We love sharing the unique experiences only Athens has to offer. Join us in taking a look back at the top Visit Athens, GA Instagram posts of 2022, and get inspired to come explore the Classic City!


We all loved seeing the cool cat, @jackdanielsthekitten, running with the big Dawgs at the Georgia Theatre in downtown Athens. 

And we all cheered are hearts out when the Dawgs became National Champs! 

Historic Athens Porchfest had a record-breaking year, with more than 150 bands playing on 150 porches across 6 historic neighborhoods right here in Athens, Ga. Be sure to be here for the next one on October 15, 2023.

The Downtown Athens Parade of Lights is an annual tradition in town, with competition for for such prizes as “Most Original Float,” “Best Use of Theme,” and “Best Use of Lights.”  The best overall float will receive the “Mayor’s Award.”  This past year's theme was "An Out of This World Holiday," and boy did Athens deliver.

This year we also started the ever-popular NAME THAT SCENE series. Can you name this particular scene?

We spent some time admiring the beauty of the Georgia Theatre, and you all agreed. 

You used the opportunity of 2022 to explore all of the wonders, shops, and oddities that can be found in downtown Athens (and if you didn't then 2023 is the perfect time!)

Travel + Leisure named Athens one of the top 12 places (in the world!) for October travel. 

Athens got scary for spooky season, and everyone was dying to be here. 

Last but not least, you all poured into Athens for the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium. Don't miss this year's, which kicks off on April 21, 2023.

We hope this round up inspired you to visit Athens! Feeling that wanderlust? Book your stay today.