Fall has to be my favorite season of the year besides Christmas! The turning of colors, warm drinks, and fun new outfits are so refreshingly different from the hot summer months. I love planning a weekend getaway where I can take in all the cozy feelings in of the season just a few hours away from our home in sunny Florida. Marietta, Georgia was the perfect weekend trip for us!
If you follow me on instagram you know that there were insta stories a plenty from our trip. My husband had a conference in Marietta and man am I glad I hopped on board! We always try to hit the road as early as we can on Fridays, but sure enough after packing, semi cleaning the house, and stopping for a quick snack we didn’t hit the road until 10 am. Marietta, Georgia is only a little bit over 4 hrs away from where we live. Marietta completely charmed me with it’s history and fall scenery as well as great places to eat!
Since it was just for the weekend I didn’t pack too much, but just enough to keep me warm. I decided to bring my big coat just in case and I am so glad I did. As I was planning for this trip I realized that I only had short booties. You know the ones that are boots but also leave your ankles uncovered and you wear skimpy little socks. Yea, those. They’re great for Florida, but I decided to order tall boots last minute and actually got them sent to our airbnb and they got in just in time! Boom. I stayed relatively casual since I was mainly walking around and exploring. I packed the essentials like black leggings and casual tops that I could pair with fun colored scarfs. For a more fun outfit I also packed a flirty dark blue body suit that I paired with the tall black boots that I ordered. The weather is definitely chilly in November, but with a couple of layers it was still comfortable to walk around in or even do a hike. Here are some of my favorite Amazon items that are perfect for this time of year!
Things To Do
Hike: Right when we got to Marietta, we decided to hike at the Kennesaw Mountain trail. (A quick tip for any location is that I use the AllTrails App to find trails wherever we go. it is a must). This trail was great because there are several locations you can start from depending on the distance and intensity that you want to do. We took the two mile trail up to the top which took us about an hour and a half round trip. There was also pretty cool history stands through out which my husband really enjoyed. The hike was a short distance from where we stayed which I will share about bellow.
Marietta Town Square: What can I say Marietta Town Square is the main center of Marietta filled with shops, restaurants, and a beautiful outdoor area with a fountain and gazebo to sit and enjoy. I felt like I was in a Christmas movie/gilmore girls episode. You could spend at least half a day walking through and enjoying this small town. I had to visit it a few times since it was just minutes away from our stay. They also have a couple of theaters. One of them was an old school movie theater and the other one a traditional one. I noticed that in November they are showing Frosty The Snowman which would be perfect for a fun night out!
Roswell: We heard about this town from a friend that had been in the area and we were happy to check it out. Roswell was similar to the Marietta Town Square Area only a little bit smaller. It is a fun place to walk around, get pie, and shop for Christmas decorations! By the time we walked around some shops we were pretty tired and decided to head home for the night, but not without a little souveneir.
Atlanta: The cool thing about Marietta is that you definitely get the small town feel only within 20 minutes away from Atlanta! If you want a more urban adventure I recommend the Westside area for shopping, food, and coffee shops. There are also some parks around to explore.
Hang out in your airbnb: I have to be honest, I had planned to be alot more active on our weekend getaway, but I found myself not wanting to leave our airbnb. I have to say it was one of my favorite parts of our entire trip! This airbnb completely blew us away. It is the guest house of a family right in the heart of Marietta. It’s wood walls, historical features, and snacks are only some reasons why it is a must to make this the perfect fall trip. The outdoor area was just as dreamy as the inside and perfect for snuggling up by your loved ones or enjoying a chilly night it the hot tub. Our atmosphere was a 10/10 for this Florida girl. If you live in the South and can’t make a trip up North, but still want to feel like you are in a cabin in the middle of nowhere this is the place for you.
What set this trip apart for me was how relaxing it was. I was able to kick back and enjoy a new place while working on my computer in a cozy enviroment. I really enjoyed that! What trips have you taken lately? Are they more active or chill? I’d love to hear!