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An Indulgent Weekend in Five Points

Athens is an awesome town with quirky flair packed into every square mile. Here's an indulgent itinerary for Athens'Five Points neighborhood, featuring an all-new bed & breakfast that places luxurious accommodations near great restaurants and shops in this easily walkable locale…

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9/11 Memorial Trail Right Here in Athens, Georgia

Those looking for a way to reflect and remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks have a meaningful spot to visit right here in Athens, Georgia. It is a difficult day for the entire nation as we join together to mourn those who lost their lives. Artist Bob Hart has created a 9/11 memorial…

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Athens' Own: Rebecca Wood

Just down the hill from downtown Athens is Rebecca Wood's secret garden: one of America's largest pottery studios, creating ceramics with delicate painted patterns and colors that are her unique creations. The story of how this painter and naturalist came to transform ceramics into everyday beauty for the table and home is one that could happen "only in Athens."…

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Vintage Shops of Athens

Athens, Georgia, never stops creating that special wow-factor for locals and visitors. One of my favorite ways to immerse myself in this college town’s charming vibe is taking a tour through the funky vintage stores. Thanks to the specific style and curation of each shop, stepping through each set…

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10+ Great Cheap Date Restaurants in Athens

Author: Hope S. Philbrick It’s easy to be frugal and thoughtful at the same time when planning a date night in Athens, Georgia. Make a good impression and have fun without emptying your wallet at these restaurants where great vibes, amazing food, and fantastic drinks are standards. Since one person’s cheap is another’s expensive, how did we decide what’s a bargain? All the restaurants on this alphabetical list have plenty of satiating entrées on their dinner menus for under $15. Bon appétit, y’all…

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Athens Family Survival Guide

How to Survive Summer with the Kids Even love needs a little help sometimes. We’ve got you covered. By Hope S. Philbrick Summer’s ‘fun under the sun’ reputation isn’t without its challenges: Temperatures will rise, mosquitoes will bite, toddlers will melt into tantrums, and teens will get sassy and roll their eyes. Keep your cool. Pack up the car and drive to Athens, Georgia to break up the family’s routine and get out of the house for a seismic shift in mood. Eliminate boredom, alleviate stress, have fun, and perhaps even learn something. Athens is close—it’s less than an hour from north Atlanta, Ga., suburbs and an easy under two-hour drive down I-85 from Greenville, S.C.—so relief is at hand before that chorus of “Are we there yet?” even starts…

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Cinco de Mayo in Athens

Athens loves a good party, and Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to celebrate. You'll find food & drink specials at restaurants around town. Here are Athens Mexican and Latin-Caribbean restaurants to check out for your Cinco de Mayo plans…

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10 brunch spots in Athens

No one does brunch like Athens, GA. Withbrunch staples like warm, fluffy biscuits to Southern favorites like shrimp and grits, Athens puts its own rendition on brunch, just like it does everything else. Check out these 10 Athens brunch spots to start your Saturday or Sunday in Athens. …

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10 Athens-Inspired Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day is right around the corner. What to get for mom though? Show her how much you care with these incredible, Athens-inspired gifts with true local flair and goodness! Of course, we've also included things to do with Mom on Mother's Day, too! Because, we all know that what Mom really wants most is time with YOU…

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Piedmont Gardeners Garden Tour of Athens

For almost three decades, the Piedmont Gardeners have curated a spring tour of private gardens in Athens. The Athens Garden Tour is a much-anticipated spring event because these private gardens are not typically available for the public to visit. The self-guided tour is one of the most popular…

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