Welcome to Augusta, Georgia! The Garden City, Soul City, The CSRA, The Augusta River Region; whatever you want to call it, I hope you enjoy your time here in our friendly community. Augusta is home to a strong, recession resistant economy fueled by industry, government installations and a robust population of locally-owned and small businesses. […]
If you are fortunate enough to have tickets in hand, be they practice rounds or daily badges, then here are a few MUST DOs that will make your Masters experience as unforgettable as your wedding day, the birth of your first child, the memory of your first kiss. This is my 40th Masters in a row, and I can’t wait to share my inside nuggets of navigation with you.
With an abundance of natural resources, Columbia County, Augusta’s neighbor to the west, is an outstanding local destination for outdoor recreation. Positioned along the shores of the 71,000-acre Clark’s Hill Lake, and bordered by the Savannah River and Augusta Canal, the community is a favored destination for myriad sports enthusiasts. Including its excellent park system, miles of biking and hiking trails, and waterways for paddle sports, Columbia County is a well-rounded outdoor sports location.
To categorize these waters simply, there are three distinct choices of places to fish: the lake, the river, and a multitude of private and public ponds. Our lake (referred to as Clarks Hill by Georgians and Thurmond Lake by South Carolinians) is a 71,535 acre reservoir created in 1954 twenty-two miles north of Augusta. This fishery has played host to numerous B.A.S.S. tournaments and has a healthy population of Striped Bass, Crappie, Bream, Catfish and many more species in addition to the Largemouth.
Augusta is, in many ways, like any other city in the United States. The things we want, the things we look for, the things that feel familiar to us – they are all available. The Greater Augusta Area is as franchised and chained as any city of its size and stature. Fret not. But also like most cities, there are certain things only available here and only available to those in know. Here’s a short list of some of the Augusta-centric treats available locally. Enjoy.
Arts and entertainment abound in our area—the question isn’t “what to do”, but “where to start?” Music & Theater Downtown Augusta has a rich history of entertainment reflected in some magnificent theaters on Broad Street. That’s where you’ll find the Imperial Theatre, showing everything from local stage productions to great regional bluegrass, rock, or soul concerts. […]
Eating with your little ones can be a challenge at times. They can be picky, loud, irritated, irritating and down-right difficult. Taking them to a special place where they can be engaged is helpful when you have the time and inclination. Here are a few local places that my sons like, I hope your kids do, too.
Carefree time with a child is one of life’s great joys. McKenzie and I have been spending afternoons together for the past 10 years. Our criteria are simple enough: we have to both enjoy ourselves, it has to be convenient and it has to be free or cheap. Here are some reviews of our favorite places to go.