The creative energy of Athens makes it the perfect city to take beautiful and Insta-worthy photos! Around every corner you can find artistic, unique, and lively settings to capture the special and memorable moments of your visit to the Classic City. Remember to share your awesome pics with #MyAthensVibe for a chance to be featured in one of our blogs or social media platforms! Check out these picture-perfect spots around Athens to make your social feed look better than ever.
The creative energy of Athens is on display all around the city! With almost 30 unique and eye-catching murals it is likely you'll come across a few while exploring Athens, and we can't think of a better spot to snap your insta-worthy pic. Whether you pose in front of the vibrant and striking colors of "Hope" on the side of Epiphany, at the crowd favorite and music history filled mural at Creature Comforts, or at the fun and electrifying "Hey Baby" by Chuck's Fish, you'll surely capture the perfect mural shot!
Georgia Museum of Art
Let your artistic side shine at the sophisticated galleries of the Georgia Museum of Art. With over 18,000 works in the permanent collection and ever-changing temporary exhibitions, the museum is the perfect spot for an aesthetically pleasing shot. The calming and inspiring backgrounds will make your feed look better than ever! Just remember that using flash, selfie sticks and tripods isn't allowed inside the museum, so use these gadgets at the next picture-perfect spot.
When scrolling through Instagram you'll find that one of the most photographed spots in Athens is the Georgia Theater. This renowned venue holds countless of live performances, from top chart bands to ones on their way to fame. Come out to see your favorite artists, and get some Insta-worthy content before the show in front of the theater's shinning lights or during the show to capture memorable moments! You can also visit the Georgia Theatre Rooftop to get some photos of one of the best views in downtown Athens.
Athens' Food and Bar Scene
From fun and creative environments to stunning views, the restaurants and bars in Athens offer a variety of picture-perfect spots! While you wait for your meal or cocktail at the HYBAR rooftop, take advantage of the 360-degree view of Athens to capture some beautiful midday or sunset shots. Are you looking for a colorful experience? Visit Cali N Tito's to be impressed by its eclectic Insta-worthy setting and authentic Latin American cuisine. If your phone eats first, snap some pictures of a delicious meal from The National for your Insta story.
No matter which tasty restaurant in Athens you go to, it is guaranteed you'll find a beautiful backdrop, an artsy environment, or a unique setting!
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
At the State Botanical Garden of Georgia the possibilities to capture a memorable and beautiful moment are endless. With 313 acres of numerous gardens, diverse greenhouses, and nature trails, the Botanical Garden is the ideal place to get a variety of photos filled with color and varied backgrounds. Spend the afternoon strolling through the gardens and capturing candid photos, or plan out a photoshoot with different props and outfits to get lots of Insta-worthy content!
UGA's Historic North Campus
For a setting filled with historic architecture and beautiful gardens visit UGA's Historic North Campus! Snap some iconic shots ringing the Chapel Bell, at the famous Herty Field fountain, or in front the Arch, which marks the entrance to UGA - the nation's first state-chartered university. If you're a current or prospective UGA student remember not to walk under The Arch - save this tradition for after graduation!
The Rainbow Forest
Due to the longstanding and community-wide commitment to public art, the creative energy of Athens is more lively than ever. Located in the North Oconee River Greenway, this colorful and soaring sculpture will enhance any picture. Visit this location during your hike or bike ride down the trail to snap a few creative shots, take a fun group picture, or even use the colorful backdrop for an individual portrait. Immerse yourself in these 36 rainbow columns and let your true colors shine!
During the Fall season, there is no better place to get an iconic Athens picture than at UGA's Sanford Stadium. You picture will come to life with the sea of red and black as a backdrop, and your UGA spirit will stand out on your feed! Game day is also the perfect opportunity to capture some memorable video footage to post as a reel or on your Instagram story.
No worries if you can't make it to a season game! Get your pictures at the annual G-Day spring scrimmage which is open to the general public, or get amazing shots with the entire stadium as a backdrop at the main gate area.
To get the most jaw-dropping and fun pictures in Athens visit one of the many ATHventure spots. You won't only be able to get some awesome shots, but you're guaranteed to have an amazing and enjoyable time. Check out Active Climbing for an adventurous experience and to impress all your followers with unique content. The gym accepts novice and beginners, but be prepared to get hooked on this incredible sport. You can also visit LumberJaxe for an ultimate axe throwing experience. Get a few videos throwing axes and ninja stars, and if you hit the bull's eye snap a pic since you automatically get Instagram bragging rights!
Athens Craft Breweries
The Athens craft beer scene is a fundamental aspect of the city's creative vibe, both for its unique beers and its artsy settings. Your visit to Athens won't be complete without visiting and snapping a picture at one of the six local breweries! Each location has different lively vibes, beautiful backdrops, and tasty beers. For an unmatched experience, travel the Athens Beer Trail to get Insta-worthy shots and find new beer flavors at all the local breweries. You can even take the Athens Beer Trail Trolly Tour for a fun and safe experience!