Athens Vacation - Deals & Packages!Athens is a consolidated city-county in the US state of Georgia. It is a gleaming bubble wrap of a vibrant and restored Victorian-era downtown dotted with art galleries, distinctive dining, pompous nightclubs, classic architecture, impressive gardens, musical heritage and a proud Civil War heritage. During the 1970s, the city was home to several music artists and bands (like R.E.M. and B-52) that had become immensely successful with their breakout hits. You would be impressed with the city’s musical heritage during your Athens vacations. It would be great to book your Athens vacation packages well in advance to save big and avoid last minute rush and hassles. Our Athens travel packages are just what you need to make your vacations cheaper, affordable and hassle-free! The best time to visit Athens is the summer season from May to August. During this time the city is all but immersed in various events, celebrations and festivals. Places of Interest in Athens The Double-Barreled Cannon If you’re looking for something bizarre and historic at the same time, the Double-Barreled Cannon would be your best bet in Athens. This American Civil War-era cannon was built on a 17th century Italian concept that illustrated a way wherein a cannon could be used to shoot twin cannonballs that were linked through a chain. Due to some erroneous calculation by the manufacturer, this iconic canon became entirely useless for strategic purposes and was never used in any war. The tree that owns itself (or the son of the tree that owns itself) The Tree That Owns Itself is a white oak tree in Athens that assumes legal ownership of itself and of all land in the radius of eight feet from its base. This tree is called the Jackson Oak and is located at the corner of South Finley and Dearing Streets in Athens, Georgia. The present tree stands in the place of the original tree that had fallen in 1942 and was grown from one of the acorns of the original tree. State Botanical Garden of Georgia The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is a 313-acre green preserve that includes 11 botanical and horticultural collections. Its Native Flora Garden is home to more than 300 plant species of ferns, trilliums, bloodroot, and lady slipper orchids. Other notable parts of the garden include the Main Conservatory, the Heritage Garden and the collections of the International Garden.