Georgia's second oldest and second largest city, Augusta has been showing off her charms to the world for more than 50 years as host to the Masters Tournament. It's a perfect, scenic setting for one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events, but there’s much more to Augusta than golf.
This beautiful hub on the banks of the Savannah River has a rich history of arts and culture – after all, James Brown, the Godfather of Soul himself, grew up here. And Grammy-winning soul singer Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings) was born here, so there has to be a little something funky-groovy going on along the water.
The arts and culture scene in this hospitable, charming city is booming as of late, so it’s an ideal time to take a weekend excursion to explore this gem.