Make your OHIO Bobcat Football weekend in Athens a winning one.
Discover why Athens, Ohio, has been voted the best small college town by USA Today. Vibrant nightlife, a thriving local food and spirits scene, and lush rolling hills means there’s so much more to do before and after the game.
Follow our Weekend Playbook itineraries to get the most out of your visit—because if you stay for just the game, you miss half the fun.
Sample all Athens has to offer with a visit to the Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, hiking at The Ridges, and exploring Athens’ local food scene. Get the full playbook.
Enjoy early fall on Ohio University’s historic College Green before the game. Afterwards, find a new favorite craft brewery, winery or distillery. Get the full playbook.
Fall is in full swing and that means warming drinks before and after the game. Cap the weekend off with a ride on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway and you’ll know fall is here for keeps. Get the full playbook.
Try Ohio-made wines at Shade Winery and Pleasant Hill Vineyards and score some warming drinks before heading to the game. Get the full playbook.
Sip from the source at Jackie O’s BrewPub and get a start on holiday shopping at the Nelsonville Historic Public Square. Get the full playbook.
Go Long. From convenient hotels to cozy cottages and B&Bs, Athens is filled with relaxing places to call it a night.