The 8 Best Things To Do In Augusta, GA, This Summer
Augusta, GA, is known around the world as the site of golf’s famous Masters Tournament. But it actually has so much more to offer.
The Masters tournament makes April an exciting time to visit Augusta, about two hours east of Atlanta. However, the summer is also an excellent time to visit Georgia’s third-largest city. Let’s go on a little road trip with our list of a few of the fantastic things to do in Augusta, GA, this summer.
Where To Go In Augusta, Georgia
1. Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
August lies just over the eastern border with South Carolina and along the Savannah River, and much of its landscape is like the low country region of its neighbor. Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is a great place to take it all in as you stroll under hanging Spanish Moss through easy-to-navigate linked trails and boardwalks. Augusta’s wildlife is always on full display here.
2. Morris Museum Of Art
Artists of the American South get a prime showcase in this museum, which boasts a permanent collection of nearly 5,000 photographs, sculptures, and paintings from the past 300 years. There are yearly special exhibits as well and a full calendar of events ranging from artist talks to adult craft nights.
3. The Riverwalk
While at the Morris Museum of Art, be sure to take a leisurely stroll through its home, the Riverwalk, called “the front porch” of Augusta. Summer is a great time to catch the breeze from the Savannah River and the Riverwalk. Located downtown between 6th and 10th streets, it often hosts live music concerts and festivals.
Don’t miss the Japanese Gardens in Riverwalk’s lower level as well as the August Market, held every Saturday, where you can take home items from local farmers and artisans.
4. La Bonbonniere
The foodie scene has grown tremendously over the past few decades in Augusta. Eat your way through town and then head to La Bonbonniere for dessert. This shop, owned by a graduate of Belgium’s Chocolate Academy (yes, a real thing!) offers deliciously decadent handmade chocolates in flavors such as amaretto almond and kiwi strawberry.
5. Pendleton King Park
There’s something for the whole family in this 64-acre green space just outside of downtown Augusta. Yes, it’s a bird sanctuary, but there is also an 18-hole golf course, children’s playgrounds, great cycling trails, and a workout course. Numerous natural ties weave through the park and its eclectic terrain, including marshes and pine forests.
6. Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Laney is one of Augusta’s most famous citizens, a teacher who in 1883 opened the area’s first school for black children. She is honored with this fantastic museum, which provides insight into Laney’s life and mission but also the significant contributions of Black residents of Augusta.
There’s also a lovely butterfly garden filled with native plants and home to a statue of Laney.
7. River Watch Brewery
There are numerous local taverns and breweries to choose from in Augusta and many are fantastic. But if you have time for just one, make it the River Watch Brewery, which was the first brewery to open in Augusta since Prohibition. The tap room offers traditional brews but also seasonal options and experimental recipes.
8. Betty’s Branch
Outdoor adventurers won’t want to leave Betty’s Branch, part of the Savannah River in Evans, just outside of Augusta. In addition to great boating and standup paddleboarding, kayaking is huge here and Betty’s branch also hosts a yearly kayaking and music festival.
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