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Virtual and Outdoor Athens Experiences

Are you missing Athens right now? Athens sure misses you! We've put together some ideas of things to do in Athens, as well as some Athens virtual experiences while we are social distancing. Just because you can't be in Athens right now doesn't mean you can't pretend! We've got livestreamed concerts and virtual attractions, events and activities designed to keep Athens in your heart while we are apart. Browse below for our list of things to do in Athens while social distancing…

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Take a Self-Guided Tour of Athens

While we are all hunkered down, we are sure you're asking yourself, "what is there to do in Athens while we are social distancing?" Well, we've pulled together some self-guided tours of Athens. This is a great time to learn more about the city you love. You can hear the history and backstory of…

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Athens' Own: Nuci's Space

Nuci's Space's mission is to prevent suicide with a focus on musicians. Nuci's opened its doors in September 2000 as a one-of-a-kind center that serves as a nurturing environment for musicians with resources for medical care, counseling, and support groups. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT [Bob]: Simply put Nuçi's…

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How to Support Athens Restaurants

Athens has become known for its food scene, particularly our small, local restaurants. These small businesses are touchstones of our community and give our neighborhoods their flavor, both figuratively and literally. While dining rooms are shuttered during the coronavirus epidemic, don't forget that most Athens restaurants ARE still providing delivery and/or takeout. They need customers more than ever, and let's admit it, you're tired of your own cooking by now, anyway…

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How to Support Local Athens Shops and Makers

Athens' shopping landscape is packed with small local businesses that provide the city with an atmosphere that simply can’t be experienced elsewhere. Whether you’re seeking handcrafted goods, local flavor, vintage flair or high-fashion styles, Athens has delivered, and we want to ensure that these…

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How to Support Local Athens Musicians

Social distancing in Athens, Georgia, has meant that the famous music scene and legendary nightclubs have temporarily gone dark. Gigs and concerts are how our musicians earn their living, and we'd like to #SupportAthensOwn and bring attention to several ways you can help support local musicians during these times…

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Athens' Own: Janet Geddis

Janet Geddis opened Avid Bookshop in 2011 on Prince Avenue and opened another location in Five Points in 2016. Over the years, Avid Bookshop has grown to become a staple in the Athens community and was even named one of the top 5 bookshops in the U.S. by Publisher's Weekly…

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Hidden Gems: The Murals of Athens, Georgia

As a city that'sknown for its great music, art and food scenes, Athens is a place where creativity lives on every corner. Artwork can be found at almost every turn, each unique piece adding more flair and originality to the Classic City. Whether it's a beautifully painted fire hydrant, a creative bus stop, sculpture or statue, these unique, not-so-secret masterpieces can often be found in the most unexpected of places! So, the next time you are looking for something to do outdoors in Athens, venture out to discover the many murals splayed throughout Athens, each with its own remarkable story and design. …

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