Athens, Georgia

A thriving city situated just below the Blue Ridge Mountains, Athens, Georgia boasts a restored Victorian-era downtown with impressive historic architecture and a trendy, vibrant community of locals. Loaded with art galleries, unique shops, world famous nightclubs and top notch dining options, Athens is a fun city to visit and explore. Known for its love of music, Athens is home to several popular bands including R.E.M and the B-52's. There is an eclectic music scene and many places to hear live music in the area. You’ll also enjoy a UGA game if you’re a fan and enjoy exploring the galleries, watering holes, historic architecture, trendy shops, and amazing culinary experiences. It’s the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, a girl’s weekend of fun, a fun family escape, or a day trip from Atlanta.


Book now with TravNow from our recommended hotels located in Athens, Georgia. These accommodations offer a variety of features and amenities for anyone traveling to Athens, Georgia. Many of these easy-to-book TravNow hotels offer expansive rooms, workout facilities, spa and pools, business centers, and breakfast. Whether for business or pleasure, TravNow can help you find the perfect hotel room or hotel suite in Athens.

  • Holiday Inn
  • Hotel Indigo
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Candlewood Suites
  • Hampton Inn
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Courtyard Inn Downtown
  • Travelodge
  • Country Inn and Suites
  • Springhill Suites
  • Comfort Suites
  • America’s Best Inns
  • InTown Suites
  • Suburban Extended Stay
  • Wingate by Wyndham
  • Microtel
  • Graduate Athens
  • UGA Hotel
  • Budget Host
  • Patel Brothers
  • Howard Johnsons
  • Perimeter Inn
  • Sleep Inn
  • Days Inn
  • Quality Inn
  • Bulldog Inn
  • Hotel Indigo
  • Luxury Inn
  • Crowne Plaza
  • InterContinental
  • StayBridge Suites

Things to Do

Book now with TravNow and enjoy some of the top attractions and things to do in Athens, Georgia. These activities offer a variety of fun experiences for anyone traveling to Athens, Georgia. Many of these interactive things to do in Athens great for families, kids, and grandparents too. Whether for business or pleasure, TravNow can help you find fun things to see and to do in Athens.

  • The State Botanical Garden (SBG) of Georgia - Home to so many amaz­ing areas and beautiful flowers, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is a great way to spend the day in Athens. Take a guided tour to ensure that you don’t miss a thing during your trip. Visit the vari­ous gar­dens and col­lec­tion and the Main Conser­va­tory, the Her­i­tage Garden and the col­lec­tions of the Inter­na­tio­nal Garden.
  • Bear Hollow Zoo - Bear Hollow Zoo is a popular place for families to come and see Georgia’s native wildlife. Every Saturday (and most Sundays) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the exhibit hall is open to the public, featuring projects for younger visitors and live animals to see and touch.
  • Georgia Museum of Art - The Georgia Museum of Art, located on the campus of the University of Georgia, in Athens, is both an academic museum and the official art museum of the state of Georgia. Spend the day exploring the museum and enjoying the plethora of art available to view.
  • World of Wonder Playground - This unique playground, located at 550 Whit Davis Road in Southeast Clarke Park, was constructed in 2004 by 1,500 volunteers. The area includes elevated walkways and climbing structures providing children a view of the park from above. The Tot Lot especially for children ages 2 to 5, includes swings, a picnic shelter with four picnic tables and a grill.  Great way to spend the day in Athens.
  • Sanford Stadium - Home to the Georgia Bulldogs and named for the late Dr. S. V. Sanford, former president of the University and Chancellor of the University system, Georgia's Sanford Stadium has long been one of the country's most beautiful and electrifying arenas for college football. Take in a Dawgs game or tour the stadium when in town.


Book now with TravNow and enjoy some of the best restaurants and top dining in Athens, Georgia. These restaurants offer a variety of delicious cuisine for anyone traveling to Athens. These wonderful dining establishments cater to both visitors and locals alike with fresh-cooked meals, quick counter service, or an elegant dining experience on the city of Athens, Georgia.

  • Fresh Air Barbeque
  • Peking Restaurant
  • Olive Garden
  • Depalma's Italian Café
  • Red Lobster
  • Five & Ten
  • East West Bistro
  • Barbeque Shack
  • Harry Bissett's
  • Mama’s Boy
  • Shokitini
  • Five Star Day Café
  • Keba Spitfire Grill
  • Yummy Pho
  • Mayflower Restaurant
  • Rafferty’s
  • Nona
  • Outback
  • The National Restaurant
  • Sonny's Bar-B-Q


  • Landmark Hospital of Athens
  • St. Mary’s
  • Athens Regional Medical Center


  • Athens-Ben Epps Airport
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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