Discover Uptown Marion

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Follow the itinerary below to plan a day of shopping local

1. Visit charming coffee shops

Start your day off right at the brand-new Uptown Coffee Company, featuring donuts from local favorite, Donutland. Or, head over to Kettel House Bakery & Cafe for fresh-brewed coffee and homemade treats.

2. Score some treasures

Uptown Marion is the ideal place to freshen up your wardrobe. Find the latest in fashion at Designs by Michele, DiModa or JOY boutiques. Pre-loved looks can be found at The Daisy – Women’s Clothing and Resale Consignment. Now that you’re spending more time at home, make your rooms feel cheerful with specialty flowers from Roots In Bloom. Or take a step back in time by decorating with antiques from Antiques of Marion.

3. Satisfy your appetite

The food options in Marion are endless! Grab a fast-fired pizza at Urban Pie – a kid favorite. Or, slow down for a home-cooked meal at West End Diner* and explore its artisan village. If you decide to head to Goldfinch Tap + Eatery, don’t miss the Finch Fries, which are covered in cheese and bacon.

4. Up your grilling game

Whether you’re starting your journey to grilling glory or an absolute master of the open flame, a visit to The Grill Works is a must anytime you’re in the area. Highly-regarded as the go-to grill shop in the area, you’ll find a wide variety of grill products from many major brands, hundreds of rubs and sauces to choose from and even specialized cooking classes.

5. Take in a play and enjoy more delicious food

Be sure to check out the Giving Tree Theater schedule so you can catch a local theatre production in an intimate environment, complete with cozy sofas. Before the show, grab some pizza at at the one and only Zoey’s Pizzeria, or check out Short’s Burger and Shine.

6. Don’t forget after-dinner drinks

Right down the street, you’ll find Brick Alley or Uptown Snug, where you can sit by the fireplace or out on the patio to cap off a great day. The patio seating is nestled overlooking the Uptown Artway*, a colorful oasis of nine public art installations.

*Outdoor seating available