Sitting along the Savannah River, Augusta is a popular destination for couples wanting a romantic getaway. It also has plenty to offer in the way of family and outdoor activities. Golf enthusiasts will associate the city with the annual Masters Tournament, and the Augusta Canal and Lake Thurmond are places that those who are into watersports or fishing will enjoy.
The Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters Tournament, is the most famous of the city s attractions. Other clubs in town include Forest Hills and Jones Creek Golf Clubs, along with Gordon Lakes Golf Course and the Augusta Municipal course. When you fly to Augusta, you can relax along the Augusta Canal by walking, bicycling or fishing along its banks. You can also take a guided tour aboard a cargo boat replica. You may also enjoy a visit to the Sacred Heart Cultural Center or a performance by the Symphony Orchestra Augusta. Outdoor performances are held regularly at the Jessye Norman Amphitheatre.
When you fly to Augusta, the closest airport is Augusta Regional at Bush Field (AGS). From there, you can choose to rent a car or rely on Augusta Public Transit to get around town. Augusta boasts mild winters, with average low temperatures of 34 degrees. Average summertime highs are just over 90. Concerts and outdoor performances are held regularly through Augusta s First Friday Downtown series, and the annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival features food, art and music.
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