Augusta, also known as the Garden City, boasts a scenic riverfront walkway along the Savannah River. Augusta has numerous restaurants and hospitality sites found throughout the metropolitan area. This is the second-oldest city in Georgia, and it houses several historic homes and the Magnolia Cemetery where more than 300 Confederate soldiers and seven generals are buried.
Downtown, visitors can view historic buildings, sites from the Civil War and a riverfront mill. One popular attraction is taking canal tours on a trip through town via the Augusta Canal. A short drive from Augusta will take you to the acclaimed equestrian city of Aiken, South Carolina, which is the home of the Aiken Steeplechase and Hitchcock Woods, the largest urban forest in the country. Visitors can reach Augusta via the Augusta Regional Airport (AGS).
Downtown Augusta and Broad Street are home to many local eateries, shops and bars. This part of town features many local restaurants that offer typical Southern-style cuisine such as deep-fried seafood and cornbread. The James Brown Arena offers entertainment ranging from concerts to the Augusta Futurity, which is held each January. Augusta is famous as being the home of the Masters Golf Tournament, which is held at the Augusta National Golf Course during the first week of April.
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