Staff Picks

Athens on Ice: A Fun Way to Play for the Holidays

If you’re like us, you’re probably looking for a way to balance out all the cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweets this holiday season with some fun and energizing wintertime exercise. 

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Holiday Cheer in Athens

With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no shortage of holiday cheer here in Athens. From our family to yours, these are a few of our seasonal favorites.

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The Athens Heritage Tour: Experience All the Charm the South Has to Offer

Athens is, in our humble opinion, one of the most beautiful and historic cities anywhere in the great state of Georgia. This can be hard to appreciate in the stifling heat of summer, but now that fall is upon us, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the Athens Heritage Tour.

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Stay Cool with Georgia Wildlife at Bear Hollow Zoo

Though the weather in Georgia does begin to cool down in September, days can still be quite hot, which makes Bear Hollow Zoo the perfect spot for an afternoon visit.

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The Athens Farmers Market: A Georgia Tradition

One of the great luxuries of the South is the long growing season and with it the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available throughout the year. From now through November, you can find Georgia’s finest locally-grown, organic produce, meats, eggs, coffee, and prepared foods at the Athens Farmers Market.

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A Fine Day for Fine Arts at the Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art, located at the University of Georgia right here in Athens, is one of our state’s premier cultural gems.

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The Bounty of Georgia's Botanical Garden

Call us biased, but we think the Georgia landscapes are some of the most beautiful in the entire country. At the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, you can experience a thriving “living museum” that abounds with radiant flora both native and exotic.

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Dog Days Done Right

At Hotel Indigo in Athens, we know that many of our guests come with at least one four-legged member of the family. As a proud pet-friendly hotel, we’re excited to recommend these equally accommodating spots around the city.

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Athens Loves Its Beer

Like any real college town, Athens loves its beer, and at the Terrapin Beer Co., you can sample the best beers from one of the most celebrated craft breweries in America.

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A Spring Holiday for Green, Slithery Things

The spirit of Ireland has infiltrated the deep south, and no one’s complaining. It’s the top of the morning on Saint Patrick’s Day, and Athens is plenty thirsty. No matter

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Sitting Down to Dinner with Cupid

Athens bursts with upscale dining establishments that manage to set the mood right.

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The Very Best Brunch in Athens

Chase away lingering last-night aches with our Athens picks for brunch.

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Rolling Out Santa's Red Carpet

Our assortment of family-friendly activities are destined to ensure a very merry December.

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Give the Cook a Break

In downtown Athens there’s an assortment of restaurants jumping at the chance to serve your family a hot turkey dinner this holiday.

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Autumn's Return to Athens

When people think of fall in Athens they’re likely to mention pitch-perfect weather and a season bustling with festivals.

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Halloween's a Wild Rumpus

With October right around the corner, you might be unsure what to do in a new town during Halloween.

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The Best of the Unknown is Some of the Best of Athens

If you’re the kind of traveler who wants to have an intimate, locals-only experience in the places you visit, you’ll find a lot to love at The Best of Unknown Athens

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Go, Dawgs!

Sports fans won’t want to miss visiting the Sanford Stadium during their trip to Athens.

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Find Local and International Pieces at the Georgia Museum of Art

If you’re an art lover, you’ll be glad to know that Georgia’s state art museum is located right in Athens, so it’s a quick trip from Hotel Indigo.

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Find Fine Art at the Georgia Museum of Art

If you’re an art lover, you’ll be glad to know that Georgia’s state art museum is located right in Athens, so it’s a quick trip from Hotel Indigo.

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Find a Living Museum in the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

For a relaxed exploration of nature without leaving Athens, you may want to visit the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. The horticulturalists at this free-of-charge "living museum" will give you

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Dog-Friendly Athens

Sometimes when you travel you don’t want to leave you furry best friend behind. Thankfully, at our downtown Athens hotel, you don’t have to!

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Five Reasons to Wed in Athens, Georgia

The wedding business is booming in Athens, and it doesn’t take much to see why. Our Athens hotel is more than equipped to give you the wedding you’ve been dreaming about, but there’s plenty more reasons to tie the knot here in the Classic City!

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Terrific Terrapin Beer

One of the larger craft brewers in America, Terrapin Beer Co make their home here in Athens, less than five minutes from our downtown hotel. Open for tastings every Wednesday through Sunday, visitors can show up and enjoy the freshest brews, live music, and tours led by their knowledgeable Brewery Ambassadors. 

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Head to Bear Hollow

For a fun way to spend an afternoon, the Bear Hollow Zoo is worth checking out. A smaller zoo, it is free to the public as part of the Memorial Park, it is well-kept and houses many animals that were rescues, and also allows visitors to get up close and personal with a variety of animals, form black bears and deer to alligators and owls.

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Take a Hike!

If you’re feeling like taking a break from the city and getting in touch with nature, you might be surprised to find the Sandy Creek Nature Center is less than ten minutes from our downtown Athens hotel. 

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Cup 'a Joe

Though you may have stumbled upon our hometown java on the streets of Atlanta, Dallas or New York City, Jittery Joe's is an Athens-born brew that's been keeping locals (and visiting rock stars) fueled since 1994...

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Head for the Hill

On October 4, mix and mingle with more than 20 of Athen's finest chefs, local farmers and culinary artisans for the 5th Annual Autumn Harvest Feast.

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