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A Family Getaway to Athens

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read but only one page." This quote from St. Augustine has become a guide stone for the Fryars, and they and their young sons embrace new destinations and experiences. Recently, during the coronavirus pandemic, they spent a wonderful weekend in…

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Coffee Shops of Athens

Where are the best coffee shops in Athens? There are plentyto choose from, as you would expect from any self-respecting college town. Whether you are looking for a quick cup of joe, the latest signature blends or roasts, or a quiet space to get some work done, you will find that these coffee shops are an essential part of Athens' creative vibe! It's not just the craft beer scene and restaurants that we can brag about in Athens- the coffee shops are pretty unrivaled as well!  Here's a roundup of the top coffee shops in Athens, Georgia. …

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Best Hiking Trails for Families in Athens

Getting out in nature is one of the best bonding experiences a family can have. Athens has so many great nature trails and easy hikes that the whole family can do together. And, as the Valentine family shows in their photos below, you are never too young! Tommy and Laura Valentine have taken…

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Explore the Children's Garden in Athens, GA

The Alice H. Richards Children’s Gardenis one of the newest, and largest, family attractions in Athens. Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Look no further! This immersive and interactive outdoor experience opened in March 2019 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to the delight of children and adults alike! Children can water plants, dig for dinosaur bones, see underneath the soil for how plants grow, and frolic in a forest treehouse. There are gigantic ladybugs to crawl over, water features, fun sculptures, and much, much more…

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The Best Patios in Athens

Athens enjoys great weather, which is key to being able to spend an enjoyable meal al fresco, on a scenic outdoor patio. The ambiance definitely factors intoa perfect culinary experience, and Athens has plenty of ambiance at our restaurants with outdoor patios and dining. Particularly in 2020, we know that people are definitely looking for restaurants with patios for fresh air and open spaces while dining. The atmosphere of a restaurant can make or break it. Add some twinkly lights and idyllic weather, and you've got yourself the perfect location for everything from a family hangout to a romantic first date or anniversary meal. Here are some favorite patios in Athens, GA to dine outdoors. For complete listings, see our outdoor dining page…

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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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