While Augusta celebrates its colorful past, it is equally proud of its exciting present. On the banks of the Savannah River, you’ll find a mix of Southern charm and city fun that blends sports, culture, and amazing food. Experience the dynamic recreation around Augusta's River Region and our charming downtown.
The Augusta Canal waterway and trails are key pieces of Augusta’s landscape and history. With its numerous trails and scenic waterscapes, the canal is ideal for biking, hiking, and running, as well as kayaking, paddleboarding, and boating. The natural beauty of the Augusta Canal makes it the perfect backdrop to any outdoor trail or watersport event.
Winding along the border between Georgia and South Carolina, the beautiful Savannah River is far more than a state line; it’s a unifying body across many communities in the River Region. The Savannah River features rapids for adventurous kayakers, as well as calmer currents for swimming and rowing events. Nearby, the Greeneway Trail is ideal for biking and running with a view of the Savannah River. The Lock and Dam Bridge in Columbia County offers docks and the river’s high-speed currents, while the Augusta Riverwalk provides picturesque scenery of both the river and downtown Augusta.
Other Area Attractions
In addition to its top sporting destinations, Augusta offers many ways to experience the arts, history, and local fun during your stay! Come and see The Masters golf exhibit at the Augusta Museum of History, or make your own custom scented candle at Augusta Candle Company. Taste the local flavor at downtown restaurants or try your hand at an escape room. See the river in a new way on a boat tour, or enjoy the historic Miller and Imperial theaters by catching a show put on by the Augusta Symphony or the Augusta Players.
How To Get There
Augusta is centrally located two hours east of Atlanta. Trips to the Garden City are a breeze, with an easy exit off of Interstate 20 and direct flights available to the Augusta Regional Airport.