Taste Athens cuisine or learn about some of the history in the Classic City when you take one of the new tours offered in Athens, Georgia. Alongside passionate tour guides, you'll learn firsthand why Athens is such an interesting town to visit.
Athens Haunted Walking Tour
If Downtown Athens could talk, they'd tell tales of love and loss from Athens residents years ago. You can now experience these tales up-close-and-personal on the Athens Haunted History and Walking Tour. The tour takes you inside some of Athens' most haunted buildings as local historian, Jeff Clarke, tells the ghost stories of residents past. Brace yourself as you hear stories of those who lived, died and are rumored to still be here today.
Clarke has spent hours and hours pouring over newspaper articles, police reports, researching at the UGA library and speaking with people downtown to give you the lowdown on Athens' most haunted destinations.
HopOn Athens Shuttle Tour
You may have seen these brightly colored, electric battery-powered shuttles, called the HopOn shuttles, giving rides in Downtown Athens. Now, you can catch a one-hour guided tour of the University of Georgia campus and historic Downtown Athens during the HopOn Athens tours. You'll explore Athens' rich history on an engaging journey through some of the most cherished landmarks in the city. Tour stops include: Sanford Stadium, the Arch, the Chapel Bell, Herty Field, Stegeman Coliseum, the Tree That Owns Itself and the Lucy Cobb House.
Athens Food Tour
Athens is home to all kinds of savory flavors, and the Athens Food Tours gives you the opportunity to try some of the best. Participants of the tour will walk through town and taste their way through locally-owned and operated restaurants. They'll even get the chance to learn about some of the history of Athens. The tour will begin at Depalma's with stops at The National, Dawg Gone BBQ, and Hendershot's.
Bone Appetit Food Tours
Bone Appetit Food Tours is a new food tour that will provide nourishment for the mind and stomach as visitors dine at restaurants as well as learn about some of the history of the city. You will take a tour of various Athens restaurants as well as the Morton Theater, 40-Watt Club, Herty Field, the UGA arch and many more places. This food tour is offered Mondays and Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at various times.