Augusta, Georgia, USA downtown skyline on the Savannah River.

Augusta, GA is the second largest city in Georgia, and is a great place to spend a day, weekend, or week. Home of the Masters Tournament each year, Augusta hosts thousands of guests that love to watch and play golf. Golf isn’t the only thing this city has to offer, though. Along with museums and historical tours, Pendleton King Park and Savannah Rapids Visitor Center are two great ways to spend the afternoon.

Pendleton King Park – This massive park in Augusta is home to a thriving bird sanctuary located on 64-acres of beautiful marshes, sand ridges and a forest of pines. There are gardens and nature trails abound for those who enjoy the scenery. Pendleton King Park also has a variety of activities to keep the whole family entertained. Take the kids to the new playgrounds or the dog to the leash free dog park. Disc golf is a popular way to spend the afternoon – play the 18-hole course for a real challenge. The park also has a calendar of events to mix things up.

Savannah Rapids Visitor Center – Overlooking the Savannah River, this Visitor Center is more than your typical stop off. Spend a few hours checking out the quarterly art displays or walking on the bridge. The bridge is really special, as lovers who visit often leave a lock behind to symbolize their love. Bring the kayak and explore the Savannah River, or load up your bikes for a beautiful afternoon of cycling. Pack your lunch – this is a great spot to picnic with a view.