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Plan Your Trip to Athens: Best of Athens Tourism

By BulldogGirl

Athens, Georgia

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.

Essential Athens

Athens Is Great For


Eat & drink

After dark

Frequently Asked Questions about Athens

Some of the most popular restaurants in Athens include:

If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Athens between September and November, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between March and May.