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A Weekend in the Classic City

Written by Christina Montford

So you want to spend a weekend in Athens? Well, let’s make it a great one. Let’s start by picking a hotel. Hotel Indigo is one of the finer hotels in Athens. It sits in the center of downtown which makes it the perfect hotel for people that might want to experience what Athens nightlife has to offer.

Once you’ve picked your hotel, you are going to need to find somewhere to eat. Transmetropolitan is an Italian restaurant downtown that has a variety of foods to suit every patron’s pallet. They have delicious giant pizza slices and soups that will make you want to never leave your table.

After you’ve gotten your fill of Italian cuisine, your best bet would be to head on down to Sanford Stadium to watch the Bulldogs take on the Yellow Jackets in the University of Georgia vs. Georgia Tech game. A Georgia game is a guaranteed good time. Every street from downtown to the stadium will be packed with excited Georgia fans wanting to share in the Bulldog’s victory with you.

Once the game is over, you and your family might want to find a nice place to have dinner before you set out for a night on the town. East West Bistro is an upscale restaurant just minutes from Hotel Indigo. Not only is East West Bistro convenient, it’s delicious.

Once you have finished eating, you’re going to be looking for a fun way to spend the rest of your night. The Georgia Theatre has great shows every weekend to start your night off right. The Georgia Theatre is conveniently placed downtown. Once the show is over, you can visit any of the dozens of bars that pepper downtown Athens.

Even If you don’t follow this itinerary to the t, you can rest assured that Athens will not let you down. It’s still the classic city and any weekend in Athens is a good weekend.


5 Upcoming Events in Athens

Blue Man Group

One of Vegas’ most riveting acts is finally making its way to the classic city. The Blue Man Group will be in Athens on November 6th. The show will take place at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. The Blue Man group will only be here for two days so get your tickets early!

Georgia vs. Georgia Southern

If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend a University of Georgia football game, your chance is fastly approaching. The Bulldogs will play Georgia Southern University on Saturday, November 17th. Come out and watch Georgia defeat Southern in one of their last home games of the season.

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Top Entertainment Venues in Athens

Written by Christina Montford

40 Watt

285 W. Washington Street Athens, GA

The 40 Watt club is one of the best places to catch a concert in Athens. Bands like the B-52’s, R.E.M, and Love Tractor have all graced the 40’s stage. Although the 40 Watt commonly hosts big time bands, you can still catch some underground music shows on occasion. The shows are always amazing and most importantly, affordable.

Georgia Theatre

215 North Lumpkin Street Athens, GA

The Georgia Theatre is another great concert venue. You can go for a show or enjoy a delicious meal on their rooftop terrace. The terrace is open daily and serves a wide variety of food.

The Melting Point

295 E. Dougherty St. Athens, Ga

Staying at The Foundry Park Inn and Spa? The Melting Point is the Foundry’s on location music venue. You can watch an amazing music show and get a relaxing massage all in the same place.

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Great Places to Stay in Athens

Written by Christina Montford

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo is one of the premiere hotels in Athens. It is conveniently located in downtown Athens and is one of the most aesthetically pleasing buildings in the city. The rooms are all modernly decorated with cool colors to calm and relax guests.

The Georgia Center

If you are visiting a student at the University of Georgia or just want to be close to all of the scholarly action, The Georgia Center is the perfect place to stay while you are in the city. It is located on the west side of the campus and is just a short walk from some of the university’s award winning dining halls.

The Foundry

The Foundry is a spa and luxury hotel all wrapped into one. The historic hotel pairs southern comfort and modern luxury to ensure that all guests feel completely revitalized after a weekend stay.

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Five Fun Family Activities in Athens

Written by Christina Montford

State Botanical Gardens

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon in Athens, you should definitely give the State Botanical Gardens a visit. On a nice day, the beautiful scenery and calming Georgia weather unite to make the botanical gardens a place you never want to leave. The gardens are a great place for a nice family picnic or to just sit back and read that book you’ve been meaning to get to.

Athens Food Tours

Athens has more than enough restaurants to meet the need of every pallet. On your first few visits to Athens, all of the food choices may seem overwhelming. Athens has implemented food tours to help combat that. On these food tours, you will discover the hidden food gems of Athens. You will get a chance to eat at some amazing restaurants that even some Athens locals haven’t discovered.

Bear Hollow Zoo

Most people think that Athens is only fun for college students. But, there are still ways to have fun in the classic city with little ones. The Bear Hollow Zoo is a great place to bring children of all ages. The zoo is open from 9-5 daily and the exhibit hall is open every Saturday.

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