The Augusta Mall is the largest in Georgia. It has two floors giving shoppers plenty to peruse. Within the complex are over 130 stores, 20+ restaurants, and a food court.
The lower floor has a playground for the little ones to enjoy, and there’s seating throughout the complex too.
Shopping malls are not an attraction, but they are a tourist destination. People visit Augusta on business trips, take a weekend break, or book a hotel in the area to attend a sporting event. The two largest sporting events in Augusta are the Masters Tournament held in April each year, and the Ironman Triathlon event in September.
Just those two events attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city annually.
Within most large cities are shopping malls, and they all have similar anchor stores, such as J.C Penny, Dillard’s, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Macy’s. What makes malls different across regions is the local specialty stores. The Augusta Mall has all the usual chain names, plus plenty of local artisan stores too.
If you’re after memorabilia to remember your trip, or to bring a gift back home for someone, the Augusta Mall is where you’ll find unique and novelty items on sale, every day of the week, all year.
For artisan gifts, framed art prints and eclectic items that are hard to come by, the mall is where you’ll find them.
The only frustration you’re likely to experience is a busy parking lot. Turn up early and expect delays on weekends. Once you get into the complex, you could easily spend the entire day browsing stores, window-shopping and dining in any of the many local restaurants around the mall.
The complex is well-maintained, trash cans emptied, restrooms accessible and clean and the staff are welcoming too. The perfect respite for hot and humid days or to take shelter from the rain.
Throughout the year, the mall host events such as craft and vendor events to support the thriving local home-based artists from across the Augusta region.
The Augusta mall is a one-stop center of hundreds of stores, some specialty stores and at the weekends, there’s even more vendors around selling local handmade crafts.
Whether you plan to buy or prefer to window shop, there’s plenty to browse in the Augusta mall, a decent-priced food court and over 20 restaurants for sit-in dining.