If you are looking for the perfect gift or home decor, you must check out Cudo’s! Cudo’s is the best gift store in town! They also have a florist located in their shop. At Cudo’s you will find gifts for everyone at any age. They carry name brands such as Vera Bradley, Waterford, Dept.56, etc., collegiate gifts, jewelry, holiday decorations, invitations, and much more! They also provide engraving and monogramming. Cudo’s has been voted the best gift store five years in a row! This is a must see shop that you do not want to miss. If nothing else, just stop in to check out their Christmas trees..they have many trees, all with a different theme! Anytime I need a gift for someone or even an idea for my home, Cudo’s is the first place I go!!
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Mountain biking is a great activity to explore the area around Augusta. With over 100 miles of single track, you can take your pick from all sorts of trail options. This weekend we decided to check out a new section of Bartram trail that connects two parks at Lake Thurmond. The new section extends the length of the original trail to 18 ½ miles one way from West Dam Park to Wildwood Park while passing by Spring Lakes and Petersburg Campground. Depending how far you want to ride on this in and out style of trail, you can start at any of the four trailheads. We met up with friends at the trailhead just outside the Petersburg Campground to ride the new section that extends towards Wildwood Park.
The new trail is considered intermediate level and was designed with exciting banked turns, dips, and jumps.
With all those fun features and the occasional beautiful view of the lake while meandering through the woods, this trail could easily become a favorite of mine!
If you’d like to ride Bartram Trail or explore some of the other trails in the area check out SORBA-CSRA, our local mountain biking club. Their website and forum are great resources for biking information and directions.
If you need to rent a mountain bike during your visit, contact Chain Reaction Bicycle Shop at (706) 855-2024.
See you on the trails!
We all need a little mini-vacation sometimes and a weekend whirl to freshen things up is always fun. November in Augusta, Ga brings vibrant colors, a chill in the air, and anticipation for the holidays. So start planning your weekend getaway for November 11th through November 13th.
Dinner and a Show. Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre brings a funny and fresh holiday play to life this season with Christmas Belles. Don’t worry about trying to catch dinner before the show, you can grab dinner at the theatre!
Breakfast and a Cruise. Grab breakfast from Fat Man’s Mill Café before heading right across the parking lot to the Augusta Canal and Interpretive Center. After you’ve had the chance to explore the history behind the canal, hop on a Petersburg Boat and cruise down the canal to enjoy all the beautiful fall foliage!
Head back to the hotel to rest and get ready for dinner!
Follow the Crums. Grab an early dinner at the trendy Crums on Central. Make sure you try the Bacon wrapped Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms or a fire grilled pizza!
Relive West Side Story. The Symphony Orchestra Augusta brings this classic story to life with all your favorite songs from the Broadway musical and the movie.
Shop til You Drop! Christmas Made in the South provides the perfect place to shop for every hard-to-buy-for friend and relative on your holiday shopping list!
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Just in time to see all the beautiful fall colors, take a hike through Phinizy Swamp this weekend for Swamp Saturday! A trained volunteer will guide you through an 2.5 mile hike through the trails at Phinizy. And best of all, it’s FREE! Make sure you bring your camera!
November 11 – 13
The clock has begun ticking down for the holidays and Christmas Made in the South is the perfect opportunity to get some early gift shopping done. All those hard to buy for friends and family will be happily surprised! One of our favorite things about Christmas Made in the South is the free samples – so your taste buds will be happy too!
November 11, 12, 18, 19 & December 2 – 3
In the South, we take our annual Christmas pageants very seriously. Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre’s Christmas Belles takes an annual Christmas play, throws in three crazy sisters, a vengeful sheep, and a family secret to create one holiday show you won’t forget!
The holidays make us think of warm cookies, hot chocolate, fireplaces, beautiful decorations, caroling and family. Savor the sounds, smells, and tastes of the season at Sacred Heart Cultural Center during the annual Holiday Open House.
November 26 – 28
This Thanksgiving weekend, you can spend an evening with your family at the historic Imperial Theatre for a night of magic and sugar plum fairies during The Nutcracker. Dance Augusta’s grand production has become a local favorite and a holiday tradition in Augusta.
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Downtown Augusta has lots of little hidden gems, just waiting for you to stumble up on them. Tire City Potters, is one such gem! Situated in an old garage, this pottery studio is a lot more than meets the eye. If you’re enjoying a First Friday downtown or strolling down 10th Street after a delicious meal at the Rooster’s Beak or Bee’s Knees you might find yourself wandering into Tire City.
When the large garage doors are open, the studio is quite inviting. Earlier this week, I was enjoying Taco Tuesday at the Rooster’s Beak across the street. Since the weather was so nice we sat outside while we ate and watched the crowd at the pottery studio. Our out of town guests were quite curious, so after supper we decided to pop in and see what we could find.
These skull and crossbones mugs would make a perfect gift for even the most macho coffee aficionado!
There is quite a wide variety of pottery from vases and platters, to business card holders and tea kettles.
My favorite were these tiny pinch pots! I bought a few for Christmas gifts, as they would be perfect finger bowls, salt keepers, or jewelry holders!
If you are downtown and the lights are on, stop by and check out Tire City, you might just find something amazing!
Tire City Potters
210 B 10th Street
Augusta, GA 30901
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