The marquee lights of the Georgia Theatre in Downtown Athens, Georgia

Take a hip trip to Athens, Georgia! The eclectic home of the University of Georgia, the nation's first state-chartered university, 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. Athens’ chefs have been inspired by the town’s creative energy to develop a happening food scene full of discoveries, and the town is becoming known around the Southeast as a beer destination, complete with great breweries and pubs.

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 St.
Athens, GA
Free: (800) 653-0603
Athens Travel Guides

View and download resources for planning a vacation in Athens, Georgia. Find trip ideas, attractions, events, activities accommodations, maps, travel resources and much more.

Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown Fact Sheet
Georgia Museum of Art Brochure
Homewood Suites Athens Grand Opening