Experience Local

Little Guide promotes local businesses and introduces people to the best places to dine, shop, have fun and find local culture.

Artsy Me
Artsy Me

Cricket and Brad Willis first opened Artsy Me on December 1st, 2001. Since opening, they have had a few different homes, but since 2012 they have been a permanent landmark in Evans in the “old Brown’s feed & seed” building. In June of 2016, Artsy Me opened their second location downtown on Broad Street. [...]

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Augusta & Co.
Augusta & Co.

Augusta & Co. is an innovative experience center and community hub located in the heart of downtown Augusta. Through its rotating art gallery, tasting bar, curated local merchandise, and continued promotion of regional attractions and events, the space conveys the authentic flavor of Augusta.[...]

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Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is the oldest, continuously used industrial hydropower canal in the United States. It was constructed in 1845 for three purposes: hydropower, drinking water for the city, and boat transportation. The canal is not only important regionally, but also nationally. [...]

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Augusta Candle Company
Augusta Candle Company

Since opening its doors on Broad Street in May of 2018, Augusta Candle Company has become a favorite addition to any downtown outing. Enter the Augusta Candle Company and the fragrant aromas say it all. It’s an experience unlike any other. [...]

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Greater Augusta Art Council
Greater Augusta Art Council

Augusta is an amazing arts destination city with an abundance of art experiences. Visitors have so much to choose from including concerts, galleries, live theater, open mics, museums, the hottest bars and finest restaurants. We have annual festivals that feature arts, music, culture, food, and literature. One of the South’s largest arts festivals is Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival in September, a celebration of Augusta’s varied arts and cultural diversity [...]

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Jessye Norman School of the Arts
Jessye Norman School of the Arts

Founded in 2003 to meet the artistic needs of underserved populations in downtown Augusta, Georgia, The Jessye Norman School of the Arts has held true to its core mission and has grown to become a place for creativity, education, and selfexpression for all. In addition to the completely free after school and summer programs, JNSA hosts a number of art and culture events throughout the year ranging from professional art shows, music, dance, and theatrical performances, to homeschool classes and community programs for children adults and seniors at all skill levels. [...]

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Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History has been the cornerstone for the cultural and historical preservation of African American history in Augusta and the surrounding region. Explore the local history through museum and special tours, programs, and annual events. Experience the museum’s inspiring art exhibitions that showcase the South’s rich black heritage to locals and visitors through rotating exhibitions all year. [...]

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Morris Museum of Art
Morris Museum of Art

Overlooking the Savannah River in historic downtown Augusta, Georgia, stands the Morris Museum of Art— the first museum in the country dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. Noted for its multifaceted permanent collection, diverse and continually changing exhibitions, as well as informative public programs, the Morris Museum is dedicated to the interpretation of Southern art in all its forms and the preservation of the region’s rich visual culture. [...]

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The River Golf Club
The River Golf Club

Set along the banks of the Savannah River, The River Golf Club has established itself as one of the best course designs in the Southeast since its opening in 1998. The River Golf Club is a semi-private facility conveniently located across from downtown Augusta, in North Augusta, SC. The club has continued to enhance its reputation in the world of golf, and has received notable accolades, including being selected as one of the top five new courses in the nation by Golf Digest. [...]

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Sól Himalayan Salt Cave and Spa
Sól Himalayan Salt Cave and Spa

Michelle Grant, owner of Sól Himalayan Salt Cave and Spa, was once riddled with allergies and allergy-related brain fog. She experienced profound healing at her first visit to a salt cave in Asheville, NC, and knew then and there that she had to share these benefits with others. Fast forward to today… [...]

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