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Augusta History

The River Brought Us Here-Augusta’s Story

The river brought the first peoples to this place. Located on the fall line where the piedmont meets the ancient shore at the Sand Hills, the Augusta community began in 1736 as a fur trading post and fort named in honor of Princess Augusta, bride of the Prince of Wales. [...]


That's One Tasty Burger - the newcomers guide to some of Augusta's best burgers.

So let’s talk a little bit about what is perhaps the most widely consumed sandwich in the United States...the humble but ever-present burger. Any restaurant worth its salt can make you one, but some of them excel in that department. [...]

Great Places To Enjoy Live Music in Augusta

So you’re new in town and music is an important part of your life. You’re the kind of person who gets sad if you’re not able to experience live music up close and personal on the regular. I know your type; I’m a lot like you, which is why I’m taking this opportunity to bird dog just a few of the best places to enjoy live music in Augusta,Georgia. [...]

Entertainment and Culture In Augusta

Downtown Augusta has a rich history of entertainment reflected in some magnificent theaters on Broad Street. That’s where you’ll find the Imperial Theatre, showing everything from local [...]

Only In Augusta

Augusta is, in many ways, like any other city in the United States. The things we want, the things we look for, the things that feel familiar to us – they are all available. [...]

The Neon Lights Are Bright On Broad Street

If you are new to the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) or are moving within the region, I hope you visit the renaissance on Broad Street, thanks to the passion and investment of many business owners and real estate developers. [...]

Hack Augusta

If there’s one thing most people think about when they imagine Augusta, it’s probably hacking their way around the back nine of an azalea lined course. [...]

Insider’s Guide To The Ultimate Masters Experience!

My name is Tripp, and I pretty much grew up at Augusta National, home of the Masters, and have spent many of my days behind the scenes on those hallowed grounds. [...]

Outdoors & Recreation

A Hidden Gem in the Sumter National Forest. Lick Fork Lake.

Sometimes it’s hard to find a getaway where you can actually get away from people. Let alone, just a few miles down the road from the hustle and bustle of the CSRA. I have managed to stumble across a hidden gem just 24 miles down the road on exit 1, in the Sumter National Forest. [...]

Kayaks Are All The Rage In The River Region

So you are contemplating purchasing a new kayak eh?!!!! That is AWESOME! I am so excited to be the first person to welcome you to the kayaking community. However, finding the right kayak is like shopping for a new pair of shoes. [...]

Incredible Camping, Fishing And Kayaking Opportunities Abound Near Augusta

Augusta may have won worldwide notoriety for The Augusta National and its annual Masters golf tournament, but for those of us who reside here, Augusta is an outdoor enthusiast’s wonderland! [...]

Hunting Near The Augusta Area

Outdoor-minded Augustans are blessed with an abundance of public hunting lands that include a quarter of a million acres on both sides of the Savannah River. [...]

Fishing Around Augusta

As a native Augustan, I feel very fortunate to have grown up in an area that affords anglers a rich and diverse array of waters and species for sustainable fishing. [...]

An Active Life In Columbia County

With an abundance of natural resources, Columbia County, Augusta’s neighbor to the west, is an outstanding local destination for outdoor activities and recreation. Positioned along the shores of the 71,000-acre Clark’s Hill Lake, and bordered [...]


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