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Slide 1: Athens, Georgia Visitors Guide 800.653.0603 VisitAthensGA.com
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Slide 5: Take a hip trip to Athens. Let your hair down and let your mind run free through historic Southern streets pulsing with creative energy. Mix it up. Mingle with athletes and artists 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 classic 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. The Visitors Guide is produced by the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, we cannot guarantee that errors have not occurred or that dates, times, phone numbers, and other information have not changed. Published July 2008. 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 3
Slide 6: Local Experts • Free Maps & Brochures Guided, Self-Guided, Podcast, & Audio Tours of Athens Athens Welcome Center House Museum, Gift Shop, & Classic City Tours 280 E. Dougherty St. 706-353-1820, toll free 866-455-1820 AthensWelcomeCenter.com Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 AM – 5 PM, Sun. noon – 5 PM. Open until 6 PM Apr. – Oct. Reservations strongly suggested. See map for coupon and tour schedule! Guided tours daily. Welcome Center Kiosk Washington St., outside City Hall Hours are increasing based on traffic, so stop on by! University of Georgia Visitors Center Four Towers Building, College Station Rd. 706-542-0842, Uga.edu/visit Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 AM – 5 PM, Sat. 9 AM – 5 PM, Sun. 1 – 5 PM. Free tours daily; reservations strongly suggested. Closed on UGA holidays. Sniffing Around Town.......6 Music.............................13 Arts.............................16 Heritage.........................22 Day Trips........................26 Sports & Nature..............28 Gardens..........................33 Local Products................36 Dining............................37 Shopping........................43 Dawg Bytes....................44 Accommodations...........47 4 Life Unleashed
Slide 8: Carmen Mirandawg’s Moonlight Music Walk Unleash your creative spirit and take an afternoon walk through Athens’ charming downtown district guarded by artistic Bulldawg sculptures. Then, sit and chow down in style at DePalma’s or Five & Ten. Or, do dinner and drinks at an early show at Farm 255 or The Melting Point. Bark long after dark with late night music at the worldfamous 40-Watt Club or the Georgia Theatre. Find out firsthand why Rolling Stone magazine named Athens the #1 College Music Town in America! Vincent Van Go Dawg’s Morning Gallery Stroll Roll over, get out of bed, and head to Jittery Joe’s or Big City Bread for coffee and a bountiful breakfast. Take a morning walking tour of eclectic art galleries and shops. Visit Mercury Art Works, Aurum Studios, and the acclaimed Georgia Museum of Art. Stop first for lunch treats at Weaver D’s or Sunday brunch at the Last Resort Grill. Get souvenirs at Agora or Helix. 6 Life Unleashed
Slide 9: Dawgwood’s Antebellum Afternoon Drive Absorb a little southern culture on a daily heritage driving tour and four historic house museums. Or, set your own pace with a scenic self-guided audio or podcast tour. Our territory is marked with 15 neighborhoods listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stop and smell the roses at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Downtown Dawg’s Anytime Amazing Attractions! • Plant your feet on the grounds of America’s first garden club! • Don’t miss a shot at seeing the world’s only Double-Barreled Cannon! • Don’t leave without looking at The Tree That Owns Itself! • Hunker down with 36 quirky bulldawg statues! • Learn new tricks at The University of Georgia, the nation’s first state-chartered university! *As featured in Southern Living and the New York Times. 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 7
Slide 10: look got jewelry? Custom Design Handcrafted Jewelry & Art Jewelry, Watch, Eyeglass REPAIR and Engraving 228 E Clayton St • Downtown www.athenajewelers.com • 706-549-6869 www l of yo u al Fo r Dawg Stuff! Downtown • On College Square 706-369-9541 • UgaSPIRIT.com GEORGIA BULLDOG GIFTS AND APPAREL DOWNTOWN • ATHENS, GA FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE SERVICES • Foreign Currency Kept In Stock • Immediate Purchase of Foreign Currency • Competitive Exchange Rates • Also Foreign Bank Drafts 164 West Clayton Street • Athens 706-546-6639 or 800-417-6639 foreigncash.com r 155 E. Clayton St • 706-353-8500 8 Life Unleashed UGAREDZONE.COM PRESENT THIS COUPON FOR 10% OFF
Slide 11: Ristorante Italiano Authentic Italian Cuisine Angelo’s 125 EAST CLAYTON ST. DOWNTOWN • 706-546-8826 275 E. Clayton St. 706-549-2228 angelosinathens.com LAKE OCONEE at REYNOLDS • 706-454-0444 aurumstudios.com 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 9
Slide 12: Athens, GA Real Estate AthensRealEstateInfo.com Residential & Commercial Real Estate Services Athens, Georgia is a vibrant city with sophisticated Southern culture, a rich heritage and a lively arts & music scene ... not to mention a fantastic place for your family or your business! The regional hub to a growing area, Athens boasts a plethora of living spaces from historical, tree lined streets to newly developed neighborhoods, in-town living and more, as well as an ever-changing business landscape that ranges from a busy downtown district to an expanding Oconee corridor. In addition to traditional brokerage services, the professionals of Atlas Real Estate Advisors provide a variety of real estate investment offerings in both the residential and commercial arenas. Whether you are buying or selling a home, searching for commercial opportunities, or looking to invest in the real estate market, let Atlas Real Estate Advisors put you on the map. 706.534.0385 • 247 E. Washington St, Ste 150 • Athens, GA 30601 Conveniently Located in Dowtown Athens • AtlasRealEstateAdvisors.com 10 Life Unleashed
Slide 13: 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 11
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Slide 15: Acoustic or amplified, hear ATHENS TOPS hot licks and cool tunes in hip THE CHARTS! spots where over 300 hometown Athens is “Live Music bands got their first gig, including Central.”–The New York Times R.E.M., Widespread Panic, and the B-52’s. Hundreds of new #1 College Music Town bands play live music nightly in in America – Rolling Stone intimate downtown clubs, classic Paste magazine’s 40 concert halls, and bustling bars. Best Music Venues in With jazz, classical, blues, counAmerica: 40 Watt Club, The Melting Point try, hip hop, rock, and every kind of alternative genre playing on a regular basis, Athens provides one of the most diverse and affordable music scenes in the world. Find out why Rolling Stone magazine called Athens the #1 College Music Town in America! 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 13
Slide 16: R.E.M. Redneck GReece Day One • Download the Athens Music Walking Tour from VisitAthensGA.com or pick up a copy at the Athens Welcome Center. Then discover some of the most significant spots in Athens’ rich musical heritage on the 28-stop selfguided tour. • Have a hearty lunch of soul food at Weaver D’s Fine Foods, the inspiration for the title of R.E.M.’s 1992 release Automatic for the People. • After an afternoon of walking the rest of the tour, you’ll be ready for a nice hand-crafted beer. Tour the NEW Terrapin Brewery (call or visit their website for tour times) to see how gold medal-winning beers are created. • Pick up a free copy of a Flagpole magazine on your way in to Copper Creek Brewing Company; over dinner and another brew start perusing the “A is playing at B on C” section to select your evening entertainment. • Or, head to The Melting Point for dinner and drinks 14 Life Unleashed JEFF MONTGOMERY
Slide 17: JOHN CURRY | THE ATHENS BANNER-HERALD 150+ bands, every June before catching one of their early (8-ish) shows. • You might catch a national touring act or a large regional draw at the 40 Watt Club, Georgia Theatre, and The Melting Point, or local singer-songwriter or underground upstart band at clubs like Tasty World or the Caledonia Lounge. You’ll find an amazing array of venues and musical acts on any given day. Day Two • Start the day off right with a hearty breakfast at The Grit or The Grill, two local favorites for musicians and fans alike. • Spend the rest of the day browsing for that rare recording at Athens’ unique downtown local music stores like Wuxtry and Schoolkids Records. While you’re at Wuxtry, head next door to check out the music memorabilia on the walls of OK Coffee. • Maybe you’ve been inspired to start your own band? Pick up your new instrument at Musicians Warehouse or Chick Piano and your funky wardrobe at Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother. 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 15
Slide 18: Athens’ vibrant performing and visual arts scene is a hallmark of our town’s creative energy. AmericanStyle has named Athens one of America’s Top 25 Arts Destinations for eight consecutive years. Classic and contemporary art is displayed in both sophisticated galleries and unconventional settings, and visitors will enjoy world-class entertainment without big-city hassles. Canopy Studio Canopy Studio, a non-profit community art center, offers flying dance trapeze and other performances, plus workshops and classes for persons of all ages and abilities. Guest artists have included members of the famed Cirque du Soleil troupe! 160 Tracy St. 706-549-8501, CanopyStudio.com. Map: G2, 15 Ciné This art house movie theatre screens a variety of intriguing films from a broad spectrum of countries and cultures. Housed in a restored building utilizing new urbanism principles, it is Athens’ new, lively, and stimulating gathering space. 234 W. Hancock Ave. 706-353-3343. AthensCine.com. Map: Downtown, 10 The Classic Center Theatre This 2,050-seat grand showplace hosts touring Broadway 16 Life Unleashed
Slide 19: productions, headline entertainers, the Athens Symphony, and Robert Osborne’s Classic Film Festival. 300 N. Thomas St. 706-357-4444, 800-864-4160. ClassicCenter.com. Map: Downtown, 8 Local Theatre The Rose of Athens Theatre produces several performances each season, in various locations. 706-769-9829. RoseofAthens.org. Athens Creative Theatre performances are at Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 293 Gran Ellen Dr. 706-613-3628. AthensCreativeTheatre.com. Map: H4, 17 The Town and Gown Players perform in the Athens Community Theatre, 115 Grady Ave. 706-208-8696. TownandGownPlayers.org. Map: G3, 16 Lyndon House Arts Center Originally housed in the historic Ware-Lyndon House, the community visual arts complex includes large airy galleries, a children’s wing, artists’ workshops, and a gift shop. Free. Tue. and Thur. noon - 9 PM; Wed., Fri., and Sat. 9 AM - 5 PM. Closed Sun. and Mon. 293 Hoyt St. 706-613-3623. AccLeisureServices.com. Map: Downtown, 12 Canopy Studio The Morton Theatre One of the first vaudeville theaters in the United States built, owned, and operated by an African American, The Morton opened in 1910 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The fully restored Morton is a rental facility that hosts a wide range of dramatic and musical performances. 195 W. Washington St. 706-613-3770. MortonTheatre.com. Map: Downtown, 13 “We Let the Dawgs Out” Public Art Exhibit Three-dozen larger-than-life bulldogs painted by local artists are on permanent display throughout Athens. Go online or pick up a map of the bulldogs at the Athens Welcome Center, then set out on a self-guided tour sure to enchant public art admirers, University of Georgia fans and alumni, and anyone on the lookout for a unique vacation activity. WeLettheDawgsOut.com 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 17
Slide 20: The University of Georgia’s Performing and Visual Arts Complex on East Campus includes a collection of some of the finest museum and performances facilities in the South and plays host to prominent national and international artists. Don’t miss these UGA attractions! Georgia Museum of Art The GMOA’s modern and elegant facility houses a permanent collection of over 10,000 works of art as well as a variety of traveling exhibitions. The museum will close for a two-year period starting in November 2008 for an expansion project that will triple the gallery space. Tue., Thur., Fri., and Sat. 10 AM – 5 PM; Wed. 10 AM – 9 PM; Sun. 1 – 5 PM. Closed Mon. and most state and federal holidays. 90 Carlton St. 706-542-4662. Uga.edu/gamuseum. Map: UGA, 8 Lamar Dodd School of Art The galleries at UGA’s art school host revolving shows of student, faculty, and professional work. Free. Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM. Closed weekends and UGA holidays. 706-5421511. Visart.uga.edu. Map: UGA, 11 The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center The 2008-2009 season features top music and dance performers from around the world, including the Vienna Choir Boys, the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa, and more. Last-minute tickets are frequently available. 230 River Rd. 706-542-4400. 18 Life Unleashed
Slide 21: Uga.edu/pac. Map: UGA, 16 The University of Georgia Departmental Productions Student and guest artist performances range from the classics to contemporary and original works. Admission is generally free or nominal. Department of Theatre and Film Studies: Fine Arts Building, corner of Baldwin and Lumpkin. 706-542-2838. Drama.uga.edu. Map: UGA, 25 Department of Dance: Dance Building, 1030 Sanford Dr. 706-542-4415. Helping You Find Franklin.uga.edu/dance. Your Way Home! Map: UGA, 3 Denise Beck Hugh Hodgson School of 706.614.1625 Music: 250 River Rd. 706denise.beck@ 542-3737. Music.uga.edu. coldwellbanker.com Map: UGA, 10 706.543.4000 oconeegeorgiahomes.com An Independently Owned and Operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is a registered service mark of The Prudential Company of America. excellence with honor Athens Academy 875 STUDENTS FROM A College Preparatory School on 105-acre campus in Oconee County 19 COUNTIES 16% MINORITY ENROLLMENT ALL GRADUATES ATTEND COLLEGE AVERAGE SAT SCORE OVER 1800 ACCREDITED BY SAIS-SACS CAMPUS ADDRESS: P.O. Box 6548, Athens, Georgia 30604 1281 Spartan Lane, Athens, Georgia 30606 academy@athensacademy.org • www.athensacademy.org MAIN OFFICE 706-549-9225 • FAX 706-354-3775 MAILING ADDRESS: N OT IC E O F NO N-DISC R IMINAT IO N Athens Academy admits qualified students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and other school-administered programs. 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 19
Slide 22: Agora 261 W. Clayton Street 706-316-0130 Athena JewelersThe Art of It All 228 East Clayton St. 706-549-6869 AthenaJewelers.com ATHICA Athens Institute for Contemporary Art Chase Street Warehouses, Unit 4. 160 Tracy Street 706-208-1613, Athica.org Aurum Studios 125 E. Clayton Street 706-546-8826 AurumStudios.com Clayton Street Gallery, Frameworks 351 E. Clayton Street 706-549-9299 AthensArtGroup.com The Gallery at Good Dirt 510 N. Thomas St. 706-355-3161 GoodDirt.net presbyterian village Have you been looking for an active adult Lifestyle Community? NOW IN DEVELOPMENT • 210 Residences • 55 lush wooded acres • Easy access location • Abundant amenities and services Toll free: 1.866.429.6899 www.PVOconee.org 20 Life Unleashed
Slide 23: Original Fine Art Gallery 2026 Milledge Ave. Ste C-6 706-546-1310 ElementsArtSupply.net Mercury Art Works 160 Tracy St. 706-338-0548 MercuryArtWorks.com Native America Gallery 195 E. Clayton Street 706-543-8425 NativeAmericaGallery.com R Wood Studio Ceramics 450 Georgia Dr. 706-613-8525 RWoodStudio.com Visual Arts Guild of Athens at Lyndon House Arts Center 293 Hoyt Street 706-613-3623 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 21
Slide 24: In 1785, the University of Georgia was chartered as America’s first state college. The city of Athens, named after the ancient Greek center of higher learning, was incorporated in 1806. Today, Athens is home to 15 neighborhoods on the National Register, including four house museums open for public tour. Daily Guided Tours; see map insert for coupon. Church-Waddel-Brumby House/ Athens Welcome Center (ca. 1820) This Federal-style house is believed to be Athens’ oldest surviving residence. Its rescue from demolition and restoration in the early 1970s as a house museum and welcome center sparked the historic preservation movement in Athens. Free. Mon. - Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. noon - 5 PM. Open until 6 PM April through October. 280 E. Dougherty St. 706-353-1820, 866-455-1820. AthensWelcomeCenter.com. Map: Downtown, 9 T.R.R. Cobb House (1852) T.R.R. Cobb was a UGA graduate, co-founder of its School of Law, Confederate General, and principal author of the Confederate Constitution. His home, with its distinctive color and octagonal wings, was moved to Stone Mountain Park in 1985, then returned to Athens in 2005. The completely restored house re-opened in August 2007 as a history museum. $2 adults, free for children and students. Tue. - Sat. 10 AM - 4 PM. Closed Sun. and Mon. 175 Hill St. 706-369-3513. TRRCobbHouse.org Map: H3 24 22 Life Unleashed
Slide 25: Georgia Museum of Natural History The Discovery Room displays samples from the over four million objects in the Museum’s bird, fish, insect, mammal, and zooarchaelogy collection. Free. Mon. - Fri. 10 AM - 4 PM, Sat. noon - 3 PM. Tours offered 1:00 PM Sat. Natural History Bldg., corner of East Campus Rd. and Cedar St. 706-542-1663. Dromus.nhm.uga.edu. Map: UGA, 9 Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery Explore this historic site where many of Athens’ prominent African-American citizens were laid to rest starting in the late 1880s. An audio tour of the cemetery is available. 530 Fourth Street. 706-208-0048. Eadcinc.com, Map: I2, 19 A self-guided driving tour of 21 significant African-American Heritage sites is available at the Athens Welcome Center and at www.athenswelcomecenter.com. Athens Historic House Museum Association Member A collective ticket for an interior tour of all four house museums is offered through Classic City Tours; see p. 4. 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 23
Slide 26: Georgia’s Civil War Heartland Leaders Trail Over four-dozen sites in and around Athens reveal the lives and legacies of the leaders of the Confederacy. Maps are available at the Athens Welcome Center or visit CivilWarinGeorgia.com. Taylor-Grady House (ca.1844) This Greek Revival home and National Historic Landmark was the collegiate home of acclaimed newspaper editor Henry W. Grady, credited with establishing the view of the New South after the Civil War. $3 per person. Mon. - Fri. 9 AM - 5 PM (closed 1 - 2 PM). 634 Prince Ave. 706-5498688. TaylorGradyHouse.com. Map: H3, 22 University of Georgia’s Historic North Campus Walk through the landmark Arch onto the original campus of the nation’s first state-chartered university, highlighted by Greek Revival architecture, beautiful gardens, and stately trees. The self-guided “A Walking Tour of Old North Campus” and guided tours are available at the UGA Visitor’s Center (see p. 4). Ware-Lyndon House (1856) Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the few antebellum homes with Italianate elements remaining in the Athens area, this house museum is the centerpiece of the Lyndon House Arts Center. Free. Tue. and Thur. noon - 9 PM; Wed., Fri., and Sat. 9 AM - 5 PM. 293 Hoyt St. 706-613-3623. ACCLeisureServices. com. Map: Downtown, 12 24 Life Unleashed
Slide 27: l open to the public during business hours M-F n drive-by s open to public with advance notice Bottleworks, Prince Ave. mixed-use development, TheBottleWorks.com, extended hours l Carter-Coile Country Doctor’s Museum (19th c.) downtown Winterville, 706-742-8600 s Fire Hall No. 2/Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation Headquarters 489 Prince Ave., 706353-1801 AchfOnline.org l Joseph Henry Lumpkin House (ca. 1830s) 248 Prince Ave. n Milledge Ave. National Register, from Broad St. to Five Points n Oconee Hill Cemetery behind Sanford Stadium, UGA Campus n Old Athens Cemetery Jackson St., UGA Campus Seney-Stovall Chapel/Lucy Cobb Institute (1882) 201 N. Milledge Ave., 706-542-2736 s UGA President’s House (1856) 570 Prince Ave. n Upson House/SunTrust Bank (1847) 1022 Prince Ave., 706-354-5380 l White Hall Mill, Whitehall Rd. n Wray-Nicholson House/UGA Alumni Assn. (1825) 298 S. Hull St., 706-542-2251 l James White House (Neel Reid ca. 1923) 1084 Prince Ave. n The Double-Barreled Cannon Built at the local foundry in 1863, this one-of-a-kind weapon is among the most unusual relics preserved from the Civil War. When fired, two balls connected by a chain were intended to whirl out and cut down unfortunate enemy soldiers caught in the path. A spectacular failure in testing, it has met with success as a cherished landmark of Athens. Free. Faces north (just in case!) on the grounds of City Hall, intersection of Hancock and College. Map: Downtown, 11 The Tree that Owns Itself Legend has it that in the early 1800s, Professor William H. Jackson, out of love for a great oak on his property, deeded to the tree ownership of itself and the land within eight feet of it on all sides. The original tree fell in 1942; a new tree was grown from one of its acorns. Free. At the corner of Finley St. and Dearing St., near Broad. Map: H3, 23 25 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com
Slide 28: Athens is perfectly positioned for quick and easy excursions to nearby areas that showcase the best of Georgia’s natural resources, attractions, and Southern culture and heritage. • Northeast Georgia Mountains • Arts • Outdoor adventure VisitNortheastGeorgia.com Head SOUTH on the Antebellum Trail. The Antebellum Trail is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2009 with special events and happenings! AntebellumTrail.org • Watkinsville (9 mi.) • Arts, Summer Music Series • Eagle Tavern, Elder Covered Bridge 706.769.5197, Visit Oconee.com • Madison (35 mi.) • Eatonton (53 mi.) • Milledgeville (70 mi.) • Old Clinton (80 mi.) • Macon (93 mi.) JACKSON STREET BOOKS OPEN MON - SAT 11 A.M. - 6 P.M., SUN NOON-4 P.M. LOCATED DOWNTOWN • 260 N. JACKSON ST. 50,000 USED + RARE TITLES, DVDS, CDS, + PRINTS 706-546-0245 • ABEBOOKS.COM/HOME/DOEROADX/ Life Unleashed 26
Slide 29: When in Athens do as the Athenians do. EXPECT GOOD THINGS • massages • manicures & pedicures • facials • waxing • cut, color, hair extensions AND MUCH MORE! SALON AND SPA 706/543-2418 Ar or 1155 B MITCHELL BRIDGE RD. ARBORSALONANDSPA.COM NAMED SALON OF THE YEAR BY ATHENS BANNER-HERALD READERS NAMED ATHENS SALON 2008 BY U.S. LOCAL BUSINESS ASSOC. 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 27
Slide 30: Memorial Park and Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail Experience 72 acres of rolling hills, a lake, picnic shelters, and playground area, plus a nature trail and small zoo. Free; donations accepted. Open daily, 9 AM - dusk. 293 Gran Ellen Dr. Zoo: 706-613-3616; Park: 706-613-3580. AthensClarkeCounty.com/bearhollow. Map: H4, 26 North Oconee River Greenway This 3.5-mile-long linear park is open sunrise to sunset to all types of non-motorized uses, including dogs on leashes. Connects with Cook’s Greenway Trail at Sandy Creek Nature Center and follows the North Oconee River south toward downtown Athens and the University of Georgia. Don’t miss the 36 interpretive markers along the half-mile Heritage Trail from Dudley Park to Wilkerson Street. Picnic and recreational areas are located along the trail. Free. 706-613-3615. AthensGreenway.com. Map: I4/I3/H2, 27 Oconee Forest Park This 60-acre natural area has walking trails, a 1.2-mile mountain bike trail, and a 15-acre lake. Mature oak and hickory trees mingle with tulip poplars in the 100-yearold forest, home to the largest scarlet oak tree in Georgia. Free. Trails open daily sunrise to sunset. College Station and East Campus Rds., at UGA Intramural fields. 706542-4287. http://warnell.forestry.uga.edu/warnell/ofp/. Map: H4, 28 Life Unleashed 28 ATHENS TWILIGHT
Slide 31: UGA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Sandy Creek Nature Center and ENSAT Center Miles of trails run through 225 acres of woodland, fields, and wetlands. The Environment, Natural Science and Appropriate Technology (ENSAT) Center features live animal exhibits and ADA- accessible trails. Free. Trails open daily until sunset; center open Tue. - Sat. 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM. 205 Old Commerce Rd. 706-613-3615. SandyCreekNatureCenter.com. Map: H2, 18 Sandy Creek Park This 782-acre park surrounds Lake Chapman and features picnic sites, wooded trails, swimming, playgrounds, fishing, camping, dog runs, disc golf course, sports areas, and rental facilities. $2. Open Tue. - Sun. sunrise to sunset. Closed Mon. 400 Holman Rd. 706-613-3631. SandyCreekPark.com. Map: H1, 29 Skate Park of Athens This state-of-the-art facility has 14,000 square feet of ramps, edges, rails, steps and bowls. BMX bikes and in-line skates also welcome. Free. Open daily 8 AM - dark. At Southeast Clarke Park, 4440 Lexington Rd. 706-6133871. AccLeisureServices.com. Map: K4, 30 World of Wonder Community Playground Georgia’s largest community-built playground is almost two acres of playscape mazes, slides, swings, bridges, tunnels, climbing wall, enclosed toddler area, plus gardens and outdoor children’s art. Southeast Clarke Park, 4440 Lexington Rd. 706-613-3871. AccLeisureServices.com. Map: K4, 30 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 29 FROM ATHENS MAGAZINE
Slide 32: Public and Semi-private Golf Courses CreekSide Country Club 4080 Barnett Shoals Rd., Athens 706-548-6032. Map: H9 Eagle Greens The Chimneys Golf Course 338 Monroe Hwy., Winder 770-307-4900 Eagle Greens Sandy Creek Golf Course 3100 Ila Rd., Commerce 706-335-8100 The Georgia Club 1050 Chancellors Dr., Statham 770-725-8100 Lane Creek Golf Club 1201 Club Dr., Bishop 706-769-6699. Map: H6 Sunrise Golf Club 5225 Colbert-Danielsville Rd., Colbert 706-788-2720 UGA Golf Course 2600 Riverbend Rd., Athens 706-369-5739. Map: F8 Tennis Visitors are always welcome at Athens-Clarke Leisure Services parks and facilities. For more information and a list of facilities, contact 706-613-3800, ACCLeisureServices.com 30 Life Unleashed
Slide 33: Don’t miss the sports action while in Athens! UGA teams have won 35 national championships and 128 SEC championships. Visit GeorgiaDogs.com or call the UGA Athletic Association at 706.542.1231 to see which sports are in season. Admission to most UGA sports events is free! When you’re not at the game, get your sports fix with these touring ideas: • Take a UGA campus tour offered by the UGA Visitors Center (p. 4), or hop on a free campus bus to check out venues such as Sanford Stadium, the nation’s fifth-largest on-campus college stadium, and Stegeman Coliseum, home to the four-time defending National Champion GymDogs and site of the 1996 Olympic competition in rhythmic gymnastics and volleyball. • Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall houses memorabilia, touch screen displays, and video highlights of the long and proud heritage of Georgia athletics. Free. 1 Pinecrest Dr. 706-5429036. Mon. – Fri. 8 AM – 5 The University of Georgia PM. Map: UGA, 1 GOLF COURSE • Stop by the ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex, open during tennis tournaments and to group tours by appointment, to see more sports memorabilia. 706-542-8064. Map: UGA, 4 • Walk through historic North Campus, home to Herty Field, where early Bulldog football teams played under coach Pop Warner in the 1890s. The Chapel bell is traditionally rung after all bulldog victories. Cross Broad St. through the famed Arch to Downtown Athens. Pick up UGA gear on campus at the bookstore, or head downtown to The Red Zone or The Clubhouse. Come enjoy the beauty and convenience of Athens’ premier public golf course! NEW GPS SYSTEMS! Public Welcome! 1-800-9-DOG-TEE www.golfcourse.uga.edu 706.369.5739 • 2600 Riverbend Rd. 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 31
Slide 34: STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER IN HISTORIC MADISON 1895 GRADED SCHOOL BUILDING REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS CENTER RENTAL FACILITIES AVAILABLE 434 S. MAIN STREET MADISON, GA 30650 706-342-4743 MADISONMORGANCULTURAL.ORG LOCATED 28 MILES SOUTH OF ATHENS ON 441 32 Life Unleashed
Slide 35: In and around Athens, garden lovers will be thrilled to find one of the most diverse collections of specialty nurseries and gardens in the Southeastern United States. Founders Memorial Garden A trickling fountain, rare flora, winding walkways, and ornamental shrubbery are a grand memorial to the founders of America’s first garden club. Free. Behind Brooks Hall, UGA North Campus. 706-542-1816. Uga.edu/gardenclub/Founder.html. Map: UGA, 6 Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. State Headquarters The stately neoclassical building, with museum-quality furnishings and decorative arts, overlooks the Heritage Garden on the grounds of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Guided tours available by appointment. $5 per person. Mon. - Fri. 8 AM - 5PM. 2450 South Milledge Ave. 706-227-5369. Uga.edu/gardenclub. Map: H5, 21 The State Botanical Garden of Georgia This 313-acre preserve features five miles of trails, a stunning tropical conservatory, and themed gardens showcasing native and international flora. Special events and programs held year-round. The garden has recently been named an Important Birding Area by the Georgia Audobon Society. 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 33
Slide 36: Gift shop and Café Trumps at the Garden. Free; donations welcome. Grounds open daily Oct. - Mar. 8 AM - 6:00 PM and Apr. - Sept. 8 AM - 8 PM. Visitor Center and Gift Shop hours: Tue. - Sat. 9 AM 4:30 PM, Sun. 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Café hours: Tue. - Sat. 11AM - 2:30 PM, Sun. 11:30 AM2:30 PM. All buildings closed on Mon. 2450 South Milledge Ave. 706-542-1244. Uga.edu/botgarden. Map: H5, 21 UGA Horticulture Trial Garden This garden is renowned for new crop introductions such as the bestselling Homestead Verbena. Come see the horticulturists in action as they determine the “best of the best” plants for our region’s high heat and humidity that will go on to receive the Athens Select label for sale in garden centers. Free. Open to the public daily during daylight hours. Across Carlton St. from UGA Coliseum. 706-5422471. Uga.edu/ugatrial. Map: UGA, 15 More information on gardens at UGA and a “Campus Arboretum Walking Tour of Trees” guidebook are available at the UGA Visitors Center, 706-542-0842 (see p. 4). 34 Life Unleashed
Slide 37: WOODFIRE GRILL CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN THE “BOTTLE-WORKS” ON PRINCE AVE. THE BEST “FREE” PARKING IN TOWN IS OFFERED TO OUR DINNER GUESTS WHO CAN ALSO DINE ON OUR LARGE PATIO . LIVE MUSIC/ $4 WINE SPECIALS -EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FOR HOURS AND SPECIALS GO TO -WWW.237PRINCE.COM 237 PRINCE Mon-Closed • Tue -Sat: 11:30-3, 6-10 • Sun: 6 pm - 12 706.316.1006 • 237Prince.com 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 35
Slide 38: The creative energy of Athens is evident in the number of individuals and enterprises creating truly unique artwork, home goods, and a range of good eats. When you visit Athens, Georgia, be sure to sample a taste of local goodness at our local restaurants, take a tour of the local coffee roaster or brewery, and browse through local galleries, potteries, and boutiques. Terrapin Brewery Terrapin’s 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 Metal at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival, the most prestigious competition in North America. More beers and awards have followed; find out how they’re crafted and sample what others are raving about during brewery tours. Call or visit their website for tour times. 265 Newton Bridge Rd. 888-557-2337. TerrapinBeer.com. Map: G2, 25 Jittery Joe’s Coffee Roaster The Athens coffee roasting company specializes in fine Arabica coffees from around the world. Drop by for a tour and education on coffee roasting while you savor the aroma and taste of the freshly roasted coffee beans. Mon. - Fri. 6 AM - 6 PM. 780 East Broad Street. 706-227-2161. JitteryJoes.com. Map: I3, 20 36 Life Unleashed ATHENS MAGAZINE
Slide 39: 2310 west broad st short drive from downtown seafood & steaks voted best patio locally owned + operated don’t fight the downtown crowd browse our menu www.hilltopgrille.com RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED 706.353.7667 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 37
Slide 40: Our local restaurants feature masterful artwork on both the walls and the plate. Dozens of unique, independent eateries offer a distinctive culinary experience, from traditional Southern Soul Food to trendsetting Nouveau Southern Cuisine. Relax in ambient settings from sidewalk and courtyard cafés to dining rooms overlooking historic North Campus, with menus that feature exceptional wines and Italian, Sushi, Steak, Cajun, and farmfresh offerings. JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION 2007 HONOREES Hugh Acheson, chef/ owner of Five and Ten: Finalist, “Best Chef: Southeast” Weaver D’s: “America’s Classics” Award America’s Best Vegetarian-Friendly Small Cities Award, GoVeg.com: Review features The Grit, Rooster’s BBQ, Mellow Mushroon, Barberitos, Farm 255, The Globe Bar, Bluebird Café, UGA Dining Services, Transmetropolitan Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winners: Basil mirkopasta.com Hugh Acheson Press, EastWest Bistro, Last Resort Basil Press: Featured recipe, Bon Apetit magazine East-West Bistro: Top 75 in Georgia, Atlanta Cuisine Real Italian Food. Farm 255: Olivia Sargeant, Fast, Affordable, Lifetime Achievement Award, Delicious. Heritage Foods USA; Dave Baxter: 404.226.0752 Sturgis, finalist, Rising Star East Athens: 706.850.5641 Watkinsville: 706.310.1233 Southeast, Starchefs.com 38 Life Unleashed
Slide 41: Five and Ten: Restaurant of the Year, Atlanta JournalConsitution; Silver Spoon Award, Georgia Trend magazine; Hugh Acheson, “America’s Best New Chefs,” Food & Wine magazine; Ben Giacchino, featured sommelier, Starchefs.com 279 E. Broad St. 706-353-7065 Downtown Athens Reservations Suggested The only way it could be fresher... ...is if you made it yourself. Every item made fresh daily right in our store 1155 Mitchell Bridge Rd. 706-552-1193 At The Arbor www.harrybissetts.net TWO LOCATIONS: • 1650 S. Lumpkin • THE MARKETS at Epps Bridge 706.546.8915 fivepointsdeli.com 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 39
Slide 42: PAID ADVERTISING On the Menu A guide to dining in Athens 237 PRINCE 237 Prince Ave., Athens 706.316.1006 www.237Prince.com Conveniently located in the “bottle-works” on Prince Ave. Enjoy our woodfire-grilled cuisine on our beautiful patio. Live jazz on Sundays, nightly drink specials. 5&10 1653 South Lumpkin St., Athens 706.546.7300 www.fiveandten.com “Hugh Acheson’s great neighborhood restaurant has been bestowed with numerous awards: AJC’s Restaurant of the Year in 2007, two-time nominee for Best Chef SouthEast by the Beard Foundation... “ CASA MIA 269 N. Hull St. Suite 100 706.227.4444 www.CasaMiaTapas.com Latin fare tapas and bar serving traditional dishes and beverages that originated from Spain and South America. The menu allows large groups to share in an outstanding unique dining experience. COOKIES & COMPANY (706) 353-2461 Open Monday - Saturday for breakfast and lunch. The home of signature sandwiches and fresh baked, homemade cookies on the corner of College and Clayton in Downtown Athens. DEPALMA’S ITALIAN CAFÉ 401 E. Broad St. Downtown Athens 706.354.6966 1965 Barnett Shoals Rd. Eastside Athens 706.369.0085 2467 Jefferson Rd. Westside Athens 706.552.1237 depalmasitaliancafe.com Serving homemade pasta and hand tossed pizzas for over 20 years. Westside Delivery Service Available Daily Specials, Party Trays, and much more Depalma’s…Delicious, Delectable, & Divine . FIVE POINTS DELI & MORE 1650 S. Lumpkin St. The Markets at Epps Bridge 706.546.8915 www.fivepointsdeli.com The only way it could be fresher… is if you made it yourself. Every item made fresh daily right in our store. Enjoy sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfast biscuits, pastries, cookies, and more. THE GEORGIA CLUB 1050 Chacellors Drive Statham, GA 30666 770.725.8100 www.TheGeorgiaClub.com Fine and casual dining blend ANGELO’S 275 E. Clayton St. 706.549.2228 www.angelosinathens.com A delicious downtown spot serving lunch and dinner seven days a week. Offering specialties ranging from Lobster Fettuccine Alfredo to the Italian Supreme Sandwich and Moretti beer on tap. BUFFALO’S SOUTHWEST CAFÉ 196 Alps Road, Suite 49 Beechwood Shopping Center (706) 354-6655 www.buffaloscafe.com More than great WINGS! Steaks, Pasta, Salads, Burgers, Wraps, Lighter Fare, Vegetarian. Free Wifi. NTN Trivia. Sports. 42 TV’s. Private Rooms, Banquet Hall, Large Groups, Buses Welcome, Delivery, Catering, Box Lunches. 40 Life Unleashed
Slide 43: together in a welcoming atmosphere. Open to Non-Members for lunch daily, dinner Friday through Sunday, and Sunday Brunch. Call for reservations. THE GRILL 171 College Ave. Downtown Athens (706) 543-4770 www.thegrillathensga.com A locally owned and operated diner open 24 hours featuring made from scratch hamburgers, milkshakes, salads, and tasty signature items. An Athens tradition you just can’t miss. GYRO WRAP 175 E. Broad St. Downtown Athens 706.543.9071 www.gyrowrap.com Located across from the UGA Arch. Enjoy delicious fresh wraps such as the Gyro (our specialty), steak, chicken, and veggie. We also offer salads, hummus, veggie bowls and more in a relaxed atmosphere. We accept V/MC/ Bulldog Bucks/D’town Gift Certificates. Open Mon.-Sun. for lunch and dinner. HARRY BISSETT’S NEW ORLEANS CAFÉ & OYSTER BAR 279 E. Broad St. Downtown Athens 706-353-7065 HARRY BISSETT’S BAYOU GRILL 1155 Mitchell Bridge Rd. At The Arbor 706-552-1193 www.harrybissetts.net A taste of New Orleans in Athens… authentic award winning Cajun/ Creole cuisine and oyster bar in a relaxed atmosphere. Now with 2 locations to serve all your in-house dining and catering needs. LOCOS GRILL & PUB Campus 581 S. Harris St. 706.548.7803 Eastside 1985 Barnett Shoals Rd. 706.208.0911 Westside 2020 Timothy Rd. 706.549.7700 www.locosgrill.com Sandwiches, Salads, Wings, Burgers & Entrees Dine-In, Pickup, Catering & Delivery MIRKO PASTA Eastside 706-850-5641 Baxter St 404-226-7052 Watkinsville 706-310-1233 www.mirkopasta.com Everything Homemade! Authentic homemade pastas and Italian cuisine in a rustic, casual ambience. Fast, fresh, affordable and healthy. THE BIG EASY 20 Greensboro Hwy Downtown Watkinsville (706) 769-3030 Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Cash, V, MC “Bringing a little taste of New Orleans to Watkinsville” All the New Orleans favorites Seafood Gumbo, Red Beans, Jambalaya, Etouffee, Overstuffed Seafood Po Boys, Char-Grilled Burgers, Specialty Salads and more. THE NATIONAL 232 W. Hancock Ave. 706.549.3450 www.thenationalrestaurant.com Mediterranean cuisine served throughout the day including morning coffee and pastries. Our menu points to international culinary traditions that value local farmers and reflects the changing seasons of Northeast Georgia. TRANSMETROPOLITAN 145 E. Clayton St., Athens (706) 613-8773 Sunday–Wednesday 11a.m. - 11 p.m. Thursday–Saturday 11a.m. - Midnight www.transmetonline.com Bustling Italian cafe in heart of downtown, ‘Transmet’ stone bakes Athens best pizza! Calzones fresh to order, pannini’s/ pastas aplenty. Upstairs bar overlooking historic Clayton St.- bloody mary bar Sundays! WEAVER D’S DELICIOUS FINE FOODS 1016 E. Broad St., Athens (706) 353-7797 Lunch Tuesday – Saturday Serving the best in Southern Cooking. “Automatic for the People.” Celebrating 22 years of service. Awarded The James Beard Foundation 2007 Award for excellence. Deemed an American Classic. 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 41
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Slide 45: Get a real taste of Athens’ unique flavor in our distinctive local shops. Hot spots for shopping include Athens’ downtown, Five Points, and Alps/Beechwood districts. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Victorian-era buildings of Downtown Athens house an eclectic mix of specialty shops that offer a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Browse the studios and workrooms of local artists and take home fine jewelry, leather, pottery, and glass. Find downtown merchants and purchase Downtown Gift Certificates at DowntownAthensGA.com. Don’t miss First Friday Date Nights! Surrounded by 1920s- and 1930s- era homes, Five Points shops feature the finest in fashion, gifts, antiques, jewelry, and original art. Fine local and national retailers have found a comfortable home at the Colonial Beechwood Promenade. Head to Georgia Square Mall for its major department stores, value cinema, and over 100 specialty shops. Pick up great bargains at Banks Crossing, home to one of Georgia’s largest outlet centers and just 30 minutes away via U.S. Hwy. CLOTHING • JEWELRY 441 N. Rouge Shopping and Dining Guides are available at the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Welcome Center. HANDBAGS • ACCESSORIES GIFTS MENTION THIS AD & GET 15% EAST SIDE ATHENS • BARNETT SHOALS RD. IN THE PUBLIX SHOP CENTER ROUGEATHENS.COM • 706.208.1102 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 43
Slide 46: Athens is just 61 miles northeast of Atlanta via GA 316 Area: 122 square miles, the smallest county in Georgia Population: 112,787 (2006 U.S. Census estimate) Elevation: 802 feet Tax: 7% local/state sales tax; additional 7% hotel/ motel occupancy tax Government: In 1991, the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County became the 28th consolidated city-county government in the United States and the third in Georgia. Weather: July: 69ºF avg. low, 90º F avg. high January: 33º avg. low, 51º avg. high Avg. Rainfall: 48” Avg. Snowfall: 2.5” 44 Life Unleashed
Slide 47: Police, fire, ambulance emergencies: 911 Non-emergency police dept.: 706-613-3330 Hospitals: Athens Regional Medical Ctr.: 1199 Prince Ave., 706-475-7000; St. Mary’s Hospital: 1230 Baxter St., 706-389-3000 Walk-In Medical Centers: Regional First Care: 485 Hwy. 29 N., 706-353-6000; and 485 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville, 706-769-0000 Athens Area Chamber of Commerce: 706-549-6800 Airport Athens-Ben Epps Airport 706-549-5783 AthensAirport.net Georgia Skies 877-879-4997 FlyGeorgiaSkies.com Wings Air 877-SKIP-ATL (754-7285) FlyWingsAir.com Ground Shuttle to/from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport AAA Airport Express 800-354-7874 AaaAirportExpress.com Bus Athens Transit System 706-613-3430 AthensTransit.com Southeastern Stages 706-549-2255 SoutheasternStages.com Taxi A&A Taxi 706-353-2424 Much Luv Taxi 706-353-3220 Top Dawg Taxi 706-552-0744 United Taxi Cab 706-549-0808 Your Cab Company 706-546-5844 VisitAthensGA.com The Complete Source for Athens Visitor Info • Events & Nightlife • Accommodations • Tour Ideas & Special Offers 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 45
Slide 48: July Star Spangled Classic February Taste of Athens March Athens Home & Garden Show Robert Osborne’s Classic Film Festival April Athens Twilight Criterium & Jazz Festival Classic City Brew Fest Nationwide Golf Tour: Athens Regional Foundation Classic Piedmont Gardeners’ Garden Tour UGA International Street Festival May Athens Human Rights Festival Memorial Day in Memorial Park Hot Corner Festival Summer Concerts on the Lawn, May-October Sunflower Music Series, June, July, August June AthFest Music and Arts Festival Horticulture Trial Garden Open House September Insectival October Athens-to-Atlanta Road Skate Halloween, Athens Style! North Georgia Folk Festival November UGA Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally November - December Happening Holiday Events include: Christmas Parade of Lights Athens Holiday Lights and more! For a complete calendar and exact dates, see VisitAthensGA.com. A 5-acre estate with a six bedroom Victorian manor house, private baths, wi-fi, gardens, terraces and pool 5 Harden Hill Road, Watkinsville Walking distance to shops and restaurants Overnight rates $69 – $199 706.769.2633 AMBEDANDBREAKFAST.COM Monsignor Donovan CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL developing leaders of COMPETENCE CONSCIENCE COMPASSION CONFIDENCE and COURAGE 590 Lavender Road, Athens, Georgia 706.433.0223 • www.mdchs.org Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School shall admit students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. Monsignor Donovan Catholic School is an independent Catholic school serving the families of northeast Georgia. MDCHS is not affiliated with the Archdiocese of Atlanta. 46 Life Unleashed
Slide 49: Information in this Guide was current as of June 2008. The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, while making every effort to keep this guide as accurate as possible, assumes no responsibility for errors, changes, or omissions. Please call in advance to confirm information before making any reservations. Rates may be higher during UGA home games and special events. Quality • Location • Value Directions: Intersection of Broad Street and Milledge Avenue across from the famous Varsity Restaurant • Genuine American Quality • Free High Speed Internet in All Rooms • FREE Deluxe Continental Breakfast • Remote TV’s w/ Expanded Cable/HBO • 5 Blocks to UGA Campus & Downtown Athens • Large Outdoor Pool • In-Room Microwave, Refrigerator, Coffee Brewers & Iron w/Board • Voice Mail • 90% Non-Smoking Rooms ATHENS’ BEST LODGING ADDRESS 170 North Milledge Avenue • Athens, GA 30601 Phone (706) 546-7311 • Hotel Direct 1-800-592-9401 world wide reservations: www.bestwestern.com • 1-800-528-1234 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 47
Slide 50: Average Rate Code $ < $79, $$ = $79 - $109, $$$ = $109+ HOTELS L O DGI N G P H O N E /WEB America’s Best Inn 2715 Atlanta Hwy. Best Western Colonial Inn 170 N. Milledge Ave. Bulldog Inn 1225 Commerce Rd. Campus Inn 3425 Atlanta Hwy. Comfort Inn 3980 Atlanta Hwy. Comfort Suites 255 North Ave. Country Inn & Suites 236 Old Epps Bridge Rd. Courtyard by Marriott 166 N. Finley St. Days Inn 230 N. Finley St. Foundry Park Inn & Spa 295 E. Dougherty St. Georgia Gameday Center 250 W. Broad St. 706-549-1530 / 800-237-8466 706-546-7311 / 800-528-1234 WWW.BESTWESTERN.COM 706-543-3611 WWW.BULLDOGINNATHENS.COM 706-549-0251 WWW.CAMPUSINNMOTELATHENS.COM 706-227-9700 / 800-229-5150 WWW.CHOICEHOTELS.COM 706-995-4000 / 877-424-6423 WWW.CHOICEHOTELS.COM 706-612-9100, 800-456-4000 WWW.COUNTRYINNS.COM 706-369-7000 / 800-321-2211 WWW.COURTYARD.COM 706-543-6511 / 800-329-7466 WWW.DAYSINNATHENS.COM 706-549-7020 WWW.FOUNDRYPARKINN.COM 706-583-4500 WWW.STAYATGAMEDAY.COM Free internet • Free Breakfast Free long-distance • Pool In-room fridge/microwave In-room iron, ironing board, hair dryer and coffee maker 2465 W. Broad St. • Athens 706-548-1111 www.hojo.com 48 Life Unleashed
Slide 51: Amenities Key B – Banquet Facility, C – Complimentary Breakfast, E – Exercise Facility, H – Handicapped, M – Meeting Facility, P – Pool, R – Restaurant/Lounge, S – Suites, Refers to area map Refers to downtown map – Pets HOTELS MAP 1 2 3 4 ROOMS R AT E S AMENITIES 45 ROOMS 70 ROOMS 51 ROOMS 40 ROOMS 69 ROOMS 73 ROOMS 81 ROOMS 105 ROOMS 75 ROOMS 119 ROOMS 65 ROOMS $ $$ $ $ $$$ $$ $$$ $$$ $ $$$ $$$ C, H, S, P, C, H, P, P, H, C, E, H, M, P, S C, E, H, M, P, S, C, E, H, M, P, S B, E, H, M, P, R, S C, H, P B, E, H, M, P, R, S E, M, S 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 Ath e n s Ne w e st L u xury Hot e l • All Rooms Suites • Four Story Atrium Lobby • Over 1,300 feet of Meeting Space & Executive Boardroom • Indoor Pool & Spa • Fitness Center • Business Center • Deluxe Breakfast • Restaurant within Walking Distance -- •  Old Epps Bridge Rd. • Athens, GA w w w. c o u n t ry i n n s . c o m / at h e n s g a 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 49
Slide 52: Average Rate Code $ < $79, $$ = $79 - $109, $$$ = $109+ HOTELS L O DGI N G P H O N E /WEB Hampton Inn 2220 W. Broad St. Hilton Garden Inn 390 E. Washington St. Holiday Inn 197 E. Broad St. Holiday Inn Express 513 W. Broad St. Howard Johnson 2465 W. Broad St. InTown Suites 2044 S. Milledge Ave. Microtel Inn 1050 Ultimate Dr. Perimeter Inn 3791 Atlanta Hwy. Travelodge 898 W. Broad St. UGA Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel 1197 S. Lumpkin St. 706-548-9600 / 800-426-7866 706-353-6800 / 877-STAYHGI WWW.STAYHGI.COM 706-546-4433 / 800-465-4329 WWW.HI-ATHENS.COM 706-546-8122 / 800-465-4329 WWW.HI-ATHENS.COM 706-548-1111 / 800-446-4656 WWW.HOJO.COM 706-355-3121 / 800-553-9338 WWW.INTOWNSUITES.COM 706-548-5676 / 800-771-7171 WWW.MICROTELINN.COM 706-548-3000 / 800-934-2963 WWW.PERIMETERINN.COM 706-549-5400 / 800-578-7878 WWW.TRAVELODGE.COM 706-548-1311 / 888-295-8894 WWW.GEORGIACENTER.UGA.EDU WHY STAY IN A HOTEL... WHEN YOU CAN STAY IN LUXURY? Athens only Condo-Hotel, located in historic downtown. You will find breath-taking suites with a flavor of Athens and UGA Team Spirit. Enjoy fine dining and Athens worldrenowned music scene within a short walking distance. We invite you to stay in our 1, 2 or 3 bedroom luxurious condominium suites. Features: • Full Living Room With Queen Pull Out Sofa Bed • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Washer & Dryer • Cable TV • High-Speed Internet • Exercise Room • 100% Smoke Free Property • Free Local Calls • Parking Garage 250 W. Broad St. Downtown Athens | 706.583.4500 | stay atgameday.com 50 Life Unleashed
Slide 53: Amenities Key B – Banquet Facility, C – Complimentary Breakfast, E – Exercise Facility, H – Handicapped, M – Meeting Facility, P – Pool, R – Restaurant/Lounge, S – Suites, Refers to area map Refers to downtown map – Pets HOTELS MAP 8 5 ROOMS R ATE S AMENITIES 116 ROOMS 185 ROOMS 305 ROOMS 160 ROOMS 100 ROOMS 139 ROOMS 61 ROOMS 33 ROOMS 40 ROOMS $$ $$$ $$ $$ $ $ $ C, H, M, P B, E, H, M, P, R, S B, E, H, M, P, R, S, B, C, E, H, M, P, S, C, P H, KITCHENETTES C, H, C, H, P C, H, P, 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 $ $ 14 200 ROOMS $$ B, E, H, M, R, S THE ULTIMATE SIX PACK Only Microtel has been ranked highest in “Guest Satistfaction Among Economy/Budget Hotel Chains” for 6 consecutive years! Dream Well pillowtop mattress pad awaits you with highercount thread linens and three pillows per bed. A cozy down-like comforter wrapped between two crisp, white sheets makes dreaming easy at Microtel. Experience the new bedding at Microtel! A super MICRO TEL WELCOMES YOU WITH Free HBO, ESPN & Expanded Cable, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet and Long-Distance Calls Complimentary Contintental Breakfast In-room Fridge & Microwave for your convenience 1050 Ultimate Dr. Athens, GA 30606 ACROSS FROM TARGET ON ATLANTA HIGHWAY WWW.MICROTELINN.COM 706.548.5676 • 800.771.7171 800.653.0603 • VisitAthensGA.com 51
Slide 54: Average Rate Code $ < $79, $$ = $79 - $109, $$$ = $109+ Refers to area map Refers to downtown map B E D & B R E A K FA S T LODGING / PHONE / WEB MAP ROOMS / RATES The Colonels on Angel Oaks Farm 3890 Barnett Shoals Rd. 706-559-9595 www.thecolonels.net BB 7 ROOMS, 3 SUITES $$$ R V PA R K S AND CAMPSITES Country Boy’s RV Park 5473 Mt. Olive Rd., Commerce 706-335-5535 / 888-335-6130 The Pottery RV Park 100 Pottery Road, Commerce 706-335-5984 / 800-223-0667 Pine Lake RV & Campsite 5540 High Shoals Road, Bishop 706-769-5486 Sandy Creek Park Campsite 400 Holman Road, Athens 706-613-3631 Watson Mill Bridge State Park RV & Campsite 650 Watson Mill Road, Comer 706-783-5349 / 800-864-7275 AAA AIRPORT EXPRESS, INC. ATHENS •ATLANTA OPERATING DAYS A WEEK (EXCEPT MAJOR HOLIDAYS) 9 SCHEDULED DEPARTURES IN BOTH DIRECTIONS DAILY $45 PER PERSON ONE WAY 404-767-2000 800-354-7874 AAAAIRPORTEXPRESS.COM 52 Life Unleashed

   
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