Facts About Augusta, GA
|City Name||Augusta, Georgia|
|Country||United States (USA)|
|Capital and largest city||NA|
|Area||306.5 sq mi (793 km2)|
|Lat Long||33.4667° N, 81.9667° W|
|Calling Code||00 1 706 X|
|Time Zone||EST (UTC-5) Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)|
|Airport||Augusta Regional Airport|
|Neighbour State||South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida|
|Currency||United States Dollar (USD)|
Getting In and Around
Lying along the banks of the Savannah River, it is about 150 miles east of Atlanta on the central eastern border of Georgia and South Carolina.
By Air – Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is served by domestic flights to and from Charlotte, Atlanta, and New York.
By Rail – Toccoa and Savannah are the nearest Amtrak stations from Augusta.
By Road – Interstate highway I-520 circles the city while I-20 passes through downtown.
Best Time to Visit
Some places in Georgia get unbearably hot in the summer. Spring and Fall are ideal seasons to visit Augusta. If you're an avid golf fan, the city hosts The Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club each April.
What's in Augusta
Points of Interest – The Augusta Downtown Historic District has a range of attractions to please all age groups. The Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, and Augusta Museum of History are major attractions in the city. Walk along the beautiful Riverwalk Augusta to explore Fort Discovery (children's science exhibition center) and the Morris Museum of Art. Majestic antebellum mansions and tree-lined streets add to the beauty of the city.
Parks and Recreation – Discover the beauty of Augusta Canal with either guided tours on electric boats or simply by paddling and kayaking. On a warm summer day, bring your kids and furry pets to Evans Towne Center Park for family fun and on a balmy summer evening, bring a lawn chair to rest under magnolia trees in Hopelands Gardens. Hiking and birdwatching in Phinizy Swamp Nature Park are popular pastimes.
Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife – Browse through produce and baked goods or shop for regionally crafted art at the Saturday Morning Augusta Market on the Riverwalk. Also, on the first Friday of every month, the city celebrates art, food, and culture.
The James Brown Arena, Imperial Theatre, Bell Auditorium, and Miller Theater are popular cultural venues in Augusta. The legacy of soul singer James Brown still lingers in city's watering holes. Don't leave town before tempting your taste-buds with a long wine list at Frog Hollow, slurping down oysters at Abel Brown, and sampling ribs at Prime Steakhouse.
Last Updated on : July 06, 2016