Top U.S. College Towns to Visit This Fall

By Molly Fergus and Kelly Hwu - 2013-10-08T17:21:53Z

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Athens, Georgia

Andrew Lawrence, whose summer film The Spectacular Now was set in Athens, calls The University of Georgia's hometown "an oasis of cool in the middle of nowhere." It's hard to argue: REM and The B-52's both got their start at the 40 Watt Club, a 35-year-old music venue downtown.

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