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Virtual and Outdoor Athens Experiences

Are you missing Athens right now? Athens sure misses you! We've put together some ideas of things to do in Athens, as well as some Athens virtual experiences while we are social distancing. Just because you can't be in Athens right now doesn't mean you can't pretend! We've got livestreamed concerts and virtual attractions, events and activities designed to keep Athens in your heart while we are apart. Browse below for our list of things to do in Athens while social distancing…

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Hidden Gems: The Murals of Athens, Georgia

As a city that'sknown for its great music, art and food scenes, Athens is a place where creativity lives on every corner. Artwork can be found at almost every turn, each unique piece adding more flair and originality to the Classic City. Whether it's a beautifully painted fire hydrant, a creative bus stop, sculpture or statue, these unique, not-so-secret masterpieces can often be found in the most unexpected of places! So, the next time you are looking for something to do outdoors in Athens, venture out to discover the many murals splayed throughout Athens, each with its own remarkable story and design. …

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Exploring Athens, GA by Bike

Whether you're a resident or visiting cycling enthusiast, Athens has something for everyone when it comes to bikes!Spend any amount of time here and you will see that bicycles are a common form of transportation and recreation for Athens residents, UGA students, and visitors. Local bike shops have you covered with rental, repair, and retail service so you are ready to hit the trails around town! …

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Serene spots in Athens

Escape from the hustle and bustle of downtownat one of these serene spots in Athens. Whether you need a weekend to relax or just a quick break to breathe, these gardens, parks, and outdoor spaces will help you stay calm, cool, and collected all while taking in some of Athens' most unique attractions…

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Outdoor Games in Athens, GA

There's no better way to enjoy warm weather than playing games outside while enjoying a nice meal or drink. Whether you want to play cornhole with the family or a game of giant Jenga with friends…

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Tracing the Roots of America's First Garden Club

When vibrant flowers and trees and plants start to wake from their winter nap,the gardens of Athens become bright in full bloom. Did you know? Athens is the home of America's First Garden Club, the Ladies Garden Club of Athens. Let's trace the history and look forward to flower-filled events! Athens is a wonderful place to visit to explore a number of gardens, including the official botanical garden of Georgia. …

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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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Where to view the Eclipse in Athens, GA

Get ready for an unforgettable, rareexperience this August! The entire United States  will have the opportunity to watch a total solar eclipse. The eclipse's path goes all the way from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21, 2017 and will cause complete darkness in the middle of the day! How cool is that…

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