Augusta (Georgia)

Augusta is a city in Georgia's Classic Heartland.

Understand

Due to its location inland on the Savannah River, Augusta was a city of major strategic importance by the end of the Civil War. It was spared most of the destruction of many other southern cities, so there are many old buildings and landmarks. There are some areas of town that the tourist might be advised to avoid, but they should be obvious upon inspection. There is a significant presence of military personnel who visit the city on personal business from nearby Fort Gordon. Augusta is also home of the Masters golf tournament.

Get in

By car

Augusta is on I-20, between Atlanta and Columbia, South Carolina. I-520 circles the city. Car is usually the best way to get around town, given the sprawl in the city's organization. Traffic is heavy on major arteries and intersections during weekday rush hour. Traveling around the Augusta National Golf Course, especially Washington Road, during Masters Week is not advised.

By plane

Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is serviced by Delta Connections with service to Atlanta (ATL), along with American Airlines with service to Charlotte (CLT) and Washington, DC (DCA).

By bus

Augusta is serviced by Greyhound Bus Lines . The bus station is located at 1128 Greene St in Downtown.

By taxi

Taxis are not often used and are fairly expensive because of the large distances between destinations in town. There is an often updated official list of taxi services on the Augusta Regional Airport website .

Get around

Augusta Public Transit, a public bus system, is available and services many popular destinations. However, it may be easier to rent a car to access areas not served by the bus system. Information on Augusta Public Transit can be found here http://augustaga.gov/index.aspx?NID=232.

See

Do

Annual festivals and events

Buy

Eat

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget under $20
Mid-range $20 to $35
Splurge over $35

Augusta has many of the national chain restaurants found in other cities, however the city has many excellent local eateries including:

Drink

Sleep

Connect

The area code for the city is 706. All local numbers require 10-digit dialing, including the area code.

Every branch of the public library system has internet access, but a library card is required to use it. There is also a free Wi-Fi hot spot area provided by the city in the Augusta Commons on Broad Street. Many local restaurants and coffee shops also provide free wireless internet access, especially those localed on Broad Street.

Go next

Routes through Augusta

Atlanta Conyers  W  E  Aiken Columbia
Columbia Aiken  N  S  Waycross Jacksonville
Asheville Greenville  N  S  Brunswick Ends at N S
Atlanta Athens  W  E  Aiken Charleston


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