To get a sense of what makes Augusta tick, spread your wings and explore nearby neighborhoods like Fayette, Hallowell, and Manchester.
To really get a feel for Augusta, head to one of its museums and theaters. Take the time to see the many galleries and collections such as the Children's Discovery Museum.
To enjoy some retail therapy, explore Turnpike Mall.
See local sporting heroes, the Maine Moose, do battle in the nearby Kennebec Ice Arena, Hallowell. On weekends the stadium is filled with black, gold and white, as crowds join together to get behind their home-grown heroes.
When it’s time to slow down after checking out the delights of Winthrop, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment 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.