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It is a fun area with a ton of small shops, bars, and restaurants. There are parking meters during... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roslyn, New York
Try to go to downtown Athens on a weekend where there are festivals

If you are 21-30, downtown Athens is the place to go bar hopping after 10 pm. However, there are a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Athens, Georgia
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a fun area with a ton of small shops, bars, and restaurants. There are parking meters during the day but parking wasn't hard. Great place to check out to just walk around.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 540dereks
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are 21-30, downtown Athens is the place to go bar hopping after 10 pm. However, there are a few bars like the Globe, Hendershots, and Little Kings that are okay for the older crowd. There are probably others, but I'm too old to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 615ps
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Downtown Athens is always fun. I recommend shopping during the day. It has boutiques that carry different fashions at mid-range prices: $40 and up. Clocked is excellent for Burgers and the National for mid-range eating. It is specially beautiful in December with lights throughout downtown....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mayrarichards
Reviewed 7 January 2019

My wife and I were in town for a Dive meet at UGA and stayed right off downtown. Tons of restaurants, shops, and bars. Very nice downtown area that will would like to explore a little more when we return in a month. We were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JeffreyPMc
Reviewed 5 January 2019

We were surprised to find so many great restaurants, stores, and historical sites packed into this very walkable downtown area. Located directly across from UGA camput, there are great local businesses, as well as many chains. We were there during the Christmas season and enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jac674
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

There are many reasons why Athens is often listed on lists for best college towns or best place to retire. Downtown is a big part of it. The streets are filled with Culture from the restaurants and music scene to the street performers and local...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DawgExplorer
Reviewed 27 November 2018

So many great restaurants and bars. Always a great time in downtown Athens and so many options to choose from. Go Bulldogs!!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JClarke85
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Every trip to downtown Athens is an adventure. There are many excellent restaurants. Many provide live music and have signature dishes. Parking can be tricky, but there are a number of parking garages if on-street parking is tight. We recently enjoyed a traveling production at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FredL757
Reviewed 20 November 2018

There is just something about a college town. Cute shops, good eats and good southern hospitality. Go Dawgs!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank amberaK6016EJ
Reviewed 26 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank charleslambert392
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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