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The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau staff shares a great love for their city-- they are out and about in restaurants, at shows, browsing shops and galleries, and relaxing in the gardens.

Chill Out at the Georgia Museum of Art

As summer draws to a close, the Georgia weather is still keeping the temperatures up. The Georgia Museum of Art has to maintain temperature and humidity levels within tight guidelines to protect and preserve the art. That means that when it’s hot and humid out, you can find the opposite conditions…

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Escape to Athens this Summer

A City of Champions. Between the Hedges, and Beyond. Whether you’re new to the scene, an alumnus of the University of Georgia, or a local Athenian, you will hear “There’s nothing like a Saturday in Athens” from almost anyone you ask. That’s especially true with the Bulldogs crowned the 2021 college football national champions, along with the title of "Best College Town in the South" by Southern Living for 2022. Athens is indeed a city of champions between the hedges in Sanford Stadium and beyond. While the collegiate city is well-known for its Bulldog spirit – as shown by red and black on every corner in the fall – sports aren’t the only reason to explore Athens. More than just a college town, Athens is a wonderful getaway on any day,in any season. Creativity and color fill the city, from the blossoming gardens to the rich arts scene to the restaurants that inspired R.E.M.’s album titles. There’s no better time than now to spend a few days in this energetic town just 60 miles northeast of Atlanta…

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Holiday Markets in Athens, Georgia

We always look forward to Holiday Markets in Athens, Georgia, and never more so than this year. Don't worry about your Christmas gifts or gifts forHanukkah or Kwanzaa or other winter holidays being stuck on a slow boat from China, literally! Local Athens holiday markets are the perfect opportunity to find truly personal gift ideas. After all, you'll find many of Athens' talented artists all in one place! …

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Halloween Festivities in Athens, GA

There are so many fun things to do for Halloween in Athens, Georgia! The creative energy Athens is known for is on full display for Halloween. Exhibit one is the only-in-Athens Wild Rumpus Spectacle, a costumed parade through downtown that YOU can join! There are also plenty of other Halloween events and happenings, like Zombie Farms, a haunted outdoor trail, haunted tours of Athens, and family-friendly Halloween fun, too. Check out these Halloween ideas and plan a getaway to Athens this October…

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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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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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