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Trip List by erasetheend000

The perfect day in Athens

10 Oct 2012  I love Athens! I've lived there for over five years and want to share the great things about this town.
4.5 of 5 stars based on 1 vote

Visiting Athens, Ohio and only have a day? Let me help you out.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Athens
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists, Pet owners
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Donkey Coffee
    Donkey Coffee, Athens, Ohio

    Start your day right by going to Athens number one coffee spot- Donkey Coffee. Easy to get to, great coffee- do it right!

  • 2. Fluff Bakery

    After visiting Donkey and getting your espresso fix, go over to Fluff to grab a breakfast sammie, or if you prefer something sweet then maybe try one of their delicious cookies.

  • 3. Strounds Run and Dow Lake

    One of the many beautiful and easily accessible state parks in the area, Strouds Run is only a 10 minute drive from Court Street. Take a little (or big) hike and see the scenery Southeast Ohio has to offer. If you're in Athens during the Summer, then go for a swim in Dow Lake. The hiking trails and well maintained and there's no entrance fee.

  • 4. Lunch at Village Bakery

    After hiking around Strouds Run, time to refuel with some local Athens eats. Go to Village Bakery and try one of their delicious, fresh and local salads. It's a quiet spot and unpretentious, and uniquely Athenian.

  • 5. Mountain Laurel Gifts

    After an easy lunch Village Bakery head up to Court Street to check out some shopping.

  • 6. Athens Underground

    Continue shopping through Athens to Athens Underground- a cool shop with vintage and new items.

  • 7. Inhale Yoga Studio

    Get your zen and stretch on at Inhale Yoga Studio where a variety of classes are offered.

  • 8. Restaurant Salaam
    Restaurant Salaam, Athens, Ohio

    After stretching out at Inhale Yoga, wind down with dinner at Salaam. Another unique Athens restaurant Salaam offers Mediterranean and middle eastern inspired dishes that are freshly prepared and delicious. The atmosphere alone is worth seeing with it's beautiful decor from around the world. Great wine selection too!

  • 9. Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
    Jackie O's Pub & Brewery, Athens, Ohio

    Finish your night with some live music and good drinks at Jackie O's, where when the weather is nice you can sit outside in their patio area.