserve this history and educate visitors on the past and future of computing, while empowering the innovators of tomorrow.
Marietta’s premiere axe throwing venue, American Axes, offers a safe and fun indoor environment. The first time the axe hits the bullseye makes for an unforgettable experience! The American Axes team is always trying out new games to challenge your skills and offering different ways to help you get competitive. You never know who among your group might emerge as a future lumberjack!
Looking for a unique experience off the beaten path? Roswell visitors can get a bird’s eye view of the Chattahoochee Nature Center from the Tree Canopy. The Screaming Eagle Zipline Course at Chattahoochee Nature Center is a guaranteed adrenaline packed adventure. Plus, proceeds of the zip line canopy tours are used to help subsidize all the educational, leadership and conservancy programs.
Remember your time in Marietta with a unique souvenir from Eddie’s Trick Shop. End your visit with a trip to check out Marietta’s beloved 56-foot-tall Big Chicken. Ask any local and they will be sure to tell you they use this famous landmark when giving directions to people.
These two cities are full of endless activities. Visit Roswell’s blog for more insider information and inspiration for your next trip to our cities. Be sure to share your adventures with us by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #VisitMariettaGA.