Augusta is a city that is full of things to see and do. Are you ready to explore Augusta? If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard a common complaint of how there’s “nothing to do in Augusta.” But, sometimes it just takes looking at things from a different perspective.  I know I’m guilty of getting stuck in a routine, which can lead to boredom. Instead of complaining about not having anything to do, shake things up and look around!

I’ve lived in the Augusta area for just over 7 years now, and there are still things that I have yet to experience. Even though I feel like I’ve done a lot of things, there are still many restaurants I haven’t visited and places I haven’t seen. And on top of that, since I’ve lived in the area, there has been continuous growth and new businesses added all the time. 

Of course with holidays, we expect there to be multiple events going on, but the truth is, even without a holiday, there are plenty of activities, shows, entertainment, and more ways to explore Augusta. We’ll take a look at some of the things you can do just about any given weekend in Augusta below!

History Of Augusta

The history of Augusta is rich.  According to the city of Augusta website, the area was established in 1736 by British General James Oglethorpe. The settlement got its name from the bride of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales. The original settlement was in the area that is now known as Summerville. The area was also home to tribes of Creek and Cherokee Indians.

The Augusta area played an important role during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. And Augusta has the only structure ever built by the Confederate States of American, which is the site of the old Confederate Powderworks.

The Augusta Canal was constructed in 1847, which would lead Augusta to become the second largest inland cotton market in the world.

Another fun fact: Augusta once served at the state capital from 1785 until 1795.

There is so much history to explore in Augusta, and many historic homes and buildings like the boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson (28th President of the United States), the George Walton Home (he was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence), the Ezekiel Harris House, and Springfield Baptist Church, which is the oldest African American church in the U.S.

One place that I didn’t add to this list of ways to explore Augusta, but that can teach you a lot about the history is the Augusta Museum of History. Whether you’re from Augusta or not, there are many interesting facts about Augusta throughout the years. They are located at 560 Reynolds Street in Downtown Augusta. Check out their website for hours and admission information.

Ways To Explore Augusta

Now let’s look at a few of the many things to do in the area to explore Augusta, see new things, and learn more about the Garden City!

  • Augusta Adventures Tours & Events

    As someone who’s been on these tours a few times, I can tell you… You will be entertained and learn so much about the history of Augusta.  Every now and then Old Thyme Paranormal joins in to do Ghost Hunting 101 to talk about the local hauntings! This is such a fun thing to do as a local, and even to bring family and friends along when they visit from out of town.

    Learn more on the website HERE.

  • Bike Bike Baby

    Honestly, I didn’t know this was a thing in downtown Augusta until I was looking for things to do. They offer a variety of tours including: Nightlife Leisure Rides, Heart of Augusta Tours, Black History Tours, Happy Hour Hype Tours, and more. Their mission is “to give the people an outlet and give the city’s visitors and locals something different to do.”

    Learn more about them and book your tours HERE.

  • All Equal Parts - Bartender For A Day

    For those who are 21 years of age and older, this would be a really unique and fun experience. All Equal Parts hosts various hands-on workshops throughout the year. But you want to book well enough in advance, because they do sell out!

    Stay up to date on the upcoming events on the All Equal Parts Instagram page!

  • Pedal Pub Augusta

    See the sights around downtown Augusta with a Pedal Pub Augusta tour! Pedal along, enjoy some music, and have fun with your friends. They have a bar and patio where you can enjoy food and drinks before or after the tour too. You can book private and custom tours for large groups and special occasions, or just book individual seats for a small group.

    Learn more HERE.

    Address: 305 12th Street, Augusta, GA

  • Augusta Candle Company

    This is a fun experience for those who like to create. You can curate and hand pour a candle that’s uniquely yours. They have a vast amount of pure fragrance oils you can blend for a custom scent. Choose your jar and your scents to mix up and pour.

    They also have room diffusers, sprays, wax melts, body scrubs, bath salt, lotion, and soap.

    Get more information HERE.

    Address: 1124 Broad Street, Augusta, GA

  • Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show

    Someone sent me information on this fun, unique experience… but I have yet to try it out. This is North America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show. Participants get to enjoy dinner while trying to solve the crime. And the criminal is actually someone in the room! This is geared toward adults, although teenagers may be permitted with adult supervision.

    Currently, they offer 2 shows a month. See dates and times HERE.

    Address: DoubleTree by Hilton – 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta, GA

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