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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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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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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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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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