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Have you made any travel plans for 2021? Athens is a city in Northeast Georgia and might be the perfect destinations for you.
Athens is a merged city-county and the home to the University of Georgia, founded in 1785. It was the nation’s first land-grant institution. Athens officially became a town in 1806 and its name comes from the city of Athens, Greece. Athens has always been developed, not just as an intellectual center, but in the industrial sector too.
Just below the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains, this college town has a lot to offer, whether you are visiting with friends or family. Tourists go to Athens for various reasons, football, music, museums, parks or art. Here, you have it all. This is the home of over 35,000 students, and the city provides everything a college student might need. And if you are traveling with small children, take them to World of Wonder Playground, the largest playground in Athens.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia - This 313 acre botanical garden celebrates agriculture and includes the Flower Garden Heritage Garden, the Shade Garden, and more. It is a lovely place to get some fresh air and enjoy nature. With outstanding trails, this is one of Athens most visited attractions.
Georgia Museum of Art - founded in 1945, this museum offers more than 10,000 pieces of art and hosts over 20 exhibitions every year. Here you can find American paintings and sculptures, as well as the Samuel H. Kress collection and southern decorative arts.
Sanford Stadium - if you are a football fan, then catch a game and cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs at this 90,000 seat stadium. This is the 11th largest stadium in the United States and the 17th in the world.
Music is the heart and soul of this city. Legendary clubs like 40 Watt Club, Caledonia Lounge, and Nowhere bar offer a wide variety of live performances and epic dance parties. If you are visiting in the summer, make sure you visit the AthFest Music and Arts Festival, a free annual festival that lasts for three days and showcases over 100 artists. REM and B52 are some of the names that come from this city.
Whether you are looking for a fancy hotel or cozy Bed and Breakfast, Athens has it all. Best Western Athens and Hyatt place Athens Downtown are some of the top rated hotels here. They provide amenities such as pools, meeting rooms, fitness centers and more. If you want to stay on campus, then book a room at the Georgia Center, minutes away from downtown Athens.
The food scene in Athens is pretty spectacular. Places like the Trappeze Pub offer 200 different types of beer, as well as burgers and dips and chef Peter Dale of the National can provide you with some healthier options like gluten-free bread and hummus dips. And how about some southern flare? Home. Made From Scratch provides a pleasant atmosphere and excellent service.
Time for shopping? Georgia Square Mall is the place for you. This two-level mall has over 60 stores and services. And if you like vintage clothing, visit Atomic Athens, a family owned shop for 60s and 70s collections of clothes, records and artwork.
Put Athens on your travel list and spend a couple of days enjoying everything it offers. Whether you are here for business, pleasure, or both. Athens is an excellent choice for you.