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Best of Athens Guide

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Athens
In the sweltering Georgia heat, no place is as cool as Athens. This hip college town is home to the University of Georgia, Pulitzer Prize winning authors and famous rock musicians. Explore the downtown area, where Victorian buildings are filled with an eclectic combination of independent coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. Named "Live Music Central," Athens' busy music venues are known around the world. Check out The 40 Watt Club, where The B-52s and R.E.M got their start.

All things to do » Things to do

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
This 313-acre preserve is used by the University of Georgia as a horticulture laboratory and is open to the public.
Attraction type: Gardens
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Sanford Stadium
Sanford Stadium
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums; Sports Complexes
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Bear Hollow Zoo
Bear Hollow Zoo
Attraction type: Zoos
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Downtown Athens
Downtown Athens
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
Georgia Museum of Art
Georgia Museum of Art
Owner description: The Georgia Museum of Art is the official state museum of art, is located on the University of Georgia campus, and admission is free. The museum presents works from the permanent... more Owner description: The Georgia Museum of Art is the official state museum of art, is located on the University of Georgia campus, and admission is free. The museum presents works from the permanent collection as well as frequent temporary exhibitions from other institutions or generated in-house. Educational programming includes tours, a monthly family day, teen studios, films series and lectures. Four research centers, a library, a vibrant student internship program and course work provide additional educational benefits and opportunities for scholarship and research. Quarterly receptions, student night and DJ parties combine socializing with art appreciation. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1–5 p.m. Ike & Jane Café at the Georgia Museum of Art: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The museum is closed on major US holidays. Mission statement: The Georgia Museum of Art shares the mission of the University of Georgia to support and to promote teaching, research, and service. Specifically, as a repository and educational instrument of the visual arts, the museum exists to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant works of art. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Mama's Boy
Mama's Boy
Ranked #1 of 413 Restaurants in Athens
Price: $6 - $16
Cuisines: American, International
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Last Resort Grill
Last Resort Grill
Ranked #2 of 413 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The National
The National
Ranked #3 of 413 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Bar, Mediterranean, American, Spanish
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cali N Tito's
Cali N Tito's
Ranked #4 of 413 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
De Palma's Italian Cafe
De Palma's Italian Cafe
Ranked #5 of 413 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Comfort Inn & Suites Athens
2.0 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites Athens
$88 - $185
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Graduate Athens
4.0 of 5
Graduate Athens
$104 - $273
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Athens
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Athens
2.5 of 5
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Athens
$103 - $182
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Athens
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Hampton Inn Athens
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Athens
$124 - $209
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Athens
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