The Best Things to do in Augusta, Georgia
Collected by Joseph Cyr , AFAR Local Expert
Second-largest and second-oldest city in Georgia...Beyond the Augusta National Golf Club, there are quiet charms to be found--architecture and the Savannah River. It may not be a 'destination' in the way that Savannah and Atlanta draw visitors, but there's more than golf and strip-malls, if you know where to look...
3759 Martinez Blvd, Martinez, GA 30907, USA
Late May through June--if you're in Georgia or South Carolina, it's time for peaches! Don't look for fresh local fruit in the supermarkets, though--their stuff is likely trucked in from California...Keep your eyes open for roadside trucks or...
505 Railroad Ave Ste 100, North Augusta, SC 29841, USA
By all means, eat some grits 'n' greens down South...but don't fall into the trap of thinking that all local food is fried when traveling in the region. Check out Manuel's--one of the culinary highlights along the Savannah River in Hammond's...
A blue horse on a balcony? Why not..."Seattle Blue" is the name of this mosaic-covered-statue by artist Paul Pearman, located on a quirky corner in Augusta, GA, a riverside city of underrated architectural history... This brick building was built...
3300 Evans to Locks Rd, Martinez, GA 30907, Martinez, GA 30907, USA
Trees by the river, draped in Spanish Moss--never gets old; each time I visit Georgia, my favorite place to go for a run is on the trails between the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal--this is an ecological convergence zone, where the...
753 Broad St # 505, Augusta, GA 30901, USA
Every April, thousands of visitors descend upon Augusta, Georgia for The Masters golf tournament. While the azaleas and dogwoods that line the fairways are beautiful, the streetscape outside the Augusta National Golf Club is a car-dominated...
3300 Evans to Locks Rd, Martinez, GA 30907, USA
After finishing my run on a glorious autumn morning, the track and field team from the local university arrived to take their turn, training along the Augusta Canal. Dug in the 1840's and expanded in the 1870's by Irish and Chinese immigrant...
1204 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901, USA
After "The Masters" golf tournament, James Brown is arguably Augusta's most familiar claim to fame outside of the South...No surprise, then, that a sculptural tribute to "The Godfather of Soul" can be found in the middle of downtown's Broad...
Olde Town, Augusta, GA 30901, USA
Most visitors to Georgia's second-oldest city come in April for The Masters Golf Tournament. Just a few minutes' drive from the Augusta National, though, will take you to a leafy neighborhood laid out well before the Civil War, with homes from the...
1822 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30904, USA
Before cotton reigned supreme in the South, tobacco was the money-maker. Planters channeled their profits into increasingly ornate homes, and one of the best examples of this post-Revolutionary architecture can be found in the Harrisburg district...
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904, USA
A few minutes away from the golf buzz surrounding The Masters tournament in Augusta, the Summerville neighborhood is one of the South's most beautiful residential districts. From Antebellum Greek Revival to Tudor and Italianate mansions, the...
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