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Best things to do in Athens

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Music Venue
“Athens is a music town. The Georgia Theater is a prime spot to catch a show. They also have a nice rooftop bar where they typically have live music (often for free, a great option if you are looking for a happy hour spot with some music). ”
75 locals recommend
College Football Field
“Come watch the football game or just come see our huge football stadium and the heart of Athens!”
39 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Free 313 acre horticulture conservatory with walking paths, plants, gardens, and education programs for adults and children. ”
58 locals recommend
Bar
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“Never goes out of style. The meals remain consistent and delicious every single time.”
64 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Fantastic beers brewed in town and available for tasting. Tropicalia is the beer that put them on the map. Tritonia is a must taste. ”
58 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The original location. If they're too busy, they have a second location that's just as delicious. ”
53 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“100% meat-free eatery in a historic building serves innovative dishes in a diner style setting.”
62 locals recommend
Art Museum
“We love this art museum. It is the perfect size to see everything in an afternoon. Check out their events! ”
29 locals recommend
Bar
“If you want to get away from downtown but still want a good drink, this is the place to go!”
47 locals recommend
Café
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“Famous for their donuts We recommend grab and go, because it's fairly small on the inside - not much seating Some outdoor seating available”
38 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Well kept hiking trails, indoor observatory, gardens, and HUGE and NEW playground/ play area for children of all ages! ”
24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Latin American eats and BYOB are offered in a shack with eclectic decor and outdoor tables. Cash only.”
34 locals recommend
Café
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“A really nice high end restaurant, smack in the middle of downtown and next to our local non-profit theatre, Cine.”
47 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great brunch, casual and happening. Hi-Lo is also a favorite for grabbing a drink, lunch or dinner. Can't go wrong with this place.”
41 locals recommend
Night Club
“The 40 Watt Club is a music venue in Athens, Georgia. Along with CBGB, the Whisky a Go Go, and selected others, it was instrumental in launching American punk rock and new wave music. The 40 Watt Club was the primary performance space for numerous "Athens bands", including Pylon, R.E.M., Love Tractor, Dreams So Real, Guadalcanal Diary, The Primates, Modern Skirts, and others. Its DIY ethos and informality were instrumental in the fostering of punk rock and a "scene" in Athens, GA. In more recent years, the club has been the home-base for such nationally renowned local bands as of Montreal, Reptar, Drive-By Truckers, and The Whigs. The club's owner since 1987 has been Barrie Buck. From Wikipedia”
32 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This natural grocery store has everything a regular grocery store has, just healthier. Get there before 9 for the breakfast hot bar, which typically has eggs, bacon, grits, roasted potatoes, biscuits and gravy, tofu scramble, and various pastries.”
30 locals recommend