Athens Area Information
Athens, GA located in the rolling hills of northeast Georgia about 1 hour east of Atlanta, GA. Athens is home of the University of Georgia (UGA) which is situated along the North Oconee River in Clarke County. Known for its diversity and culture, Athens has great restaurants, shops, arts, music scene, education, and countless activities for all ages.
There are numerous things to do in Athens, GA. You can find great activities for children, Teens, adults, and retirees. With the multitude of schools, libraries, parks, bike paths, hiking trails, music and cultural activities.
The university’s sophisticated Performing Arts Center complements the Classic Center, and the Georgia Museum of Art brings the world of art to town and gown.
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia offers a wealth of nature trails and gardens spread out upon it 313-acres. You will also find a conservatory and chapel.
You can also enjoy Greenway Project along the Oconee River, which offers a thirteen-mile trail for bikers and hikers.
In the 1980’s R.E.M. and the B-52’s put Athens on the map. These bands help helped spawn a plethora of bands and the clubs where they perform. On just about any night you can find yourself listening to numerous musicians from around the area.
To go along with that, Athens has its own symphony, Opera Company, choral societies, gospel groups, folk, jazz, blues, and more. From spring to fall there are many festivals that brighten the downtown. AthFest, The annual Human Rights Festival, Blue Sky Concerts and more bring together musicians, artist, craftsmen and of course good food.
And if that wasn’t enough your autumn weekends join in at the town swells as football fans flock to watch the University of Georgia Bulldogs. GO DAWGS!