25 Best Things to Do in Augusta, Georgia (2022)

Augusta, GA, is known for its quintessential Southern charm, elegant antebellum mansions, unique wedding venues and numerous gardens. Visiting Augusta means taking a relaxing stroll through elegant tree-lined avenues, visiting great museums and galleries, and enjoying famous Southern food. The city is also known as a center of biotechnology, medicine and cyber security. Here are the best things to do on your weekend getaway or day trip to Augusta, Georgia. Be sure to call the attractions and restaurants ahead of your visit to confirm current opening times.

1.Riverwalk

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The cool breeze from the mighty Savannah River makes Riverwalk one of the favorite places for Augusta residents and tourists to visit on a hot day, sit on a bench, and watch the river, have a picnic, or a stroll under the old shady trees. The Riverwalk stretches between 6th & 10th Streets in Downtown Augusta, and it consists of two levels accessible from different downtown locations.

The Riverwalk includes a number of popular venues such as at the 8th Street Bulkhead that hosts the weekly Saturday Market on the river and one of Augusta’s most popular summer events – the Candlelight Jazz Series. The brick-paved 10th Street Plaza leads through the levee into the Heroes Overlook. The 9th Street Plaza leads to the Jessye Norman Amphitheater, which overlooks a multi-use covered stage that bends to the Savannah River.

The Japanese Gardens make up a charming little park on the RiverWalk’s lower level, popular for a quiet destination for wedding photos. There is always something going on at the Riverwalk, from 4th of July fireworks to the St. Patrick’s Day festivities and much more.

2.Augusta Museum of History

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The Augusta Museum of History is the oldest historical museum in Augusta. Founded in 1937, it is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the city and regional history. The museum owns the largest and most important historical collection in the Central Savannah River Area and is an invaluable historical resource and research center for historians, students, media, and others.

The museum’s most important permanent exhibition is Augusta's Story, a 12,000-year long journey through the area’s past. Other notable permanent exhibitions are on the history of healthcare in Augusta, a permanent exhibition on the city’s history of the banking and railroad industry, and a Transportation Corridor with a 1914 locomotive, a 1920's trolley car, and a fully reconstructed 1930's gas station. In 2003, The Knox Foundation Center for the Preservation and Study of the CSRA History and the Educational Resource Center became a part of the museum.

This 10,000 square-foot structure hosts a research library, archives, collections storage, and a lab for artifact conservation. In 2004, the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House was also added.

560 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-722-8454

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3.Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

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Augusta Canal is the only industrial canal in the American South in continuous use since it was built in 1845. A source of water, power, and transportation, the canal was largely responsible for the city’s industrial boom. After it was widened and deepened in the 1870s, a large number of mills that relied on its power, especially textile mills, were built on the canal, boosting the city’s industrial boom.

In the 1890s, the city installed the new, impressive water pumping station at mid-canal to replace the original one, and the pump is still supplying Augusta residents with water today. Augusta Canal has been declared a National Heritage Area, and one of the most imposing structures, the enormous Enterprise Mill, has been converted into a residential and office complex. The Augusta Canal National Heritage Discovery Center is also housed there.

1450 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30901, 706-823-0440

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4.Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia

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The Morris Museum of Art is located on the Augusta’s iconic Riverwalk, and it is the first museum of its kind – dedicated to the artists and art of the American South. Founded by William S. Morris III, the museum opened its doors to the public in 1992. The permanent collection holds almost 5,000 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculptures ranging from the late 18th century to today.

In addition to showing permanent collections in a number of galleries, the museum also hosts up to ten temporary special exhibits every year. The Center for the Study of Southern Art, a research library and reference center on artists working in the South, is also part of the museum.

1 10th St 2nd Floor, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-724-7501

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5.Sacred Heart Cultural Center

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The Sacred Heart Cultural Center is a former Catholic Church built in 1897 and located in Augusta’s downtown. Registered on the National Register of Historic Places, the striking building features twin spires, fifteen styles of brickwork, graceful arches, ninety-four magnificent stained glass windows, a barreled vaulted ceiling, and finely carved marble altars. The last mass in Sacred Heart was held in 1971, and, after extensive renovation, it was reopened in 1987 as a cultural center.

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The building serves as a wonderful venue for cultural and social events – art exhibitions, theatrical production, a popular Garden Festival, and choral concerts. Its facilities can be rented for all kinds of private and public events, and it is used continually throughout the year for celebrations and civic functions. The Sacred Heart School building and the old Rectory building house offices of several local arts groups and non-profit organizations such as the Augusta Ballet, the Greater Augusta Arts Council, Choral Society, Children’s Chorale, and the Symphony Orchestra Augusta.

1301 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-826-4701

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6.Augusta Downtown Historic District

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Beautifully preserved, the Augusta Downtown Historic District takes you back in time from 1801-1967. Here you will see the historic commercial areas of Broad Street, or the industrial properties that line the Savannah riverbanks. Tour Greene Street, a tree-lined boulevard with a historic park-like center.

In this area, you will see government buildings, churches, and large houses of the 19th century rich. See examples of several architectural styles side by side including Federal, Greek Revival, Romasque Revival, Queen Anne, and Beaux Arts. There are few remaining places that so beautifully and clearly document the change in styles over the centuries. There are several homes, churches, and buildings that are open to the public. Next read: Romantic Weekend Getaways from Atlanta

13th St., Gordon Highway, Walton Way and the Savannah River

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7.Things to Do in Augusta: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

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Located just a few minutes from downtown Augusta, there is a 1100-acre nature park with 14 miles of hiking and biking trails, boardwalks, observation points, and research stations. Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is a wonderful space to enjoy the beauty of diverse natural habitats of the area and learn about the challenges modern life presents to maintaining the balance of nature. The park is a laboratory for the research conducted by the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences and a home to numerous wild species such as red-shouldered hawk, blue heron, otter, bobcat, alligator, and much more.

Take a stroll through this natural area following a number of trails and boardwalks such as Beaver Dam Trail, Rain Garden Deck & Boardwalk, Floodplain Boardwalk, and the Observation Deck, among others. Listen to the birds, look for alligators, take some magnificent photos, or take one of the free guided tours to learn more about this wonderful green oasis.

1858 Lock and Dam Rd, Augusta, GA 30906, 706-828-2109

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8.Imperial Theatre, Augusta, Georgia

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Originally built as a vaudeville and photoplay theatre, the Imperial Theatre has been an Augusta icon since the early 1800's. These days, you are more likely to see popular musical theatre shows such as A Chorus Line or Mary Poppins and musical performances like concerts and tribute performances.

By taking an in-depth backstage tour, you will learn all about the architecture and history of the theatre as you tour the lobby, stage, and dressing rooms. With hundreds of performances each year, there is always something fun going on.

749 Broad Street, August, GA 30901, 706-722-8341

9.Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA

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Founded in 1937, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is not only a visual arts school, but also a public art gallery. With five galleries and constantly changing exhibits, the institute guarantees no two visits are ever the same. The Main Gallery features special exhibits that rotate throughout the year, showcasing both international and national artists.

The Creel-Harrison Community Gallery exhibits local, regional artists, and the North and South Galleries are used for student exhibitions from both the Gertrude Herbert Institute and local high schools. The first floor gallery is used for student exhibitions and art completion winners. There are many up-and-coming artists, and you may just discover the next Van Gogh.

506 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-722-5495

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10.Meadow Garden, Augusta, Georgia

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Meadow Garden was once the home to George Walton, one of three men who signed the Declaration of Independence on behalf of Georgia. Now, his final home is a National Historic Landmark where thousands of visitors come each year to visit the museum house owned and operated by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Built in 1791, the house has undergone significant reconstruction, transforming from a typical 2 ½ story Sands Hill Cottage to include a three-bay extension allowing for further recreation tableaux and artifacts. Step back in time to the late 1700’s and see how George Walton helped to shape American History.

1320 Independence Drive, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-724-4174

11.Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

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The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History celebrates the life and legacy of Lucy Craft Laney through art, history, and the preservation of her home. The museum offers tours that give visitors the chance to see and hear about the black history of Augusta and the role Ms Laney played in the education of Augusta's black children.

Exhibits are constantly updated, with permanent exhibits including Woman and Civil Rights, The Lucy Craft Laney Collection, and the Pilgrim Health and Life Collection. The museum puts on a host of annual events, galas, and special exhibits.

1116 Phillips Street, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-724-3576

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12.The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

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Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, grew up in Augusta, Georgia. His home, the Woodrow Wilson Boyhood home, was built in 1859 and is now a National Historic Landmark that serves as a house museum depicting life during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.

The museum is both an educational facility and historic attraction. Each room is done in the tableaux style, making you feel as if you have stepped back in time to the mid 1800’s. Guided tours are available via Historic Augusta, which offers you a detailed account of the life and times of Woodrow Wilson. Read more

419 Seventh Street, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-722-9828

13.Savannah Rapids Visitor Center, Augusta, Georgia

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Located on the banks of the Savannah River is the Savannah Rapids Visitor Center. Set against the backdrop of the river, the visitor’s center was once the home of the Lockkeeper. Here, knowledgeable locals will help you plan your accommodation, activities, and dining throughout Georgia State. Walk along the river and visit the lock itself.

Alongside the visitor’s center, the cottage also serves as a museum house where recreations have been set up in the Lockkeeper’s bedroom. The museum takes visitors on a journey through Columbia Country history via photographs and paintings. Make sure you stop here on your way to Augusta to get inside tips from Augusta locals.

3300 Evans to Locks Rd, Martinez, GA 30907, 706-868-3373

14.The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

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The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church has provided the residents of Georgia with a place of worship for over 200 years. Following the plan of a basilica with the sanctuary raised above the church floor, the church retains most of the original marble and wood detailing.

The Most Holy Trinity is home to several magnificent art works, including a marble sculpture of the Last Supper dating from the late 1800’s. Stunning stained glass windows decorate the walls of the sanctuary alongside a stunning depiction of the Crucifixion on the sanctuary roof. With daily services, the church is open to anyone who wishes to worship.

720 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30903, 706-722-4944

15.Augusta Mall, Augusta, Georgia

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The top shopping destination in Augusta, the Augusta Mall is one of the largest malls in Georgia. Trendy and stylish with simple architecture, light filled corridors, and a central fountain, it is the perfect place to spend a day relaxing, shopping, and dining.

The mall features many high-end stores including Apple, Pandora, and Michael Kors, while clothing shops include White House/Black Market and several trendy specialty stores. Pamper yourself with a trip to one of the many luxury beauty shops and spas followed by a treat at one of the twenty-three dining options.

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3450 Wrightsboro Road, August, GA 30909, 706-731-8850

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16.Reed Creek Nature Park & Interpretive Center

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Offering an attractive and peaceful outdoor area within the city confines, the Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center is an important preservation and education resource. The first thing to do on arrival at the park is pick up a trail map from the Interpretive Center – this will set you up to explore the park at your own pace. The park has a 1/3 mile raised boardwalk as well as a network of trails which are ideal for walking/jogging as well as for wildlife watching. Look out for deer, otters, birds and many interesting plants as you make your way through a series of different natural habitats.

Reed Creek Nature Park & Interpretive Center, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez, GA 30907 706 210 4027

17.Forest Hills Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

If you have packed your set of golf clubs and brought them along, then there is only one place you need to go: Forest Hills Golf Club. Established in 1926, the green has become a favorite with both locals and visitors and is open to the public.

Set amongst beautiful, well established trees and rolling hills, it provides the perfect atmosphere to relax and play a round of golf with your friends. The golf course also features a driving range and practice facility, a bar and grill, and banquet facilities, making Forest Hills Golf Club a destination all by itself.

1500 Comfort Road. Augusta, GA 30909, 706-733-0001

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18.La Bonbonniere, Augusta, Georgia

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After a busy day touring, treat yourself to a trip to La Bonbonniere. Founded and owned by Bébette VandenBrugge-Smith, who graduated from the Chocolate Academy in Wieze, Belgium, this charming establishment allows you to sample exquisite handmade chocolates. With classics such as Amaretto Almond, Caramel Crunch, and Crème de Mint all available, there is plenty to choose from.

For those who are more adventurous, try new flavor combinations such as Earl Grey, Tango, or Kiwi Strawberry. La Bonbonniere offers handmade chocolate gifts including personalized chocolates and boxed chocolates, making their treats the perfect souvenir gift for your family and friends.

229 Fury's Ferry Road, Suite 129 Augusta, GA 30907, 706-868-8120

19.What to Do in Augusta: Symphony Orchestra Augusta

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Home to some of the best musicians in Georgia, the Symphony Orchestra Augusta continues to share the joy of great musical theatre with their audience. The symphony offers services in two states and seventeen counties throughout Georgia and South Carolina, performing classics such as Tchaikovsky’s Fourth, Mozart’s Jupiter and Beethoven’s Fifth! Pops! at the Bell Series pays homage to recent iconic artists with shows like A Frank Sinatra Tribute and A Salute to Elvis.

With such varied musical performances, there is something to suit everyone's tastes.

1301 Green Street #200, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-826-4705

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20.Frog Hollow Tavern, Augusta, Georgia

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Frog Hollow Tavern is hip, modern, spacious, and comfortable – it is a place where people dress up to visit and have a great evening with some exquisite food and a great selection of affordable wines. The large wooden bar dominates the room, and if you sit close enough, you can watch bartender playing with colorful bottles while making your cocktail. The menu is seasonal, and all ingredients are obtained from the restaurant’s regular suppliers – local farmers, bakers, butchers, and sausage makers – and their names are proudly provided. The fare is New American, which means Chef Sean A. Wight gets to play with our old time favorites and come up with his own fabulous version.

His small plates are visionary, but if you feel the need for a substantial meal, go for the Tavern Style "Fisherman's Stew" with chorizo, clams, shrimp, monkfish, house-smoked ham hock, and stewed tomato broth. It is served with garlic baguette, and it is to die for. Choose a nice bottle of wine with that, and check the dessert special – it is always something in season, and it will surely delight you.

1282 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-364-6906

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21.The Boll Weevil, Augusta, GA

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Exposed beams and brick walls of the 1870 cotton warehouse provide an interesting background to the lively, pleasant eatery that makes all your favorite Southern dishes. You will get jambalaya as delicious as the one your grandma used to make, memorable fried green tomatoes, and shrimp and grits that will bring tears to your eyes. But that is now why people come to this popular place: the Boll Weevil is one restaurant where having a cake for lunch is totally justified, and they make absolutely sinful desserts.

They have eight kinds of cheesecake and six kinds of pies, and their Canary Lemon cake is like nothing else you have ever tasted. They also have some great wines, so pick up a glass and enjoy your decadent lunch. You can stop by another time to try their excellent soups and sandwiches.

10 9th St, Augusta, GA 30901, 706-722-7772

22.Ezekiel Harris House, Augusta, Georgia

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Step back in time to the late 1700s with a visit to the Ezekiel Harris House. Restored in 1964, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a rare example of 1700s Georgian architecture. It is the architecture that makes the house truly special, showcasing the change from Georgian and Federal architecture made popular after the Revolutionary War.

Beautiful engravings are carved on the mantles and doorframes, and they remain in their original condition.

1822 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30904, 706-722-8454

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23.French Market Grille

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Surrey Center shopping mall has a range of good eateries, but the French Market Grille has been one of the most popular for the last 26 years. Its cozy, casual, homey décor makes everyone feel welcome, making the French Market Grille a favorite for bringing the family for a Sunday lunch or the entire extended family for an anniversary or birthday celebration.

The fare is classic Cajun, Louisiana-style, with all your favorites. They have a large choice of excellent po’boy sandwiches with anything from ham and cheese to shrimp and catfish. A Crawfish Pie is old-fashioned and delicious, with sautéed vegetables, roux, sherry, cream, and spices, all fried in a fluffy pastry.

425 Highland Ave, Augusta, GA 30909, 706-737-4865

24.Abel Brown, Augusta, GA

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Abel Brown is a popular Surrey Center Southern cuisine restaurant and oyster bar that caters to Georgia’s diverse cultural roots. A nautical theme in the décor is understated and tasteful, with clean lines, pale colors, and original accents such as heavy brass straight from a Texas shipyard. The menu is also authentic and understated, and chef and owner Todd Schafer introduces modern versions of traditional Southern dishes without losing authenticity.

All ingredients are fresh and seasonal, with, naturally, a heavy accent on freshly caught fish and seafood. The small but delectable selection of dishes changes daily and includes treats such as Goat Cheese gnocchi with butternut squash, Spanish chorizo sausage, balsamic roasted onions, and shitake mushrooms. Abel Brown has an extensive wine list, so treat yourself to a good bottle with exceptionally well prepared food.

491 Highland Ave, Augusta, GA 30909, 706-738-6491

25.Things to Do in Augusta, GA: Pendleton King Park

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Located just outside the city center, Pendleton King Park is a 64-acre bird sanctuary. A firm local favorite, there are opportunities to participate in several recreational activities, allowing for the enjoyment of a wide range of visitors. Included are new children's adventure playgrounds, an 18-hole golf course, a tennis court, a workout course, nature trails for walking and cycling, and wide open spaces for picnics and games.

The terrain is diverse, with pine forests, sand ridges, and marshes side by side and several nature trails winding their way through the park. Visitors therefore have the chance to catch sight of several bird and animal species. Grab a blanket and take your family along for a relaxing day out surrounded by nature.

1600 Troupe Street, Augusta, GA 30904, 706-796-5025


25 Best Things to Do in Augusta, Georgia


  • Riverwalk, Photo: Courtesy of SeanPavonePhoto - Fotolia.com
  • Augusta Museum of History, Photo: Augusta Museum of History
  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, Photo: Courtesy of Francesco Scatena - Fotolia.com
  • Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia, Photo: Courtesy of suthisak - Fotolia.com
  • Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Photo: Sacred Heart Cultural Center
  • Augusta Downtown Historic District, Photo: Courtesy of fgnopporn - Fotolia.com
  • Things to Do in Augusta: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, Photo: Courtesy of nercoz - Fotolia.com
  • Imperial Theatre, Augusta, Georgia, Photo: Courtesy of peych p - Fotolia.com
  • Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA, Photo: Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
  • Meadow Garden, Augusta, Georgia, Photo: Courtesy of Jorg Hackemann - Fotolia.com
  • Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, Photo: Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
  • The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, Photo: The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson
  • Savannah Rapids Visitor Center, Augusta, Georgia, Photo: Savannah Rapids Visitor Center
  • The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Photo: The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church
  • Augusta Mall, Augusta, Georgia, Photo: Augusta Mall
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  • Forest Hills Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, Photo: Courtesy of Bastos - Fotolia
  • La Bonbonniere, Augusta, Georgia, Photo: La Bonbonniere
  • What to Do in Augusta: Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Photo: Courtesy of Lukas Gojda - Fotolia.com
  • Frog Hollow Tavern, Augusta, Georgia, Photo: Frog Hollow Tavern
  • The Boll Weevil, Augusta, GA, Photo: The Boll Weevil
  • Ezekiel Harris House, Augusta, Georgia, Photo: Ezekiel Harris House
  • French Market Grille, Photo: French Market Grille
  • Abel Brown, Augusta, GA, Photo: Abel Brown
  • Things to Do in Augusta, GA: Pendleton King Park, Photo: Courtesy of Chaitawee - Fotolia.com
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What is the number one thing Augusta is famous for? ›

No museum dedicated to the history of Augusta would be complete without acknowledging its international fame as the location of the most prestigious golf tournament in the world.

How long is Augusta Riverwalk? ›

Experience this 3.4-mile loop trail near Augusta, Georgia. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 4 min to complete. This trail is great for road biking, trail running, and walking, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring.

How far is Augusta from the beach? ›

The total driving distance from Augusta, GA to Myrtle Beach, SC is 222 miles or 357 kilometers. Your trip begins in Augusta, Georgia. It ends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Is Augusta Riverwalk safe? ›

CadetTraveler. The recent crime was the first one at the Riverwalk in over 16 months.

Is Augusta worth visiting? ›

Augusta has become famous for being home to the Master's golf tournament each year. But there are lots of other ways that you can get outside and active when you visit this fun city. One of the best places to be on a nice day is the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area.

Can the public visit Augusta National Golf Club? ›

Can I play a round of golf at Augusta National or can I go visit the course? No. Augusta National Golf Club is a private club and is only accessible to club members and their guests.

Is Augusta walkable? ›

Downtown Augusta Walkability

While in Augusta, there's rarely a need to hail a ride. Augusta's walkability and mild climate allow guests to walk from their meeting space to restaurants, museums, shopping, and nightlife. There are over 30 locally owned businesses in a three-block area.

Can you visit Augusta National pro shop? ›

Official Masters merchandise can only be purchased from one of the merchandise stands at Augusta National Golf Club and it can only be purchased during the Masters tournament. Access to the main pro shop near the first fairway is only granted to those with appropriate credentials.

Where do you park for the Riverwalk in Augusta? ›

Riverwalk Parking - Cotton Patch
  • Sams Club.
  • Costco.
  • Augusta Marriott At The Conven.
  • University Hospital.
  • Augusta University Medical Center.
  • Augusta Regional Airport (Ags)
  • Fort Gordon Gate 1.
  • Augusta Mall.

How many miles does a golfer walk at the Masters? ›

So, a decent guesstimate: The inside-the-ropes, tee-to-green length of the course is 7,400 yards. That's 22,200 feet, 4.2 miles. There are elevation changes on 15 holes.

What is the racial makeup of Augusta Georgia? ›

Augusta Demographics

Black or African American: 57.47% White: 35.30% Two or more races: 3.29% Asian: 1.99%

How much does it cost to live in Augusta GA? ›

Augusta-Richmond County cost of living is 80.7
COST OF LIVINGAugusta-Richmond CountyGeorgia
Housing50.180.7
Median Home Cost$138,400$240,400
Utilities104.2103.2
Transportation84.2105.1
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Are there alligators in Augusta Georgia? ›

DNR says alligators in Georgia typically live along and south of the fall line, which roughly runs through the cities of Columbus, Macon, and Augusta. There are approximately 200,000 to 250,000 alligators in Georgia.

What is there to do in Augusta Masters week? ›

Golf Swing
  • Forest Hills Golf Club.
  • Augusta Municipal Golf Course, "The Patch"
  • The River Golf Club.
  • Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club.
  • Topgolf Augusta.
  • Wedges and Woods Driving Range.
  • Pointe South Golf Club.

What is the crime rate in Augusta Ga? ›

Augusta Annual Crimes
ViolentTotal
Number of Crimes8306,317
Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents)4.1131.26

How much is a round of golf at Augusta? ›

Non-Member Rates at Augusta Municipal
Weekday Rates (Monday-Thursday)
18 Holes Walking$21
9 Holes Walking$14
Hero Card$27
League Play$27
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How much is a round of golf at Augusta National? ›

There are roughly 300 members of Augusta National, and being invited by one of them is the quickest way to get a round in at the famous course. Members are allowed to bring a guest on the course for a relatively small fee of $40.

What is the best day to go to the Masters? ›

Visit Tuesday and Wednesday to see the practice rounds. These are our favorite days because you get to see a distinct side of the athletes.

Where is the nice part of Augusta? ›

Evans, GA

Evans is a great suburb with beautiful vistas and exciting outdoor activities just waiting to be explored. It's a great option for those who want to be close to Augusta without living in the city itself. The city is only a 20-minute drive on highway I-20.

Why is Augusta GA so cheap? ›

There is a reason why Augusta is so cheap: people don't want to live there! It's the basic principle of economics: supply and demand. In fact, despite the cheap prices, the population of Augusta has been stagnant for nearly 20 years.

Does Augusta Georgia have a beach? ›

“I grew up coming here and return to this park every time I'm in Augusta (C.S.R.A.). They now have made the old cove beach into an off-leash dog friendly area called Elijah Cove. Love It!

Can you wear jeans to the Masters? ›

The official Masters dress code states that appropriate clothing and shoes should be worn at all times. Jeans are not allowed. Golf shoes with spikes are also not allowed. Only the players behind the ropes can wear them.

How expensive is the Masters pro shop? ›

Masters 2022: Can you really spend $36,000 in one visit to the Masters merchandise shop? Challenge accepted! AUGUSTA, Ga. — A Masters experience isn't complete without a visit to the sprawling merchandise shop.

Can you bring your phone into the Masters? ›

ELECTRONIC DEVICES (INCLUDING PHONES, LAPTOPS, TABLETS, AND BEEPERS) ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON THE GROUNDS AT ALL TIMES. ANY DEVICE BEING USED TO RECORD AND/OR TRANSMIT VOICE, VIDEO, OR DATA IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

How much does it cost to walk in Augusta? ›

The five-mile or so walk between the Georgia pines at Augusta National is 11,000-plus steps of up and down and up again. It requires hitting shots from uneven lies. Of digging into the pine straw when required.

Where do players stay during the Masters? ›

What is the Crow's Nest? The Crow's Nest is a cabin on the property of Augusta National open to any amateur in the Masters field that wants to stay there.

How do you spend your day at the Masters? ›

Here's how to spend your one day at the Masters.
  1. Night before: Hydrate. ...
  2. Morning.
  3. 6:00 AM: Didn't get any shuteye? ...
  4. 8:00 AM: The pearly gates have opened. ...
  5. 8:02 AM: Merchandise center. ...
  6. 8:25 AM: Walk up toward the Big Oak by the clubhouse, the de facto lighthouse of Augusta National, as the property sprawls from its roots.
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Does Augusta have a downtown? ›

Downtown Augusta is home to many of Augusta's most popular attractions, locally owned restaurants and nightlife. Affordable public parking and walkability make exploring downtown easy.

What time is the firework show in Augusta Georgia? ›

Fireworks Downtown Augusta

Our celebration begins at 5:00 pm with live music, food trucks, vendors, a kids zone, and much more. The fireworks show launches from right across the Augusta Common on the top levee of the Augusta Riverwalk at 9:15pm.

Does Augusta have a riverwalk? ›

The Augusta Riverwalk spans between 6th & 10th Streets in Downtown Augusta along the Savannah River.

How much do caddies get paid at the Masters? ›

Most Money Made By a Caddie During the Masters

With this in mind, the winning caddy received $207,000 for their efforts in addition to the weekly salary they agreed upon with their golfer. As a result, a caddy can make around $210,000 during the Masters.

How much is it to walk 18 holes of golf? ›

The World Golf Foundation estimates that golfers who walk an 18-hole course clock about 5 miles and burn up to 2,000 calories.

What is the name given to hole 12 at the Masters? ›

The Masters: Hole #12 Golden Bell. One of the world's most famous golf holes, this is Augusta National's shortest par three.

Where is the bluest water in Georgia? ›

As majestic as Hemlock Falls may be, Cherokee Falls takes the cake for having some of the bluest water in the state of Georgia. No matter the season, the water takes on this incredible hue of aquamarine that I've never seen anywhere else in Georgia.

Where is the hidden beach in Georgia? ›

If you love the idea of enjoying the beach but aren't as crazy about crowds, then there's a secret Georgia beach that belongs on your radar: Cumberland Island. It's the southernmost barrier island in Georgia and features over 17 miles of white, sandy beaches that you'll love to navigate.

What is the clearest water in Georgia? ›

And yet, there is one spot that comes to mind—a pure natural wonder for the state. Heralded long ago as one of the most popular swimming holes in Georgia, Blue Hole Falls in Towns County easily tops our list for the clearest, most pristine water in Georgia.

What is there to do in Augusta Masters week? ›

Golf Swing
  • Forest Hills Golf Club.
  • Augusta Municipal Golf Course, "The Patch"
  • The River Golf Club.
  • Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club.
  • Topgolf Augusta.
  • Wedges and Woods Driving Range.
  • Pointe South Golf Club.

Are there alligators in Augusta Georgia? ›

DNR says alligators in Georgia typically live along and south of the fall line, which roughly runs through the cities of Columbus, Macon, and Augusta. There are approximately 200,000 to 250,000 alligators in Georgia.

What is there to see between Augusta and Albany? ›

Our Trip From Augusta to Albany
  • Cape Leewin Lighthouse.
  • Hamelin Bay.
  • Jewel Cave.
  • Boranup Karri Forest.

Is Augusta Georgia nice? ›

PRO: Living in Augusta, GA Means Big City Amenities

Like many much bigger cities, Augusta offers a lot of culture and amenities. Concerts, theatres, museums, and more await you when you live here. There are a lot of outdoor festivals also, as well as an excellent minor league baseball team, the Augusta Greenjackets.

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Many people may not realize that a quarter of a million people visit Augusta every year, and many of these come to visit the Masters Tournament which is held here every year in April.. The city has a wealth of historical gems, many of which date from the times of slavery and the Civil War period, and there are also a range of museums to enjoy that will tell you all about the area and its cultural significance in the United States.. When it comes to the arts, there is also a lot going on in this part of Georgia, and you can find live music nights all over the city, including in famous venues such as the Partridge Inn Hotel.. There are monuments to one of the city’s most famous musical talents, James Brown, as well as art galleries, theaters, and a range of concert halls if you want to take in a show while you are in town.. There are quirky exhibits and galleries here, such as one dedicated to the history of golf in the area.. Riverview ParkRiverview Park covers 149 acres in the city of Augusta and has a huge range of activities for visitors to enjoy.. The park is located along the Savannah River so that you will get gorgeous views across the water and there is a Greeneway Trail where you can hike and take in all the scenery.

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Set overlooking the Savannah River on Georgia's eastern border with South Carolina, the city of Augusta is a great place to visit for an overnight stay, a fun weekend break , or even a longer family vacation.. Augusta is also famous as the home of the USA's most prestigious golf tournament, The Masters , held at the exclusive Augusta National Golf Club each April.. Find out why this Georgian city ranks so highly on travelers' lists of places to visit in the Southern USA, with our list of the top things to do in Augusta, Georgia.. Located within the city's downtown area between 6th and 10th Streets, this pleasant, two-tiered brick pathway follows a section of the Savannah River and offers plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views over the river to South Carolina.. Address: 10th Street, Augusta, Georgia. Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill | Photo Copyright: Bryan Dearsley. Taking place the first full week of April , The Masters, America's most prestigious golf tournament, is held at Augusta National Golf Club and draws huge crowds of spectators to the city, most of them here to join in the fun off-course.. Augusta Museum of History | Photo Copyright: Bryan Dearsley. Address: 560 Reynolds Street, Augusta, Georgia. Address: 1301 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia. Address: 1 10th Street, Augusta, Georgia. Being within easy reach of the city's best attractions, including the Morris Museum of Art and the Augusta Museum of History, as well as the superb Riverwalk, makes it particularly fun to explore on foot.. Other highlights of a walk along Broad Street include the colorful James Brown murals overlooking Augusta Common Park , where you'll also find a statue that pays tribute to the city's best-known performer.. Address: 749 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia. Address: 419 7th Street, Augusta, Georgia

Try irresistible cuisine, hear live music, stroll around the park, and visit a world-class golf club. The best things to do in Augusta are all here!

It’s hard to exclude the Augusta National Golf Club in a list of best things to do in Augusta when a club of its stature is recognized worldwide.. The Augusta National Golf Club often referred to as “Augusta,” or simply “National,” is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world and is the home of the Master’s golf tournament.. Source: Augusta Canal Discovery Center. If you want to learn the answer to that, you should consider visiting the Augusta Canal Discovery Center as one of the best things to do in Augusta.. Let us tell you this, the French Market Grille is so well-loved for its Cajun & Creole dishes that it’s been voted “Best Restaurant in Augusta” by the readers of Augusta Magazine for 17 years in a row.. The Imperial Theater, originally known as the Wells Theatre, serves as the performing arts home for the Augusta Opera, Augusta Ballet, Augusta Players, and Augusta Jazz Project.

Most famous, perhaps, for hosting the annual Masters Tournament, one of the four major golf championships, Augusta has plenty more for visitors to discover than luscious greens and daunting bunkers. Perched near the South Carolina border, the city is distinctive for its wide avenues and scenic waterways, with both the Savannah River and the Augusta […]

Perched near the South Carolina border, the city is distinctive for its wide avenues and scenic waterways, with both the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal providing open space for kayaking and boating.. But without doubt the most famous is the memorial statue located on Broad Street looking out over Augusta Common, which continues to be a popular pilgrimage spot for fans who flock here to pay their respects, take photos and lay flowers in memory of a true music icon.. Dating all the way back to 1845, the Augusta Canal is part of a National Heritage Area and is replete with trails, fishing, kayaking & boat tour opportunities for exploring this former industrial waterway.. Kayakers navigate the historic Augusta Canal (Photo: Savannah Rapid Kayak Rental). Located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, the Morris Museum of Art is the nation’s oldest museum dedicated to the art and artists of the American South.. Visitors admire an art piece at Morris Museum of Art (Photo: Morris Museum of Art). Located within the boundaries of the Augusta Downtown Historic District is a residential home with an illustrious past.. For visitors to Augusta keen to learn about the city’s rich heritage, The Augusta Museum of History will leave you feeling as weighed down with fascinating facts as an encyclopaedia.. An overhead shot of Augusta Museum of History (Photo: Augusta Museum of History). One of the most recognisable landmarks anywhere in Augusta, the centre attracts huge numbers of visitors every year to a whole host of activities and events, including choral concerts, art exhibitions and a popular Garden Festival.. There are few more quintessentially American pursuits than catching a baseball game, and in Augusta you can do just that by attending a minor-league fixture at the RP Park stadium, home to the Augusta GreenJackets since 2019.

The largest states east of the Mississippi, Georgia is vastly different at each of its borders. The state is a perfect example of southern culture and a stunning showcase of ... Read more

It is also home to a number of historic gardens including the Frank A. Smith Rhododendron Garden.. The Atlanta History Museum features a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits that document the history and culture of Atlanta as well a features on the Civil War and Southern Folk Art.. The park is a great place for fishing and walking along the many nature trails.. In 1976 it was declared a National Historic Landmark and is available for public tours with its very own visitors center and gift shop on site.. Source: John Wollwerth / shutterstock. Guided tours of the building are highly recommended and include a look at Georgia’s history and government as well as the splendor of the building itself.

What are the best things to do in Augusta, Western Australia? Located in the SW corner of WA, it's where the Indian and the Southern Ocean meet.

Jewel Cave, Augusta Jewel Cave is the biggest guided tour cave of Western Australia and is only a 10 minute drive north of Augusta.. By far, the best views from a Pub in Western Australia, Augusta HotelThe Augusta Hotel – Motel is one of those hidden gems you’ll find as you travel Western Australia.. The Best Fish and Chips in Western Australia – Blue Ocean, AugustaWithout question, the best fish & chip shop in Western Australia would have to be Blue Ocean Fish & Chips in Augusta.. Sunrise on the Blackwood River, AugustaDolphins in the Blackwood River, AugustaA walk along the boardwalk starting at Ellis Street Jetty and finishing at the Blackwood River river-mouth will bring you close to nature with a vast array of native birds, as well as opportunities to spot dolphins and stingrays in the Blackwood River.. Feed the Stingrays at Hamelin Bay, Western AustraliaOnly a 20 minute drive from Augusta, Hamelin Bay was once a port when Augusta had a booming timber industry, but today it is known for its white sandy beaches and a chance to encounter the stingrays which patrol the shores.. Augusta Historical Museum, Western AustraliaFirst discovered in 1622 by the Dutch and settled in 1830, Augusta’s history includes events from shipwrecks, to fires, and to whale rescues, all which can be learnt at the Augusta Historical Museum .. Augusta River Walk / Ocean Walk – 5km one way – 2-2.5 hours return – Take in all the town has to offer with a walk from the Town Jetty at Ellis Street, along the shores of the Blackwood River and Southern Ocean, to reach the Augusta Boat Harbour.. Augusta Heritage Walk – 2km – 1 hour return – Start at the Colourpatch Car Park (Albany Terrace), and continue south along the coast until you reach the Southern Ocean Lookout where you can take in the views of where the Blackwood’s Rivermouth and Southern Ocean meet.

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As I stood at the bar admiring the vintage posters on the wall, an Augusta local who was showing me around town leaned over and said, “That’s the pool table James Brown used to play on.” I eventually settled into a cozy booth with my drink and took it all in.. The annual golf tournament takes place every April at Augusta National Golf Club and is known as the sport’s most prestigious competition.. Head down to Broad Street in downtown Augusta to visit The New Moon Café .. Take a photo next to the life-size James Brown statue located in the center of Broad Street across from the Augusta Common Park, and then head over to the Augusta Museum of History nearby to learn more about Brown and the city of Augusta.. Inside, you’ll find detailed displays ranging from Civil War relics to iconic golf memorabilia – including a green jacket on loan from Augusta National.. Head outdoors and spend your afternoon discovering why they call Augusta the Garden City.. For something a little more laid back, check out the Augusta Canal Discovery Center and go for a Petersburg Boat Tour afterward.

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But today’s Augusta – Georgia's second most populous city – has plenty to offer visitors beyond the glorious green of the Augusta National Golf Course.. With a lively waterfront and growing dining scene, Georgia's second-largest city is becoming a year-round destination © Sean Pavone / Shutterstock The inimitable James Brown – the Godfather of Soul himself – grew up in Augusta in the 1930s.. His daughters spearheaded the James Brown Family Historical Tour , taking you down memory lane throughout town, including the house where he grew up (a brothel run by his aunt); his life-size statue on Broad Street (he was rather petite); the Imperial Theatre , where he rehearsed; and Deshawn’s Seafood, run by his son-in-law, who might be induced to tell a tale or two.. Nowadays Broad St is full of lively restaurants and local shops © Visit Augusta For years, Augusta’s main street faltered through hard times.. Today, more than 150 of these buildings have been placed on the National Register, including the recently reopened arte moderne Miller Theater , the official home of the Symphony Orchestra Augusta.. The Riverwalk along the Savannah River has become a huge draw for visitors and residents alike, with live music and other events © Barbara Noe Kennedy / Lonely Planet There’s something about being near the water that draws people, and in Augusta’s case, the waterfront draw is the languorous Savannah River.. At River Watch Brewery – a mother-daughter enterprise and the first post-Prohibition brewery to open in Augusta – peach is used to flavor its seasonal ‘Peach 3 Under Par.’ The result is not overwhelming; just a genteel hint of southern yumminess.. Craft & Vine in Augusta serves up a pimento-cheese fondue © Visit Augusta This novelty ‘food,’ a creamy concoction of cheddar cheese, mayonnaise and pimentos, is the go-to comfort food throughout the South, but in Augusta, it’s a special source of pride – pimento cheese is the signature sandwich at the Masters Tournament (on sale at the bargain price of $1.50).

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