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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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  • Church-Waddel-Brumby House Athens Welcome Center

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  • Sidewalk Cafes abound in historic downtown Athens

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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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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

  • Rates from $64 per night

    Home for the Holidays
    Country Inn & Suites - Athens
    236 Old Epps Bridge Rd.
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    Home for the holidays? Make your visit more comfortable by staying in our Family Friendly suites. Enjoy holiday cookies with warm apple cider and cocoa in the lobby daily. Rate includes full hot breakfast, on-site guest laundry, free wifi, fitness center access and a reading library. > Find Out More
  • Packages starting at $115 per night

    Terrapin Beer Co. Experience
    Country Inn & Suites - Athens
    236 Old Epps Bridge Rd.
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    While staying in Athens, visit the Terrapin Beer Co. for a brewery tour! Recently voted one of the top brewery tours in America by TripAdvisor, the Terrapin Beer Co. Experience is an Athens attraction you do not want to miss. Our hotel package includes: a six pack of Terrapin Beer Co. beer in your suite... > Find Out More
  • Packages starting at $329 per night

    Dancing in the Street – NYE Package
    New Year's Eve at Graduate Athens & the Foundry
    395 E. Dougherty St.
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    You've got nowhere to run to but the Graduate Athens this New Year's Eve. Make your reservation today. Packages start at $329 and include: one night stay, a bottle of champagne delivered to your room, two (2) tickets to a pre-show dinner buffet in the Foundry Ballroom, two (2) tickets to Martha Reeves... > Find Out More