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Spend the Holidays in Augusta, GA

November 20, 2017

It’s that time of the year……the time to buy me presents because my birthday is coming up….ok maybe that’s too soon but you get the drift! I am always looking for new and exciting things to do for the holidays. This year we are going to spend some time in on of my favorite cities…August, GA. You know the birthplace of James Brown. I love Augusta because it’s my halfway home point to Charleston,SC I know when I reach Augusta I am going to cross that border and be in South Carolina (my home is Charleston) I live about an hour and a half from Augusta and then 45 min from Atlanta so I am in between Atlanta and Augusta. This year Augusta has something new for me to try out as I travel to and from home this holiday season.

Augusta on Ice

The first thing I saw was the Beer and Wine Garden exhibit but this is for the kids *side eye*

Let me tell you a little more about this wonderful new addition to Augusta

The new central location in downtown Augusta between Broad and Reynolds will allow for the perfect intimate experience for guests and their families. Augusta on Ice will run for 50 days (beginning 11/17) and will feature:

  • A huge ice skating rink (with real ice!)
  • Family friendly train ride
  • Frosty’s Ice slide
  • Photos with Santa
  • Community Spotlight Stage for daily live performances
  • Elves Beer & Wine Garden and Lounge
  • Rinkside Build Your Own S’mores
  • Delicious food options from snacks to full dinners.
  • Experience fully produced light shows and the total transformation of the Augusta Common as we help create your new holiday tradition where memories have been made for years already.
  • One of the most exciting initiatives for Augusta On Ice is the chance to give back to the community. The Community Stage Spotlight program is one of the most exciting ways that we can engage and give back.
  • The Community Spotlight showcases the vast talent in the greater CSRA by providing a stage for live performances every day. Ranging from Professional Theater performances, national recording artists, all the way to performances from County School District students and area church groups.
  • There will also be a giving component to the Community Spotlight. 5% of all the ticket sales for each charity’s day will be given right back to each participating charity.

Stay tuned for details on Augusta’s largest New Year’s Eve Celebration. More to come soon.

Check out all they have to offer here! 

If you decide to spend some time in Augusta for a weekend visit here are some things you must do

Augusta Museum of History – Located next to the visitor’s center, the Augusta Museum of History is where all visits to the city should start. Here you’ll find out about how it became what it is today, as well as exhibits on famous Augustans, James Brown and The Masters.

Augusta Riverwalk -The Japanese Gardens is what I love…..it’s the photographer in me.

The Bees Knees – The closer I get to South Carolina the more I can just taste the good food. My suggestion is to go to the Sunday Brunch

Nacho Mama’s – If you love Guac (as I do) you will want to go  here. As a matter of fact just go here don’t go anywhere else to eat while in Augusta

Small towns are my favorite during the holidays. They are less crowded and you can actually enjoy the lights, gingerbread houses, santas, and much more. I love the family feel of smaller towns because I can actually slow down. Living outside of Atlanta it’s hard to just slow down sometimes. If I want to actually savor the moments I go to small towns like Augusta. If you want to visit during the holidays make sure you look up some activities that you can do. What’s your favorite small town in America?

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    November 20, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    We LOVE Augusta! We go there all the time. We live just outside of Atlanta, so it’s a relatively quick trip.

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    Christie Cronan
    November 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Augusta. I have a friend who’s gone several times, and her family loved it. There’s so much to do there. Thanks for sharing these!

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    November 20, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    There is so much to do in Augusta, GA. I love that families can spend such a joyous time together in this place. THere are many events that strike me as fun! Thanks for the list!

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    November 20, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Sounds like a lovely place to visit. And happiest birthday month to you!

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    Catherine Sargent
    November 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    This sounds like a lot of fun for the entire family. I will have to make sure that I check this out when I go visit my mom for Christmas. She lives just outside of Augusta.

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    Our Family World
    November 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Augusta on Ice looks so exciting! I was reading through the events and activities and it does look like something a family would truly enjoy. I am glad it runs for 50 days, so we can still plan for a trip there.

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    Melissa Chapman
    November 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    i had never heard much about Augusta other than the golf tournament. It really sounds like a great place and I always loved to ice skate growing up. If I am by that way I will check out Augusta.

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    robin rue
    November 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I would love to visit Augusta, GA! I have never really explored much of that state, so I would love to one of these days.

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    AnnMarie John
    November 20, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    How can anyone not enjoy a place like this! It sounds amazing and perfect for the whole family. I love that there are a lot of activities for us to do here, including meeting Santa!

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    Liz Mays
    November 21, 2017 at 12:55 am

    A winter Augusta visit does sound like a lot of fun. Augusta On Ice would probably be one of the highlights for me.

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    Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
    November 21, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Taking the family here would be really nice. I think my boys are going to go crazy over all the activities that they can do here! I love it.

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    Carol Cassara
    November 21, 2017 at 12:58 am

    That’s such a lovely place to spend the Holidays in especially if you have kids! I think they’re going to enjoy everything that the place has to offer!

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    November 21, 2017 at 12:59 am

    We are really clean se to Augusta. Sounds like we need to head that way this holiday season.

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    November 21, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I’d love to travel to Augusta one day! I cannot believe how many things there are to do there!

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    Wendy Polisi
    November 21, 2017 at 1:40 am

    The river walk sounds like it’s right up our alley. It sounds like I would enjoy the area!

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    Sara Welch
    November 21, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Wow, this is a pretty awesome list! I love visiting Georgia and haven’t been in a while.

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    Beeb Ashcroft
    November 21, 2017 at 1:43 am

    I love the gift of travel instead of something tangible. It’s a way to build experiences rather than items. It lasts longer!

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    travel blogger
    November 21, 2017 at 2:40 am

    I had no idea there was so much to do in Augusta! I love to ice skate during the holidays, and my kids would love the train ride! It sounds like such a great time!

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    Sara Welch
    November 21, 2017 at 3:13 am

    I would love to meander around Augusta. I am just so busy this year though!

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore
    November 21, 2017 at 5:20 am

    This is a great list! Will surely add these to our holiday plans!

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    Kelly Hutchinson
    November 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I have never been to Augusta, but my husband has. He went for the golf tournement there. I would love to see the Augusta on Ice. It sounds fun!

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    November 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Kita thanks so much for this. I went to Augusta,GA for a weekend a few months ago and now you are giving me another reason to take a holiday roadtrip with one of my best friends and daughter.

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    Myrah Duque
    November 24, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    This sounds like something my family would enjoy. Heard lots about Augusta, but never visited.

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