24 Hour Guide to Winter in AthensMonday, February 01, 2016
While Athens certainly isn't sunny Florida, it does have its fair share of mild winter weather that I am appreciating more and more these days. Especially when my family sends me pictures of Richmond buried under two feet of snow! If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to Charleston or Savannah this winter, Athens is a cute college town with plenty to offer. I've even added a few places to this guide that I am dying to check out soon. I love it that there are always new places to discover in this little town.
Next up: the botanical gardens. Not only will you get to soak up those greenhouse vibes in the Tropical Conservatory and pretend like it's spring, but it's also a great place to walk off all those carbs you ate for breakfast!
2450 South Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30605
While you're checking out some pretty flowers and trees, you'll also want to make a special trip to see the Tree That Owns Itself in downtown Athens. This is one of those peculiar things about Athens that just makes you laugh. The story goes that the tree was originally on the property of a Colonel William Jackson, who was so fond of the tree that he deeded to it the ownership of itself. The tree fell down in 1942, so another was planted from one of its acorns, and today the Son of the Tree That Owns Itself stands proudly on the corner of South Finley and Dearing Streets. You can't make this stuff up!
145 East Clayton Street
Athens, GA 30601