Founded in 1735, Augusta remains the second largest city in Georgia all while maintaining its well-known southern charm and history rich, allurement. Augusta is one of the few destinations whose attractions range from it’s golf history and one of the cities best known attractions, the Masters Golf Tournament, to the civil war and revolutionary heritage and the enrichment of music and food.
The Winter Retreat
Augusta was the winter holiday capital of the North America at the turn of the 20th century. Comfortable weather drew visitors to area to stay at nostalgic, mansion hotels and play world-class golf courses. Augusta holds the title as Golf Capital of the World and neighboring Aiken, SC in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s was the Winter Polo Capital of North America. To this day, Aiken continues as a top thoroughbred training center.
The Golf Capital of the World
Augusta’s renown golf courses such as Augusta Golf Country Club and Palmetto Golf Club in nearby Aiken, South Carolina made the area one of the most desired golf destinations for the rich and famous. Whether it be celebrities, athletes, presidential parties or businessmen, throughout the early 1900's, Augusta was the center of the elite world as a winter retreat.
Revolutionary and Civil War Historic Sites
Augusta, Georgia was also the site of several key battles during both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. With the abundance of museums and galleries like the Augusta Museum of History and the Augusta Canal Discovery Center, to the beautiful architecture and historic homes, the character and personality of the town is defined by its rich American history.
See and Do in the new Augusta
Augusta is filled with sightseeing and choices of activities for all interests. As it sits at the head of the Savannah River, the natural beauty of the Savannah rapids, Forks Area Trail System and parks encompass the outskirts of the city; making walking, biking or horseback along the river a must.
The city's nightlife something you do not want to miss out on. The James Brown Arena is home to many concerts and other events year-round; or check out the heart of Augusta’s performing arts, Imperial Theatre, if ballet, broadway plays or musicals peak your interest.
Take Historic and Ghost Trolley Rides
Take a step back in time with on a nostalgic Trolley ride with The SouthStar Trolley. The company hosts several tours throughout the city of Augusta. Guests can enjoy Ghost Tours, city tours, and historical Civil War tours throughout the year. Visit http://southstartrolley.com for details.
World Famous Southern Hospitality
Being down south, food isn’t just delicious, but a way of life. The city has a perfect mix of local taverns, cafes, southern cuisine and innovative dining. Enjoy award-winning restaurants serving local comfort food and true southern hospitality.
There is this very special place in the world called Augusta, Georgia....