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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Athens Alabama


One of the blogs I follow is starting a series on fun places to see in each state and Alabama happens to be first!  And I am so excited to share my favorite place in Alabama!

I love my little hometown of Athens.  I was born and raised here and it is where I plan to raise my family as well.  Athens is located right off I-65 just south of the Tennessee border and is full of all sorts of wonderful secret must visit places! 

We have the most perfect little downtown area full of historic homes, cute shops and fun restaurants.  There are cute gift shops, clothing boutiques for men, women and children as well as an old historic general store, drug store, and a cute little book store and coffee shop.  There are also a few beauty shops, consignment stores, and antique shops downtown as well. 
Photo courtesy of Spirit of Athens. www.photos.al.com

There are several unique restaurants as well.. pizza, Mexican, ice creamburgers, bakery, deli, and good ole southern cooking can be found at the several non-chain restaurants around the square!  Kreme Delite is a little walk up cash-only ice cream stand that serves the best soft serve ice cream! 





From the square, you can walk a few blocks to the farmers' market, new public library, or the park complete with playground, duck pond, and a historic restored gas station. 


On weekends in the summer, we have the Kiddie Carnival that is just a few blocks from the downtown square.  The Kiddie Carnival has been going for over 50 years and is the perfect little inexpensive carnival for little kids full of miniature rides, cotton candy, and bingo!  My girls absolutely love it!






Athens is also host to several events throughout the year such as the singing and car shows on the square, ghost walks, the Athens Grease Festival, and the Old Time Fiddler's Convention where you can find bluegrass music competitions, crafts, amazing funnel cakes, lemonade, and rib-eye sandwiches!




Athens, Alabama is really the perfect little southern town full of grace and charm and I love to show it off!   


Find this fun print of Athens here


1 comment:

  1. I just found your comment in Kelley's blog! I'm from Hartselle so I know Athens well! Small world!
    Sarah
    MeetTheShaneyfelts

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