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Augusta is a very family-friendly destination with interactive museums, kid-friendly restaurants, and plenty of parks and outdoor spaces for children to play. Some top attractions for families include:

  • Augusta Museum of History – This museum brings Augusta’s history to life through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. Kids can pretend to be colonial settlers, try on period costumes, and more.
  • Augusta Canal Boat Tours – Take a relaxing boat tour down the historic Augusta Canal. Along the way you’ll see wildlife, learn about the canal’s history, and kids will love being out on the water.
  • Diamond Lakes Regional Park – At this large park you’ll find wooded hiking trails, a swimming beach, paddleboat rentals, playgrounds, and more outdoor fun.
  • Topgolf Augusta – Even kids will have a blast at this high-tech driving range. Play fun golf games and enjoy the party atmosphere.
  • Riverwalk Augusta – Stroll or bike along the Savannah River on this scenic trail through downtown Augusta. Stop for a snack or picnic along the way.


If it’s your first time visiting Augusta, you’ll want to see some of the top landmarks and attractions that make the city special. Be sure to add these spots to your Augusta itinerary:

  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area – See the canal, tour the historic textile mills powered by the canal, and learn about its history firsthand.
  • Sacred Heart Cultural Center – This beautiful historic church in downtown Augusta is a must-see example of Gothic Revival architecture.
  • Morris Museum of Art – Tour this impressive art museum to see works by American masters housed in a converted mansion.
  • Augusta Museum of History – Get an overview of Augusta history through the museum’s exhibits and historic structures.
  • Phinizy Swamp Nature Park – Take a walk on nature trails and boardwalks at this urban wetland home to many types of wildlife.

Wine & Beer Connoisseurs

Though Augusta is best known for golf, it also has a great food and drink scene, especially for fans of local wine and craft beer. Some spots to enjoy include:

  • Vineyard Wine Market – Shop for wines from Georgia wineries or sit down to enjoy a glass. Many evenings feature live music.
  • Savannah River Brewing Company – Sample locally brewed beers in a laidback taproom setting with games and good bar food.
  • Frog Hollow Tavern – Creative gastropub fare paired with an extensive beer list. Try Augusta’s own Automatic Pale Ale.
  • Blue Sky Kitchen – Upscale Southern cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients. Extensive wine list.
  • Craft & Vine – Cozy wine bar with a patio overlooking the Augusta Canal. Large selection of wines by the glass.

Sports Fans

Sports are a big deal in Augusta! Golf fans know it as the home of the iconic Masters Tournament, but you can also catch major league baseball and various college sports. Top spots include:

  • Augusta GreenJackets – Cheer on the Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
  • Augusta University Athletics – Catch college sports like basketball, baseball, softball, and more.
  • Augusta Boxing Club – See the next generation of boxers train at this iconic gym, which has produced many champions.
  • Topgolf Augusta – Even if you’re not playing a round, Topgolf is a lively spot to enjoy games, drinks and appetizers.
  • Disc Golf at Fleming Park – One of Augusta’s top disc golf courses. Rent equipment if needed.


Augusta’s dining scene encompasses down-home Southern cooking, upscale cuisine, international flavors, and more. Foodies will love exploring spots like:

  • Frog Hollow Tavern – Creative gastropub dishes made with seasonal local ingredients.
  • Craft & Vine – Trendy wine bar with a nice selection of small plates, flatbreads, and cheeses.
  • Farmhaus Burgers – Specialty burgers made from locally sourced beef.
  • Boll Weevil Cafe & Sweetery – Brunch and lunch spot known for Benedicts and homemade sweets.
  • Nacho Mama’s – Tex-Mex joint with Augusta’s best margaritas and vibrant bar scene.
  • Laziza Mediterranean Grill – Authentic Mediterranean flavors like shawarma, kebabs, hummus and more.


Augusta offers plenty of spots to shop ’til you drop. Some favorite destinations include:

  • Augusta Mall – Major shopping center with 140 stores including Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney.
  • Surrey Center – Upscale outdoor shopping center with 50 stores and restaurants.
  • Arts in the Heart Marketplace – Shop handmade arts, crafts and more from local artists at this annual festival.
  • Augusta Market at the River – Riverside open-air market with local produce, meats, baked goods and handmade items.
  • Fox’s Lair – Vintage and antique finds abound at this eclectic downtown shop.
  • Blue Door Studios – Local art gallery and gift shop carrying works by Augusta artists.

How to Get Around Augusta

With a mix of public transportation options and private charter bus rentals, getting around Augusta is fairly straightforward. Here’s an overview of your options:

Light Rail

Augusta Public Transit operates a free light rail trolley service through the downtown area. The trolleys make a loop connecting major downtown stops like the Augusta Museum of History, the Riverwalk, and Sacred Heart Cultural Center about every 15 minutes. They operate daily 10am-5pm.

Taxis and Rideshares

You can call or hail a taxi around the Augusta area 24/7. Augusta also has rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. These are great options for individuals or small groups, but can get pricey for large groups.

Charter Bus

For group travel, renting a charter bus is often the most convenient and cost-effective option. Charter Bus Company Augusta have a variety of bus sizes from minibuses to full coaches that can transport groups of any size. You can customize the route and schedule to fit your itinerary. Charter buses offer amenities like air conditioning, restrooms, TVs, WiFi and more. Drivers are professionals who know the area well. Charter bus services are available for day trips or hourly rentals.

Ready to Get Started?

We hope this beginner’s guide has helped you start planning your Augusta trip! Charter Bus Company Augusta is ready to provide easy and comfortable transportation for your group’s Augusta adventures. Give us a call at 706-524-0056 to get a free quote or learn more about bus rentals. We look forward to helping with your Augusta transportation needs!