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Mostly known for the professional golf tournaments, Augusta came into being in 1736. That makes it the second-oldest city in the state. It is located on the banks of the Savannah River somewhere between Savannah and Atlanta and due to its location and climate the city was considered a major winter resort luring those who wanted to escape their colder climate. They were especially rich people and among them was John D. Rockefeller who chose to spend his winters at Summerville.

Now with Florida being in fashion, Augusta has lost some of the old charm that made it a winter resort. Nevertheless it came up with another idea on how to attract tourists: the Masters Tournament that has become the most prestigious golf tournament in the world making golf king of sports in Augusta. It takes place in April and it is nationally televised. It is the Mecca for golf lovers and they come from everywhere. This is a prime time for the city’s economy, all hotels are booked up and traveling agencies make their fortune. All prices hit the roof from accommodation fares to tickets. Even so the tickets are hard to get and your best chance would be to book a package that includes tickets through Best Golf Tours.

Outside the tournament Augusta offers one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the CSRA to be found at Goshen Plantation with the largest green in Georgia. All golf players from amateur to professional will appreciate it and they will have the chance to use every club in their bag.

At the edge of the Savannah River is another important attraction: Riverwalk, the ideal place for those who want to enjoy the city's festivals as it has a 1,700-seat amphitheater, but you can also take it as a prime destination if you want to go for a picnic, shopping or just a walk. The view is marvelous and you will enjoy the flowers, green spaces and historical markers.

For those who like outdoor activities Augusta Canal offers a wide variety. You can choose between cycling, fishing, canoeing, hiking and running and if you feel like you want to continue in another location Thurmond Lake is another top destination for outdoor sports. Surrounded by a 70,000-acre park, the lake is one of the largest inland bodies of water in the South offering 1,200 miles of shoreline. You can indulge yourself in sports like: swimming, sailing, water-skiing, fishing, hunting, but you can also choose to relax and enjoy sunbathing.

Even if they are not of such great interest the Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson and the Confederate Powderworks are worth to be given some attention. The first is the home where the future president lived for ten years and the second is a chimney that was part of the second-largest powder factory in the world.

A vacation in Augusta delivers the best entertainment; it has year round recreation, attractions, nightlife and events to excite the interests of any visitor. Whether you’re seeking sun, fun, adrenaline, or tranquility, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in Augusta. With activities for every age range, price range, and interest, you'll feel like your vacation just went over the top!

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