Discover the historic charm of the classic South with Augusta’s tree-lined streets and majestic antebellum
mansions. Nestled on the Savannah
River, the city stands about halfway between Savannah and Atlanta, but bares
little resemblance to either one. Augusta
is the state’s second-oldest city, dating
from 1736, when it was marked off for
settlement by Gen. James E. Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia. Enjoy dozens
of shops and restaurants, cultural attractions and entertainment. Meander
along the banks of the Savannah River
as you stroll down Riverwalk Augusta.
The Riverwalk features an outdoor amphitheater that hosts events year-round,
as well as a Japanese pocket garden. Located nearby are the Georgia Golf Hall
of Fame’s Botanical Gardens and the
Morris Museum of Art.
The city has three major sports teams,
an art factory with an annual auction, the
National Science Center at Fort Discovery and the Head of the South Regatta.
Augusta evokes visions of exquisite
golf greens and stunning landscapes, and
recalls the world’s most recognized golf
personalities. Since 1934, Augusta has
hosted the Masters Golf Tournament,
the sport’s most prestigious competi-
tion. Pros, visitors and locals attend this
beautiful event with its rolling terrain,
brightly colored azaleas and impeccably
manicured greens and fairways.
Augusta has four state parks and numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure. Just a few minutes from downtown Augusta, Phinizy Swamp Nature
Park is a haven for children, students
and nature enthusiasts. Trained volunteers lead a free hour-and-a-half hike
over picturesque trails, past wetlands,
swamps and scenic outlooks. The Augusta Museum of History explores the
history of Augusta and its surrounding area with a collection that includes
more than 15,000 artifacts.
Music lovers can enjoy the Garden
City Music Festival and symphony, and
theater enthusiasts can check out local
and Broadway productions.