City Center, 14.97 mi
2600 Old Fairway Road
Huntsville, AL 35806
Athens, Alabama, might be small, but this Southern city has plenty to attract visitors. From museums and markets to trails and outdoor adventures, there's always something fun to do in Athens. Find out what to do, where to stay and how to get around Athens.
Start your visit to Athens with a tour of the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives. A must for veterans and military families, this museum is also sure to interest history buffs of all kinds. For even more Athens history, head over to the Houston Memorial Library and Museum, once the home of George Smith Houston, a 19th-century Alabama governor and U.S. senator.
Spin by the Athens Saturday Market to pick up snacks and fresh produce, and then hit the Richard Martin Trail for a hike with the whole family. Look for horses and wild animals while you're on the trail soaking up Athens' natural beauty.
Looking for a hotel that's family-friendly, ideal for your wallet and conveniently located? You'll find great choices right in the heart of Athens. For even more spacious and budget-friendly accommodations, set your sights on the east side of town. You'll find plenty of all-suites options here, too.
No matter where your trip starts, it's easy to get to Athens. Huntsville International Airport is just a 25-minute drive southeast of Athens, and it offers straightforward connections to many major U.S. cities. If you're planning to drive to Athens, it's just west of Interstate 65, a 35-minute drive from Huntsville, Alabama and 90 minutes north of Birmingham, Alabama.