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.
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?