Welcome to Athens

Nestled in the northeastern reaches of the Peach State, Athens, Georgia is an unmistakably southern city steeped in vibrant college culture. While the spirited city is perhaps most known for the University of Georgia, the state’s largest public research university and the birthplace of public higher education in America, it’s also home to a thriving music scene, award-winning restaurants, and a host of other attractions that make the city a can’t-miss destination on your next trip to Georgia.

Come to the Classic City

Whether you’re planning a romantic trip for two or bringing the whole family along for a visit, Athens is sure to keep everyone entertained. Its downtown district is jam-packed with quirky shops, art galleries, and a vast array of restaurants offering mouthwatering fare from internationally acclaimed chefs and up-and-coming talents alike. Eateries in Athens offer Mediterranean cuisine, Italian favorites, pizza joints, and much more.

Athens’ music scene, which kicked off in the 70s and 80s with alt stalwarts The B-52s and R.E.M., is just as rich as its culinary offerings. Once you’ve had your fill of tasty treats, make your way to one of the city’s various renowned venues to catch some live music. Or if you’d prefer to base your entire trip on your love of good tunes, check our official Athens, GA event calendar to see your many options.

More interested in watching UGA’s beloved sports teams show what they’re made of? In addition to the mighty Bulldogs football team, the University of Georgia sports action also features basketball, gymnastics, soccer, and equestrian competitions that are sure to keep visitors on the edge of their seats.

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