Galentine's Day is coming up fast and Athens is the perfect city to gather up your girlfriends and celebrate friendship amidst the season of love! Whether you are celebrating Galentine's Day on February 13th or having fun with your girls all weekend long, we have the ultimate itinerary full of ideas for your Galentine's celebration in the Classic City!

Where To Stay

Settle in at ATH | BNB, The Rushmore for your stay in Athens! Rest easy at this luxurious bed and breakfast with eye-catching interior design and hospitable service. Located in the heart of Five Points, this spot is within walking distance of several amazing Athens spots! 

ATH | BNB, The Rushmore

Friday, February 9th

Nothing is better than a girl's night! We have the perfect dinner plans and concert to help you kick off Galentine's day weekend with an evening of great food, groovy music and of course,  good company - your gals!

If you’re feeling formal, we suggest you try out ZZ & Simone's for a delicious evening of italian favorites. This Athens restaurant has an extensive dinner and drinks menu that will satisfy everyone in your friend group from the pasta-lover to the cocktail-connoisseur. Sip on an espresso martini or an Aperol spritz before heading downtown for a sweet treat!

After a delectable dinner, it’s time to treat yourselves to a girl's night dessert! Alumni Cookie Dough offers a wonderful assortment of cookie doughs every flavor profile - grab some of their safe-to-eat dough raw or take it home to bake!

Let your creative juices flow for an evening at Good Dirt Clay Studio! This mission-minded Athens business will have you feeling crafty and inspired as you practice the calming art of pottery making. You can find all of the information you need on their website to sign up for a one-time “Try Clay” class. 

Saturday, February 10th

After a night on the town, relax with your girls as you embark on a day of wellness and rejuvenation. Athens is the perfect place to do just that!

Start your day with some time at the spa. Ritual Spa offers facials, massages and treatments that will have you and your girls glowing from the inside out! Unwind in the ambiance of their aesthetic decor as you enjoy their delightful services.

Galentine's day weekend makes for the perfect time to stop by The Cafe on Lumpkin for a decadent brunch that will feel like a treat! We love their granola bowl and avocado toast, but you can also never go wrong with their tasty pastries!

The Cafe On Lumpkin

After a relaxing, artistically inspiring day it's time for some music to round things out! On February 10th, starting at 7:00 p.m., Deep Roots and Rollin' Home will be performing at The Foundry. Enjoy a night full of music with these two incredible bands, both with their own unique styles. Deep Roots blends a variety of music genres from blues to jazz to gospel, and anything else you can imagine. Rollin' Home's performances are electric and full of energy, specializing in different southern jams that everyone can sing along to! These talented musicians combined with the warm, pleasant atmosphere of The Foundry makes for a fantastic musical experience that can't be missed! 

Sunday, February 11th

For Galentine's weekend in Athens, you can try local drinks and try new activities while spending quality time with your girlfriends!

Ready to run? Head to Memorial Park and check out the Birchmore Trail! Relish in the gorgeous greenery and get those steps in. Girlfriends make the best workout partners!

Grab your babes and take a trip down the Athens Beer Trail! Schedule a trip with Athens Brewery Tours or hop on  Athens Beer Trail Trolley Tour for an educational afternoon full of drinks, site seeing, and fun! Not only is transportation covered, but you'll also leave feeling relaxed and confident in the best places to get a drink in town. 

If you're feeling adventurous, take on Athens on Ice as you can skate the afternoon away at the Foundry Street Pavilion until February 19th! Hit the ice with your girls and make memories as you skate (or slip!) on the outdoor rink.

When you’re ready for another drink, Jazz Sunday at Creature Comforts will allow you and your gals to enjoy live music and an extensive drink menu to choose from!

As you’ve worked up an appetite, we recommend Slater’s Steakhouse for dinner! Slater’s offers fine dining and a refined experience. It’s the perfect spot for a girl’s night out!

After refueling for the night ahead, you have the energy you need for Trivia Night at The Foundry! From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., you and your girls can team up to test your knowledge and grab a late night snack! 

Monday, February 12th

Take a day to check Athens' beautiful arts and music scene! The Lyndon House Arts Center has multiple exhibits with works from talented local artists including "Memory Worker" by Kelly Taylor Mitchell and "Tell Me A Story" by Jasmine Best. 

Immerse yourself in the world of legendary music history and gain an understanding of Athens' iconic music scene! Athens Music History Tours will take you on a journey into the heart of music heritage in this city and music historian Paul Butchart will tell the magnificent stories from 'Art Rocks' era. 

Music Tour

After all that walking, take a breather with a slice from Emmy Squared Pizza! Enjoy the hot, cheesy goodness or, if you prefer, grab a salad or burger (the double stacked burger is critically acclaimed). Emmy's has options for whatever you're craving!

Tuesday, February 13th

Galentine's Day is finally here!

Spoil your besties with a day of fun.

Shopping is more fun with friends and downtown Athens has an array of shops for everyone’s tastes and style! Stroll through the scenic streets of the heart of the city as you pop in Epiphany Athens, Community, Cheeky Peach, Heery's Clothes Closet and dozens of other shops and boutiques!

It’s time for a refreshing lunch and our recommendation is Marti’s at Midday. Snack on an array of dips, soups, salads and sandwiches as you taste the freshness of this lunch spot that serves as a local favorite!

To wrap up your Galentine’s weekend, take a mindful moment and disconnect with a No Phone Party at Hendershot's from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.! Chat with your girls about what a wonderful time y'all had this weekend and make plans to meet up again while enjoying board games and tacos from Sr. Sol

We may be biased, but Athens is the best place to spend quality time with your girlfriends! Whether you prefer to sip, skate, explore or create - bring your girls to the Classic City for Galentine’s Day Weekend to celebrate!

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