How to Plan the Best Trip From Athens to Atlanta

If you live in the Athens, GA, area, then the perfect vacation destination might be a lot closer to home than you think. It’s only an hour and a half away! That means you don’t need to deal with the stress of flying — simply hop in your car and hit the road for a brief drive from Athens to Atlanta. You’ll quickly realize it was well worth the short journey! So, don’t wait any longer to treat yourself to a relaxing getaway. Find out how to enjoy this remarkable experience to the fullest and plan your trip today!

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The Ultimate Getaway From Athens to Atlanta

Why Midtown Atlanta Is the Ideal Destination

Don’t deal with the stress, price, and potential delays of flying or the less-than-luxurious public transportation bus from Athens. Atlanta’s convenient location allows you to travel in the comfort of your car. 

Plus, the pedestrian-friendly environment of Midtown Atlanta means you can simply stroll through the city to your favorite attractions, including Piedmont Park. Go for a peaceful walk and admire acres upon acres of natural beauty, plan a picnic with your loved one, or simply sit in the shade and enjoy the fresh, clean air. Feel free to get takeout or delivery from one of the top-notch restaurants here, too. The local cuisine is truly something you need to taste to believe!

How to Get There

If you’ve decided to enjoy a getaway from Athens to Atlanta, then you’re en route to an incredible experience. Your best bet is to drive on Route 78 for a half-mile, merge onto Route 29 for 6 miles, take Route 316 for about 40 miles, then follow I-85 S for 20 miles before taking exit 84. You’ll be in Atlanta before you know it!

Where to Stay

There’s one more crucial element to planning the perfect trip: You need to decide where to stay! Luckily, there’s a fantastic lodging option in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. It’s our very own award-winning inn, Stonehurst Place. Here, you’ll find luxurious accommodations, unmatched amenities, and Southern hospitality all tied together for an unforgettable experience. You’ll love admiring our beautiful gardens outside as well as the museum-quality artwork inside. It’s the epitome of elegance! 

After a restful night of sleep in one of our expertly designed rooms or suites, indulge in a gourmet, homemade breakfast with fresh ingredients. We’re happy to serve you on the front porch, back porch, or even in the comfort of your room! We always go the extra mile to make sure you have the best stay possible. 

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The bed inside the Fowler Suite

There are so many reasons to visit Midtown Atlanta and zero reasons to wait any longer to make it happen! So, make today the day you take the next step toward a well-deserved escape from your daily stress. Book your stay at Stonehurst Place and replace your worries with a feeling of pure relaxation. You won’t regret it — you’ll thank yourself for years to come as you reflect on all of the memories you made here. See you soon!

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