Chocolate Cake From The National: Photo Courtesy of Maddie Wood

The perfect mix of college-town atmosphere and local townie quirk, Athens, GA is a coveted location for your bachelorette getaway. Whether you come to cheer on the dawgs in the fall and come for the more lackadaisical spring atmosphere, here are some things the Classic City offers year round.

Shop Downtown

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Photo Courtesy of Jennings Brooks

The shops of Downtown Athens are truly unique to the area and expound over all fashion styles and price ranges. Among the few interior stores located on Clayton Avenue, you can find a scattering of vintage record stores that mirrors the historical music industry in Athens.

Walk the Trails at the State Botanical Gardens

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Photo Courtesy of Jennings Brooks

The Georgia State Botanical Gardens are a hidden gem of the Athens community. Venture around the cultivated flower gardens or make your way to the hiking trails adjacent to the Oconee River. It’s the perfect way to spend time with a group outdoors.

Enjoy an Elegant Dinner

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General Tso’s Chicken from Donna Chang’s: Photo Courtesy of Jennings Brooks

Whether it’s a wine paired meal at The National or Donna Chang’s family style classic Chinese entrees with a modern twist, Athens has restaurants that expand your palette and offer a sociable environment for groups of all sizes. Dine on locally sourced meals at The Pine or LRG Provisions in Five Points, or travel a ways down Milledge Avenue to dine one French and Italian inspired Southern Dishes at Five and Ten.

Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

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Sea Salt Brownie from Condor: Photo Courtesy of Jennings Brooks

Indulge in the dessert menu at The National or venture into Five Points to Condor Chocolate Shop for one of their house specialty dark chocolate sea salt brownies with a scoop of gelato on top. For a Classic City classic, you can always resort to the white chocolate cheesecake from Last Resort Grill.

Experience Live Music

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Moon Taxi at The Georgia Theatre: Photo Courtesy of Jennings Brooks

Athens is known for its lively and eclectic music scene. Enjoy a more intimate local experience with craft cocktails and live music at Allgood Lounge or The World Famous. For a larger concert setting that still has a personal feel, The Georgia Theatre venue is one of historic value and spunk. Emerging and established artists alike view The Georgia Theatre as a significant performance venue in their careers, as it attracts a large range of performing artists and groups from Moon Taxi to John Mayer to Walk the Moon. Travel upstairs to the rooftop bar appropriately coined “Rooftop” and enjoy a craft beer from the Athens local brewery Creature Comforts and pulled pork tacos. Local and cover bands perform smaller sets on the rooftop in the afternoons and evenings during the warmer months.

Silent Disco

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Photo Courtesy of Jennings Brooks

Silent Disco is a local gem of Athens and absolutely must be part of your bachelorette experience. Hosted by 40 Watt Club on Thursdays and Highwire Lounge on Saturdays from 11 P.M. to 2 A.M., silent disco is a highly sought after activity by college students and townies alike – it is worth it to get there early. Exchange $2 for a headphone set with three different music channels, one being a request line. Experiment with different channels and dance the night away to your own rhythm.

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