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Athens, Georgia, Travel Guide

Athens, Ga., is The Classic City. (Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2010)

From college football to music, Athens is often known more for its raucous partying than cultural destination.

But, The Classic City boasts a wealth of cultural, historical and whimsical attractions, making it highly worthy of a visit.

Located about 70 miles east of Atlanta, Livability.com earlier this year named the city one of the Top 10 Cities for Affordable Vacations, calling the city “a picture-perfect postcard of the American South.”

Don't Miss Sights

Don't Miss Eats

  • 5&10
  • The Grit
  • The Grill