Augusta, Georgia – More Than Just Golf!
While Augusta is known worldwide for the Masters® and the coveted green jacket, you’ll find that Georgia’s second-oldest and second-largest city – also known as the “Garden City” of the South – is full of history, atmosphere, Southern charm, attractions, and activities to engage everyone’s interest.
Discover the historic charm of the classic South with Augusta’s tree-lined streets and majestic antebellum mansions. Travelers to Augusta enjoy dozens of shops and restaurants, cultural attractions and entertainment. Meander along the banks of the Savannah River as you stroll Riverwalk Augusta. Canoe the river or the adjacent Augusta Canal. Whatever your interest, you’ll find something to satisfy it in Augusta.
Make the Augusta Visitor Information Center, located in the lobby of the Augusta Museum of History (6th Street between Broad and Reynolds), your first stop. Our helpful visitor information specialists can provide travel guides and information on Augusta attractions, recreation, hotels, shopping, dining and maps. While there, you can purchase Augusta’s Gallery Pass – which gives you entrance into nine of Augusta’s attractions at a savings of more than 50%, make a reservation for the Saturday Guided Historic Tour of Augusta, or pick up a souvenir to commemorate your Augusta vacation.
Culture buffs are right at home in Artists’ Row, a group of galleries and shops along Broad, Eighth and 10th streets in downtown Augusta.
For a splash of adventure, kayak or canoe through the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area and explore an industrial canal built in 1845 to harness the water and power of the Savannah River.
Visit the oldest documented home in Augusta, Meadow Garden, a pre-1791 farmhouse. This structure was once the residence of George Walton, the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence and a two-time Georgia governor.