As you leave Augusta, visit the art gallery and browse local merchandise at Augusta & Co. Learn about the Godfather of Soul on the James Brown Family Historical Tour, including admission to the Augusta Museum of History. In Aiken, stop at the visitor center to see the dioramas in The Train Museum. Check in with the Aiken Community Theatre along the way to see what they have planned. At the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Winchester Museum in Edgefield, SC, learn about wild turkeys through exciting displays, a virtual helicopter ride, laser hunting game, and outdoor education complex. While in Edgefield, explore the area’s long history as a center for pottery production. Visit the Old Edgefield Pottery store and museum to learn some history and shop for new treasures to take home.
Make Greenwood your go-to spot for great, affordable golf, beautiful lake views, memorable local restaurants and unique shopping spots.
Traveling from the land of legendary golf, Augustans will be pleasantly surprised by the exceptional—and affordable—golf courses in Greenwood. With 15 courses, it's hard to choose, but start with The Links at Stoney Point, on the shores of sparkling Lake Greenwood. This 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Tom Jackson, is one of the most highly regarded courses in upstate South Carolina. This links course sits on more than two miles of frontage on beautiful Lake Greenwood. With large, rolling greens, this is a beautifully manicured course with great character.
While you’re at Stoney Point, relax after your round of golf with a meal at Bermuda’s. Whether you’re tucking into a burger that can’t be beat, enjoying beautifully prepared seafood, or relaxing with a cocktail after a round of golf, the atmosphere, taste, presentation—and golf course view to make it all just a little sweeter. Enjoy your food inside or out, on the porch or the patio. Or join the Bermuda’s crowd on the dance floor. Finish off the meal with white chocolate cheesecake.
Journey to the golden age of railroad travel, with one of largest full size displays in the state. The seven restored cars include a steam locomotive, a lounge-diner car, sleeper car, and the luxurious Carolina business car, filled with brass and mahogany paneling with walnut inlay. The Carolina has been lovingly restored to 1920s beauty, with mohair chairs, brass call buttons, and leaded glass transom "toplight" windows. The museum holds numerous special events throughout the year, including a North Pole Express holiday celebration for children, “Dinner on the Diner,” and both group and private tours.
The Mays Site honors the extraordinary life of a Civil Rights legend. The son of former slaves, Mays was the intellectual father of the American Civil Rights movement, focusing on nonviolence and civil resistance. As president of Morehouse College, he taught and mentored many leaders of the Civil Rights movement, including Martin Luther King Jr., Julian Bond and Maynard Jackson, and served as advisor to three U.S. presidents. The historic site showcases Dr. Mays’ birth home, representative of a sharecropper’s homestead. A museum houses an extraordinary collection of memorabilia from Mays’ life.
You’ll find all of the trendy must-haves at Sugar, from flip flops to ball caps, and everything in between. Right on Main Street, walking distance to all the shops and restaurants of Uptown, Sugar is filled with lake wear and flirty dresses, clothes for the office or the party, and gifts galore. Sugar has the brands you want—like Joy Joy and Draper James, jeans and shorts from Articles of Society, graphic tees by Chaser, and colorful creations by Crosby.
Since 1953, David Lindsey Clothier has been providing quality clothing for both men and women. From Italian leather shoes to sneakers, from silk ties to Yeti coolers, from Hart Schaffer Marx sport coats to Costa sunglasses, David Lindsey has a broad range of products and lines, including Patagonia and all the college apparel you’ll need for football season. And they carry a full line of unusual accessories to help you make your mark. The staff is experienced and knowledgeable about both high-end tailored clothing and high-tech outdoor wear. They are ready to help you look your best.
At Pascal’s, you’ll experience traditional Southern favorites tapas style, with a fresh and flavorful twist. Seasonal ingredients are the stars of this culinary experience.Start with Pascal’s signature tomato preserves and blue lump crab cakes, then dive into some rich mushroom ravioli with parmesan, pancetta, and mushroom cream, or go straight up Southern with shrimp and smoked sausage with a sweet Cajun gravy on South Carolina grits. Finish off the night with a mango cheesecake. Be sure to peruse the wine list. Pascal’s is the perfect blend of elegant and casual, of fine French cuisine and Southern flavors.
Good Times Brewing at the Mill House is a laid back place for casual food, excellent local beers, and live music. Good Times has a wide array of small plates such as crab rangoon, tacos, sliders, spring rolls, pork dumplings and more. Chase that snack with a Blonde, Belgian, stout, porter, rye, or ale made at Good Times. Stop by for Sunday brunch or show up later for a beer dinner. Thanks to Greenwood’s robust music scene, you’ll find some great local music here, not to mention trivia contests, ping pong tournaments, even morning yoga classes.