Spring Guide to Augusta
Augusta is typically on her best behavior in the spring. The weather is bright and breezy, the flowers blooming, and you start to understand how Augusta earned the name, Garden City. It’s hard to have a conversation about spring in Augusta without talking about the Masters, but the tournament is just on the tip of the iceberg of things to do in Augusta.
Going, going, golf
The entire city gets turned on its head for the Masters, so even if you didn’t get tickets this year, you can still join in on the fun. Restaurants are open later, boutiques are sporting golf wear, and you can play iSpy with famous golfers and attendees around the city. And with 15+ golf courses in and around the CSRA, there is always somewhere to spend time on the green. If you’re not looking for a round of golf, we also have Top Golf and the driving range, Wedges and Woods, to practice your swing.
Test the Waters
Augusta is right on the Savannah River and only 20 miles from Clarks Hill Lake, so water sports are a central part of our spring activities. You can rent kayaks from Savannah Rapids Kayak Rental and cruise down the Augusta Canal. Or take a guided tour with Two Dudes and a Boat. If you want to drive up to Clarks Hill, Keg Creek Water Sports offers rentals for anything from paddle boards to pontoons.
Take a Walk
If you don’t feel like getting in the water, Augusta has beautiful trails alongside the river. The Augusta Canal trail takes you from the Savannah River Rapids Park all the way to downtown Augusta. Along the way, you can see both the Savannah River and canal, the beautiful clearing, and the Aqueducts park. The best way to use the trail is biking from the rapids to Downtown, grabbing a bite to eat on Broad Street, and taking a dip in the aqueducts on the way back.
Table for Two
Our downtown restaurant scene is booming. From the uniquely untraditional Pho-Ramen’L, new American cuisine at Craft and Vine, or a classic burger at Whiskey Bar, downtown offers a menu that would please everyone. Surrey Center offers a wide array of dining experiences. Grab some oysters at Abel Brown, brunch at Bodega Ultima, or a craft cocktail at Finch and Fifth. If you leave our city hungry, that’s on you.
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