Georgia Football: 10 Must-Do, Must-See things for an Athens road trip

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Sep 7, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) high fives the fans during the Dawgwalk prior to the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Like many Southeastern Conference schools, Georgia football has fans spread all over the region, and across the U.S.

Now of course, all members of the Bulldog Nation are warmly welcomed in Athens, Ga., whether it be for a casual stop during a non-football time of year, or (of course) for a blowout trip to see the Dawgs play live at Sanford Stadium.

The problem is, if you aren’t from Athens and didn’t actually go to school at UGA (yes, there are many fans who fall into that category), or even if you did and you haven’t been back in decades, then what are you to do with your time while in town?

Some of the familiar Athens, Ga. landmarks are still around, while others have long since been dismantled or changed into other businesses. The downtown Athens area is always bustling with eateries and shops, but so much to see and so little time is usually the problem.

To top it off, the items on a list for a typical tourist or family members of a UGA student are going to me much different than that of someone in town to take in a football game and soak up all the atmosphere that goes with it.

There are the obvious things to do in and around the stadium. Visiting the Tate Student Center and campus bookstore, taking a walk to the mausoleum of the past Uga mascots, and walking down to see the famed hedges up close and personal during pregame. But there is so much to do with your time when you aren’t in Sanford Stadium.

Sep 28, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; The final resting place for the Georgia Bulldogs mascots known as UGA shown inside the stadium before the game against the LSU Tigers at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 28, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; The final resting place for the Georgia Bulldogs mascots known as UGA shown inside the stadium before the game against the LSU Tigers at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

We understand, and want to help. So we’ve put together a list of things that any Georgia football fan must do and must see while in town. Keep in mind, this list is assuming that you are making a weekend of it (as any good fan should) and not just popping into town for a day trip to see the game.

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