101 Things To Do In Athens

UGA Traditions 

1. Visit the Sports Museum at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall 
2.  Catch a movie at the Tate Student Center
3. Relax on Herty Field 
4. Explore the Founders Garden 
5. Find a service opportunity with Serve UGA 
6. Take a first-year photo at the Arch—and then again after commencement 
7. Visit the Chapel Bell 
8. Attend a University Union event 
9. Find three fountains on North Campus (Hint: Sanford is not just a stadium) 
10. Donate to the UGA Student Food Pantry 
11. Join the Student Alumni Association 
12. Play capture the flag on North Campus 
13. Learn the UGA alma mater 
14. Visit the Creamery 
15. Get Down with the Dean 
16. Pick up a steak at the Meat Science Technology Center Store 
17. Volunteer at the UGArden 

Classic City 

18. Road trip to the Iron Horse 
19. Visit the Guidestones  
20. Find the painted fire hydrants  
21. Shop for vinyl at Wuxtry Records 
22. Volunteer at Brooklyn Cemetery 
23. Shop local in downtown Athens 
24. Walk down Milledge Avenue 
25. Support a local restaurant   
26. Take a self-guided tour of downtown Athens 
27. Look for free little libraries around town  
28. Visit the Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park 
29. See the double-barrel cannon 
30. Volunteer to drive for Meals on Wheels 
31. Complete the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce bingo card 

Indoor Adventures 

32. Explore Sandy Creek Nature Center 
33. Check out a board games from Tate Information Desk 
34. Find and connect with a UGA mentor 
35. Watch a movie/tv show filmed in Athens-Clarke County 
36. Take advantage of the Ramsey Center climbing or bouldering wall 
37. Take an in-person fitness class 
38. Take a virtual class at the Ramsey Center 
39. Register for an activity with Athens-Clarke County Leisure Service
40. Visit the makerspace at the Science Library 
41. Get your ArchReady Certificate from the Career Center 
42. Check out a DVD from the Main Library 
43. Participate in a research study 
44. Check out student stories on the One UGA website 
45. Visit the Career Center 
46. Become a Global Buddy 
47. Get Zen with Morning Mindfulness at Georgia Museum of Art 
48. Take advantage of the whiteboard walls on the fourth floor of the Main Library 
49. Learn about study abroad opportunities 
50. Research ancestry.com free through the UGA libraries 

Explore Outdoors 

51. Hike the Sandy Creek Nature Center trails 
52. Take a hike at Lake Herrick/intramural fields 
53. Kayak or canoe Lake Herrick 
54. Play tennis at the intramural fields 
55. Test ride a road, commuter, MTB at one of the local bike shops 
56. Explore State Botanical Garden trails 
57. Go on a group hike at the Georgia State Botanical Garden 
58. Traverse the indoor rainforest at the Georgia State Botanical Garden 
59. Dine al fresco on College Avenue downtown 
60. Try kayaking or paddle boarding at Lake Chapman 
61. Play the disc golf course at Sandy Creek 
62. Stroll the North Oconee greenway 
63. Play the UGA Golf Course 
64. Participate in Intramural sports 
65. Join an outdoor recreation clinic 
66. Visit the Health Sciences Campus 
67. Feed the ducks at Memorial Park 
68. Explore Birchmore Trail 
69. Kayak the Middle Oconee River 
70. Picnic by the Law Library 
71. Chill by the North Oconee River at the School of Social Work 
72. Visit the animals at Bear Hollow Zoo 
73. Play kickball at Bishop Park 
74. Bike the Firefly Trail 
75. Visit the trial gardens near Snelling Dining Hall 
76. Plug in to power and WiFi at the Lake Herrick Pavillion 

Arts and Culture 

77. Experience the Georgia Museum of Art 
78. Explore Special Collections Libraries 
79. See a free movie at the Tate Student Center 
80. Visit the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA) 
81. Visit the Georgia Natural History Museum 
82. Check out the Lyndon House Arts Center 
83. Visit the tiny Latin American ethnobotanical garden 
84. Do some art at home with the Georgia Museum of Art 
85. Take a self-guided Athens music history tour 
86. Take a self-guided African American driving tour 

Selfie Spots 

87. See the murals of Athens 
88. Visit the Athens Tree Room 
89. Find all the Bulldog statues  
90. Pose in front of Sanford Stadium 
91. Visit the Abraham Baldwin Statue by Old College 
92. Sit with the Bernard Ramsey statue bench by Moore College 

Down the Road 

93. Swim or hike at Fort Yargo State Park 
94. Check out the covered bridge at Watson Mill Bridge State Park 
95. Take a day trip to Stone Mountain Park 
96. Pan for gold in Dahlonega 
97. Tube the river at Hurricane Shoals park in Jackson County  

Special Events 

98. See a show and buy some art at AthFest (June) 
99. Go to the races during  Athens Twilight Criterium (April) 
100. Learn something new at the International Street Festival (April) 
101. Get your freak on at the Wild Rumpus (October) 

For more things to do, check the UGA Master Calendar and the UGA Involvement Network calendar