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5 Ways to Shake Things Up for Springtime in Athens


Spring is the perfect time to shake off the stagnancy of winter and hit the refresh button. At Ikon, you’re just minutes away from some of the best spring “shake-ups” that Athens has to offer.

Get Active with Outdoor Adventures in Athens

Walk the beach or hike the Lakeside Trail at sunny Sandy Creek Park. Explore the Oconee Rivers Greenway System, which winds through some of the most stunning natural landscapes that Georgia has to offer. And get in some mountain biking on the 4 miles of bike trails at Walker Park.

Change Your Perspective with Aerial Yoga at Canopy Studio

Have you ever wanted to try yoga while suspended from a silk hammock, much like acrobats in a Cirque du Soleil performance? It’s a great way to challenge your fitness, strengthen your core, and seriously de-stress. It’s also great for giving you a whole new perspective – literally. Athens’ Canopy Studio offers these classes as well as trapeze/acrobatics instructions for a totally new spin on health and wellness.

Splurge on the Best of Georgia Cuisine

When was the last time you really splurged on a good meal? The Last Resort Grill offers an extensive menu of fun, Southern-style dishes from Cornbread Crusted Trout to a cheese-stuffed chicken breast served with green beans and grits. This is a great way to celebrate the arrival of spring. And if you’re on a budget, just order a few appetizers, like Carolina Crab Cakes and Fried Green Tomatoes.

Indulge in a Spa Day

After a long, stressful winter, release all your tension with a massage at Urban Sanctuary. They offer traditional back and shoulder massages, as well as scalp, foot, and CBD massages. And if you really want to splurge, try their Oatmeal Calming Facial.

Let Nature Recharge Your Batteries

Nothing will help you relax better than a stroll through the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia. Spring is the perfect time to visit the Flower Garden, and while you’re there, check out the Heritage and International Gardens. Best of all – visits are free!

Or envelop yourself in Georgia’s most beautiful natural areas at the 200+-acre Sandy Creek Nature Center. You can explore a variety of trails, each of which will allow you to observe native flora and fauna.

You don’t live a typical life here at Ikon – so make this spring unique, too. And if you don’t live here, claim your spot today. We’re now leasing for fall 2021. Our luxury student housing community is just moments from UGA and the best of Athens.


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