Nestled amongst the rolling hills of northeast Georgia, Athens is a vibrant college town of more than 110,000 residents. Incorporated in 1806, the city is actually younger than the University of Georgia, which was chartered in 1785. Over the years, Athens has become a cultural hotspot, a mecca for music and the arts. It has become commonplace to see Athens ranked in any variety of polls, ranging from Best College Towns and Arts Destinations to Cheap Summer Trips and Best Places for Retirement.
The centerpiece of Athens is its downtown area. Downtown is full of life from morning to night. More than 65 specialty shops, 55 restaurants and cafes, and 40 taverns and nightspots fill downtown and maintain a constant buzz of action. Downtown is a must-see for any visitor.
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