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

Just 60 miles northeast of Atlanta, the college town of Athens is a cultural hub of creative energy. The vibe comes from a robust visual and performing arts scene, live music almost every night of the week, amazing food and beverage offerings, innovative creators and more.

Athens is home to the state's Georgia Museum of Art, which offers a world-class permanent collection and award-winning exhibitions. Stroll through the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, where vibrant display gardens lined with seasonal blooms evoke joy and contemplation. Sip dozens of craft suds, from pilsners and pale ales to espresso-doused brews along the Athens Beer Trail before catching at concert at acclaimed music venues like the Georgia Theatre and 40 Watt Club. Step across Broad Street onto the University of Georgia's historic North Campus and you'll be stepping back over two centuries to the birthplace of public higher education in America, with some of the oldest and grandest architecture in the region.

Athens, Georgia, is a destination that is always open to new experiences.

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Athens, GA
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