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We are thrilled you are attending the Georgia Drone Summit. Below are resources to help you make the most of your weekend in downtown Athens.


Where to Stay

Hotels book fast during the fall in Athens. We recommend booking as soon as possible.


Hyatt Place 

412 N Thomas Street

Athens, GA 30601



Country Inn and Suites 

236 Old Epps Bridge Road

Athens, GA 30606



Days Inn 

230 N Finley Street

Athens, GA 30601



Howard Johnson Inn

2465 W Broad Street

Athens, GA 30606



Quality Inn and Suites 

2715 Atlanta Highway

Athens, GA 30606



Comfort Inn & Suites 

3980 Atlanta Highway

Athens, GA 30622



Microtel Inn & Suites

1050 Ultimate Drive

Athens, GA 30606



Candlewood Suites 

156 Classic Road

Athens, GA 30622



Sleep Inn & Suites 

109 Florence Drive

Athens, GA 30622



What to Wear

Event attire is business casual. 


What to Bring

You will receive a nametag upon arrival. Be sure to bring business cards, email confirmation of purchase, and an appetite for drone knowledge. 


Where to Eat

Buffet-style catering is available during the conference.

Athens is a Southern hub for world-renowned eateries. A buffet of options await you, all varying in cuisine and price point. Many of our great eating spots are within walking distance of the venue. A full list of restaurants is available on the Visit Athens webpage.


Getting to The Classic Center

The Classic Center is located at 300 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601.


Transportation from the airport is available through Groome Transportation, which has 19 daily trips. The Megabus is also available.


Available Parking Decks


Due to limited parking downtown, we encourage faculty, staff, and students to walk or take public transportation. If you prefer to drive, parking is available in any of the parking decks listed below for a fee.


Classic Center Deck | 300 N. Thomas St. (cash-only, limited spots available)

Courthouse Deck | 355 E. Hancock Ave.

College Ave. Deck | 265 College Ave.

UGA North Campus Deck | 230 S. Thomas St.

West Washington Deck | 125 W. Washington St.