We asked our local followers to help us celebrate National Tourism Week by participating in a poll! Participants answered 10 multiple choice questions about their favorite local attractions. We used the answers to create the perfect Cobb County itinerary for future visitors.
You have arrived in Cobb and are ready to check into your accommodations. Locals and visitors alike love Cobb’s huge selection of full-service hotels. Cumberland is a popular area for visitors to stay in due to its proximity to downtown Atlanta and Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. Many hotels in the area offer luxurious in-house amenities for guests including rooftop pools, award-winning dining experiences, and nightly events!
It’s time for dinner in Cobb! Our followers suggest trying an upscale option on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Canoe in Vinings offers farm-to-table cuisine in an elegant garden setting overlooking the water. Make reservations and ask to sit on the patio if the weather permits to get the best experience Canoe has to offer. Locals know to show up early to enjoy pre-dinner drinks at the riverside bar.
On your first day of exploration, our followers recommend a stroll through Smith-Gilbert Gardens, the city of Kennesaw’s botanical garden. Voted one of the top five places to take children in the Atlanta metro area, the 17-acre property is rich with botanical, artistic and historic treasures. It contains fifteen themed garden spaces and more than 4,000 curated plant species, including an award-winning butterfly house and pollinator garden!
In the afternoon, you decide to take in some local culture with a visit to a local history museum. Kennesaw’s Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is a popular stop for history buffs of all ages. It offers a wide range of exhibits, including a glimpse into the daily lives of soldiers, a reproduction of a turn-of-the-century locomotive assembly line from the Glover Machine Works, and an exciting depiction of the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase!
For happy hour, our followers want to relax and unwind with some home-grown craft brews. Cobb County has more than 10 breweries to choose from, each with a unique vibe and specialty. Click here to find the right fit for you!
It’s time for some evening entertainment. End the day with peanuts and crackerjacks at an Atlanta Braves Baseball Game at Truist park. Conveniently located off of I-75 and I-285, the ballpark boasts more than 40,000 seats, concessions for every foodie, and baseball-themed activities for the entire family. Individual and season tickets for Braves games are available on the official website.
After brunch, you decide to enjoy some time outdoors. Load up the car and head to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to hike the one mile from the Visitor’s Center to the top of Kennesaw Mountain. A $5 parking fee is required for entry. Remember to go inside the visitors’ center to explore the museum and learn about the Battle of Kennesaw.
A weekend away is not complete without purchasing souvenirs from your journey! As your final stop, browse through local mom-and-pop shops to find something truly unique. Love Street in Smyrna, Serendipity House in Acworth, and The Front Porch in Vinings are just a few of the boutiques that locals love!