Galentine's day is coming up 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 hanging with your girls all weekend long, we have the ultimate itinerary for your Galentine's celebration in the Classic City this year!
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 walkable to several great Athens spots!
Friday, February 10th
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 to the Georgia Theatre to dance the night away!
Rumors will be performing their Fleetwood Mac Tribute at the Georgia Theatre on February 10, at 9:00 p.m. Get lost in the music with your girls as you listen to new takes on old favorites under the lights of the Georgia Theatre.
After singing your hearts out, it’s time to treat yourselves to a girl's night dessert! Alumni Cookie Dough is serving up delicious flavors of their edible cookie dough until 11 p.m. - perfect for your post-concert sweet tooth!
Saturday, February 11th
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 decant 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!
Let your creative juices flow for an afternoon activity 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.
After creating art yourself, we suggest you take in the beautiful sights and sounds of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and attend their Botanic Musicale at 6 p.m. on February 11th. Internationally acclaimed pianist, Liza Stepanova, will be performing at the Day Chapel and a reception will follow.
Sunday, February 12th
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 Sandy Creek Nature Center for the Frog Hop 5K Road Race and get those steps in! Girlfriends make the best workout partners!
Grab your babes and head to the brewery! Jump over to Akademia Brewing for brunch and live music. Stop by this weekly installment at Akademia from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to listen to Athens musicians while you sip and snack like a local.
To have some fun, head over to Athentic Brewing Company for a Paint and Sip class by Ain’t a Better Way to Paint! You and your girls can get creative while sampling local brews. Plus, you get a free drink when you sign up for the paint class! This activity takes place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
If you're feeling adventurous, take on Athens on Ice as you can skate the afternoon away at the Foundry Street Pavilion until February 26th! Hit the ice with your girls and make memories as you skate (or slip!) on the outdoor rink.
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 13th
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, stretch out and sip at Terrapin while doing yoga with your ladies! Charrapin at Terrapin will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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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