Things To Do in Georgia: Athens

Jennifer Bradley Franklin
| 25 October, 2023 | 1 Minute Read
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Here’s a guide of what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Athens.


Special Collections Libraries, University of Georgia 

Take a deep dive into the state’s history on the university’s campus, where you’ll find a wealth of permanent and rotating exhibits including rare books, oral history projects, manuscripts and more. 

Lyndon House Arts Center exterior


Lyndon House Arts Center

No Classic City arts tour would be complete without a visit to this community center with galleries, studios and workshops to get artists of all ages involved in creating work of their own. 


See a classic movie or an independent film in downtown’s only art house cinema, complete with an on-site café/bar and exhibit gallery showcasing the work of local artists.

Eat & Stay

Hotel Indigo Athens Downtown/Univ. Area exterior


Hotel Indigo Athens Downtown/Univ. Area

This 130-room AAA Three Diamond property is conveniently located downtown. Capitalize on amenities including complimentary bicycles, a petite on-site gallery and pet-friendly rooms. 

Big City Bread Cafe 

Fuel your exploration with brunch at this local favorite, known for its house-made bread and pastries. Don’t miss the quiche with locally sourced ingredients.

Last Resort Grill 

This AAA Three Diamond restaurant is nostalgic for multiple generations of college students, graduates and their families, thanks to tasty dishes such as fried green tomatoes, praline chicken and the firecracker filet.

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