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Where is Augusta Located in Georgia, USA

From its stunning riverfront to historical downtown, 'The Garden City' oozes a Southern charm most visitors are after. It is the second largest metro area in Georgia after Atlanta. Founded in 1736, Augusta is the oldest city in the state.
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Facts About Augusta, GA

 
City Name Augusta, Georgia
ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States (USA)
StateGeorgia (GA)
Capital and largest cityNA
Area306.5 sq mi (793 km2)
Population197,872 (2012)
Lat Long33.4667° N, 81.9667° W
Official LanguageEnglish
Calling Code00 1 706 X
Time ZoneEST (UTC-5) Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
AirportAugusta Regional Airport
Neighbour StateSouth Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida
Internet TLD 
CurrencyUnited 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.

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Last Updated on : September 4th, 2017

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