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Highlights Athens (GA)
- Colonial town
- Peaceful getaway
- Southern comfort food
- Historical landmarks
- Heritage homes
- Lively city
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A visit to Athens Georgia will open your mind to the unique history and Victorian-era architecture of the South. You will feel as if you’ve taken a trip back to a past where Greek revival architecture was in vogue and get a real glimpse as to what 19th century, pre-Civil War America might have looked like in the Deep South. All while enjoying the lively activities downtown. Many of these rentals are located on the west side of Athens in the residential area, arguably the best part of the city.A vacation rental for everyone
You can have it all in these stand-alone holiday rentals. Many of them will give you a real Athens, Georgia feel with columned architecture around the outside and beautiful yet modern, spacious interior. Travelers will enjoy their own private kitchen, balcony, garden and possibly even a private pool. These rentals are a choice find for large groups or couples. Have a BBQ party on the terrace, or wind down with a sip of wine by the fireplace. You are sure to find the peace, quiet and independence you’re looking for with these charming rentals.
Vacations in Athens (GA)
The area and getting around
Nestled on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains and just 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, Athens is a great hub for a visit to Georgia. As you get acquainted with the city you will understand why it’s so special. It’s a beautiful city that still has a warm, small-town feel, rare to find these days. Being that it’s a university town, you will find numerous museums, art galleries, cafés, performing arts and, of course, gardens.A foodie’s paradise
From vegan to seafood, all types of fare can be found here. However, Athens is most known for its high-end take on Southern contemporary fusion cuisine. Its gastropubs and award-winning, low-cost food will definitely stimulate your palate. Athens’ chef’s signature dishes are influenced by French, Italian, Asian, Mexican and, of course, Southern USA cuisine. You can also sip a beer at the Terrapin Brewery, taste one of America’s newest award-winning wines at Wolf Mountain Vineyards and buy farm fresh food at the Farmers Market.
Travelers and activities
Thanks to the art division at the UGA (University of Athens Georgia), this lively town has a lot of artists to fuel its creative energy. This means there are many galleries, art events and street art to explore. Visit some of the galleries and boutiques downtown such as: the Lyndon House Arts Center, Artini’s Art Studio and Lounge, among others. Check out the iconic Bulldog sculptures acting as stationary vigilantes around Athens’ streets. Most restaurants also support local artists by displaying original pieces where visitors can see them.Athens (GA) for history buffs
Warm and charming Athens has been a town since 1806. It owes much of its former wealth to the cotton industry. A visit to Watson Mill Bridge State Park will provide insights about some of its colonial culture. Exploring the many beautiful historical homes in the city such as The Taylor Grady House (a historic house museum), and others dating back to the 19th century will be both pleasing to the eyes and show you firsthand what the pre-Civil War South might have looked like at the height of its glory.
„Athens is home to over 35,000 college students, adding to the vibrancy of the town.“
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Associated with the University of Georgia, in 1982 it was dubbed the official art museum of the state. Opened to the public in 1948, it is a celebration of both modern and classical art with sophisticated galleries housing 17,000 pieces.2. Take a stroll in the State Botanical Garden of Georgia
This huge garden complex is home to many beautifully themed garden displays. Check out the International Garden, Heritage Garden, Shade Garden and more. There are also 5 miles of walking trails leading deeper into the area. Be sure to check out the collection of tropical and semi-tropical plants at the Conservatory. Picnic tables can be found around the Visitor Center, making it great for families and couples to come and relax.3. Go sightseeing in downtown Athens
There is something exciting for everyone to see downtown. For something refreshingly unexpected, see the freestanding GlassCube art exhibition on display 24/7 at the entrance to Hotel Indigo. Georgia’s Museum of Natural History is another great place to visit, and it’s generously free.4. Experience the music scene
Athens is the hometown of REM and B-52 and is known for its exciting music scene. One of the notable things to do in the area is to take the Music History Walking Tour. This town is also full of live music venues so you can witness both local talent and up and coming musicians in full swing. Check out the Georgia Theater as well, hosting musical acts and performances.5. Explore the parks
Surrounding Athens are several beautiful nature parks, perfect for a relaxing hike or quiet meditation. At Lake Chapman you’ll find Sandy Creek Park, full of nature trails and recreational activities like disc golf and boating. Located in the Athens Memorial Park, Bear Hollow Zoo is a unique sanctuary for rescued wild animals and is a great place to take the kids.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Athens (GA)
What is the average price for vacation rentals in Athens?
The corona crisis heavily impacted holidays in 2020. Last year, rentals in Athens had an annual average price of around $431.12 per night.
When are vacation rentals cheaper in Athens?
Travelers who want to save as much as possible visit Athens in February, May, and March, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $338.45, $346.2, and $394.09 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Athens?
Analyzing the data from 2020, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of April ($522.34), September ($496.8), and August ($489.49).
Is it necessary to plan a trip to Athens well in advance?
When planning a vacation to Athens, we recommend you to be proactive as 56% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
The most available months are, on average, April (with an availability of 55%), June (54.5%), and May (52.8%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Athens?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is October (only 33% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by September (36%), and August (37.4%).
How many rentals does Holidu have in Athens?
In Athens we have an extensive catalogue of around 110 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 4 local and international providers.