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Athens Hotels for Your Country Retreat

Home of the University of Georgia, Athens is a vibrant town full of classic southern charm and modern attractions. From art and music to grand outdoor adventures, there’s something here for everyone. We have the best hotels in Athens for your trip town, where you can enjoy Georgia hospitality at its finest.  

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia showcases an impressive collection of more than 18,000 works of art and is where you’ll find The Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, which hosts rotating exhibitions by women sculptors. Athens is home to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. This sprawling 313-acre botanical garden along the scenic banks of the Middle Oconee River offers miles of trails through natural areas highlighting the native habitats and plants of the Georgia Piedmont. An indoor conservatory hosts a stunning collection of tropical plants providing a colorful backdrop and an interactive children’s garden that encourages little ones to explore flowers, plants and shrubs through a hands-on experience.  

Top Athens Hotels with The Comfort and Class You Deserve

Check into one of our downtown Athens hotels and then head out to the many nearby attractions throughout the district. Minutes away is The Morton Theatre, one of the oldest surviving vaudeville theatres in the country built in 1910 by Monroe Bowers (“Pink”) Morton, a prominent local African-American businessman. Athens’ lively arts and culture scene is home to some of the most famous and successful bands, including R.E.M., The B-52s and Widespread Panic. Today, Athens' eclectic music scene features live performances of instrumental, a cappella and Broadway shows at the Georgia Theatre, 40 Watt Club, The Classic Center Theatre and UGA Performing Arts Center.   

Athens is a prime example of beautiful Georgia countryside, and the beautiful landscape is on full display at The Oconee Rivers Greenway. This park expanse is home to wildlife corridors, a wetland hiking trail, and family-friendly hiking paths. Stroll along the more than five miles of shady trails to walk along towering oaks, lush cedars and fragrant eucalyptuses.  

Hotels in Athens with Southern Georgia Charm

The Sandy Creek Nature Center is another haven for outdoor exploration. Here, twelve trails wind through more than 225 acres of incredible woodlands and scenic wetlands. The Education and Visitor Center includes a planetarium and interactive exhibits on the woodlands, agricultural and urban environments of the region. Northeast Georgia. Get up close and personal with live reptiles, amphibians, marine and freshwater aquariums and natural history displays.  

Memorial Park is one of the city’s most popular destinations for visitors and locals alike. The park boasts several pristine walking trails, the Athens Creative Theatre. And a swimming pool. It’s also home to the Bear Hollow Zoo, an intimate rescue sanctuary for injured or orphaned wildlife. Walk through the exhibits to get face to face with otters, alligators, owls, deer and bears. There’s no shortage of family-friendly fun at the impressive World of Wonder Park playground. With ten slides, a three-story tower, augmented reality gameplay experience, climbing rock wall, spinner and a rope web climber, there’s something for all ages at this wildly dynamic exploration hub. After an incredible day seeing everything there is to explore, we have the best hotels in Athens, GA to host you with the luxurious amenities and world-class service you deserve.   

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