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Athens

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Popular things to do in Athens

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Garden
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Bear Hollow Zoo
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Sandy Creek Nature Center
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Georgia Museum of Art
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. state of Georgia, in the northeastern part of the state about an hour's drive from the global city of Atlanta, and comprising the former city of Athens proper and Clarke County. The University of Georgia, the state's flagship public research university, is located in this college town, and contributed to its initial growth. In 1991, after a vote the preceding year, the original city abandoned its charter to form a unified government with Clarke County, referred to jointly as Athens-Clarke County. As of the 2010 census, the consolidated city-county had a total population of 115,452; all of Clarke County had a population of 116,714. Athens is the sixth-largest city in Georgia, and the principal city of the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of 192,541 as of the 2010 census. Athens-Clarke County has the smallest geographical area of a county in Georgia. Put Athens at the heart of your travel plans by using our United States trip tool.

Hidden gems in Athens

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Terrapin Beer Company
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Ware-Lyndon House
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Spa
The Spa at Graduate Athens
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Neighborhood
Downtown Athens
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Athens

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Waterfall
Anna Ruby Falls Helen
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Brasstown Bald Blairsville
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Tallulah Gorge State Park Tallulah Falls
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Mine
Consolidated Gold Mine Dahlonega
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Athens

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Park
Sandy Creek Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Trail Creek Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Playground
World of Wonder Playground
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Trial Gardens at UGA
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Athens

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Art Gallery
Lyndon House Arts Center
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Natural History Museum
Georgia Museum of Natural History
2.1
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Athens

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Church
Seney-Stovall Chapel
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Taylor-Grady House
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Walking Area
Georgia's Antebellum Trail
2.0
Duration: 4 hours
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