Augusta Georgia is the largest city, and second largest metropolitan area after Atlanta in the entire state. The city may best be known for hosting one of the most prestigious tourist attractions in Georgia all year, the Masters Golf Tournament each spring. The Augusta National Golf Club is home to this PGA event, one of four major yearly events. The gathering of golf lovers and massive national media coverage makes the tour stop one of the most exciting attractions in Augusta. Besides the warm climate and great golf, the city has something to offer everyone planning Augusta travel.
If you're planning an Augusta vacation, you will be within driving distance of Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, Jacksonville, as well as some of Georgia and South Carolina's most beautiful beaches. Augusta Georgia is located on the Georgia/South Carolina border, about 150 miles east of Atlanta. The city has a humid, sub-tropical climate with mild winters and very humid summers. It is situated about halfway up the Savannah River.
One of the fist places to consider visiting on your Augusta vacation is Georgia's first designated National Heritage Area, the Augusta Canal. Tourists can explore Augusta along the canal on bike, foot, kayak, canoe, or on a guided tour. The guided tour provides a nice way to get an overview of the city, while enjoying a relaxing, laid-back experience.
History lovers looking to book Augusta travel should consider a trip to the boyhood home of President Woodrow Wilson at 419 Seventh Street. A group called Historic Augusta Inc. can assist with walking tours through historic Augusta Georgia. When you take an Augusta vacation, you are visiting a designated historic district, as downtown Augusta is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Tourists exploring historic Augusta will learn about the development and history of Augusta as it grew from the banks of the Savannah River. The Augusta Museum of History has a brilliant permanent collection of works that reflect and preserve the historic past of Augusta. From early twentieth-century locomotives to a replica of a 1940s Augusta GA radio station, it is a compelling ride into the past of Georgia's biggest town.
For the art lover booking Augusta travel, the Morris Museum of Art is a must-see. The spacious and inviting environment provides a casual and engaging experience that includes some of the finest Southern Impressionist works in the state. The permanent collection includes a large exhibit of Impressionism in the South, Civil War portraiture, late twentieth-century contemporary art, and some amazing genre and still-life pieces. The Morris Museum of Art is located right downtown near the banks of the Savannah River.
For those travelers who want to take advantage of the warm climate and gorgeous Southern beaches on their Augusta vacation, a trip to Charleston, Savannah, Hilton Head, or even Jacksonville, Florida may be in order. These destinations are within easy driving distance for those who would like to rent a car and head out to the beach for the day. One of the great features of Augusta Georgia is the ease and convenience of travel between some of the state's other popular destinations.