In Cobb County, Georgia, we are all about soaking in quality time with family and friends. While large gatherings have been discouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are still plenty of socially-responsible activities you can enjoy right here in the Atlanta metro area or even from your home while practicing social distancing.
Experience the rich history of our region by exploring the landmarks and landscapes that tell Cobb County’s story. Jump in the car and use this guide to discover a few of the wonderful historic sites located just outside the Atlanta perimeter like the Concord Covered Bridge and the Berlin wall! Get started
Baseball fans are sure to be entertained by this activity book developed the Atlanta Braves. Help Blooper find his way to Truist Park, match Braves players to their native countries, and more in this baseball-themed booklet available for download from the Atlanta Braves. Get started
Need a fun activity to do with the kids while social distancing? Grab a decorating box from Smallcakes to-go! The $25 box comes with 6 cakes, colorful icing and toppings to create some beautiful treats! This tasty activity is available at Smallcakes East Cobb and Smallcakes West Cobb. Best of all, it supports local business owners!
Though their stores have reopened, you can still enjoy The Escape Game from the comfort of your own home! TEG At Home is a combination of fun games that you can play anywhere. Some, like their monthly mystery games, are completely free for your family to solve! Click Here to start playing.
EXPLORE SMITH-GILBERT GARDENS
Summertime at Smith-Gilbert Gardens is a favorite time to take a tour of the blooms. The gardens have reopened to the public, and reservations are required to help the community maintain social distancing. If you are looking for a virtual experience, you can always see what is flowering at the Gardens by watching their latest garden tour video on their Facebook Page.
Discover Cobb County’s diverse architecture and Civil War history as you follow one of three tour routes winding through its six cities. The blue route heads north into Kennesaw and Acworth. The green route travels toward Powder Springs and Austell. And the red route winds through Smyrna and Vinings. All self-guided tours can originate (for driving) at the Marietta Welcome Center. Get started
The Georgia Ballet started offering free virtual ballet classes on their Facebook page during quarantine. These hour-long sessions are still available for viewing in their video archives. Use this time of social distancing to learn something new, and consider donating to The Georgia Ballet’s COVID-19 Relief Fund on GoFundMe.
From The Black Crowes to Travis Tritt, Cobb County boasts quite a few well-known musicians, spanning across all genres. Whether you like to jam out to country superstars, classic rock, or award-winning rap, Cobb’s Spotify playlist will have you singing and dancing while you work from home. Start listening
Take a tour of the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art while practicing responsible social distancing. This 30 minute guided tour gives viewers an in-depth look at pieces by Jim Hill and Chad Cole through the eyes of Allison Frink, the museum’s Education Director. For younger art lovers, the museum has a series of “Arty Parties” online that you can try at home! Get crafty
The museum displays the artifacts from Marietta and Cobb County and their role in world history. It has been featured in shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, The Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and the Travel Channel. Watch their latest video series and follow them through the stops of the Great Locomotive Chase. Get started
It’s getting warmer and a little outside time will brighten up the day and your spirits. Use this time to support local restaurants offering to-go and delivery service. For a list of Cobb County restaurants, click here. Find restaurants offering delivery service through Doordash or Grubhub. Put down a blanket and enjoy some al fresco dining!
WATCH COBB COUNTY FILMS
Right now, staying home is more important than ever. So, throw on your comfiest clothes, grab your favorite snacks, and get ready watch some blockbuster movies that have put Cobb County on the big screen. Our list of Sweet Films to Stream While Social Distancing will provide hours of entertainment for your family.