Atlanta? Sure. Savannah? Why not. But, just for kicks, tryout Athens!
If you have ever wanted to relive your college days in a totally reasonable just-for-the-atmosphere manner, this is the place. The main thoroughfare is lined with bars and restaurants littered with kids from the University of Georgia, you are sure to have a good time. Ideally you can wade that time by selecting an age group. The locals seem to congregate by maturity. You’ll find bars filled with crazy undergrads enjoying their frat-filled youths, or you can find a yellow speakeasy type bar with the swank grad students. Either way you’re sure to find warm Southern hospitality and good eats.
There are of course more cultural options like the Classic Center Theatre which hosts varied touring companies, and offers VIP parties to meet the cast. There’s also the University itself, literally down the block, if you want to reminisce about the good ol’ days of living easy. If you’re feeling really adventurous though, you could make a trip northward to the Chattahoochee national forest. A truly beautiful place. With trees and waterfalls, and plenty of hiking to keep you in that adventurous state of mind.