AugustaUnited States of America

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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

Augusta featuring a city

Downtown

4/5Very Good!(39 area reviews)

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Augusta Riverwalk and Bell Auditorium.

Downtown
Beautiful little hike, close to home.
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Industrial

3/5(3 area reviews)

You might make a stop by Goshen Plantation Golf Club while you're exploring Industrial.

Industrial
Really old railroad bridge
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Summerville

4.5/5Wonderful!(11 area reviews)

While there might not be top attractions in Summerville, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Augusta National Golf Club and Augusta Riverwalk.

Summerville
The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill featuring a park

West End

If you're spending some time in West End, Ezekiel Harris House and The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill are top sights worth seeing.

West End

Top Hotels in Augusta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place Augusta
Hyatt Place Augusta
3 out of 5
160 Mason McKnight Junior Parkway, Augusta, GA
$99
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Situated in Augusta, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Augusta Mall, Augusta State University, and Artsy Me Ceramic & Art Studio. Lady Antebellum Amphitheater ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (468 reviews)

"The hotel was great! Fast check in, clean, smells good, nicely decorated, and plenty of convenient parking."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Hyatt Place Augusta
Wingate by Wyndham Augusta Washington Road
Wingate by Wyndham Augusta Washington Road
2.5 out of 5
2650 Center West Parkway, I-20 at Exit 199, Augusta, GA
$67
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in National Hills, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Augusta National Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Augusta State University and Augusta Convention ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (537 reviews)

"Check in was really fast and front desk personnel was very friendly and helpful with all my questions and even suggested very reasonable options for dinner. The hotel looks fairly new, clean and well maintained. It was very quiet at night & had a peaceful stayed. Thanks"…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Wingate by Wyndham Augusta Washington Road
Baymont by Wyndham Augusta West
Baymont by Wyndham Augusta West
2.5 out of 5
629 Nw Frontage Road, Augusta, GA
$42
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Situated in Augusta, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Augusta Mall, Augusta National Golf Club, and Augusta State University. Artsy Me Ceramic & Art Studio ...

3.5/5Good! (1,296 reviews)

"Front desk staff stayed on her phone during the entire check in. Their were other guest in the lobby and she read my room number out loud. There was only one set of towels in our bathroom. I called desk to ask for additional and was told to come downstairs and pick up. I was then given what i thought ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Augusta West

Popular things to do in Augusta

Augusta Museum of History
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Augusta Museum of History

4.5/5(43 reviews)

Follow the story of the Augusta region, from the early Native American settlements to present day, through comprehensive exhibits covering 12,000 years of history. 

Augusta Imperial Theatre
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Augusta Imperial Theatre

4.5/5(33 reviews)

Charlie Chaplin appeared here in 1918 and since then this historic theater has been an important venue for entertainment in Augusta.

Mistletoe State Park
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Mistletoe State Park

4/5(18 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Mistletoe State Park, a lovely green space in Appling.

Top activities in Augusta

Operation city Quest of Georgia
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Operation city Quest of Georgia

$10
Per adult
Outbreak: Find the Cure Escape Room
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Outbreak: Find the Cure Escape Room

$29
Per adult
Sorcerer's Secret Escape Room
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Sorcerer's Secret Escape Room

$29
Per adult
Bank Heist Escape Room
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Bank Heist Escape Room

$29
Per adult
Lost in Time Escape Room
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Lost in Time Escape Room

$29
Per adult
History and Horses electric bicycle tour
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History and Horses electric bicycle tour

$41
Per adult

Reviews of Augusta

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 49.69801553062985%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 18.809318377911993%
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1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.380500431406385%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

Never been to Augusta, it was a nice city with plenty of things to do.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

Augusta, for its size, is a very congested city. The roads are typically packed and driving is not at all enjoyable. There are so many stop lights that it's a constant bumper to bumper accordion style drive.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 12, 2020

Change comes slow in Augusta

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 10, 2020

I love Augusta. I attended homecomeing activities at Paine College. That location should be on your places to evaluate.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 10, 2020

It’s my home I love it here

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 2, 2020

I like the city

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