Athens is home to the University of Georgia, the birthplace of public higher education in America. This vibrant college town is known for its blend of traditional heritage and trend-setting southern culture and music.
- Classic City Tours offers heritage tours of Athens, departing from the Athens Welcome Center.
- The Georgia Museum of Art is the state’s official museum and hosts renowned exhibits in addition to an exceptional collection of its own.
- The State Botanical Garden of Georgia has over 300 acres of themed gardens and nature trails, plus a stunning tropical conservatory.
Step across Broad Street in downtown Athens and through the iconic Arch into UGA’s Historic North Campus, modeled after Yale University and site of beautiful Antebellum buildings dating to the early 1800s.
Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau: 300 N. Thomas St. (inside The Classic Center), Athens, GA 30601
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Athens Welcome Center: 280 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30am – 3:30pm.
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.