What to do on spring break in Athens

By Abby Del Bene

Let’s face it, spring break is a luxury that some college students cannot afford. Maybe you couldn’t get off of work, couldn’t afford to go where your friends wanted or simply just wanted to enjoy the one week that Athens is quiet. 

Whatever the reason, not being at the beach on spring break does not mean your week has to be boring! Here are five Athens activities to make the week fly by. 

Sandy Creek Beach

A beach? In Athens? Who knew! Sandy Creek Park is considered to be a special Athens find located on Lake Chapman. If the weather permits, head over to the lake and take a dip, or go tanning on the sand with some friends. 

Take a walk or bike ride on North Oconee Greenway

With breathtaking scenery and many scenic trails, the 13-mile greenway is the perfect way to get your steps in for the week! Spend time listening to your favorite music or enjoy some peace and quiet in nature, while also getting some exercise in. 

Catch a concert at 40 Watt Club

For those that enjoy a night out with good music, stop by the 40 Watt Club and enjoy a few drinks. They will be hosting the Athens based group Lullwater on both Thurs., March 12, and Fri., March 13. Grab a few of your friends and check out this alternative rock band for a fun night out in town.

State Botanical Gardens of Georgia

Finally some nice weather in Athens? Bring that book you haven’t had time to read and find a peaceful spot in the State Botanical Gardens. Pack yourself some food and have yourself a nice picnic as well. Regardless, this is the perfect place to unwind from the stress of classes and have a quiet day. 

Help cheer on the dawgs at a baseball game 

Now’s your chance to catch a game you may have been too busy to attend with classes. Spend the day at Foley Field and cheer on your Dawgs against Massachusetts on Friday, March 6, Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8. 

Athens can be a surprisingly eventful spring break spot. Finding fun Athens activities like these will keep you and your friends busy during this week off!