With six public parks and several tracks and trails, the city of Athens, AL offers plenty of ways to get moving just as soon as you step out of the hotel. With its rolling hills, abundant wildlife, and riverside setting, Joe Wheeler Golf Course is a peaceful place to spend a few idle hours. Keep an eye out for wildlife; this 18-hole championship course is set inside of a game sanctuary.
Ask your hotel concierge to recommend his or her favorite spot for southern style cooking. And make sure to check out one of Athens’ historic districts. These areas feature stunning antebellum homes dating as far back as the early 1800s. Follow the Antebellum Trail to view 24 antebellum homes, three churches, a post office, and several other unique historic sites. Driving or walking are both welcomed on this trail.
Take a stroll through Athens’ Courthouse Square to grab a bite at one of several delightful downtown restaurants or browse around the local shops. Located on Jefferson in downtown Athens, the Courthouse Square also hosts a slew of cultural happenings throughout the year. On any given day you could be lucky enough to catch live music, local art, or the monthly antique car show “Athens Cruise in on the Square.” Events in the square are always family friendly, so feel free to bring the kids for a night on the town.
Whether you’ll be visiting Athens for business or for pleasure, you’ll find all of the amenities you deserve when you book into a centrally located and affordable IHG hotel.