Augusta, Georgia contains a wealth of treasures. Whether you want arts, culture, great food or a relaxing day on the water, this city will meet all of your needs. Augusta is the second oldest and second largest city in Georgia.
Founded in 1736, Augusta is located on the banks of the Savannah River on the Atlantic Seaboard fall zone, a beautiful geomorphologic area where the foothills of the mountains to the north meet the coastal plains. This location on the river provides a favorable area for both business and recreation. Besides the fantastic flair of local Augusta, the city marks an ideal location for fast access to the beach, mountains and larger metropolitan areas. Atlanta, Charleston, Savannah and Charlotte are all within two and a half hours. Our central location makes Augusta a coveted place to live and work.
Augusta's cultural scene and night life is rich in art, music, and flavorful cuisine. From the Morris Museum of Art to "Artists' Row" on Broad Street, the city showcases the visual arts and artists of the American South. Augusta is home to "the Godfather of Soul" and boasts a diverse and dynamic musical culture. No matter what genre of music suits your taste, you will find a soulful array of choices in venues all over the city. Festivals, such as Arts in the Heart of Augusta and Westabou, feature local talent and performers from cultures all over the globe. In addition to choral concerts at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, the Augusta Ballet and Symphony Orchestra Augusta provide a delightful excursion from the daily grind. Dining in Augusta will satisfy even the most discriminating palate. Unfold your napkin and take a culinary journey that circles the earth and returns to southern comfort food. Have fun with the fusion of Far East and Southwest menu options at Takosushi, or relax outdoors at Manuel's Bread Café which features French flair and fresh food from Blue Clay Farm. With so many options, plan accordingly!
Augusta is a dream come true for sports fanatics and nature lovers. The Augusta Canal, Augusta Riverwalk, North Augusta Greeneway, and Savannah River provide outdoor recreation on foot, by bike, or by boat. With more than 1,000 miles of shoreline, Clark's Hill/Strom Thurmond Lake offers endless opportunities for water sports and family fun. Each fall, gather your crew on the banks of the Savannah and cheer on your favorite team at the Head of the South Regatta, featuring colleges from the across America. Augusta hosts the USA Cycling National Championships, ESI Ironman 70.3 Augusta Triathlon, Augusta Half Marathon, and Augusta Southern Nationals, the world's richest drag boat race. Owned by the Ripken Professional Baseball Group, The Augusta Greenjackets are a minor league affiliate of the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Watch the major league stars of the future play America's pastime at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Augusta is arguably the center of the golf world in America, at least for one week April when the entire world visits the Garden City. Since 1934, Augusta National Golf Club has hosted those celebrated few PGA professionals that qualify for the Masters and make a run for the green jacket. Additionally, Augusta has a wealth of public and private golf courses worthy of weekend warriors and touring professionals alike, many played by Bobby Jones himself. Courses are diverse, convenient, and affordable. The Augusta State University Jaguars are the two-time defending Division-1 National Champions in Men's Golf, a feat much more intimidating than a trip around Amen Corner. You don't have to be a PGA or NCAA Champion to enjoy golf in Augusta, hackers are welcome too.
Augusta offers everyone something. Come see for yourself!