Bistro 3 Nineteen is the perfect place to kick off a relaxing weekend. If you’re craving tzatziki sauce on Friday evening, head to New York Gyro. With huge portions and mouthwatering sandwiches, this new restaurant is the buzz of the town.
There’s no shortage of great places to stay in Marion. Get a good night’s rest at the brand-new TownPlace Suites by Marriott, featuring outdoor areas for grilling and socializing. Or, head to the Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel, featuring trivia nights that attract locals and visitors alike.
Start your Saturday off right with generous portions and an extensive menu at Riley’s Cafe, one of Marion’s newest diners. Or head over to Mr. Beans* and enjoy fresh-brewed coffee and homemade breakfast pizza, sandwiches or pastries.
Be sure to visit the Art Gallery at Lowe Park, featuring work by local artists. On a nice day, there’s nothing better than heading outside to take a stroll on the trails at Lowe, which feature stunning sculptures.
Look no further than SCOUT of Marion for unique gifts, a boutique gift shop that offers a curated collection of quality home goods, personal care, pantry, and pet items. Get lost in the natural beauty and stunning designs of Culver’s Garden Center and Greenhouse, featuring a full-service nursery and garden center in addition to clothing, décor and gourmet foods.
Be sure to check out the Giving Tree Theater schedule so you can catch a local theatre production. As you leave the theatre, you’ll see the subtle glow of the Uptown Artway, a revitalized alley that features nine public art installations and open-air pedestrian space. Grab a night cap at the Uptown Snug or Brick Alley Pub* and enjoy it in the Artway.
*Outdoor seating available