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Augusta is the second largest city in Georgia, located along the Savannah River in the northeastern part of the state. It's a consolidated city, also known as Augusta-Richmond County. The city of Augusta and the county of Richmond merged in 1996 and the entire metropolitan area has a population of approximately 540,000. The city of Augusta is well known around the world for hosting the Masters golf tournament each year. The city's location, about halfway up the Savannah River is on the fall line, which creates a series of small waterfalls along the river. Very scenic and it marks the end of a navigable waterway for the river and the entry to the Georgia Piedmont area. Augusta is near Lake Strom Thurmond, which provides year round recreational opportunities. The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the first major golf tournament of each year - The Masters. This is one of the most prestigious of all tournaments and one of four major championships. It's held the first week of April annually and draws golfers from all around the world. The Augusta National Golf Club was ranked "3rd best course in the world" by Golf Magazine in 2009. The Augusta Top Gun Series (disc golf) is also held each year at various venues in Augusta. Another popular Augusta event is the World's Richest Drag Boat Race (the Augusta Southern Nationals,) held on the Savannah River. This event benefits the Augusta Chapter of the Georgia Special Olympics, with over 100 teams from 25 states competing.

Augusta Vacation Rentals

Augusta Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
America's Best Suites461 Park West DrAugusta, GA (706) 855-9111
America's Best Value Inn3023 Washington RdAugusta, GA (706) 736-2595
Amerihost Inn & Suites2650 Ctr West PkwyAugusta, GA (706) 481-8849
Amerisuites Augusta1062 Claussen RdAugusta, GA (706) 733-4656
Augusta Marriott Hotel & SuitesTwo Tenth StAugusta, GA (706) 722-8900
Augusta Towers Hotel2651 Perimeter PkwyAugusta, GA (706) 855-8100
Baymont Inn & Suites2905 Riverwest DrAugusta, GA (706) 733-5900
Best Western Garden City Inn2650B Ctr West PkwyAugusta, GA (706) 736-9292
Budget Inn Augusta441 Broad StAugusta, GA (706) 722-0212
Candlewood Suites Augusta Georgia1080 Claussen RdAugusta, GA (706) 733-3300
Comfort Inn Augusta1455 Walton WayAugusta, GA (706) 722-2224
Country Hearth Inn & Suites2182 Gordon HwyAugusta, GA (706) 312-7000
Country Inn & Suites103 Sherwood DrAugusta, GA (706) 736-8988
Courtyard Augusta1045 Stevens Creek RdAugusta, GA (706) 737-3737
Days Inn & Suites Augusta3039B Washington RdAugusta, GA (706) 650-1311
Days Inn Augusta Wheeler3654 Wheeler RdAugusta, GA (706) 868-8610
Days Inn3320 Deans Bridge RdAugusta, GA (706) 793-9600
Days Inn906 Molly Pond RdAugusta, GA (706) 722-4545
Econo Lodge Augusta444 Broad StAugusta, GA (706) 774-8100
Econo Lodge2051 Gordon HwyAugusta, GA (706) 738-6565
Hampton Inn & Suites Augusta West4081 Jimmie Dyess PkwyAugusta, GA (706) 860-1610
Hampton Inn Augusta3030 Washington RdAugusta, GA (706) 737-1122
Holiday Inn Augusta West441 Park West DrAugusta, GA (706) 396-4600
Holiday Inn Augusta2155 Gordon HwyAugusta, GA (706) 737-2300
Holiday Inn- West1075 Stevens CRK RdAugusta, GA (706) 738-8811
Homewood Suites By Hilton1049 Stevens Creek RdAugusta, GA (706) 738-3131
Howard Johnson Express1238 Gordon HwyAugusta, GA (706) 724-9613
Howard Johnson Inn Augusta601 NW Frontage RdAugusta, GA (706) 863-2882
Knights Inn210 Boy Scout RdAugusta, GA (706) 737-3166
La Quinta Motor Inn Augusta3020 Washington RdAugusta, GA (706) 733-2660
Microtel Inn & Suites2176 Gordon HwyAugusta, GA (706) 736-6425
Microtel Inn & Suites2909 Riverwest DrAugusta, GA (706) 481-8010
Partridge Inn Augusta2110 Walton WayAugusta, GA (706) 737-8888
Quality Inn & Suites1052 Claussen RdAugusta, GA (706) 737-5550
Quality Inn At Fort Gordon4073 Jimmie Dyess PkwyAugusta, GA (706) 855-2088
Quality Inn2926 Peach Orchard RdAugusta, GA (706) 793-3306
Quality Inn1103 15th StAugusta, GA (706) 724-5560
Radisson Augusta3038 Washington RdAugusta, GA (706) 868-1800
Ramada Limited2154 Gordon HwyAugusta, GA (706) 733-8115
Ramada Limited4324 Belair Frontage RdAugusta, GA (706) 860-8840

Augusta Weather & Climate

East central Georgia, along the coast, has a humid subtropical climate with mild winters and hot, humid summers. In winter, snow flurries are an occasional sight, although the area does not get as much snowfall as Atlanta. This region, near the city of Augusta, is lower in elevation, near the coast, which is largely the reason for less snowfall. Freezing rain is a threat in the wintertime, however. The average high temperature in winter is 58 and the average low is 34. Summer daytime temperatures are often in the 90s and can soar as high as 100 or above.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 33°F 4.50 in. -
February 61°F 35°F 4.11 in. -
March 69°F 42°F 4.61 in. -
April 76°F 48°F 2.94 in. -
May 83°F 57°F 3.07 in. -
June 89°F 65°F 4.19 in. -
July 92°F 69°F 4.07 in. -
August 90°F 68°F 4.48 in. -
September 85°F 62°F 3.59 in. -
October 76°F 49°F 3.20 in. -
November 67°F 40°F 2.68 in. -
December 59°F 34°F 3.14 in. -

Augusta Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Augusta Regional At Bush Field (AGS) located about 7 miles south of Augusta, the Aiken Municipal airport (AIK) located approximately 22 miles northeast of Augusta in Aiken, South Carolina, the Columbia Metropolitan airport (CAE) located roughly 60 miles northeast of Augusta in Columbia, South Carolina, the Statesboro Bulloch County airport (TBR) located around 70 miles south of Augusta in Statesboro, Georgia, and finally the Baldwin County airport (MLJ) located about 74 miles west of Augusta in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Augusta Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
FunsvilleMartinezGA4.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Augusta Golf CourseAugustaGA 
Forest Hills Golf ClubAugustaGA 
Goshen Plantation Golf ClubAugustaGA 
Pointe South Golf ClubAugustaGA 
Mount Vintage Plantation & Golf ClubNorth AugustaSC3.4 mi.
Hunter Pope Country ClubMonticelloGA6.0 mi.
Club at Jones CreekEvansGA7.9 mi.
Three Oaks Golf CourseHarlemGA17.9 mi.
Aiken Golf ClubAikenSC18.2 mi.
Cedar Creek Golf ClubAikenSC18.2 mi.
Midland Valley Country ClubAikenSC18.2 mi.
Northside Golf ClubAikenSC18.2 mi.
New Ellenton Golf CourseNew EllentonSC19.4 mi.
Applewood Golf CourseKeysvilleGA21.1 mi.
Pine Ridge Country ClubEdgefieldSC21.7 mi.
Brushy Creek Golf ClubWrensGA29.0 mi.
Belle Meade Country ClubThomsonGA29.1 mi.
Thomson Country ClubThomsonGA29.3 mi.
State Parks
Redcliffe State ParkSC9.4 mi. 
Keg Creek State ParkGA19.3 mi. 
Hamilton Branch State ParkSC22.3 mi. 
Mistletoe State ParkGA23.2 mi. 
Aiken State ParkSC30.4 mi. 
Elijah Clark State ParkGA34.3 mi. 
Baker Creek State ParkSC34.8 mi. 
Hickory Knob State ParkSC36.8 mi. 
Hickory Knob State ParkSC36.8 mi. 
Morris Museum of ArtAugustaGA(Art)
Boyhood Home of President Woodrow WilsonAugustaGA(History)
Wild Turkey Center and MuseumEdgefieldSC22.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical GardenColumbiaSC66.8 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC97.7 mi.

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