While Augusta in known worldwide as the home of The Masters golf tournament, this historic riverside town on the South Carolina border is sure to charm. Located on Georgia's eastern border across the Savannah River from South Carolina, Augusta is a dynamic city filled with outdoor adventures, historic sites, a thriving arts community, and much more.
Shop in locally owned boutiques and stores along Broad Street, in the historic Summerville neighborhood and in Surrey Center. Eat at Augusta's best locally owned restaurants, and enjoy classic Southern fare, tapas with an international twist, gourmet burgers and farm-to-table dishes.
Make your first stop in Augusta at the Visitor Center for information and make your reservation for the Saturday Historic Trolley Tour of Augusta, or pick up souvenir praline pecans, sunglasses, hoodies and t-shirts.
REASONS TO COME BACK TO AUGUSTA
1301 Greene St, Augusta, GA
THINGS TO DO IN AUGUSTA
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The Augusta Riverwalk features a children’s playground and various gardens. Two museums are located off the walkway along with the Jessye Norman Amphitheater and several restaurants. Great for families out for some fresh air along the Savannah River.
Celebrating public art and James Brown in the birthplace of the Godfather of Soul is an easy task for Augusta. This year, as we commemorate the birthday of James Brown, we do so with a funky public art tour of murals throughout the city that celebrate his life and soulful career.
The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Boat Tour (1450 Greene Street #400). Visitors can choose from nature and history tours, or tours featuring live music on Friday evenings. Keep your eyes peeled for alligators!
PLACES TO EAT IN AUGUSTA
379 Highland Avenue
The perfect spot to enjoy a creative spin on traditional brunch food. You’ll want to try their Monte Cristo sandwich served on French toast.
1008 Broad Street
Perfect for when you need a break from all that homestyle cooking. Build a bowl of fresh, local ingredients for a light lunch.
211 10th Street
Asian-inspired tapas menu with something for everyone, including vegans.
1282 Broad Street
Known for its pork chop special and rich mac and cheese, this is the place to celebrate a special occasion like a local.
3316 Washington Road
This local favorite is famous for its Augusta pimento cheese, but you’ll want to sample the fried chicken and banana pudding, too. Grab a bite for either lunch or dinner. They also cater.
2111 Kings Way
An excellent seafood restaurant in a true river town, locals know Beck’s for their oysters and open, neighborhood ambiance.
208 10th St, Augusta, GA 30901
Tacos. No cats.
Located in the heart of Downtown Augusta, the Augusta Common sits between Broad Street and Reynolds Street between the 8th and 9th Street Block. This jewel contains more than 1 acre of manicured landscaping with park benches, an Augusta Common mimicked water feature, memory plaques, and monuments, and is outlined by a bricked walkway.