Local Guide for Augusta, GA

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Settled along the Savannah River, just off the state line, Augusta, Georgia is a growing hub for businesses, the military, and families alike. Just a short drive from the coast or the mountains with access to Clarks Hill Lake/Lake Thurmond, great local shopping and dining and more, the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) boasts tons of awesome amenities. If you are considering a relocation to the Augusta, Georgia area, or are new to town, we’ve rounded up some great local spots to check out.

Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment in Augusta, GA

Augusta, Georgia is full of unique shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Augusta and the surrounding areas offer local and specialty shopping. Gather around the table with family and friends and experience some of Augusta’s culinary delights and be sure to make time to take advantage of local entertainment options. Below are just a few of the shopping, dining, and entertainment options the area has to offer.

Shopping

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Augusta Mall
3450 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA
Looking to knock out all your shopping in one spot? Check out the Augusta Mall, featuring major retailers like Macy’s, Dillards, Dick’s Sporting Goods, American Eagle Outfitters, Michael Kors, Barnes & Noble, Apple, The Gap, and more.
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Surrey Center
471 Highland Avenue, Augusta, GA
Take your pick of local shops and restaurants at Surrey Center. There are tons of great options to support. From boutiques and salons to fitness studios, restaurants, and more this is truly a one-stop-shop for some great local options in a quaint setting.
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Art on Broad
1028 Broad Street, Augusta, GA
Located in Augusta’s growing downtown area, Art on Broad offers a variety of paintings, pottery, turned wood pieces, and more. Need custom framing and installation for your new art? They can help with that too.
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Field Botanicals
215A 12th Street, Augusta, GA
This plant-based skincare company is offering up affordable options with a focus on environmental stewardship. Check out their shop in downtown Augusta, GA for tons of plant-based and botanically infused products.
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The Book Tavern
936 Broad Street #101, Augusta, GA
For book worms and “lite readers” alike, The Book Tavern is an independently owned book store located on Broad Street in Augusta’s downtown area. Check it out for all your reading needs.
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Dining

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Farmhaus Burger 
1204 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Locally sourced, Farmhaus Burger offers gourmet burgers, hot dogs, and spiked milkshakes. Vegetarian? Try their organic sea island red pea veggie patty. In addition to spiked shakes and floats, they also serve craft cocktails, wine, beer and spirits. 
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Summerville Scoops
2803 Wrightsboro Rd Suite 27, Augusta, GA 30909
This family-owned ice cream parlor offers a rotation of flavors 10 at a time, maintaining the freshness of all. They offer dairy-free Italian ice, milkshakes, cakes, and ice cream cookie sandwiches. Be adventurous and try one of their flavors today. 
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Beck’s 
2111 Kings Way, Augusta, GA 30904
Beck’s Oyster Bar features new American seafood and a selection of wine and beer. With options of raw and baked cold water oysters, seasonal seafood, and wood-fire grilled steaks, there is something for everyone. 
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Frog Hollow Tavern
1282 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
With a focus on farm-to-table dining and fresh, seasonal ingredients, this modern space offers over 100 wines with their regionally sourced, new American cuisine.
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The Bee’s Knees
211 10th St, Augusta, GA 30901
The Bee’s Knees Tapas Restaurant & Lounge offers a selection of food made using local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients. With a vegetarian-friendly global tapas menu, they offer a casual setting with a full bar & sidewalk tables. They encourage sharing to fully experience the variety of their food. 
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New Moon Cafe
936 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901
Offering only the finest Arabica coffees produced in the world, this upbeat cafe offers creative comfort food and freshly roasted coffee beans. 
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Entertainment

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Augusta Candle Co.
1124 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Build your own candle at Augusta Candle Co. Choose from over 100 pure fragrance oils and build a custom scent in the jar of your choosing. Not a candle fan? They also offer room diffusers, sprays, wax melts, custom scented body scrub, bath salt, lotion, and soap. Enjoy downtown Augusta while your candle sets or reserve their private room for any special occasion. 
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Savannah River Brewing Company
813 5th Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Voted Augusta’s Best Brewery every year, Savannah River Brewing Company offers ales and lagers hand crafted in Augusta, Georgia. Come see how they transformed a neglected warehouse into their state-of-the-art brewery and enjoy their handcrafted beers. 
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Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
1450 Greene Street, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901
The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area features a fully intact industrial canal built-in 1845, trails, fishing, and boat tours. Hike or bike and take in the landscapes, scenery, and wildlife. 
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Augusta Riverwalk
10th St, Augusta, GA 30901
This multi-level brick trail stretches from 11th street to the Gordon Highway Bridge. Enjoy the fountain in the warm months and the playground year-round. Enjoy popular attracts at each end and the Augusta Market on Saturdays in the spring, summer and fall. 
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Imperial Theatre
749 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30901
Previously titled The Wells, this 853-seat theater is named after the Imperial Theatre in New York City. Enjoy various performances at this historical theater.
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Morris Museum of Art
1 10th Street, Augusta, GA 30901-1134
This non-profit foundation was established in 1985 as the first museum dedicated to the collection and exhibit of art and artists of the American south. Come see more than five thousand works of art dating from the late-eighteenth century to the present. 
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Local Events

Augusta, Georgia is home to The Master’s Golf Tournament hosted at the Augusta National Golf Club. Beginning in 1934, The Master’s was originally named the Augusta National Invitational Tournament and was founded by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. For more information about the history of The Master’s read here. Augusta is also the home to many local festivals.

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Arts in the Heart of Augusta
836 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA 30901
“This festival spans 4 city blocks and is a celebration of the varied arts and cultural diversity that make up Augusta. Bring your family and enjoy the interactive family area in addition to the Global Food Village with authentic cuisine from 20 countries, over 100 juried Fine Artists booths, and 5 stages of non-stop performances. 
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Westobou
1129 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901
This ever-evolving multi-arts festival is dedicated to enriching the cultural fabric, economic sustainability and social vitality of the region. 
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Greek Festival
953 Telfair St, Augusta, GA 30901
Celebrate and experience traditional Greek food, music, dancing, and more. The Greek Festival has been celebrated for over 30 years!
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Business Growth

BizJornals.com has named Augusta as “The Most Affordable Place in the United States To Own A Home”. Overall, the cost of living is about 82% of the national average, translating into overall lower operating costs for companies. This makes Augusta even more attractive for new locations according to Augusta Economic Development Authority. Here are a few of the major corporate facilities located in Augusta. 

Resources & Education

Augusta offers many resources for businesses including the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia County Chamber. Below are resources to find local libraries, schools, health care facilities, and military bases. 

Public Libraries & Chambers

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce
One Tenth Street Suite 120, Augusta, Georgia 30901

Columbia County Chamber
1000 Business Blvd, Evans, GA 30809

Public School Systems

Columbia County Schools
4781 Hereford Farm Road, Evans, GA 30809

Richmond County School System
864 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Higher Education

AU Health
1120 15th St, Augusta, GA 30912

Augusta Tech
3200 Augusta Tech Dr, Augusta, GA 30906

Augusta University
1120 15th St, Augusta, GA 30912

Paine College
1235 Fifteenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Health Care

Augusta, GA’s downtown area is a healthcare hub. Home to AU Health and its medical school programs, the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, and some of the nation’s highly recognized specialty care units, area residents have access to many options for great care, across the CSRA. 

Augusta Health Locations

Augusta Medical Care
3642 Wheeler Rd, Augusta, GA 30909

Children’s Hospital of Georgia
1446 Harper St, Augusta, GA 30912

University Hospital
1350 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 3090

Military Base

Part of Augusta’s rapid growth over the last decade can be attributed to the growth of Fort Gordon. Fort Gordon is a base for the U.S. Army and home to the Cyber Center for Excellence. For more information click here

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