Cobb Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Big attractions, history, sports, shopping, dining, arts and entertainment, outdoor adventure - it's all here.

If you're in town for a convention, you've found the perfect place. Allow us to indulge you with expert service, convenient and affordable accommodations, and a variety of entertainment - all just a few minutes from Atlanta.

Quick facts:

  • Cobb County is a vibrant community, located 10 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta.
  • Marietta is the county seat; other municipalities are Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Smyrna and Powder Springs
  • Cobb County's population is 709,110 (U.S. census)
  • College-educated residents make up more than 42% of our population.
  • Cobb County is 20 minutes from the airport.
  • Transportation from Hartsfield-Jackson is approximately $30 - $50 per person, round trip.
  • I-75 north/south runs through the county. I-285 circles Atlanta and intersects southeastern Cobb County. I-20 east/west passes through the southern tip of the county.
  • Cobb County offers a large variety of shopping opportunities and a large selection of fine restaurants. Please see our partnership directory to find your favorite spot.
  • The Marietta Daily Journal and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution are the two main newspapers in the area
  • Cobb County takes pride in our 116 hotels, offering 13,500 hotel rooms and more than 375,000 square feet of meeting space.
  • Accommodations range from luxurious high-rise hotels and comfortable suite properties to friendly motels and quaint bed and breakfast inns.
  • The Cobb Galleria Centre and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre boast 144,000 sf of exhibit space, five ballrooms, more than 50 meeting rooms and a 2,750-seat theatre.
  • The Cobb Galleria Centre is recognized nationally as one of the leading convention centers, hosting more than 15,000 events a year.

Airport Accessibility

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (HJIA) is one of the top ranked airports for non-stop service to U.S. destinations. 80% of the U.S. population lives within a two-hour flight of Atlanta. There are more than 2,400 daily flights departing from and arriving at HJIA, making it the world's busiest airport. And Cobb County is located 20 minutes away.
Major Airlines at HJIA:

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Airport Shuttles
You can get to Cobb County quickly and easily by using an airport shuttle. Prices range from $30 to $50. Please see our list of partners for airport transportation.

Public Transportation
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) transportation system is located throughout downtown Atlanta. Learn more at itsmarta.com.

Cobb International Airport - McCollum Field is located in Kennesaw, approximately 7 miles from the city of Marietta and 2 miles from I-75. It is designated as a reliever airport for Hartsfield-Jackson. With an average of 475 takeoffs and landings each day, it is the third most trafficked airport in the state. Two fixed based operators, Preferred Jet and Atlanta Northside Aviation, provide services and amenities for travelers. For more information, visit mccollumairport.com

For more information about Cobb County, visit cobbcountyga.gov.

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