Athens was recently voted one of “America’s Prettiest Towns” by Forbes magazine and it’s not hard to understand why. Athens’ charm shines through in its restored Victorian-era buildings, unique art galleries, locally-owned eateries, distinctive music venues and historical landmarks. Athens, also home to the University of Georgia, comes alive during the school year with electrifying football games and vibrant music festivals. Here are 13 things to see and do in Athens, Georgia, an eclectic southern town featuring entertainment for all ages.
1. See the State Botanical Garden of Georgia
The State Botanical Garden, located just minutes from downtown Athens, features collections of breathtaking flora from native and exotic origins, educational experiences for students of all ages, a variety of hiking trails, monthly art exhibits and music festivals. The Botanical Garden is also an excellent venue for weddings and events.