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Things to do in Athens, Tennessee

Main Street of old Downtown Athens speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Athens the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Athens is the place to buy jewelry offered by downtown merchants with a wide variety of lovely earrings, necklaces, bracelets and of course diamond rings. You are sure to find the top artisan brands and jewelry maker that brings a special touch to each piece offered.

Downtown Athens is a great place to rent a bike and take it for a ride around downtown. There are many bike shops that sell bike and accessories as well as provide service and tuning on your ride. Don't forget your helmet and other protective gear such as reflective gear, headlight and horn.

Downtown Athens is the place to go when you want to freshen up or replace your nails. Call ahead to schedule an appointment, pick your colors and style and let the transformation begin. Some salons offer hair styling and coloring as well as lashes and eyebrow coloring.

Downtown Athens brings meaning to leisure time while enjoying the local yarn shop and wandering through in amazement with the different fibers and vast array of colors. Signing up for a class is easy and fun and serves as a great getaway for a few hours to enjoy the company of fellow knitters.

Why do you love downtown?

Deborah Wilson
We enjoy local dining and shopping.

Valentina Eagar
Fun and unique shopping and eats

Kristin Miller
Things you can't find anywhere else

Carrie AGNEW
why not?

Paul
I just love the small town vibe.

Restaurants in Athens, Tennessee


BARES FAMILY CAFE

900 INGLESIDE AVE.
Downtown Athens




Downtown Athens Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Athens can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Avoid booking poolside for kids playing during the day and gatherings at night. Sound bounces off of the water and voices carry so ask for a room away from the pool either on the opposite side of the hotel or in higher floors.

Always find a reason to email the front desk manager in hotels that you plan to visit again. Tell them what they did right and express your plans to stay again and ask what opportunities there might be for frequent discounts or upgrades on your next visits. If you become friends with the manager, you just might get the friends and family rate some day.

Policies vary on the availability of pet friendly rooms to it is wise to be open, honest and upfront during the booking process. You may find yourself kicked out or even paying a large deposit if you are not in a pet-friendly hotel and bring one anyway. New ADA laws are fuzzy though as service animals are not required to be documented and proprietors are legally not allowed to ask if the animal is a pet vs. a service animal.



SCOTTISH INNS ATHENS
2620 DECATUR PIKE


Americas Best Value Inn
2808 Decatur Pike


Hampton Inn Athens
1821 Holiday Dr


TRAVELODGE ATHENS TN
115 County Road 247


Super 8 - Athens
2541 Decatur Pike


Days Inn - Athens
2541 Decatur Pike


Motel 6 Athens
2002 Whitaker Rd


Comfort Inn Athens
2811 Decatur Pike