Athens Historic Heartland

Nestled below the Blue Ridge Mountains, Athens is a harmony of old and new: wedding-perfect Antebellum architecture, contemporary art and eclectic nightlife, a Victorian-era downtown teeming with trendy shops and one of the South's most progressive culinary scenes. Whether you're after a romantic getaway, a unique meeting destination or a quick trip from Atlanta, find what you've been missing in Athens, Georgia.
  • Hip Dawg

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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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  • Historic Athens

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  • Georgia Museum of Art

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  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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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.

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300 N. Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30601

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