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Natasha Carter

Natasha is the Marketing Manager at Destination Augusta. She's enjoyed living in Augusta for over a decade and continues to enjoy Augusta's River Region daily. 

Experience Phinizy Center & Nature Park

Wild about nature? Phinizy Center & Nature Park is just the place for you. This amazing nature park has changed tremendously through the years. Native Americans first occupied this area, leaving behind artifacts and evidence of the tribes that called the swamp home. Fun Fact: Phinizy Nature Park is…

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Experience the Augusta Canal

If you’re a lover of the great outdoors –– Augusta has some amazing waterways and trails that will make your visit exciting and memorable. The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is one of the most interesting historic landmarks in Augusta. Created in 1845 to use water power from the Savannah…

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Kayaking in Augusta

One of the best ways to explore Augusta is to spend some time taking in the nature, sites, and feeling of being on the Savannah River. To have an unforgettable paddle experience with friends or solo, we know exactly where to go. Experiencing the Savannah River early in the AM or at sundown…

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5 Awesome Gifts for Fathers Day Under $50

Dad's are pretty amazing. So, this Father's Day, don't just grab another tie off a department store shelf. Gift your dad something amazing and local to Augusta. We've got five awesome gifts that won't put a dent in your wallet. And the best part? They're all made in Augusta's River Region…

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Make It A Marvelous Mother's Day

Show your love and gratitude for your mother or the mother figures in your life on Mother's Day! There's an abundance of ways to show you care –– but we've got a few recommendations that will help make the special day memorable. Book A Spa Experience When it comes to relaxing, self-care is often…

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Memorial Day Weekend In Augusta

The end of May marks the unofficial start of summer for many. Memorial Day weekend is a time of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country. Whether you're looking for family-friendly fun, nightlife, or outdoor activities, this is the place to enjoy your long weekend. EXPLORE MORE…

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Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats in Augusta

February is sweet! We challenge you to take it up a notch this year when gifting Valentine’s Day treats. Whether it’s chocolates, brownies, cakes, or candy –– Augusta’s River Region has lots of choices to make your V-Day special. BOLL WEEVIL CAFE & SWEETERY Boll Weevil Cafe & Sweetery is an Augusta…

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8 Ways to Honor Black History Month

There’s no doubt that celebrating the remarkable contributions of the Black community throughout U.S. history is an endeavor that requires more than one month. However, Black History Month is an opportunity to commemorate the rich heritage of Black people past and present in Augusta. Here are eight…

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