Dinner in the Classic City
Crepes: Pauley’s Original Crepe Bar
Italian: DePalma’s Italian Café
Jamaican: Kelly’s Authentic Jamaican Food
Steakhouse: Porterhouse Grill
Vegan/Vegetarian: The Grit
While You’re in Athens
We’re so glad International GMP has brought you to our town. While you’re here, we hope you have the opportunity to explore Athens during your free time. See below for a few recommendations while you’re here!
Attractions & Culture
Cine: Athens’ own independent movie theater offers a quaint environment for those wishing to unwind from a long conference day by catching a flick downtown.
Creature Comforts Brewery: Situated in a former tire shop downtown, Creature Comforts has become a staple of Athens. Swing by while you’re exploring Athens to sample some signature brews like Athena.
Georgia Museum of Art: The Georgia Museum of Art offers free admission and is located on the east campus of UGA. However, conference attendees will notice that the conference mostly conflicts with the museum’s hours of operation. For those who want to make it happen, Sunday before 5 p.m. or Thursday following conference adjournment are possibilities!
The Arch: As a symbol of the University of Georgia and gateway to campus, the Arch is located downtown right off E. Broad Street. It leads to the gorgeous and historic North Campus, the oldest area of Athens.
The Tree That Owns Itself: You mean you’ve never heard of a tree exercising its property rights? Welcome to Athens!
Music lovers wishing to decompress following a long day of GMP regulations, we recommend checking out these famous Athens music venues to see who’s performing. You can always find some live music in downtown Athens!
Birchmore Trail: If the chilly March weather won’t stop you, the Birchmore Trail is a 1.25-mile natural surface trail located near Memorial Park, just a few minutes from the Georgia Center.
Georgia Baseball: Baseball fans, the Georgia baseball team plays at Foley Field which is within walking distance from the Georgia Center. Here’s a link to the schedule if you’re interested in catching a game during GMP week!
State Botanical Garden of Georgia: The University of Georgia’s 313-acre preserve is set aside for the enjoyment of plants and nature. Take a few moments before sunset to enjoy a nature trail or the tropical conservatory.
Oconee Forest Park: A 60-acre natural area nestled behind the Intramural Fields on the edges of Lake Herrick, the Oconee Forest Park features miles of hiking and mountain biking trails for both those early risers or those wishing to relax outside after a day of conference sessions.