In the “Classical Heartland” Region of Georgia and home to the University of Georgia, Athens is a hip college town full of Antebellum architecture, award-winning restaurants and eclectic nightlife. Book a room at one of our Athens, GA hotels and discover what’s awaiting nearby, including:
Begin your trip with a relaxing stroll through the State Botanical Garden of Georgia (313 acres) featuring nature trails along the river and through the gardens as well as orchids and educational programs for all ages.
Be prepared for sensory overload when you visit University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium, where your seat shakes when 90,000 diehard football fans start chanting and cheering. The stadium is deep-rooted in tradition and swarmed with red on Saturdays — easily a must-see destination.
Go for a live performance at the University of Georgia’s Performing Arts Center. This center hosts Broadway shows, symphonies and classical jazz the whole family can enjoy. Here you also can walk through the art galleries found on each floor.
Find much more at the Georgia Museum of Art and its two wings full of world-class exhibits as well as an outdoor sculpture garden area.
Nestled within Memorial Park, the Bear Hollow Zoo provides a great opportunity to view Georgia’s native wildlife and have a picnic all in the same day. The zoo houses 50 different animals (including bears!) and viewing areas for everyone to enjoy.
There also is a chance to view Georgia wildlife in their natural habitat while playing a round at the University of Georgia Golf Course. The open layout of the course is forgiving but the greens are some of the most challenging to read in the area.
Filled with wildlife and college tradition, Athens has enough to see and do to use up all of your energy. Let Choice Hotels provide the relaxation and hospitality you need after the big game or a long day of adventuring.
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