Athens is located 60 miles to the east of Atlanta, in the Piedmont region of the state which forms the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.

Athens has a very lively night life made famous by local bands including R.E.M., the B-52's, Widespread Panic, Pylon, and many more. The best source for information on who is playing where is in Athens' alternative newspaper, the Flagpole.

The Flagpole also has a useful Guide to Athens with information about restaurants, bars, shopping, art, and much more.

You can also view this map at Google's website where it includes a convenient list of the points of interest shown on the map.

You'll find UGA's signature arch at the corner of Broad and College. A more topological version can be found by rolling your mouse over the upper left hand corner of this page.

There's no chance you'll see the school mascot, walking around town. His relatives have been on the cover of Sports Illustrated, appeared in movies, and have been interviewed on NPR. He handles celebrity well.