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Great downtown area

Walk around the area to see all the shops, bars, restaurants, theaters and other areas. Nice... read more

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Tucker, Georgia
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bars and more bars

Great big college in a small quaint town. Athens has some cool southern history. Bars are every... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walk around the area to see all the shops, bars, restaurants, theaters and other areas. Nice sidewalks to use and all had wheelchair access to get around. A little hilly but not too bad. Eclectic selection to see. If you are planning to visit a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great big college in a small quaint town. Athens has some cool southern history. Bars are every where and plenty of live music options. If you visit, you should check out any live shows during your tine there. Then you could book around a great...More

Thank jk57421
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The heart of Athens is abuzz with interesting little independent shops and restaurants, mostly sustained by the 30,000+ student army. Attractions include this rather plain-looking arch, which is of immense significance to the students. Walk under it... or even touch it... before you've completed your...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Considering this is a college town, the downtown is not surprising. It is filled with sandwich shops, bars, a comic book store, a vinyl record store. The streets are filled with kids, and some homeless. The atmosphere is young and alive. It seemed safe enough...More

1  Thank joe85148
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Nice downtown area with the college right in the heart of it. A large variety of restaurants from quick bites to full meals and coffee shops on nearly every corner. There seems to be a large group of homeless people who hang around on the...More

Thank JRIV19771984
Reviewed 14 July 2018

I use my credit card to buy all the time the meter will sell which is 2 hours. I come back less than an hour later to find a $20 parking ticket. I call the police who refuse to send the officer that wrote the...More

Thank 04DTS
Reviewed 18 June 2018

For bars, unique boutiques, and restaurants, I'd give downtown Athens a 4. There's artsy theatres, coffee shops, all manner of bars and some awesome local restaurants. The UGA campus is also nearby, which is beautiful in and of itself. But there are a LOT of...More

Thank myszka0611
Reviewed 13 June 2018

A nice place to walk and visit the many collegiate and other shops. Lots of bars and restaurants to enjoy. Friendly & fun atmosphere.

Thank marcy j
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Had to travel to Athens for business and was pleasantly surprised by the city. Very easy to walk around. Tons of restaurants, cafes, shops and bars. The University of Georgia is a pretty sight as well.

2  Thank KDTNC
Reviewed 8 May 2018

If you've never been to Athens, you are missing out! It's the perfect size town with more amenities than you can count. The Downtown is filled with great restaurants, bars and music venues. It definitely has something for everyone!!

1  Thank GracedGirls
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Response from Donald M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure where you can get a map of the downtown area but it is a small area to cover. It is right off of the campus and there are many shops and restaurants close together within a three or 4 block area. I am sure... More