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Broadway, Barbecue & Bach

Experience the music, entertainment and visual arts of Columbus by attending a Broadway production at the RiverCenter for Performing Arts, musical performance by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra or touring the second largest museum in Georgia.

Broadway, Barbecue & Bach

3 Days - 2 Nights

Day One

Time

Event

5:00 p.m.

Arrive at hotel. Check in. Prepare for dinner.

6:00 p.m.

Dinner at one of the many restaurants in the Uptown Entertainment District. Dine in elegance, sample local offerings at a micro-brew, chow down on some hometown favorite barbecue, or grab a frozen yogurt and stroll along Broadway to cap off your evening.  The choices are mind-boggling!

7:30 p.m.

It’s time for the best in stage productions as presented by the State Theatre of Georgia, the Springer Opera House. Depending on the season and day of the week, the Springer produces recent popular performances and all time classics. Each production during the season runs about three weeks and is presented on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings with a Sunday matinee.

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Take in a performance at the lavish RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, the crown jewel in Columbus' entertainment district. With three threatres from which to choose, you'll find Broadway productions and concerts year round.

Day Two

Time

Event

9:00 a.m.

After a casual breakfast at the hotel or nearby eating establishment, join your guide at the Springer Opera House for a fascinating tour of the historic State Theatre of Georgia. See the evolution of theatre seating, hear all about the great actors that have graced the Springer stage from Ethel Barrymore to Edwin Booth, and maybe encounter a ghost or two along the way.

10:00 a.m.

The Columbus Museum invites you to take a look at the Chattahoochee Valley region from prehistoric times to the present. “The Chattahoochee Legacy” is a must-see award winning film about the area and its people. The fine arts on display focuses on local as well as national and international artists - permanent and traveling exhibits. And the little ones can design their own artwork in Transformations, our hands-on discovery gallery.

12:00 p.m.

Lunch? Your choice! Chinese, Mexican, Italian. How about country cooking or the best barbecue in the Southeast?

1:00 p.m.

Depart for Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House near Warm Springs, Georgia.

2:00 p.m.

Arrive and tour the only home President Roosevelt ever owned and the place at the time of his fatal stroke. View “The Unfinished Portrait,” which he was sitting for at the time of his demise. Allow 1 1/2 hours.

3:30 p.m.

Venture into nearby Warm Springs Village for browsing or serious shopping from over 65 craft shops.

4:30 p.m.

Depart for hotel in Columbus.

5:00 p.m.

Arrive at hotel for “regrouping” before dinner.

6:00 p.m.

Dine at one of the fine restaurants in Uptown Columbus.

7:30 p.m.

Depending on the season and the night of the week, enjoy the best of Bach, Beethoven, or many of your favorite classical, pop or Broadway Show tunes as performed by the fabulous Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Optional evening entertainment – relish the sounds of the Columbus State University Orchestra and Choir in Legacy Hall at RiverCenter. The Loft features live entertainment from throughout the U.S. performing folk, jazz, or rock ‘n’ roll.

11:00 p.m.

Return to the hotel.

Day Three (Optional Activity)

Time

Event

6:00 a.m.

Depart hotel for Pasaquan located near Buena Vista, Georgia.

9:00 a.m.

Arrive at Pasaquan, the home of the late eccentric artist, Eddie Owens Martin, also, known as St. EOM. This artistic icon was the prophet and founder of a visionary culture he was shown in a feverish dream and built on this parched Georgia land.

12:00 p.m.

Lunch is only about 10 minutes away in Cusseta, GA at the Four Winds Restaurant—home of the famous…and unbelievably huge…Ranger Burger!

 

Depart for home, but come back soon!