Athens has music, culture, dining and shopping without big city traffic

Athens rocks!

Here are a few reasons why conference attendees love coming back to Athens, year after year:Athens features live music in numerous clubs most nights

  • Academic atmosphere: Home of the University of Georgia
  • Convenient to America's busiest airport
  • A unique shopping destination
  • Eateries galore
  • Rich cultural attractions
  • A walker's paradise
  • Golf
  • Heritage
  • Athens rocks—literally! It's one of America's top live music scenes
  • Named one of "The Coolest Small Cities in America" by GQ magazine


What reviewers say about Athens, Georgia:

  • "The city offers an impressively eclectic variety of entertainment. … Boutiques and restaurants keep the downtown streets buzzing." — Kiplinger Magazine, which ranked Athens #5 on its 2009 "Best Cities" list
  • "… [Athens] nurtures a dynamic blend of art, music and history that's not to be missed." — Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "The charming town is filled with restaurants, clubs, galleries, newsstands, coffee shops.” — Nancy Padberg and Hank Bailey,
  • Athens ranks among the country's Top 10 Cities for Affordable Vacations, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.