This year we're celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week on May 3-9, and although in-person rallies and events are not an option this year, we are engaging by rallying around the #SpiritOfTravel instead. Our community benefits from the spirit of travel, which permeates through our passion for arts and entertainment, our zest for adventure in the outdoors, our love for local history, and our appetite for delicious cuisine.

Throughout the week, we encourage our residents to inspire the spirit of travel by celebrating the birthday of the Godfather of Soul, join us in helping to recognize the exemplary members of the hospitality industry, and participate in writing a “love note” to our city hallmarks showing our support, appreciation, and most of all, our love. 

A woofing good time

Grab those four-legged friends and hit one of these trails: Phinizy Swamp, Forks Area Trail System F.A.T.S. Trail, the North Augusta Greeneway, the Augusta Canal, and the Augusta Riverwalk located in downtown Augusta. 

ProTip: Snap a pic of that adorable pup and share on social using #LoveAugusta.

This is how we roll

We may be required to stay six feet apart, but what better way to do that than on a bike? Rent a bike from Andy Jordan’s Bicycle Warehouse. This local bike shop is making sure you can safely adventure by diligently cleaning and sanitizing all rentals. 

ProTip: Follow a few of our outdoor vendors on Instagram for tips and spots to adventure. Here are a few of our favorites: @andyjordans, @colewatkinstours, and @phinizyswamp

When in doubt, paddle out

There is no better way to social distance than to be secluded in a kayak in the middle of the Savannah River. Visit Savannah Rapids Kayak Rentals and take an adventure starting at the Augusta Canal for a yakin’ good time!