Downtown Has it All
Athens is the ultimate college town, named by Southern Living Magazine in 2022 as the South’s Best College Town. At West Broad Street, downtown Athens and the University of Georgia meet with historic architecture and canopied walks. A legendary music scene continues to draw fans to live venues — from intimate acoustic to indie to concert halls. Explore historical storefronts and quirky shops. Dine streetside or on a rooftop. Celebrate Athens’ creative culture as you wander through the downtown Art Walk or stop by one of our famous street festivals.