East Cobb, located between greater Marietta and Roswell, was picked Money Magazine’s best place to live in Georgia for good reason! The green spaces, popular attractions, outdoor events and tasty restaurants offer plenty for families to do, see, and eat,  whenever you might visit.

Indoor Fun

The Picture Show at Merchant’s Exchange is an inexpensive way to pass a rainy day. All shows are $2, except on Tuesdays, when they’re half price! The Mountain View Aquatic Center offers open swim many days of the week, a real treat when it’s cold out.  Skate the rinks at The Marietta Ice Center or expend some energy with the kids bouncing around at Xdrenaline .

Outdoor Fun

East Cobb Park has outstanding playground features and kid-friendly events, including summer movie nights, holiday celebrations and frequent live music entertainers. The East Cobber Parade and Festival in fall is a not-to-be-missed event with its parade of youth dancers, musicians, and gymnasts, plus a family-friendly carnival at the end. Try a hike on the dog-friendly Johnson Ferry Trail, running along the Chattahoochee River.  The river views, mini waterfall and impressive rock formations are exciting for kids.

Shop till you Drop

East Cobb is a mecca for consignment sale shoppers, offering many church-based sales and the celebrated annual All 4 Kids sales. Check out our seasonal roundup of consignment sales in the area to find great deals on clothes, toys and books. The Avenue East Cobb is a pretty outdoor shopping center with retail stores, restaurants, sitting areas with fountains and a seasonal calendar of events for families.

Taste East Cobb

The annual Taste of East Cobb event is a sure bet for sampling all the area has to offer. But you won’t go hungry visiting any other time! Check out the weekly food truck gathering at Paper Mill Village during warmer months. Stop by Life Grocery for fresh juices, smoothies and healthy vegan fare. Chomp gourmet burgers at any of Moxie’s close by locations. And for dessert, visit Cherry on Top Delights for cupcakes and pastries or Cold Point for Thai style rolled ice cream.

Off the Beaten Path

Are your kids curious about how honey is made? Stop in to the Mabry Farm Apiary for fresh local honey and insight into the pollen process. Go back in time to see the Power-Jackson Cabin, a rare one-room home built in 1830. Or visit The Art Place with a crew for an Art for All workshop.

– Dalia Faupel

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