Explore Athens’ burgeoning craft beer scene by visiting one or more of the town’s six breweries. Terrapin Beer Company (265 Newton Bridge Road, 706-549-3377, www.terrapinbeer.com) is the first and the largest, and the new Normaltown Brewing Company (149 Oneta St., 706-850-8996, normaltown-brewing-co.business.site) is the smallest and a bit hard to find tucked away on the backside of the eclectic warehouse district, Chase Park Warehouses. Stay the night at the Rushmore ($200 and up, 1175 S. Milledge Ave. 706-850-0902, stayathbnb.com), a new bed and breakfast in the Five Points neighborhood. A renovated circa-1918 house in a neighborhood full of repurposed historic homes, it operates like a small boutique hotel with all the modern amenities one would expect in 14 well-appointed suites, each with its own theme, curated art and bespoke furnishings. Breakfast is provided by The Café on Lumpkin. Walk next door to Marker 7 Coastal Grill (1195 S. Milledge Ave., 706-850-3451, www.marker7coastalgrill.com) for seafood and beachy drinks on the covered deck or venture a few houses down to celebrity chef Hugh Acheson’s flagship restaurant Five and Ten (1073 S. Milledge Ave., 706-546-7300, www.fiveandten.com). 72 miles northwest via I-20 to U.S. 78.