Where can you spend a day at the beach, an evening with pints of local beer, and an afternoon of browsing record stores or indie boutiques in between? In Acworth, you’ll find everything from antebellum architecture to local art to standup paddle boarding. Just thirty-five miles outside Atlanta, this vibrant small town has a big heart. Here are a few reasons to spend the day (or night) there:
● Small-town charm. You’ll never meet a stranger in Acworth. This community is friendly, safe, walkable, and picturesque — between the lakeside sunsets, vintage train depots, and quaint, bustling Main Street, there’s always a photo opp here. With a new pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks, it’s easier than ever to get around. You can even zip around town in a golf cart.
● Sophisticated dining. From Creole to comfort food, Acworth is a foodie’s haven. And don’t forget the bars — we have plenty of them, and historic downtown’s open container district means you can grab a cocktail or go-cup of wine to sip while you wander down Main Street, before or after dinner.
● Eclectic shopping. On the hunt for something special, or even just window-shopping? Acworth’s one-of-a-kind boutiques and art galleries make it easy (and fun) to shop local and support neighborhood entrepreneurs. Whether you’re searching for an antique treasure, a vinyl record, or a new outfit, there’s plenty of retail therapy to be had here.
● One for the history books. Stop by the new Depot Park, a replica train depot with a digital history center, to hear oral histories from Acworth residents. Visit 19th-century churches, or take a walk around Liberty Hill Cemetery, founded after the Revolutionary War. And you can’t beat strolling around to admire Acworth’s antebellum homes (and their porches).
● Fun for the whole family. Parks, playgrounds, walking trails, events — Acworth has plenty of fun to go around for kids and grown-ups alike. Don’t miss Cauble Park’s 25 acres of greenspace, picnic areas, and two playgrounds. The newly expanded Logan Park has playgrounds and plenty of room to roam. And with a calendar chock-full of all-ages community events (like the annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks show), there’s almost always something to celebrate.
● Not one, but two beautiful lakes. You don’t have to drive all the way to the coast for your next beach day. Peaceful, quiet Lake Acworth and its white sand beach is the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon with your family by the water — or on the water, for kayakers and paddle boarders. Looking for more adrenaline? Nearby, Lake Allatoona is a hotspot for power boating and water-skiing.