Zach & Allison

Attractions--What to do in Athens!

"Take a hip trip to Athens, Georgia! Let your hair down and let your mind run free through historic southern streets pulsing with creative energy. Mix it up. Mingle with artists and athletes at eclectic galleries and UGA games. Take a walk and talk back to teachers and townies at your favorite watering holes. Stop and shop in funky boutiques and classic record stores. Treat yourself to exquisite cuisine and classy performances. Bark after dark with hot licks from grooving bands in downtown's jumping juke joints. In Athens, we think every dog should have his day and his night."

Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Sports Museum

Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Sports Museum

706.542.9036

Corner of Lumpkin St. and Pinecrest Dr.--Adjacent to UGA track

Athens, GA 30602

Relive the greatest moments in Georgia sports history, recall favorite UGA athletes, see Herschel Walker's Heisman trophy and other memorabilia, and keep abreast of current happenings in Bulldog athletics. All Georgia's sports, both men's and women's, are celebrated in this Heritage Museum.

Visitors can see the Dooley Sculpture Garden, adjacent to the Butts-Mehre Building, which contains 11 distinct garden areas and is about the length of a football field.

HOURS: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Cine

Cine

706-353-3343

234 W. Hancock Ave

Athens, GA 30601

Downtown Athens' only art house cinema screens the latest independent and international films, as well as documentaries, festival discoveries, and classic movies. More than a movie theater, Ciné is a modern arts center, featuring an exhibit gallery by local visual artists, and the versatile CinéLab space is great for events, parties and live performances. The CinéBar offers a variety of cocktails and tasty treats, and gift certificates and annual memberships are available, as well as a Dinner + Movie combo package with neighboring restaurant, The National.

Georgia Museum of Art

Georgia Museum of Art

706-542-4662

90 Carlton Street

Athens, GA 30602

The GMOA's modern and elegant facility houses a permanent collection of more than 9,000 works of art as well as a variety of traveling exhibitions. In January, 2011, the museum reopened with a new scuplture garden and triple the gallery space, after a two-year expansion project.

Jittery Joe's Coffe Roasting Co.

Jittery Joe's Coffe Roasting Co.

706-227-4291

780 East Broad Street

Athens, GA 30602

The Athens coffee roasting company specializes in fine Arabica coffees from around the world. Stop by the Roaster on East Broad Street, downtown, for a tour and education on coffee roasting. Then sit back with a cup of the freshest-roasted coffee you've ever tasted. Jittery Joe's serves fresh roasted and brewed coffee at the roaster and at locations throughout town.

Pints and Paints

Pints and Paints

675 Pulaski Street, The Leathers Building--Suite 600

Athens, Georgia 30602

Pints and paints is an art bar where friends, families, teams, groups, and individuals can spend time together, enjoy drinks, and create their own mindless masterpieces.

Memorial Park and Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail

Memorial Park and Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail

706-613-3616

293 Gran Ellen Drive

Athens, Georgia 30605

Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail is a small zoo that is home to black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, river otters, owls, and over 120 species of wild, free-living animals. Birchmore Trail, a mile-long nature trail, is also on the grounds.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

706-542-1244

2450 S. Milledge Ave.

Athens, GA 30606

This 313-acre botanical garden on the Middle Oconee River serves as a cultural, educational and recreational facility and is one of Athens' most-visited attractions. Numerous themed display gardens include the Flower Garden, International Garden, Heritage Garden, Shade Garden and more. The garden is an All-American Selections Garden, Southeastern Conifer Society Reference Garden, American Daffodil Society Display Garden and Audubon Society Important Bird Area.

Five miles of nature trails extend into the natural areas typical of the habitats and plant communities found in the Georgia Piedmont.

Terrapin Brewery

Terrapin Brewery

706-549-3377

265 Newton Bridge Rd.

Athens, Georgia 30607

Terrapin Brewery, In Tune with Your Taste - Terrapin Rye Pale Ale was released in Athens in April 2002 at the Classic City Brew Fest. Six months later, this beer, which was sold only in Athens, was awarded the American Pale Ale Gold Medal at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival, the most prestigious competition in North America. Founded by two brewers who share a commitment to creating world class beers unsurpassed in character and flavor, Terrapin brews its Golden Ale, Rye Squared, All-American Imperial Pilsner and several others.

BREWERY TOURS AND TASTINGS: Every Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. with live music and tastings of Terrapin's full line of award winning beers and see the brewing process first hand. $10 beer glass for tastings.

Georgia Theatre

Georgia Theatre

(706) 850-7670

215 N. Lumpkin St.

Athens, GA 30601

The Georgia Theatre is a prominent music venue in Athens, Georgia, located in an old cinema. Many prominent acts from the early music of Athens, Georgia performed at the Theatre, including a range of folk, popular and country acts.

UGA Golf Course

UGA Golf Course

(706) 369-5739

2600 Riverbend Road

Athens, GA 30606

The University of Georgia Golf Course is as beautiful to look at as it is challenging to play. Renovated by Love Golf Design, Inc. in 2006, this par 71 Robert Trent Jones layout is physically demanding, not only because of the hilly terrain, but also because of its typical Jones' design - strategically placed bunkers which guard the landing areas and large, undulating greens. The exciting layout requires forced carry approach shots on five holes and the challenging greens provide a variety of hole locations and a certain test on every putt.

Originally developed in 1968 to serve the university community, the course operates under the Department of Auxiliary Services and is self-supporting. Set on the beautiful campus of The University of Georgia, the 18-hole public course provides affordable, first-rate facilities and services to students, staff, alumni, and guests.The facility also serves as host to numerous competitions throughout the year, including the annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. The University Golf Course has hosted SEC Championships for men and women and the Women's NCAA Championships three times.