Athens. The iconic stone Colosseum in Rome immediately pops into our minds. But, what if you didn’t have to travel halfway across the world to get to Athens? Transport your American Athens RV rental by owner to “The Classic City”, about 70 miles east of Atlanta in the Peach State.
Athen’s Antebellum architecture marks the beginning of the Georgia Antebellum Trail and provides passersby glimpses of history dating back before the Civil War. One of the most sought out college towns and places to retire, this community is home to the University of Georgia, the birthplace of public higher education in the United States. It’s not just all history here, come and taste a bite of southern comfort food smothered in butter and fried to perfection.
The Great Outdoors
It’s Georgia gardens and glamping galore when you book an RV in Athens. Fort Yargo State Park, in the city of Winder, is a brief drive west of Athens. In 1792, Fort Yargo served early settlers as a log protection from the local American Indians.
Reserve a spot for your Athens travel trailer rental at one of the many open sites and exert your energy into boating, biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, or take part in the other unique purchasable activities. Experiment with glamping inside a yurt shelter made out of wood and canvas. If these yurts are completely booked, don’t worry because other state parks in the vicinity offer these accommodations as well! In the surrounding area, Georgia State Parks also offer unique camping experiences from staying in shelters on stilts, rustic log cabins, or cottages in the woods. Of course, you’ll always have the Athens motorhome rental as the primary lodging option to maximize the comforts of home on this Georgian exploration vacation.
Backpackers will appreciate the Len Foote Hike Inn, Georgia's only backcountry lodge. The five-mile trek into the Chattahoochee National Forest near the Tennessee border makes the journey worthwhile. The Hike Inn mantra, “Everyone belongs here”, creates a community setting for those entering this hidden paradise.
Even though it’s not deep into the middle of nature, the University of Georgia, believe it or not, owns a large number of gardens to visit, including a children’s garden! You don’t have to be a college student to walk the halls at the University of Georgia since their doors are always open to those in the surrounding community. Sit beneath the shade of magnificent magnolias, and the eye-catching flowers and their pollinators. Observe the exposed brick, symmetrical green hedges, and tropical varieties rooting inside greenhouses as you follow the hummingbird trail.
When you rent a motorhome in Athens, you have access to local farmers markets. The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms in Commerce has a plethora of in-season organic produce. Pick up your farm-fresh veggies or stop in and browse their selection of seedlings to grow in your own garden.
Stay local with your Athens RV rental. Team RV Park has bounteous sites available with basic amenities. Choose your own space, buy a deed, and invest at Bulldog Park, the only Athens luxury RV rental facility for University of Georgia football fans to rally together in a country club atmosphere. They even arrange shuttle services to Sanford Stadium during football season!
Outside the city, pick up your Athens camper rental and head for Shoal Creek Campground on the shores of Lake Lanier, near Buford. Wooded sites for RVs, tents, and primitive lakeside campsites complete the outdoor paradise for thrill seekers.
Within the vicinity, go due north of Athens to Georgia RV Park where RV’ers have their choice of 30 AMP or 50 AMP hookups, as well as big rig hook-up sites. Set up camp in “tent meadow” and scout out the area.
Skedaddle south to the city of Madison to the Country Boys RV Park and select one of the 30 AMP or 50 AMP sites available with electric, water, and sewer connections. Although the owners welcome dogs, there are restricted breeds not allowed at the park, so make sure you double check before you stay!
Exploring the City
Wade in Georgia’s largest wave pool in Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, an appropriate place for kids and adults of all ages to cool off in the waterpark. Challenge yourself to find more than 100 ways to get wet by FunDunker!
Walk downtown and be inspired by the city’s quirky charm. The tree that owns itself can be found on the corner of South Finley at Dearing streets, one block south of Broad Street. Gaze upon the white oak and the unique message declaring its property rights from William H. Jackson.
Dozens of bulldog statues are scattered around the city’s sidewalks, so bring your selfie stick along to snap a picture next to these stones of art! The Lucy Cobb Building was considered one of the best all-girls school in America until shutting down in 1931. Since then, it has been renovated and restored for future uses for residents to enjoy for decades to come.
Atlanta, Georgia is one of the best Athens RV rental places to visit. Some Atlanta highlights include Stone Mountain, Six Flags, Georgia Dome, Turner Field, Centennial Olympic Park, CNN Studios, Coca-Cola Headquarters, Georgia Tech, Emory University, and much more.