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Athens, GA Vacation Rentals

Athens Clarke County Travel Guide

This northern Georgia college town is best known as the home of the University of Georgia, as well as for all of its southern charm and antebellum architecture.

Things to Do in Athens Clarke County

The town may have a small town feel, but there’s so much to do, you’ll never be bored. Stroll through the halls of the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art or the Georgia Museum of Art, or visit the 300 acres of plant life at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, part of the University of Georgia’s system.

Birchmore Trail is a perfect escape from the busy center of Athens. The mile-long path is ideal for walking jogging or biking. For more nature, head to Sandy Creek Nature Center, where you’ll find over 200 acres of land, a planetarium, hiking trails, live animal exhibits inside the 19th-century log cabin on the grounds, and dozens of species of plant and wildlife.

Locals tend to be friendly, hard-working professionals. The streets are full of charming cafes and quaint, unique shops.

Best Time to Visit Athens Clarke County

The best time to visit the town is in the spring or fall to enjoy the best of the weather and avoid the heat of the summer and cold of the winter. Fall is also when University of Georgia’s football season happens -- a can’t-miss for college football fans.

Price and Availability in Athens-Clarke County

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Athens-Clarke County is in November, while the cheapest month is in July. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Athens-Clarke County is in the high season in November. Athens-Clarke County has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Athens-Clarke County tends to be Saturday, while the most expensive day tends to be Wednesday. Vacation homes in Athens-Clarke County tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.

The Weather in Athens-Clarke County

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Athens-Clarke County. The hottest month in Athens-Clarke County is July, when temperatures peak at 96 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 11 ˚F. The wettest month in Athens-Clarke County is December with 10.89 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 1.75 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Athens-Clarke County

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more. AllTheRooms has 1,208 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Athens-Clarke County, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Athens-Clarke County comes in at $10 per night. On average, a place to stay in Athens-Clarke County will cost you $284 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 792 accommodations in Athens-Clarke County that have WiFi. 142 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Choose from 58 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Athens-Clarke County by car, be sure to choose from 780 accommodations that provide parking. We have 84 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 149 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 5 providers in Athens-Clarke County, including 701 places to stay from Airbnb, 68 accommodations from VRBO and 29 places to stay from Homeaway

818 accommodations in Athens-Clarke County have been reviewed: 71% are rated excellent or good. 426 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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