Athens is an American college town in the U.S state of Georgia. The town is
about 60 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Athens is dominated by a
pervasive student culture and music scene. Major music acts associated with
Athens include numerous alternative rock bands such as R.E.M., the B-52's,
Widespread Panic, and the Indigo Girls. While in the town, the top things
to do include - try local Athens beer, known for its unsurpassed flavour
and character, go for Classic City Tour of Athens, offered daily through
the Athens Welcome Centre. Enjoy music by one of the various bands. Feast
on delectable fare as dozens of restaurants line the street of downtown
Athens. Also check out city’s popular attractions like Georgia Museum of
Art, Athens Clarke County Library and more.
Things to do in Athens
Georgia Museum of Art
An art museum linked with the University of Georgia, Georgia Museum of Art
is the authorized state museum of art. It is an interesting museum offering
programs for guests of all ages and admission is free. Georgia Museum of
Art arranges its own exhibitions and plays host to traveling exhibitions
from all over the world. The gallery also has permanent assortment of over
10,000 works of art.
Ware-Lyndon House is Athens’ first recreation epicentre. It is a late Greek
Revival Home with Italianate inspiration. This building is registered on
the National Register of Historic Places. Exhibition room here puts on show
artefacts related to the house and the history of the city.
Athens Clarke County Library
A must-visit place in Athens for passionate readers, Athens Clarke County
Library features a Heritage research room and wide-ranging array of
programming, from live music to workshops to movie screenings. “The
Heritage Room” is home to all-embracing genealogy and history resources
from Athens and the Southeastern United States.
Best Time to Fly to Athens
The best times to book flight from Los Angeles to Athens are the between
March and May and from September to November. During the spring and fall
months, the weather is pleasant, and sunshine is pretty much a guarantee.
In these months, crowds are thinner and Athens flights deals are easier to
come by than in summer.