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6 Best Things To Do In Augusta, GA You Shouldn’t Miss

Augusta Riverwalk

Known as the “front porch of the city,” the Augusta Riverwalk is one of the most popular Augusta attractions. The scenic route makes a great place to soak up the natural beauty along the banks of the Savannah River, and it’s the best place to live like a true Augusta local on your visit.

Got kids with you? If you’re visiting during warmer temperatures, stopover at the 8th Street entrance to let your small sidekicks splash in the fountain. If you’d prefer to keep things dry, there is also a nearby playground to keep the kids entertained.

There is also no shortage of entertainment for adults, too! Live concerts are common at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater, and the Augusta Market, hosted on Saturdays, is where local artisans, farmers, and makers sell items you won’t find anywhere else. The Riverwalk also connects tourists to other places on our list – The Morris Museums of Art and The Augusta Museum are both located along the byway.

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

If you’re looking for what to do in Augusta year-round, look no further than Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Open from dawn until dusk 365 days of the year, you’re always welcome in the swamp!

Bring your walking shoes, and get to know the great outdoors in this special natural environment. Trek down Beaver Dam Trail, an easy walk to take with children, and spot wildlife like hawks, egrets, herons, river otters, and the trail’s namesake, beavers. Make your way to the Floodplain Boardwalk and Observation Deck to spot additional wildlife from a prime location overlooking Butler Creek.

Looking to add a little fishing to your adventure? Stop by the Mayor’s Fishing Hole to make your catch of the day. A Georgia fishing permit is required to fish here, and guests must stay on dry land.

The amazing trails and activities don’t stop here. Check their website before your trip to discover all the many wonders that await you on a trip to Phinizy Park Nature Swamp.

Draft Society on Broad Street

The Draft Society is Broad Street's only self serve taproom.  Gather all of your literature from the airport and visitor center then head on down for some craft beer, wine, kombucha, or cold brews.  Bring your dog if they've been cooped up for too many hours.  You can pour the beers by the ounce and try them at your own pace.  Talk with the knowledgabe tap team who are tapped into downtown Augusta and all it has to offer.

































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Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill

A center that explores nature and history at the same time? Yes, please! The Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill is a great place to venture to with kids and teens by your side. Augusta Canal features a perfect blend of education and exploration to keep everyone in your group entertained, no matter their age.

At Augusta Canal, visitors will learn about how the industrial revolution shaped the American South and paved the way for the industries we know today. The tour begins in an old textile mill before guests board a Petersburg boat to cruise the canal. Journey through living history, while sailing past monuments to industries past like the Confederate Power Works. Keep your eyes open for local wildlife – otters, herons, and other creatures have been known to make an appearance during the tour!

Be sure to make time to explore the Augusta Canal trails on your own during your trip. Hiking and cycling are popular pastimes in the area. If you’d like to spend more time on the water, canoes, and kayaks are also allowed in specified canal areas.

The Discovery Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, and admission is $6. With so many outdoor activities to enjoy, the Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill is one of the best things to do in Augusta with kids!

River Watch Brewery

After a day of exploring the most exciting Augusta attractions, quench your thirst at River Watch Brewery, the first brewery in the area since Prohibition! River Watch features an exciting lineup of three core brews, along with experimental and seasonal offerings – you’ll always find something new to love when you visit their taproom!

Operated by certified brewers with a homegrown love for beer, River Watch brews Augustan favorites like the Scenic Overlook Blonde Ale and Cautionary Tale Double IPA. Seasonal brews change with, well, the seasons with options like the Oktoberfest Lager and the NPR Summer Wheat on deck to satisfy your tastebuds.

The brewery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, with guided tours held on Saturdays. Visitors may request a tour on other days if staff is available. River Watch is kid and dog friendly, so bring the whole gang along! Guests are also encouraged to bring food to picnic during their tasting. You can’t go wrong with a visit to River Watch Brewery, a great place to end a day of sightseeing in Augusta.

Augusta, GA is a city that celebrates history, art and it’s natural surroundings. Luckily, those celebrations make Augusta a city that is easy and fun to explore – from the picturesque Augusta Riverwalk to the historic home of President Woodrow Wilson to the wacky Pexcho’s American Dime Museum, there is truly something for everyone here.

No matter what time of year you visit, August is a city that is sure to keep you entertained and capture your heart in the process!

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