Nicknamed “The Camellia City of the South,” Thomson is the epitome of a Southern small town, with the charm and hospitality to match.
A jet charter airport in Thomson takes visitors to a city filled with unique antique shops, rich musical history and a calm, beautiful river just waiting for kayakers and canoers.
Located just outside of Augusta, and within an hour’s drive of Atlanta and Athens, Thomson is close to big-city amenities while staying small enough that you can’t help but see familiar faces as you walk down the street. Whether you’re in town in November for the annual Belle Meade Hunt, a traditional fox hunt, or enjoying a warm summer paddle down Georgia’s Little River Water Trail, Thomson is a lovely place to be.
Art lovers will enjoy walking through the MAC on Main Art Gallery where work by local artists is featured. McTell’s 12-String Strut pays homage to the musical history of the area. Dedicated to the legacy of Blind Willie McTell, a Thomson area-born musician, the walk is linked by 12 large guitars, each hand-painted by a local artist.
Loved ones back home will want a piece of the south brought back, and there are plenty of small boutiques and charming stops to pick up something special. Take in the beautiful scenery (and smells!) of White Hills Lavender & Herb Farm, and make sure to pick up some herbs, teas or essential oils before you go. For those looking for something outside of the box, Aunt Tique’s and Uncle Junks always have hidden treasures tucked in its various nooks and crannies.