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Hannah Smith
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Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith is one of the many students who have come to Athens to attend the University of Georgia and never left.  She's loved watching UGA's Performing and Visual Arts Complex and The Classic Center arrive, as well as the growth of the dining and craft brewery scene.

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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8 Things to do in Athens this Spring

Spring is always a time of rebirth, and never more so than in 2021. With more shots in arms and a year's worth of practice with safety precautions, the time is right for a spring getaway to Athens, Georgia. There are plenty of things to do in Athens this spring! It's the best time of year for…

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Celebrate Valentine's Day in Athens, Georgia

Make Athens your Valentine's getaway this February! Let your creative side flourish. How about making a grand gesture with a reservation at a bed and breakfast, dinner and a show, or an evening under the stars? Perhaps you simply want to spend a low-key day with the family. You can choose Athens for…

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7 Reasons to Visit Athens in 2021

It's a new year, and definitely one everyone has been looking forward to. While we know summer and fall will be amazing, there are still plenty of experiences and things to do in Athens, Georgia, right here and right now! For good luck (we're all about good fortune in 2021!) we've put together 7…

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Holiday Markets in Athens, Georgia

Believe it or not, 2020 is a GREAT year for Holiday Markets in Athens. Local Athens holiday markets are the perfect opportunity to find truly personal gift ideas. You'll also be supporting local artists and makers in this tough year, while being able to browse outdoors, enjoy a festive atmosphere, AND avoid shipping costs and worries of delays. The spirit of giving is alive and well in Athens this holiday season. Check out these Athens holiday markets to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones…

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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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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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