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Iconic College Towns You Need To Know About, Pt. 3
Aug 04/16

Iconic College Towns You Need To Know About, Pt. 3 Posted by: Drew Ford | 0 Comments


Fall is getting closer. We can feel it. That means one thing for us: kickoff is right around the corner. As we dream of tailgating Saturdays and are reminiscing on our college days, we decided to feature another set of college towns that we love. If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll even get to make a few visits this year!

Atlanta: While most think of Atlanta as metropolis of the South, it is also home to a lot of college kids. From Emory to Georgia State to Georgia Tech, this town is filled with vivacious youth. Highlights for us include tailgating on Tech’s campus or stopping for a pre-game snack at the Varsity. For a real treat, stop by the College Football Hall of Fame. It’s a do not miss!!

Fayetteville: In a lot of ways, we think that Fayetteville is one of the best kept college town secrets. Set in the Ozark Mountains, the landscape alone is worth the visit.  The Hogs certainly aren’t the only reason to visit Fayetteville either: check out nearby world renowned art museum Crystal Bridges, visit for the Bikes, Blues, and BBQ motorcycle rally, or catch as show at Theater Squared.

Cambridge: Somehow just being in Cambridge makes us feel smarter. Being surrounded by the great minds of Harvard and MIT is, well, just cool. Just right across the Charles River from Boston, this town obviously has plenty to do. But if we may make a suggestion: Take a tour of Harvard. The oldest university in America, this campus is full of fabulous stories.

Columbia, SC: These days we can never hear the song “Sandstorm” without thinking of USC. Fans here are friendly and fun, just as long as you aren’t wearing purple and orange. If you’re lucky maybe someone will even run across the street from the stadium and share a Bojangle’s biscuit with you. If you’re not there to see Spurrier and the GameCocks, then stop by the area known as Five Points for all your bar and restaurant needs, check out the State House, or visit the South Carolina State Museum. 

What towns should we feature in Pt. 4 of our series? 

By Drew Ford 
Drew was born in Arkansas, but has been lucky to call several southern states home. She’s currently working on Masters in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi. She loves vinyl records, long road trips, and acquiring useless trivia.



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