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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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Marietta, GA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,153 vacation rentals around Marietta. From 913 house rentals to 773 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Marietta?

One word (or maybe three) — location, location, location! There's nothing better than basing yourself among all the main streets. Vrbo has 386 city center rental homes available. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Luckily, Vrbo has oodles more options, including:

  • 52 beach vacation rentals.
  • 52 town vacation rentals.
  • 29 village vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Marietta?

If you want to live like a local and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 1,041 houses currently available on Vrbo. Prices start from $15 per night. If that doesn't agree with your group's taste, we've got a number of different property types available, such as:

  • Apartment: 552 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.
  • Condo: 296 vacation homes. Prices start from $69 per night.
  • Hotel: 262 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.

Can I stay in Marietta in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect escape is relaxing with your favorite people in a fantastic new place. If you're visiting with a big group, Vrbo can help out. 224 house vacation homes are available. Currently, they're the most popular option here for large groups. The rental options that are suitable for large groups in this area include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 869 vacation homes appropriate for that size. Stay a night for as little as $50.
  • Require a place for 5 guests? We have 314 that will serve you well. Prices begin at just $60 per night.
  • Searching for rentals suitable for 8 people? You'll be thrilled to find out we have 273 that will fit the bill. You can score one from just $65 per night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can take your dad, your brother and all your besties to Marietta.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Marietta?

There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family. Reconnect with the ones you hold dear and book a value-for-money vacay with Vrbo. Atlantic Station Area is a good area to look at if you want to keep your budget under control. Vrbo has 35 rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable $166 per night. Southwestern is another place to consider. We have 384 rentals here, and the average price is around $169 a night.

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