Augusta travel guide

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You're Going to Love Augusta

Step out of the hustle of big city life and experience Georgia's hospitality in Augusta. Pretty and picturesque, Augusta sits on the Savannah River. It's a small city with a laid-back vibe and friendly, small-town charm.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Augusta

1. A Historic Previous State Capital

From the impressive dome of the state capital building to the Old Medical College of Georgia and many other buildings along Telfair and Greene Streets, there are many fine examples of classic colonial architecture dating as far back as the early 1700s.

2. Golf!

With its mild climate and lush countryside, the Augusta area is home to some of the country's finest golf courses, including the Augusta National Golf Club.

3. Explore Local Arts and Events

While it's a small city, Augusta is home to a thriving local arts scene and hosts many festivals and other events throughout the year. Be sure to check a local calendar before you go.

4. Fishing and Boating

The Savannah River is just the beginning of your options when it comes to fishing and boating. The area surrounding Augusta is full of ponds, lakes and rivers to explore.

5. Augusta Canal

Take a boat tour along the Augusta Canal - a designated National Heritage Area - or for a more active option, you can kayak or fish.

Where to Eat in Augusta

You'll love the classic American cuisine done right at the Frog Hollow Tavern, where main dishes start at about $20. Calverts blends American and French cuisine for high-end fare that starts at $30.

Most popular restaurants in Augusta

Contemporary American
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When to visit Augusta

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Augusta in July
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With mild winters and hot, humid summers, Augusta is a year-round destination. Many visitors prefer the more temperate spring and early summer, along with fall for fishing.

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How to Get to Augusta


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta is the nearest international airport at 151 miles away. Regional flights from some carriers arrive at Augusta Regional Airport (AGS). A car rental is the best option to get into thecity of Augusta.


There is no direct train service to Augusta.


Located just across the river from South Carolina on I-20, Augusta is easy to get to by car, with connections to major centers throughout the state and beyond.


Greyhound Bus company provides intercity service connecting Augusta to major centers in Georgia and South Carolina.

Airlines serving Augusta

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Air France
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British Airways
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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ITA Airways
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Aer Lingus
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Japan Airlines
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Qantas Airways
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Virgin Atlantic
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Where to stay in Augusta

Enjoy modern luxury at the Hyatt Place Augusta, with its convenient location. You'll have all the comforts of home at the Home2 Suites by Hilton Augusta, where you can choose a suite with a fully equipped kitchen.

Popular neighborhoods in Augusta

National Hills - this riverfront area is where you'll find a busy commercial area, including many shopping and dining options along Washington Road.

Lake Aumond - this upscale neighborhood is where you'll find a shopping and dining scene along Wrightsboro Road.

Downtown Historic District - this is where you'll find the charming architecture and the picturesque Riverwalk.

Where to stay in popular areas of Augusta

Most booked hotels in Augusta

Holiday Inn Express Augusta North, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.5, 226 reviews)
Best Western Plus Augusta North Inn & Suites
Excellent (8.2, 1262 reviews)
Holiday Inn Augusta West I-20
Excellent (8.2, 816 reviews)
Holiday Inn Express Augusta Downtown, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.2, 392 reviews)
Staybridge Suites Augusta
Excellent (8.2, 116 reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton Augusta
Excellent (8, 230 reviews)
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How to Get Around Augusta

Public Transportation

There is a bus system that services most parts of Augusta. Fares start at $1.25, with a weekly pass available for $15.


Taxis can be somewhat expensive since attractions are often spread out over the area. Cross-town fares can cost up to $30.


A car rental is a good option for getting around the city and exploring the countryside. A compact rental starts at about $55 per day.

The Cost of Living in Augusta

Shopping Streets

Washington Road is where you'll find many shopping options, including grocery stores and boutiques. For souvenirs and other local goods, check out the downtown historic area for specialty boutiques and stores.

Groceries and Other

Publix has multiple locations in Augusta, along with a large Harvey's Supermarket, where you'll find reasonable prices and well-stocked shelves. A quart of milk costs about $0.90 and a dozen eggs $1.75.

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