Manchester has a number of cultural attractions within easy reach that make great places to visit. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Children's Discovery Museum and the Maine State Museum.
Get your body moving in the great outdoors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Admire the trees and flowers, watch the passing parade, or just enjoy the fresh air at Capitol Park, Viles Arboretum and the Augusta Mill Park.
Sights such as the Kennebec River Rail Trail and the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery make great places to visit while you are in the area. Brush up on Augusta’s history by visiting the Old Fort Western and the Old Western Fort.
If you enjoy souvenir and fashion shopping, you’ll love the many stores that are part of Turnpike Mall.
If you're crazy about sports, you’ll enjoy seeing local favorites, the Maine Moose, take to the field in nearby Kennebec Ice Arena, Hallowell. On game days follow the river of black, gold and white, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join local ice hockey lovers in the nearby pubs and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, think about staying close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. The Senator Inn & Spa, the Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn and the Quality Inn & Suites Evergreen Hotel are just three of the many great places to stay around here.