Athens gets a little more quiet when the students flood out of town for spring break, but that doesn't mean the fun stops there! UGA Spring Break (March 5th-13th) is the perfect time for an Athens, Georgia getaway. Grab your most festive Hawaiian shirt and check out my top picks for your 2016 Spring Break in Athens, GA.
Relax at Urban Sanctuary Spa
What better place to escape the chaos and stress of everyday life than Urban Sanctuary Spa. This local favorite provides a tranquil and serene space to unwind with a massage or facial. They are an eco-friendly spa that also specializes in men's services, with sports massages and therapeutic foot massages. If you want to be treated like a queen (or king) for a day, check out their package that includes a white tea hydrating facial, hot stone massage, lemon geranium body scrub, peppermint scalp massage, Asian foot massage, and lunch.
Get Festive with Tiki Drink Tuesday
Seabear has started Tiki Drink Tuesday, where they craft new and old tiki recipes for your imbibing pleasure. Pulling from classic Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic recipes along with original creations, Seabear serves 3 different cocktails every Tuesday. Flowers and Parasols are always present and Hawaiian shirts are encouraged!
Hang Out at the Beach
If you haven't been to the Athens 'beach' at Sandy Creek Park, you are truly missing out. This is the perfect place to lay out with a book or hang out with friends. Pack a picnic lunch or bring hotdogs to grill out, and enjoy the beautiful spring weather all day long.
See Live Music
There are a number of fantastic shows lined up for spring break. Local singer songwriter Kristine Leschper and her band Mothers will kick off the weekend with their record premier for "When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired" Friday night at the Caledonia Lounge. You can also catch out legendary country music artist Dwight Yoakam with Dead Confederate front man T. Hardy Morris at the Georgia Theatre that Friday night. Be sure to also mark your calendars for alternative rock band Deer Tick at the Georgia Theatre 3/7, indie-country artist Devin Dennis at Buffalo's Cafe 3/10, and local rock band Chief Scout at Flicker Theater and Bar 3/11.
Tour a Local Brewery
Athens has an incredible craft brew scene, with local breweries Terrapin Brewing Co. and Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Meet fellow beer lovers and spend your afternoon soaking in the sun at Terrapin, with beer tastings, live music, and a tour. Then, head down to Creature Comforts for a finely balanced artisanal beers in the cozy, completely remodeled Snow Tire Factory. After you've tried a Terrapin Hopsecutioner or a Creature Comforts Tropicalia, you'll see why Fortune magazine named Athens one of the 10 Best New Cities for Beer Lovers.