Destination guide

Marvelous Marietta

Marietta is just 20 miles northwest of Atlanta, so a Marietta vacation rental can be a great value option for visiting the Georgia state capital. However, Marietta has plenty to discover of its own – its historic downtown has a vibrant dining and bar scene boasting a myriad of locally owned restaurants showcasing diverse culinary influences, while live music, theaters, galleries, and local craft breweries all vie for attention. Take a tour around town on Marietta’s historic trolley bus and you’ll discover the earliest recorded settlement here predates Atlanta or Chattanooga, so one thing Marietta has in plenty is history.

Things to do

Historic Marietta and Kennesaw Mountain Park

Marietta and nearby Kennesaw Mountain was the site of a fierce Civil War battle in 1864. Today, the site is a National Battlefield Park where the beautiful, forested hillsides give little hint at the ferocity of the fighting that took place. Begin your visit with a trip to the visitor center and museum to learn about the history of the battle site. Or, for a fun way to cool off, how about a trip to Marietta’s big theme park, Six Flags White Water? If you’re staying at your Marietta vacation rental with kids, this 40-acre attraction has everything you need to keep them amused: slides, chutes, rides, a lazy river, and wave pool.

Activities

Explore downtown Marietta

Strolling through the historic downtown district of Marietta is a must for soaking up the atmosphere of the town. Do visit the former railroad depot, now a visitor center, and Kennesaw House, which is home to the Marietta Museum of History. Just around the corner, William Root House Museum and Garden offers a glimpse into the lives of an 1850s merchant and his family. The streets nearby are full of restaurants, as well as the fascinating Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, and many boutique and artisan shops all worth exploring. Look out for farmers and artisan markets in Marietta Square.

Weather

Sunny Georgia summers or fall adventures

Marietta enjoys warm summers, with the average temperature in August being in the 80s. These warm temperatures usually stretch from May well into September and, occasionally, October. Although Marietta winters can get cold, it rarely freezes or snows. This makes renting a Marietta vacation rental during the fall, winter, and spring seasons an attractive idea if you’d like to hike, bike, or explore the wonderful history and national parks of the region.

Natural features

Riverside escapades in Marietta

In addition to the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Marietta is convenient for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area – less than a 30-minute drive from Marietta vacation rentals. This forested, flower-filled river valley offers visitors an opportunity to explore the Georgia backwoods. Its trails and river are ideal for birdwatching, hiking, biking, and fishing. Or you can canoe or raft on this wide, enchanting river. Floating along the moody waters past the tree-lined riverbanks, and rocky bluffs is a wonderfully lazy way to spend a warm summer’s day.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Marietta

The nearest airport is in Atlanta, GA (FTY-Fulton County), located 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree), which is 15 mi (24.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Marietta?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,477 vacation rentals near Marietta. From 1,204 Houses to 931 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Marietta for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Marietta?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Marietta:

  • Downtown: 620 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 979 vacation rentals
  • Southwestern: 1,036 vacation rentals
  • Virginia Highland: 291 vacation rentals
  • Old Fourth Ward: 523 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Marietta?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Marietta. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Marietta Square: 2,192 vacation rentals
  • Six Flags White Water: 2,232 vacation rentals
  • Marietta Confederate Cemetery: 2,224 vacation rentals
  • Gone With the Wind Movie Museum: 2,196 vacation rentals
  • Life University: 2,379 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Marietta listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Marietta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,204 Houses in Marietta. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Marietta include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 931 rentals available
  • Cabins: 43 rentals available
  • Cottages: 43 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Marietta?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 489 vacation rentals with pool available in Marietta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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