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Athens Historic Heartland

Take a hip trip to Athens, Georgia! The electic college town of Athens is 61 miles northeast of Atlanta, nestled just below the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A vibrant, restored Victorian-era downtown teems with art galleries, trendy shops, world-renowned nightclubs and distinctive dining. Historic architecture and impressive gardens complete the unique blend of traditional heritage and trend-setting southern culture.
  • Hip Dawg

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  • Historic Athens

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  • Georgia Museum of Art

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  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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  • Athens Visitors Guide

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  • The Morton Theatre

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  • Taylor-Grady House

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  • Groovy Dawg

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  • The Melting Point, live music venue

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  • Downtown Athens

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  • Downtown Athens - surprising mix of Southern culture and contemporary entertainment

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  • Church-Waddel-Brumby House Athens Welcome Center

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  • Sidewalk Cafes abound in historic downtown Athens

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Take a hip trip to Athens, Georgia! The eclectic college town of Athens is 61 miles northeast of Atlanta, nestled just below the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A vibrant, restored Victorian-era downtown teems with art galleries, trendy shops, world-renowned nightclubs and distinctive dining. Historic architecture and impressive gardens complete the unique blend of traditional heritage and trend-setting southern culture. The vibe and energy that gave birth to R.E.M and the B-52’s are alive and well today! Visit our website for complete travel information, including online reservations, calendar of events, special offers, and music samples.

Visitor Information Center

300 N. Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30601

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Athens Trip Ideas & Inspiration

  • Buy 10 nights, get meeting space free

    Summer Meetings Offer in Athens, GA
    Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Athens
    236 Old Epps Bridge Rd.
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    Planning a family reunion or going to a sports tournament in Athens? Stay at the Country Inn & Suites Athens and get more perks! For Thursday through Sunday stays in June and July, we are offering complimentary meeting space when you book a minimum of 10 room nights. Our pet friendly hotel offers 81... > Find Out More
  • Rates from $30

    Prix Fixe at Five & Ten
    Five & Ten
    1073 S. Milledge Ave.
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    Three-course prix fixe menu is specially priced at just $30 and is available for 5:30, 5:45, or 6:00 p.m. reservations daily. Wine pairings are available for $15 extra. An amazing deal for this acclaimed restaurant. > Find Out More