Along the Hocking River is the college town, Athens. Often known for being the home to Ohio University, Athens also offers outdoor pursuits for adventurers, as well as museums, and shopping. Of course, Athens is also famous for its Halloween Block Party, which attracts thousands of visitors every year and the spooky fun is watched around the world. This is why Athens has gained the title of one of the most haunted cities in the US.
A favorite family day out is to Strouds Run State Park. Here you can enjoy outdoor recreational activities, such as boating, fishing and swimming, as well as explore nature trails. For a relaxing stroll and to experience the heart of Athens, head to Court Street, which is lined with interesting shops, local restaurants, and welcoming coffee shops during the day or vibrant bars and fun clubs by night. If you like antiques, you'll love the Nelsonville Antiques and Vintage Market.
Athens offers a range of hotels from well-known chains, as well as lodges and campgrounds for some family bonding.
For lovely, warm weather, the best time to visit Athens is from June to September. The annual Halloween Block Party is also held during October and takes over Court Street with its frightful festivities.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Athens. The hottest month in Athens is June, when temperatures peak at 97 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 10 ˚F. The wettest month in Athens is September with 4.52 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 1.04 inches of rain.
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Browse accommodations from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 207 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Athens, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those trying to save money, the cheapest place to stay in Athens is just $20 per night. On average, a place to stay in Athens will cost you $115 per night.
If you would like to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 91 accommodations in Athens that have WiFi. 19 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. You can maintain your workout routine by staying at one of 12 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Athens, you'll want to pick from 102 places to stay that provide parking. 10 hotels and vacation rentals have a a pool or jacuzzi
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 28 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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