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T-Bonz

My grandmother turned 80 in February. As a family, we wanted to celebrate such a huge milestone. We decided to have dinner at T-Bonz.

The restaurant offers a private room that seats 30 to 40 people. If you don’t like steak, that’s ok. They have a variety of items to choose from, which are also very kid friendly.

If you do like steak, you’ve come to the right place. They cook it just the way you like it. You must try the Tommy Fries ( their version of cheese fries). You have your steak fries covered in cheese and bacon with ranch dressing! They are the ultimate comfort food and are to die for!

I will definitely be going back again.

T-Bonz Steakhouse
2856 Washington Road
Augusta, GA 30909-2171
(706) 737-8325
http://www.tbonz.com/

Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean at the James Brown Arena

 

Last weekend my fiancé, my best friend, her husband and I went to a country concert here in Augusta. We went to see Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean at the James Brown Arena- what an awesome show!!!

The place was sold out and downtown Augusta was packed!!! The show lasted for about three hours and was full of energy. It was a great time with friends and running into a few people we knew.

Seeing downtown Augusta full of people of all ages was really exciting. This was a great show for everyone! I’m looking forward to many more great shows coming to the James Brown Arena and The Bell Auditorium this year-and my personal favorite, artist Carrie Underwood in May! To see what is coming to Augusta, check out http://www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com/

Augusta Visitor Center

The Augusta Visitor Information Center continues to draw visitors and tourists from all over the world   For example, in January our visitors included couples from Australia and Alaska. 

I asked the couple from Australia what brought them to Augusta. They replied that they both had never visited before and wanted to tour our city. They enjoyed a tour of the Augusta Museum of History, which includes a James Brown (Godfather of Soul) exhibit.  The couple expressed to me that they enjoyed the hospitality we offer in Augusta and that they really felt welcomed.

The couple from Alaska decided to stay in Augusta for the night and tour before leaving the next day to go to Florida.  I provided them with information about what they could do while in Augusta and places they could eat.  After exploring Artists’ Row (a section in downtown with several art galleries) and downtown Augusta, the couple came back to say goodbye and how they really enjoyed their time in our city.

As is true of many of our visitors to the Augusta Visitor Center, they find out what Augusta has to offer.  All of our guests express satisfaction and appreciation for the information and special attention they receive from the visitor center staff and volunteers.

If you plan to visit, make sure the Augusta Visitor Center is one of your stops. We love to help you enjoy your stay while you are in Augusta!

Staycation

I was due for a vacation but I was not leaving town.  Instead my dad was coming from New York.  I was thinking about all the things I wanted to show him but knew I would have to choose carefully because we still had to have time to just visit.   We went to the Museum of History because he, like most people, loved James Brown.  He was really impressed with the Exhibit.  I think we were in there for about 2 hours and could have stayed longer but I wanted him to experience the Arts in the Heart of Augusta event.  This Festival is one of my favorite things to do in Augusta every year and I knew he would enjoy it since he is into the arts in New York City.  I was right.  He enjoyed it so much he was making notes to take back a few ideas for a block party he is planning.

Enjoy a Photo Journey through Augusta

What a gorgeous season to be outside enjoying Augusta!  Saturday my girlfriend Stacey and I rode along the Augusta Canal to explore downtown Augusta.  The Augusta Canal Heritage Area has a path you can follow all the way from the Savannah Rapids Pavilion straight into the downtown area. 

Along the way, there were all sorts of things to see. 

The trees are all turning beautiful colors.

As we got closer to town, we passed some of the old mills and historical buildings close by.  Here is Sibley Mill and the Ezekiel Harris House.

We went by a Petersburg Boat tour in progress – they’re a lot of fun too. 

They start at the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center located in Enterprise Mill.  The regular hour-long tours are narrated by story-telling guides who share all sorts of information about history, nature and wildlife. 

Once downtown, we crossed over the Butt Bridge and made our way to Springfield Village Park.

Chicago artist Richard Hunt sculpted the Tower of Aspiration that reaches to the skies above the park.

Just down Broad Street a little ways, another well-known artist, I.M. Pei, designed the pyramid-shaped structure atop this building downtown. 

And of course, no visit to downtown is complete without visiting the James Brown statue!  Here he is all decorated for the Christmas season.

We rode a little further to the Marina to check out the Head of the South Regatta with teams coming to compete from all over the east coast.

While we were down there, we also noticed you can rent bicycles and canoes at the Marina.  That means when you visit Augusta, you can ride bikes and follow our steps or create your own tour of downtown Augusta!

Afterwards, we hopped back on our bikes, totally satisfied by a beautiful morning exploring our hometown.

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