Are you looking for the perfect adventure town for your outdoor vacation? A town where you can paddle, bike, and hike during the day, and indulge in some fine eatin’, strolling, and shopping as the sun goes down? Marietta, Ohio may not be on the top of your adventure-town bucket list right now, but it will be!
Marietta’s unique location at the confluence of two beautiful rivers, along with its proximity to Ohio’s largest national ... Read More
Visitors to Marietta, Ohio have a variety of lodging options to choose from. The historic Lafayette Hotel stands out as a unique choice that is rich in history and character, with the best location for exploring the historic district of downtown Marietta. Lafayette Hotel Location
The Lafayette Hotel sits at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers. I had a lovely corner room with windows on two sides where I could ... Read More
7 Fun & Unique Things to See and Do in Marietta, Ohio
While I’ve passed through Marietta, Ohio many times in my travels, I haven’t stopped in this quaint little town since my senior year spring break trip with a close friend (I was a wild teen, right??). This spring when the Marietta-Washington County CVB invited me down, I jumped at the chance to explore the nooks and ... Read More
Five Reasons You Must Visit Marietta, Ohio
Five Reasons You Must Visit Marietta, Ohio
Marietta is a small city that lies right along the Ohio River in southeast Ohio. While little in size and numbers, it’s bursting with local attractions.
I’ve passed through Marietta many times on I-77, but stopping in the city for 3 days gave me an appreciation for its diverse attractions, gorgeous river views, and historic homes. I came up with five reasons you ... Read More
Two shots rang out in the early morning mist above the towering Palisades on the Heights of Weehawken NJ. It was July 11, 1804. Alexander Hamilton lay mortally wounded, shot by Aaron Burr in a duel. Hamilton died the next day. The aftermath of the duel would soon be felt in the Ohio Valley.CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Aaron Burr Portrait, from wikipedia Burr the enigma Aaron Burr was then the sitting Vice President of the United States. ... Read More
Recently I attended a press trip to Marietta, Ohio and I was totally blown away with how many things there are to do there! The area was established in 1788 and I have found that some of the oldest areas of our country are the most intriguing! It’s simply a gorgeous area with a fascinating history. If you love talking to ... Read More
The Basilica of Saint Mary and The House on Harmar Hill in Marietta, OhioThe Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption
When you visit Marietta, Ohio, The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption is one place you’ve got to visit. I’ve seen beautiful churches before, but this church is breathtaking. When I visited this church we learned how it became a minor basilica. Saint Mary’s became the USA’s 76th basilica in 2013 because of its historical ... Read More
There is a coming of age irony to my love of things old and cast iron; it all stems from one of the many times my mother said to me “Someday you will look back and realize you are just like me, when you are older.” And every time my mom has said those words to me they couldn’t be more true (Mom, you were right. About everything. Always). You see, my mom and my ... Read More
Marietta Musts: A Recap
This town has so much to offer that my honest advice to any one is simple: Park your car on Front Street and just walk. Here’s my list of things you should check out while you’re there.Front Street
Starting on Front Street you will find an array adorable shops to check out. From clothing to decor, this is the perfect place to start your exploration.
Simple Pleasures is a store for all nesters and ... Read More
Small Town Charm: Marietta, Ohio
For our first post, I couldn’t think of a better place to talk about than the small town in Ohio Tim’s family is from, Marietta. This Mid Ohio Valley town is full of history, charm, and things to do, among those heritage homes, historical parks, monuments and cemeteries. Historic Front Street is right in the heart of downtown and is peppered with charming store fronts that help you support ... Read More