Find yourself in Augusta, Georgia? Check out some of the spots that our fearless EIC Delaina Dixon has discovered driving and outdoor as she shelters-in-place in Grovetown, Ga!
Augusta is a quaint city, which is the state’s second-largest after Atlanta.
Augusta was founded by James Edward Oglethorpe a philanthropist who was the founder of the colony of Georgia. He advocated for prisoner’s rights and fought against slavery.
Augusta is also home to James Brown, the Godfather of Soul! Along with having his funky outfits on display at the Augusta Aiport and a wing at the local museum dedicated to him, he has his own statue in downtown Augusta. It’s perfectly sized for a pic.
American educator Lucy Craft Laney founded the first school for black children in Augusta in 1883. She was principal for 50 years of the Haines Institute for Industrial and Normal Education. Her portrait is installed in the Georgia State Capitol. She’s celebrated at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum on 1116 Phillips St.
You can spend the day walking along the Augusta Riverwalk, a multi-level brick trail along the banks of the Savannah River with views of South Carolina on its other side. The Jessye Norman Amphitheater stands there, celebrating the famed black opera singer.
While there, pop into The Boll Weevil Café and Sweetery. While there’s no eat-in dining, the place is still serving its amazing cakes, including its red velvet and perfect chocolate cake.
Want to know more about Augusta? VisitAugusta.com for more information.