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The 8 Best Things To Do In Augusta, GA, This Summer

Augusta, GA, is known worldwide as the site of golf's famous Masters Tournament; however, there are many fun things to do in Augusta this summer. From nature walks to downtown destinations, Georgia's third-largest city has plenty to explore. 

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions in Augusta, we're here to help you discover your options and enjoy your weekend activities. 

Let's go on a little road trip with our list of eight fantastic things to do in Augusta, GA, this summer. We also discuss how a car title pawn can assist you in your adventures and emergencies on your trip.

Our Top 8 Places To Visit In Augusta, GA, This Summer

Outdoor Adventures Near Augusta

1. Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

If you're looking for an outdoor adventure in Augusta, 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.

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2. Pendleton King Park

This 64-acre green space outside downtown Augusta has something for the whole family. Yes, it's a bird sanctuary, but there is also an 18-hole golf course, children's playgrounds, great cycling trails, workout courses, and a friendly dog park. Numerous natural ties weave through the park and its eclectic terrain, including marshes and pine forests.

3. The Riverwalk

Located in the heart of downtown, the Riverwalk, called "the front porch" of Augusta, is a great place to take a stroll any time--day or night. 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 on Riverwalk's lower level and the August Market, held every Saturday. At the market, you can buy items from local farmers and artisans.

4. Betty's Branch

Outdoor adventurers won't want to leave Betty's Branch, part of the Savannah River in Evans, just outside Augusta. In addition to great boating and standup paddleboarding, kayaking is vast here, and Betty's branch hosts a yearly kayaking and music festival.

Family Friendly Restaurants In Augusta

5. La Bonbonniere

The foodie scene in Augusta has grown tremendously over the past few decades. 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.

6. Riverwatch Brewery

There are numerous local taverns and breweries in Augusta, many of which are fantastic. But if you have time for just one, make it the Riverwatch Brewery, the first brewery to open in Augusta since Prohibition. The tap room offers traditional brews, seasonal options, and experimental recipes.

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Must See Museums In Augusta, GA

7. 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 and a full calendar of events ranging from artist talks to adult craft nights.

8. Lucy Craft Laney Museum Of Black History

Laney is one of Augusta's most famous citizens. She was 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 and 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.

Travel With Financial Security

Now that you've made plans to visit Augusta, it helps you to feel financially confident while on vacation. If you're coping with a sudden financial emergency, consider pursuing an Augusta car title pawn.

At Georgia Auto Pawn, Inc., a car title pawn uses your lien-free vehicle title as collateral in exchange for a short-term pawn to assist with moving past a financial emergency such as a hospital visit or necessary home or car repair. Those who qualify may receive up to $15,000. And it can take as little as 30 minutes to qualify.

All you need to do is start online. Please fill out the short title pawn inquiry form on our home page. Very soon after you submit, one of our friendly representatives will give you a quick phone call to review the ins and outs of title pawns, answer any questions, and walk you through the rest of the fast and easy process.

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Get Started With An Augusta Title Pawn Today!

Nothing is better than a fun vacation without having to worry about finances. At Georgia Title Pawn, Inc., we're here to help. Start the title pawn process today on our homepage, give us a call, or visit one of our locations near you.

Note: The content provided in this article is only for informational purposes, and you should contact your financial advisor about your specific financial situation.

Mason Roberts

Mason Roberts is a seasoned economics writer and blogger with a knack for breaking down and simply communicating the ever-changing world of finance. He is philosophically committed to the premise that financial knowledge equals financial freedom.