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Two Day Athens Itinerary

Two days in Athens, Georgia! Check out these top spots that showcase the very best of Athens' traditional heritage and trend-setting southern culture.

Your Itinerary:

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Welcome to Athens!
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Heritage Tour of Athens
  • Classic City Tours depart daily from the Athens Welcome Center. You'll begin your tour inside Athens’ oldest surviving residence, then board the tour bus for a one-hour overview of magnificent Antebellum homes and historic neighborhoods. [Don't forget to reserve your spot 24 hours ahead of time.]
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University of Georgia's Historic North Campus
  • Cross over Broad Street through the iconic Arch and you'll be stepping back in time over two centuries, to the birthplace of public higher education in America. The University of Georgia was chartered in 1789 and the Historic North Campus was modeled after Yale. Magnificent Greek Revival buildings date back to the start of classes in the first decade of the 19th century. Take a self-guided walking tour here, which includes the UGA Chapel, the Chapel Bell, and Herty Field and Fountain.
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  • Athens is world-renowned for its music, and the live music scene today is bigger and more diverse than ever. On almost any night of the week, you'll find bands playing everything from rock to Americana to blues to hip hop. Pick a performer and a venue like Georgia Theatre, 40 Watt Club, or The Foundry from our live music listings, or plan to club hop to a few; small cover charges make that totally do-able!

Day 2:

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  • Sweet or savory? Regardless of your breakfast preferences, Athens restaurants aim to please. Mama's Boy is a local favorite known for humongous biscuits, savory skillets, plus decadent choices like Chocolate Cake for Breakfast and seasonal French Toast. For lighter fare, check out 1000 Faces Coffee for the freshest brews and pastries.
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State Botanical Garden of Georgia
  • Athens is also home to Georgia's official botanical garden. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia encompasses over 300 acres of themed gardens, nature trails, a tropical conservatory among other buildings, and a brand new Children's Garden. It's beautiful any time of year.
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Georgia Museum of Art
  • Did you know? Athens is home to Georgia's official state art museum, with a permanent collection of over 10,000 works plus dozens of exhibitions per year. Don't miss out on visiting the Georgia Museum of Art while you're in Athens.
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Shop & Stroll Through Downtown
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What craft beer and restaurants haven't you tried yet? We hope you've got time for another leisurely dinner & drink before you head home!