It is time to get out and experience the action-packed side of this Southern city. With events and activities such as ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Augusta Futurity, rowing regattas, Augusta Southern Nationals drag boat races, mountain bike trails and more, Augusta is home to a new generation of recreation.
Augusta is a popular water sports destination and hosts several annual international water sporting events, including the Augusta Invitational Rowing Regatta, the Head of the South Rowing Regatta, and the Augusta Southern Nationals. Adventurous visitors can bring or rent a kayak or canoe and enjoy both natural and urban scenery while cruising down the canal or the Savannah River. The city’s location provides access to the Savannah River, Lake Olmstead, the Augusta Canal, and J. Strom Thurmond Dam & Lake at Clarks Hill, making the area the perfect setting for swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
Other popular routes to discovering the city are by foot and bike. There are multiple trails with various difficulty levels located throughout the city for hikers and bikers to discover. For those who want a relaxing experience, the wide, level towpath of the Augusta Canal, once used by mules to pull canal boats to the head gates, is a popular recreational trail for hikers, cyclists and runners. For the more advanced riders, The Forks Area Trail System (FATS) is a fantastic 20+ mile system. FATS consists of 6 trails: Deep Step, Great Wall, Skinny, Brown Wave, Big Rock and Tower.
Guests who are looking to experience golf, without swinging a club, have plenty of options. The International Disc Golf Association and Disc Golf Hall of Fame are located right outside of Augusta, making it a prime location for disc golf. There are eight courses in the area, providing a challenging course for every skill level.
Those who prefer to be in the air rather than on the ground can soar over Augusta on a personal plane ride, enjoying a panoramic view of the city while watching the sunset from the air. Flights are available from Augusta Aviation located in Daniel Field for just $89.00 per flight, http://www.augustaaviation.com/sunset-tours.php
The Renovation Of Its Championship Golf Course
If you are interested in taking a golf getaway this fall, you should consider taking advantage of an enticing new golf package being offered by The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida. The surprisingly affordable package starts at just $124 per night for single occupancy, or from $149 per night for double occupancy – with no hidden costs or resort fees. In addition to accommodations in a newly renovated room, this package includes complimentary greens fees and golf cart fees, complimentary tennis at the resort’s Mary C. Watkins Tennis Center, complimentary parking (self or valet), and access to the resort’s spa and fitness center.
Want even more reason to visit? The resort just completed the renovation of its 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course, which now features new grass on 12 of the greens and on all 18 tee boxes, and new bridges over some of the course’s water features. Designed for both enjoyment and challenge, the course features a pristine natural setting and is consistently named “Best Public Golf Course in Southwest Florida." Add to this a full-service pro shop, warm-up range, a short game area, an oversized putting green, locker rooms, steam room, saunas, and whirlpools, and you have a golfer’s paradise. Anything else? The resort completed a $22 million renovation in 2010, which included the remodeling and renovation of guest rooms and suites, and the addition of an all-new beachfront pool complex. And, to top it off, the resort is Southwest Florida’s only resort directly on the beach to feature an on-site championship golf course, world-class spa, and award-winning tennis center. To book a reservation, or for more information, call (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, or book online at www.NaplesBeachHotel.com with the Rate Code: CENTRAL GOLF
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
Interested in a getaway this fall, but do not want to break the bank? You should check out the surprisingly affordable "Fall Value Rates" that are being offered by the newly renovated Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, which is Southwest Florida's only beachfront resort to feature an on-site championship golf course, world-class spa, and award-winning tennis center. Making it even more appealing is the resort's beautiful setting on the pristine white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, its all-new $5 million beachfront pool complex with two new pools (which just opened in February 2010), its newly renovated golf course, and its ideal location just blocks from Naples' renowned shopping and dining districts of fashionable 5th Avenue and historic 3rd Street South.
The special "Fall Value Rates" start at just $119 per room, per night Sunday-Thursday, or from $139 per room, per night Friday and Saturday -- with no hidden costs or resort fees. In addition to accommodations in a newly renovated guest room, the "Fall Value Rates" include: complimentary use of the resort's fitness center; complimentary valet and self parking; afternoon tea and cookies at 4 p.m. daily; and complimentary admission for children ages five to 12 in the morning activities of the Beach Klub 4 Kids supervised child activity program. The special rate is available through December 23, 2010, based on availability. Some restrictions may apply.
Additionally, guests staying three nights at the resort with this special offer receive the fourth night free. For reservations, or for more information, call 1-800-237-7600 or 239-261-2222, or visit www.NaplesBeachHotel.com.
The Roosevelt Re-creation of the famous "Stormin' of the Sazerac"
Friday, September 24th, 2010
The Roosevelt New Orleans will re-create the "Stormin' of the Sazerac" Friday, Sept. 24, starting at 2 p.m. to mark the 61st anniversary of the original "Stormin'." It was Sept. 26, 1949, when women, normally admitted only on Mardi Gras, began to receive equal status year-round with men at the world-famous bar.
The event will feature a "vintage glamour" costume contest and informal hat modeling by Fleur de Paris and The Roosevelt Emporium Gift Shop. All guests are encouraged to dress in late-1940s attire. A special ladies-only lunch menu will be served at the Sazerac Restaurant beginning at noon for just $25, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet parking is available for those who dine at the Sazerac Restaurant.
For reservations, or for additional information, call (504) 648-5486.
Chateau On The Lake Resort & Spa
Missouri's picturesque Ozark Mountains have long been a draw for those seeking to view truly beautiful fall foliage. Featuring an impressive diversity of trees, the Ozarks enable you to take in a virtual cornucopia of colors. The area's Red Oaks' and White Oaks' leaves produce vivid oranges and deep reds. The Blackgum tree complements with brilliant scarlet leaves, while the Sycamore contributes striking yellow and orange to the picture. The Hickory trees' leaves turn a magnificent yellow, and the scenic red, orange, purple and yellow leaves of the Sweetgum tree add to the mix. Blend in the reddish-purple leaves of the Dogwood, and the blazing oranges and bright reds of the Sugar Maples, and you're in for a true treat.
A very nice way to experience the season is by taking advantage of the special "Fall Foliage Offer" that is being extended by the AAA Four-Diamond *Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa, which is situated on a beautiful Ozark mountaintop overlooking Southwest Missouri's *scenic Table Rock Lake.
The"*Fall Foliage Offer" enables guests to stay two nights in a mountain view room (elegantly decorated with French country furnishings), and receive the third night free. The offer also includes use of the resort's outdoor and indoor pools, hot tubs, fitness facilities, and nature trails; and free indoor parking. The offer, which is available Sunday – Thursday nights from October 3 – December 16, 2010, starts at $139 per room, per night, based on restricted availability. Taxes and gratuities are additional, and some other restrictions may apply.
For reservations, or for additional information, call 1-888-333-LAKE (5253) or (417) 334-1161, or visit www.ChateauOnTheLake.com.