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Marietta, GA is just north of Atlanta, and it is where a lot of Atlanta commuters come from; however, the town of Marietta provides locals with an opportunity to get some reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city in the Marietta Square. Since Marietta is only a short drive out of the city, it makes for a great get away. The square exudes charm with a center square that contains a cute gazebo and is surrounded by local shops and restaurants. We have visited a few of the restaurants, shops, and events they have throughout the year such as a Chalk Festival and 4th of July celebration. There is a nice range of restaurants making it perfect to find something based on your interests. We have been to Hemingway’s, Marietta Pizza Co, Sugar Cakes, Johnnie McCracken’s Irish Pub, and Cool Beans Coffee Roasters, as well as Pino Gelato, which regrettably closed. We recommend Sugar Cakes, as it was our favorite, as well as the wine store Marietta Wine Market. Besides shops and restaurants, there are also several galleries, a theater, and museums, including the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art and the Gone With the Wind Museum. Visitors can participate in a festival or event, shop, try some new restaurants, or partake in a little culture while in Marietta, making for a quaint and relaxing weekend afternoon activity.