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Arts & Culture Getaway in Athens
By Car: From downtown Atlanta, it takes about an hour and a half, depending on traffic, to reach Athens. At the time this story was posted, the quickest route to Athens involved a road closure (GA-316 near Lawrenceville), so the next best option is to take Ponce de Leon Avenue east through Decatur, when it will turn into Scott Boulevard/East US-78/Stone Mountain Freeway. Make a slight right as the road forks and follow the signs for Athens, continuing about 7 miles on US-78 E. Then, continue east on GA-10 for about 43 miles before turning right to merge onto GA 316-East/US-29 North, continuing on Epps Bridge Parkway and then US 78-Business East. From there, take a right on South Milledge Avenue and a left onto Baxter Street to arrive in downtown.
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