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Explore the Children's Garden in Athens, GA

The Alice H. Richards Children’s Gardenis one of the newest, and largest, family attractions in Athens. Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Look no further! This immersive and interactive outdoor experience opened in March 2019 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to the delight of children and adults alike! Children can water plants, dig for dinosaur bones, see underneath the soil for how plants grow, and frolic in a forest treehouse. There are gigantic ladybugs to crawl over, water features, fun sculptures, and much, much more…

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The Best Patios in Athens

Athens enjoys great weather, which is key to being able to spend an enjoyable meal al fresco, on a scenic outdoor patio. The ambiance definitely factors intoa perfect culinary experience, and Athens has plenty of ambiance at our restaurants with outdoor patios and dining. Particularly in 2020, we know that people are definitely looking for restaurants with patios for fresh air and open spaces while dining. The atmosphere of a restaurant can make or break it. Add some twinkly lights and idyllic weather, and you've got yourself the perfect location for everything from a family hangout to a romantic first date or anniversary meal. Here are some favorite patios in Athens, GA to dine outdoors. For complete listings, see our outdoor dining page…

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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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