After a long year of college, you’ve made it through your last exams – and it’s finally time for a summer vacation! Are you going to be staying in Athens? Round up some of your friends and plan a mini road trip! There are some interesting cities to explore – check out a few of these great places less than five hours away.

Savannah, Georgia: The oldest city in Georgia, Savannah has a lot to offer. Find numerous historic landmarks just waiting to be explored, take in the local artistic vibes thanks to the Savannah College of Art and Design, and catch some rays at the nearby beach at Tybee Island.

Charleston, South Carolina: Home of the first theater in America, Charleston has a thriving performing arts scene. Travel + Leisure has named Charleston “America’s Most Friendly City” and its beaches take up about 90 miles of coasts – perfect for a quick summer getaway.

Asheville, North Carolina: Three hours by car is Asheville, North Carolina. If you’re feeling adventurous, Asheville is a major hub for whitewater kayaking and is one the top US whitewater cities. Also attend a few shows while you’re there, as there is an abundance of live music in Asheville.

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