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Athens

Whether you visit for a short trip away or a longer vacation, Athens is a special place that you'll remember long after you head home.

It's an area of Central Georgia that approximately 120,000 people reside in.

You'll find this destination approximately 60 miles from Atlanta, the state capital of Georgia. It is also about 10 miles from Bishop.

Two of the most visited family attractions are Funopolis Family Fun Center and Parkview Recreation Center.

At the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, visitors can admire a range of striking plants and flowers.

Pack a picnic hamper and take five in the leafy surroundings of Rabbit Hill Park and Riverside Park. Dudley Park and North Oconee River Park are two more excellent places to while away a lazy day and catch up on some reading.

Athens Welcome Center and Oconee County Welcome Center are worth a visit if you're searching for some tips on what to do in Athens.

Switch off your phone and have a break from the stresses of the modern world at Hurricane Shoals Park and Heritage Village and Fort Yargo State Park. Little Mulberry Park and Sandy Creek Park are also highly recommended by nature-loving locals.

See the world in a new light at the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Sports Museum, an interesting cultural institution. Take in the quiet atmosphere, inquire about guided tours and see if there's anything to your taste in the gift shop on your way out.

An oasis for art lovers, this area houses a range of spaces in which amateur and professional artists display their work. Pop in to the Georgia Museum of Art and the Farmington Depot Gallery to see the best of what this creative city has to offer. If you can fit them in, the Original Fine Art Gallery and the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art are also well worth a look.

By explaining the past, the Barrow County Museum and the Crawford W. Long Museum help us to prepare for our future.

To learn about the events and people who shaped this place, plan to visit its historic sites. Start your history lesson at Elisha Winn House and the University of Georgia. When it comes to bygone times, the stories are countless. Jackson County Courthouse and the Seney-Stovall Chapel are also great places to check out.

If you want to have a look at one of the area's institutions of higher learning, arrange a visit to the Lanier Technical College Winder. Take a walk through the campus, watch the students preparing for their exams and check for any tours or open days.

This area is known as a shoppers paradise, so don't miss a retail fix while you are here. Seek out a great deal, splash out on a luxury purchase or just enjoy the atmosphere at Georgia Square Mall and J&J Flea Market. Tanger Outlets and Farmers Market are also lots of fun to stop by.

To see local and touring performers strut their stuff, pick up a program and see what's on at 40 Watt Club or The Georgia Theatre, two highly popular live performance venues.

After having a look at the famous attractions in the Athens area, consider a visit to Dearing Street Historic District, Cobbham Historic District or Athens Warehouse Historic District.


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Red Roof Inn & Suites Commerce - Athens

Red Roof Inn & Suites Commerce - Athens

30747 Highway 441 South, Commerce
4.0
of 5, from 290 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Commerce, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Tanger Outlets and within 12 miles (20 km) of Hurricane Shoals Park and Heritage Village and Boutier Winery. Jackson County Courthouse is 11.9 mi (19.1 km) away.

£62
The UGA Hotel and Conference Center

The UGA Hotel and Conference Center

1197 South Lumpkin St, Athens
4.1
of 5, from 99 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Athens, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Georgia Museum of Art and University of Georgia. Sanford Stadium and 40 Watt Club are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£42
Howard Johnson Inn Athens

Howard Johnson Inn Athens

2465 W Broad St, Athens
3.0
of 5, from 538 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Athens, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of 40 Watt Club, Classic Center and Georgia Square Mall. Georgia Museum of Art and Sanford Stadium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£90
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Athens

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Athens

3500 Daniells Bridge Rd, Athens
4.6
of 5, from 308 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Athens, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Georgia Square Mall, State Botanical Garden of Georgia and 40 Watt Club. Georgia Museum of Art and Sanford Stadium are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£60
Holiday Inn Express Athens

Holiday Inn Express Athens

513 W Broad St, Athens
4.1
of 5, from 750 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Athens, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of 40 Watt Club and Classic Center. Sanford Stadium and University of Georgia are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£60
Wingate Athens

Wingate Athens

255 North Avenue, Athens
4.0
of 5, from 609 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Athens, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Classic Center, 40 Watt Club and Sanford Stadium. University of Georgia and Georgia Museum of Art are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£43
Days Inn Athens

Days Inn Athens

230 N Finley St, Athens
3.3
of 5, from 706 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Athens, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of 40 Watt Club and Classic Center. Sanford Stadium and University of Georgia are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£83
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Commerce

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Commerce

137 Frontage Road, Commerce
4.5
of 5, from 162 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Tanger Outlets and 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from Hurricane Shoals Park and Heritage Village. Jackson County Courthouse and Gresham Motorsports Park are also within 16 miles (25 km).