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Car Rental in Athens, Ohio

Ohio, the "Buckeye State", is home to some fine weather, friendly people and plenty to see and do on vacation. Athens, Ohio is a wonderful "micropolitan" place to visit as it has all the fun of the bigger Ohio cities but with more "small city" charm.

Things to Know Before You Go

The population is currently close to 24,000, and it is home to the University of Ohio, making it a college town. It has many printed news publications as well as a good number of local radio stations. The city is also gaining an online presence with a visitors center website and others. Athens is located next to the Hocking River and is a very hilly area.

The closest airport is the Columbus Airport, which is roughly a 70 mile drive. Once you arrive in Athens, you'll notice there are several local taxi services in the area to get you from place to place. If you plan on a lot of sightseeing however, those fares can quickly add up. It may be wiser to get a rental car in Athens, Ohio so that you can not only save cab fare but also cut out the waiting time.

Must See Attractions

There is so much to see and do in Athens it would be impossible to fit it all in on one trip. One thing the city is noted for is all of its fun annual events, so be sure to check to the calendar and see what is happening next. In spring, you can enjoy three days of readings by visiting authors at the Annual Literary Festival which is held by the Ohio University. Be sure not to miss the Ohio Brew Week, were you can get a sampling of all of the best locally made beers. The annual Halloween bash has grown to epic proportions, and is currently ranked as the 3rd biggest block party in the states! Speaking of Halloween, if you are after a little ghostly fun, Athens has been voted as one of the top most haunted cities in America.

If you are looking for some entertainment, you'll find plenty of choices. There is the Ohio University Theater, the Hahne Theater, the student run Lost Flamingo Company and much more. If you want a little laughter then be sure to look for Comedy for the Masses, for some good standup and sketch shows. If you are looking for something active head over to the completely free Athens Skate Park where you can skateboard and inline skate over the 18,000 square foot park until your heart is content.

Fun Daytrips

If you do get an itch to venture to some of the bigger cities, Columbus is only an hour and a half drive, Cincinnati is about three hours and Cleveland is about three and a half hours. There are plenty of things to do in Athens, but of course all the more in the nearby metropolises. Daytrips of course require a rental car in Athens, Ohio, so be sure you have one ready and booked ahead of time.

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Historical Car Rental Prices for Athens, OH

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Athens, OH Rental Price Sumary: $30.0 to $1135.71 from 203 rental data points

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Rental Locations in Athens, Ohio

900 E State St

900 E State St
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 7405937429