We polled a few Augusta introverts and put together a few ideas to help you beat the boredom and de-stress, disconnect through the great outdoors, all while also maintaining proper social distance.
Take a Hike
Grab your favorite furry-friend and a packed picnic lunch and explore all Augusta has to offer outdoors. If you're in downtown Augusta feel free to take a scenic walk down the Riverwalk. If you'd rather grab a bike or a backpack, you should check out Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area or the Forks Area Trail System (F.A.T.S).
ProTip: Pack a picnic lunch from a local restaurant with their updated curbside and carryout menus.
Public Art Driving Tour
Not everyone wants to try social distancing from a trail, and for those of us that prefer disconnecting from the comforts of an air-conditioned tour, we've got you covered. Take a drive around downtown Augusta to catch a few of our favorite murals, including the Happy mural located at Tire City Potters.
ProTip: Stop & take a few "grammable" photos for your feed and use #LoveAugusta.
"Get on Up"
Staying inside for a while? We totally feel ya. Keep the Augusta music scene vibes going by listening to our Soulful Augusta playlist on Spotify that includes James Brown, Jessye Norman, Sharon Jones, and few of our favorite Georgia tributes as well.
ProTip: Let us know how you like our playlist, and feel free to share with us.
Support Local Businesses
This is an especially tough time for our local shops and restaurants. While many are closing their storefronts and dining rooms to the public, there are other ways you can still support them. Order food for take-out/delivery, buy gift cards for future use, or order gifts and other local wares online. We've included our latest round-up of updates from local restaurants & businesses and included on a blog here (just for you).
ProTip: Purchase a gift card from your favorite local spot to visit & use later.
Blow Off Steam (with Something to Stream)
Okay, so you took a hike with your four-legged friend, you ordered tapas takeout from a local restaurant and had a carpet picnic after doing some "at-home work" (wink wink, we won't tell the boss if you won't). Now it's time to settle down and have a much-needed movie night, so choose one that was filmed right here in Augusta's River Region.
Streaming on Netflix: The Mule featuring Clint Eastwood, Siren, and Saving Zoë. Streaming on Amazon Prime: Encounter.