Earning recognition as one of America’s “Top 25 Arts Destinations” by AmericanStyle magazine, Athens is a cultural hub for musicians, artists, writers and many more. Before you leave Athens, make sure you visit some of the area’s top attractions:
- Walk under the University of Georgia’s landmark Arch, gateway to the original campus of UGA, the nation’s first state-chartered university featuring Greek Revival architecture, historic buildings and beautiful gardens.
- Tour many of the best sites in the Classic City by taking in the “We Let the Dogs Out” public art exhibit—oversize fiberglass “bulldawgs” that showcase the work of some of the most talented local artists.
- Visit The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a 313-acre preserve set aside by the University of Georgia to foster appreciation, understanding and stewardship of plants and nature. Enjoy a mix of landscaped gardens filled with native and exotic plants and five miles of scenic trails through rugged woodlands.
- View exhibits at the Georgia Museum of Art, the premier art museum in the area. With more than 8,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the museum houses works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth as well as a group of over 800 drawings by
European Old Masters.