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Known worldwide as the spot to win the coveted green jacket at the Masters golf tournament, Augusta is more than just a golf mecca. Georgia's second largest city oozes interesting history and Southern charm. Several historic neighborhoods feature gorgeous antebellum homes, many of which can be seen on the Historic Driving Tour. Artists' Row is a funky arts district with more than two dozen art galleries. Situated on the banks of the Savannah River, Riverwalk Augusta has walkways along the river, as well as shops and restaurants. Nearby nature parks include Augusta Canal Headgates at Savannah Rapids, a National Heritage Area and great spot ...

Known worldwide as the spot to win the coveted green jacket at the Masters golf tournament, Augusta is more than just a golf mecca. Georgia's second largest city oozes interesting history and Southern charm. Several historic neighborhoods feature gorgeous antebellum homes, many of which can be seen on the Historic Driving Tour. Artists' Row is a funky arts district with more than two dozen art galleries. Situated on the banks of the Savannah River, Riverwalk Augusta has walkways along the river, as well as shops and restaurants. Nearby nature parks include Augusta Canal Headgates at Savannah Rapids, a National Heritage Area and great spot to kayak, cycle or trek on the walking trails. And when you just have to get back to the golf, the Master's tournament happens every April.

Debra Landau
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Debra Landau has written eight Lonely Planet guidebooks, including books on the USA, Caribbean, and the South.

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    A year-round destination, but it really comes alive during the Masters golf tournament in April.