Things To Do In Augusta, GA
Augusta is a city in Georgia on the border with South Carolina. Exhibits at the Augusta Museum of History include golf and soul singer James Brown. The Savannah River runs alongside the Augusta Riverwalk. Augusta is most known as the site of the Masters Golf Tournament, which is held the first full week of April. The neighborhood is also a medical, manufacturing, and military hub. The Morris Museum of Art, located nearby, is dedicated to the art of the American South. The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson represents the 28th president's childhood. Trails along the length of the Augusta Canal, which was built in 1845.
Augusta-Richmond County had a 2020 population of 202,081, not including the unincorporated communities of Blythe and Hephzibah, according to the United States Census Bureau. It is the 116th most populous city in the United States. The process of merging the City of Augusta and Richmond County began with a vote in both counties in 1995. On July 1, 1996, the merger was finalized. The Augusta metropolitan area's main city is Augusta. It has 611,000 people in 2020, making it the state's second-largest metro region. It is the country's 95th biggest metropolitan region.
Outdoor Festivities that are offered:
- Riverwalk Augusta
- Riverside park that runs beside and on top of the city's levee.
- Augusta Common
- Grassy park that connects Broad Street to Reynolds Street and features a monument of James Oglethorpe.
- The Augusta Canal
- Historic canal with a cycling and pedestrian route.
- Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
- Wetlands park featuring boardwalks and pedestrian/bike pathways.
- Diamond Lakes Regional Park
- Located in southern Richmond County.
Shopping: Get some shopping out of the way by visiting the Augusta Mall which is home to both major department stores and local retailers. Take some time to sit down to catch a movie at the acclaimed IMAX theater, with the family, by visiting Regal Augusta Exchange.
Breweries: Grab a cold one while relaxing at the Augusta Riverwalk as it is home to some excellent Breweries including Riverwatch Brewery, Savannah River Brewing Co., and World of Beer.
Food: Augusta, Georgia, is well known as the birthplace of James Brown and the site of the Masters Golf Tournament. The Garden City of the South is also a foodie's paradise. There are meals for every appetite, from cafés and bakeries to sports bars and oyster bars to four-star fine dining and eat-on-the-dashboard take-out. Knuckle Sandwiches not only for spectacular sandwiches, but also for Augusta's best French fries; Abel Brown for a dreamy selection of oysters from all coasts; Whenever you have that craving for some great unmatched cuisines, you can visit some of these local landmarks:
- Salt + Marrow Kitchen (1060 Center Street North Augusta, SC 29861) When two lovely things come together, such as down-to-earth morals and a bone-deep love for gastronomy, incredible experiences result. Garden ingredients come to life in a fire. A traditional meal was given a modern twist. A memorable excursion followed by memorable innings at the ballpark. Salt & Marrow's heart is a fusion of South Carolina vigor and North Augusta charm. Breakfast is offered every day from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dinner is served Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday nights are closed for supper.
- Abel Brown Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar (491 Highland Avenue Augusta, GA 30903) Abel Brown is a southern cuisine and oyster bar located in Augusta, Georgia's Surrey Center. The name, like our food, is a reference to and appreciation of our many ethnic backgrounds. Our ingredient-driven meals are made and presented with deliberation and respect, making them authentic but sophisticated. We combine clean and sophisticated Southern food with the charm and heritage reserved for special occasions.
- Alexander's Great BBQ (3007 Deans Bridge Road Augusta, GA 30906) Alexander's delivers high-quality, scratch-made items with a down-home southern taste.