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11Athens, Georgia

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And when I say Athens, you say Greece. However, there’s another Athens in town. Athens, Georgia is about an hour and a half away from Atlanta and boasts musical prestige, an impressive craft beer scene and, of course, UGA football fanaticism. So, basically, it’s got something for everyone. In the

1980s Athens got on the map for being home to a handful of "way cool" bands including REM, the B52s and Widespread Panic. These days, the charming Victorian- era downtown is a hit for craft beer lovers, with the Copper Creek Brewing Co. leading the charge on unique and refreshing libations. Athens is a great choice for all things fun and promises an upbeat and well-hydrated travel experience.

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