Experience the Excitement of Downtown Athens
The Country Inn & Suites lies less than three miles from downtown Athens, home of the famous 40 Watt Club, one of the most important venues in the punk movement. Wander through the shops and coffeehouses of Five Points, and stop for a drink at the Globe. If craft beer is more your style, you can tour the Terrapin Brewery. Discover natural beauty at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, or admire beauty created by humans at the Georgia Museum of Art. Downtown hosts several annual festivals
, including Athfest, a family-friendly gathering that supports local music and arts education, and the Athens Twilight Criterium, which attracts passionate cyclists from around the world. Don’t miss these attractions in Athens:
- 40 Watt Club (2.5 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (706) 549-7871
- Five Points (2.5 miles)
Stroll through this pedestrian-friendly neighborhood near UGA to explore shops, restaurants, bars and coffeehouses.
- Georgia Museum of Art (3.5 miles)
Located on the East Campus of UGA, Georgia’s official art museum includes two- and three-dimensional paintings and a collection of folk art.
Phone: +1 (706) 542-4662
- State Botanical Garden of Georgia (5.4 miles)
This tranquil public garden provides more than 300 acres of gardens, greenhouses, bridges and nature trails.
Phone: +1 (706) 542-1244
- Terrapin Brewery (2.9 miles)
If you love craft beer, you won’t want to miss taking a tour of this local microbrewery.
Phone: +1 (706) 549-3377
- The Globe (2.1 miles)
This local hangout, opened in 1989, features a wide range of beers, wines and single malt scotch.
Phone: +1 (706) 353-4721
Directions to the Hotel:
From Atlanta: Take 85 N to 316 E. Follow 316 E until it merges into the Atlanta Highway (Broad Street). The hotel is one mile down on the left.
From I-85: At Commerce, take US 441 S. Turn right to merge onto Athens Perimeter Highway. Take exit 18 for US 78 E/Atlanta Hwy/GA 10 toward Monroe. Turn left at US 78 E, and then turn left onto Old Epps Bridge Road.
From US 78 W: Take business US 78 E through downtown on Broad Street. The hotel is three miles down on the right.