Learn about Athens's' popular activities and culture.
Despite it's slightly larger size, Athens fits the profile of a "college town" thanks to the presence of the large University of Georgia. If you're looking to take a break from the college environment though, there is plenty of golf and hiking to take advantage of.
Sports Teams within 60 Miles:
Cataloochee Ski Area (150 miles away)
Golf courses and country clubs:
Generally speaking, the food scene in Athens has a friendly, casual, and relaxed vibe. Don't let the lack of white tablecloths fool you; the city boasts a variety of restaurants with excellent Southern cooking, as well as international offerings for those who are looking for a change of pace.
Athens is held in high cultural regard in the South. University students are partially to thank for an art scene, music scene, and intellectual environment. Outside of the university, Athens residents can enjoy the Georgia Museum of Art, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, or the Bear Hollow Zoo, just to name a few.