The Ultimate Athens, GA Area Guide
Learn About our Fun & Hip Georgia University Town
When you visit Athens, you not only enter official Bulldawg territory but also become immersed in a world full of history, pride, art, gastronomy, music, activities & events, and much more. Our charming university town provides its visitors a unique perspective into a historic Georgia town filled with youth and life.
Athens offers an intellectually stimulating environment, access to highly regarded university experts and facilities, and a positive change of pace from big-city conferences and their big-city costs.
Athens: The Coolest Small Town
Athens, home of the University of Georgia, is conveniently located near the Atlanta Airport and has been named one of “The Coolest Small Cities in America” by GQ Magazine. Its rich cultural attractions, rocking music scene, picturesque walking trails, green golf courses, unique shopping, and delectable dining options make Athens the perfect destination for any meeting, conference, reunion, or retreat.
Access to Everything
Downtown Athens is located steps from our hotel, giving you endless options to get there. You can walk there, ride a bike, or ride our free shuttle, which serves the local Athens area, including all of campus, Downtown, and Ben Epps Airport. For more information on shuttle schedules, call our concierge desk at (706) 542-1932.
Even More Fun Things To Do Around Town
Painted Bulldog Statues All Around
Explore Athens and enjoy this must-see display of dozens of bulldog statues all around town. Starting with our very own Ellie, The Exploration Dawg, right outside our door, you’ll find one of these uniquely painted statues pretty much everywhere you go. To learn more about this special Athens treat, read this article featured in The Red & Black or check out this map from Visit Athens. Happy exploring.