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The Best Outdoor Dine & Drink Spots in Athens

Picking the perfect place to eat dinner, lunch, brunch or breakfastwith your crew can be hard. Not only do you have to pick the cuisine, but the ambiance also factors into your perfect culinary experience. Do you want to be outdoors or indoors? Do you want solitude or live music? Cozy or modern?  I am a big believer that the atmosphere of a restaurant can make or break it. Having an outdoor patio area available really differentiates an eatery from their competition. Add some twinkly lights and idyllic weather, and you've got yourself the perfect location for family hangouts and first dates. Here is my list of 19 of my favorite patios in Athens, GA to dine and drink al fresco…

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Best Spots to Hear Live Music in Athens

Photo Credit: Athfest Educates   It’s no secret that Athens, GA is a music town. From classic favorites like R.E.M. and The B-52s to newcomers like Mothers and New Madrid, the music industry has been getting a taste of Athens for generations. On your visit to Athens, check out some of Athens' best spots to hear live music to stay up to date on the local music scene and possibly catch Athens’ next big star…

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Top 10 Things to Do During Your Freshman Year at UGA

As afreshman, there's nothing more exciting than finally being able to take part in all that the University of Georgia has to offer. Along with being the first state-chartered college in the country and being located in the city of Athens, UGA is booming with countless numbers of customs, traditions, and fun activities to do around every corner. With so many things to see and do, the opportunities are endless as one begins their first official year as a Bulldog. To make things easier, here are the top 10 things to do during your freshmen year at UGA. …

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Athens' Own: Timi Conley

Nextin our series of profiles of Athenians who contribute to our town's creative energy: Timi Conley is one of Athens' favorite musical talents, as well as visual artist and "Master of Ceremonies" for Athens' annual Halloween blowout, the Wild Rumpus. Famous for his incredible guitar skills and harmonious vocals, Timi is guaranteed to rock the stage and share his highly-contagious energy with any crowd…

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48 Hours of Athens Music

Although Athens is a small town, it's made its mark on the map for music! With 2016 beingthe "Year of Georgia Music," this is the best time to immerse yourself in a city recognized as one of the 12 Best U.S Cities for Music Lovers! Athens has hosted incredible musicians over the years and is also birthplace for big names such as R.E.M, The B52's, and Corey Smith, just to name a few…

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