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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Visit Augusta! We hope that everyone has a fantastic start to the new year and a wonderful 2011. Make sure you put ‘Visit Augusta, GA‘ on your list of New Year’s Resolutions!  There are several new restaurants to try downtown like Frog Hollow Tavern and the Blue Horse Bistro, fabulous concerts at the Imperial Theatre and the Augusta Entertainment Complex, and many great events scheduled for the year.  We hope to see all of our fans!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Visit Augusta. We hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas season and prosperous new year. 2010 was a great year in the Garden City!

James Brown Statue at Christmas

Augusta Regional Airport

I know it sounds weird, but I love my airport. And at my house it is a fun trip every time we go, so I thought I would write about it.

The Augusta Regional Airport is serviced by three airlines – Delta, US Air and American. Love this. The airport got a fantastic face lift in 2008. So it really is a new airport, but still feels like a great hometown airport.

In my house it is an adventure because this is where we get to see big planes and pick up Gigi (my mom) and YaYa (my sister) when they visit from Florida and New Jersey. Easy connections and good flight schedules make Augusta an easy trip for them. Yes – this is a picture of my kids in pajamas at the airport. But even if it is past bedtime, there is really nothing that will keep them from going to the airport.

Another thing I love about my airport is the fabulous Augusta Visitor Information Center, right in the heart of baggage claim. Here you can pick up a visitor guide, calendar of events or map. And check it out…You can have your picture taken in front of a replica of the Augusta National Golf Club’s 13th Hole. Awesome!

So don’t think I am weird because I want to write about my Augusta Regional Airport. Think I am weird because we have an airport song we sign every time we go. “Going to the airport, airport.. Going to the airport, airport…..”

September Surveys from Facebook Fans

Every Monday we survey our Facebook Fans. Here are some of the results of the surveys from this month.

Where is the best place to enjoy Chinese food in Augusta?

Ming Wah (2)

New China Buffet

Hibachi Grill

And the winner is Ming Wah with 2 votes!

What Westobou Festival event did you most enjoy?

The artists’ market at Arts in the Heart of Augusta (2)

Charlie Daniels Band

And the winner is the artists’ market with 2 votes.

Where is the best place in town to enjoy NFL and college football games?

Wild Wing Cafe

Somewhere in Augusta (2)

Metro A Coffeehouse

And the winner is Somewhere in Augusta with 2 votes.

Specials at the Augusta Visitor Center

It’s hard to believe that October is finally here! Thankfully, it is bringing very pleasant weather to the Garden City. While you are visiting downtown, you should stop by the Augusta Visitor Center, located inside the lobby of the Augusta Museum of History.  During the month of October the ‘Play Augusta’ t-shirt is on sale for 20% off.  What better way to show off your pride in Augusta, than to sport one of these tees?  This is just one of the Augusta souvenirs that the Visitor Center has to offer, along with many different products made in Georgia, like pecan brittle and muscadine cider. You can also find specialties by Augusta’s own Very Vera, who was recently featured on Throwdown with Bobby Flay.

Throughout the rest of the year, there will also be other items on sale, including peach jam and Augusta canvas tote bags, which are both great ideas for the upcoming holiday season. You can also find a wealth of information on things to do and where to shop and dine in Augusta!

Augusta Visitor Center
560 Reynolds Street
(706) 724-4067
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.

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