Experience the top things to do in Athens

Discover what makes Athens one of America’s best college towns by booking a spacious suite at the Country Inn & Suites, Athens, GA. Our hotel is located less than three miles from the University of Georgia and the area’s best things to do. If you’re a music lover, don’t miss a show at the legendary 40 Watt Club, one of the punk rock movement’s most important venues. Want to shop for souvenirs? Stop by the boutiques in the Five Points neighborhood before grabbing a coffee or heading to The Globe for a drink. If cold beer is more your style, tour the Terrapin brewery about three miles away. For family-oriented adventures, don’t miss the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and annual festivals like AthFest and the AOC Twilight Criterium.

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40 Watt Club

1.95 mi / 3.13 km from the hotel
Founded in 1978, the 40 Watt Club has become famous for its role in the American punk rock movement and continues to host live shows.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

3.65 mi / 5.88 km from the hotel
This tranquil public garden provides more than 300 acres of gardens, greenhouses, bridges, and nature trails.

Terrapin Beer Co.

2.29 mi / 3.69 km from the hotel
If you love local beer, you won’t want to miss taking a tour of this Athens-based microbrewery, founded in 2002.

The Classic Center Theatre

2.37 mi / 3.81 km from the hotel
This 2,000-seat theater and community center hosts touring Broadway musicals, comedy acts, and musical performances.

The Globe

2.09 mi / 3.37 km from the hotel
Opened in 1989, this local hangout features a wide range of beers, wines, and single-malt Scotch whiskies.

Bear Hollow Zoo

2.13 mi / 3.42 km from the hotel
Home to a variety of animals native to Georgia, including bald eagles and black bears, this small zoo packs a big punch with beautiful trails and free admission.