Why Marietta is the Perfect Summer Staycation

Why Marietta is the Perfect Summer Staycation

With the added expense and frustration that air travel can cause, now is the perfect time to make memories close to home. Here are a few reasons why Marietta is the perfect staycation destination this summer.

Resort-Level Relaxation

Marietta offers lodging and amenities that rival even the nicest resort accommodations. Make plans to stay in the Incomparable Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center. Take in views of Kennesaw Mountain from the comfort of one of the hotel’s 198 luxurious rooms. This stay offers everything from pool and sauna-time to onsite dining and full bar access. The hotel even overlooks a stunning 18-hole golf course. This is just one of many amazing places to lay your head in Marietta

Fun for Families

There is plenty of summer break left to fill, and there is no need to leave Marietta to do it! Marietta has an amplitude of activities for the whole family. Kick off your summer staycation with a splash. Visit Six Flags White Water and their all-new, five-story Python Plunge water slide! If your younger kids aren’t quite ready for the big slides, visit Elizabeth Porter Park and spend an afternoon at the Sprayground. Find indoor fun at one of Marietta’s escape rooms, The Escapery or Project: Escape. Jump for hours at Xdrenaline, find out who the fastest driver is at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, or trade tokens for tickets at the newly remodeled Dave & Buster’s. From movie theaters to axe throwing, Marietta has everything your family could need.

Dining, Dining and more Dining

Are you one of those people that chooses a destination based on the restaurants that exist there? If so, Marietta is your next stop. Marietta boasts 50+ downtown eateries, an 18-restaurant food hall and everything from fast casual to fine dining. Spring, one of Atlanta’s most awarded and raved-about fine dining establishments, calls downtown Marietta its home. The Marietta Square is home to new concepts like Hamp & Harry’s, international cuisine like Kiosco and cafes like Sugarcakes Patisserie. No one can deny that Marietta is a foodie’s dream.

Evening Entertainment

Staycation nights are easy to plan in Marietta. Make your way to a musical, concert or comedy show at one of Marietta’s marvelous theatres. Sample new brews at one of 8 breweries, cideries, wineries and distilleries in Marietta. Enjoy a craft cocktail at Two Birds Taphouse or The Third Door and make a full night of it at Johnnie MacCracken’s Celtic Firehouse Pub. Only 15 minutes from the heart of Marietta is Truist Park, where your whole family can see our World Series Champions play a game. Whether it is trivia night on a Tuesday or gameday on a Friday, you are always near the entertainment when you stay in Marietta.

For Nature Lovers

Picture this: you wake up at the Marietta hotel of your choice to a day with no agenda. You’ve decided to have breakfast on the square and from there you enjoy the beauty of our city while walking the Mountain to River Trail from downtown Marietta to Kennesaw Mountain. You spend a few hours hiking at the National Battlefield Park and ascend the mountain to find breathtaking views of Atlanta. Marietta’s adjacence to Atlanta does not remove it from the breathtaking scenery that North Georgia provides. Find out for yourself just how beautiful our city can be!


In the hours it would take to travel to an expensive, inconvenient destination, your staycation could already be happening here. Be sure to share your best experiences to Instagram and use #VisitMariettaGa to be featured on our social media pages.