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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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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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5 Things to Know About Ice Skating in Athens, GA

Winter is finally in the air! The chilly weather has us looking forward to hot chocolate by the fireplace and ice skating Athens' ice skating rink, located right in the heart of the city at The Classic Center. Here are five things you need to know about ice skating in the Classic City: 1. Athens…

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Enjoy a football weekend in Athens, Georgia

It’s almost Saturday in Athens! From the vibrant live music scene to local cuisine, there are so many ways to explore the Classic City. Plus, there are plenty of hotels for a good night’s sleep before your day of football festivities. Get the lowdown on can’t miss spots around Athens to make the…

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Exploring Athens, GA by Bike

Whether you're a resident or visiting cycling enthusiast, Athens has something for everyone when it comes to bikes!Spend any amount of time here and you will see that bicycles are a common form of transportation and recreation for Athens residents, UGA students, and visitors. Local bike shops have you covered with rental, repair, and retail service so you are ready to hit the trails around town! …

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The Best Picnic Spots in Athens, GA

One of the best ways to experience Athens' many beautiful parks and gardens is by packing a picnic! Grab your picnic gear and head out to one of these spots for a day of outdoor fun. Sandy Creek Park Perfect for: Lakeside Dining Featuring three picnic areas on the water, you can enjoy lunch with a…

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Serene spots in Athens

Escape from the hustle and bustle of downtownat one of these serene spots in Athens. Whether you need a weekend to relax or just a quick break to breathe, these gardens, parks, and outdoor spaces will help you stay calm, cool, and collected all while taking in some of Athens' most unique attractions…

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