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Augusta, GA
Travel Guide

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Get a good dose of Southern charm in this beautiful city in northeastern Georgia. Explore the Savannah River or visit homes of the city’s famous historical figures.

Augusta is a beautiful city along the Savannah River in Georgia’s heartland. This region in the middle of the state is known for its Southern hospitality; Augusta is no exception.

The city was founded during the British colonial period. It escaped much of the destruction during the Civil War. Look for gorgeous antebellum mansions presiding over its tree-lined streets.

Augusta is located on the lazy Savannah River. Rent a kayak or canoe to explore or go fishing. Learn about the river’s rich canal heritage during a boat tour or a sunset cruise. Biking and hiking trails wind alongside the river and through the surrounding forests.

The Augusta Riverwalk gives visitors the chance to enjoy the scenery while partaking in the city’s cultural delights. Attend a concert in the amphitheater next to the Savannah River or have a leisurely dinner at a riverside restaurant.

The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, where Wilson and his family lived during the Civil War, is Georgia’s oldest presidential home. Explore the manor’s stately rooms, displaying original furniture that the future president used in his everyday life.

Fly through history at the Museum of Aviation, one of the Southeast’s largest museums of flight. View over 90 historic aircraft and missiles.

Visit the secluded Andalusia, the home of American author and essayist Flannery O’Connor; enjoy nature at its Outdoor Learning Center. Continue the literary theme at the Uncle Remus Museum at Turner Park. The museum explores the life and work of author Joel Chandler Harris, who worked at Turner Park as a young apprentice. He drew inspiration from the slave stories he heard here to create his beloved Uncle Remus and "Little Man" tales.

Augusta is a 3-hour drive from Atlanta, the capital of Georgia. You can also fly into Augusta's regional airport.

For a relaxing day enjoying the Georgia sunshine, take a stroll downtown. Restaurants, shops and galleries line the streets. Augusta makes you understand why this part of the country earns its reputation for Southern charm.

Where to stay in Augusta

Baymont by Wyndham Augusta West
Baymont by Wyndham Augusta West
2.5 out of 5
629 Nw Frontage Road, Augusta, GA
The price is $57 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
Situated in Augusta, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Augusta Mall, Augusta National Golf Club, and Artsy Me Ceramic & Art Studio. University Health Care ...
3.4/5 (974 reviews)
"Cleanliness staff was professional"

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

Baymont by Wyndham Augusta West
Hyatt Place Augusta
Hyatt Place Augusta
3 out of 5
160 Mason McKnight Junior Parkway, Augusta, GA
The price is $89 per night from May 4 to May 5
Situated in Augusta, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Augusta Mall, Augusta State University, and Fort Gordon. Augusta National Golf Club and Bell Auditorium ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (687 reviews)
"Would stay there next time I visit Georgia Had a great time"

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Hyatt Place Augusta
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Augusta-Washington Rd
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Augusta-Washington Rd
2.5 out of 5
3028 B Washington Road, Augusta, GA
The price is $89 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Augusta National Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Augusta Mall and Christenberry Fieldhouse. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (406 reviews)
"Loved the fire pit that was poolside. It was very relaxing."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Augusta-Washington Rd
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Studio 6 Augusta, GA
Studio 6 Augusta, GA
2 out of 5
3421 Wrightsboro Rd, Augusta, GA
The price is $50 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Situated in Augusta, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Augusta Mall and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Christenberry Fieldhouse. Fort Gordon and Augusta State University ...
2.3/5 (155 reviews)
"Very nice"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Studio 6 Augusta, GA
Masters in Summerville. 1.5 Miles to Augusta National Golf Course
Masters in Summerville. 1.5 Miles to Augusta National Golf Course
Augusta, GA
Located in Summerville, this condo building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Augusta State University and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Augusta National Golf Club. VA Medical ...
Masters in Summerville. 1.5 Miles to Augusta National Golf Course
Charming 1916 Bungalow ~ 3 Miles to Augusta Course
Charming 1916 Bungalow ~ 3 Miles to Augusta Course
Augusta, GA
Located in Summerville, this cottage is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Fresenius Medical Care at Trinity Hospital Of Augusta and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Augusta National ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Wonderful!
"Beautiful home with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and fun!"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Charming 1916 Bungalow ~ 3 Miles to Augusta Course
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Augusta

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3/5 - Okay

Rose

May 27, 2020

Augusta is a beautiful city with amazing people. I was lucky to have friends in the area that had homes I can spend most of my time at.

4/5 - Good

Ted

May 26, 2020

Trail biking at Forks Area Trail System (FATS) in Clark's Hill, SC was excellent. This should be listed as one of the recreational attractions for Augusta. I was the major reason for staying in the city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 5, 2020

My family lives there

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 22, 2020

I liked

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Apr 1, 2020

I live in Augusta i hard to stay at your hotel for my daughter is allergic to pollen. On Saturday my air conditioner broke and could not be repaired until Monday. So it was for my daughters' health.

5/5 - Excellent

Doug

Mar 29, 2020

We just stuck to our direct plans and didn't have time to enjoy the surrounding sites and amenities.

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