To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Augusta, step out and explore nearby neighborhoods like Windsor, Waterville, and Fayette.
Holiday makers in Oakland, interested in finding out what makes the area tick, should make tracks to the cultural attractions nearby. Spend a while discovering the exhibits at the Children's Discovery Museum and the Maine State Museum.
There are many picturesque outdoor attractions here as well so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Families enjoy destinations such as Capitol Park, Viles Arboretum and the Augusta Mill Park. There is a relaxed atmosphere here as well as pretty garden beds and trees.
While you are in and around Oakland, treat yourself with a visit to the Kennebec River Rail Trail and the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery. For history lovers, the area’s past comes vividly back to life at the Old Fort Western and the Old Western Fort.
To browse through stores and buy some souvenirs, browse Turnpike Mall.
Nearby Kennebec Ice Arena, Hallowell is a great place to experience Augusta’s passion for ice hockey, and to see local favorites, the Maine Moose, in action. On game days follow the river of black, gold and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.
For a real taste of this fascinating part of the world, think about staying close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. For a good night’s sleep check out the amenities at the Senator Inn & Spa, the Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn, and the popular Quality Inn & Suites Evergreen Hotel.