Augusta, ME

Travel Guide
Enjoy the cultural and historic attractions in this friendly New England town along a beautiful river.

Visit Augusta, Maine’s capital, to appreciate the history and culture of this northern New England state. The city of Augusta lies along the Kennebec River. Kayak on its smooth waters or hike along the shoreline. Venture into the surrounding Kennebec Valley for fishing, hunting and whitewater rafting.

In downtown Augusta, browse through the Maine State Museum’s commercial heritage, social history and national environment exhibits that have earned it a reputation as one of the country’s best state museums. Learn about logging, boatbuilding, fishing, farming, wildlife and Maine’s Native Americans. Nearby, Children’s Discovery Museum lets young children play contentedly for hours in a variety of interactive centers while developing important life skills.

Tour the Maine State House, a gleaming white colonnaded building topped by a green copper dome. Check the legislative schedule if you want to observe the House or Senate in session. Have a picnic next to the State House on the wide grassy lawns or along the shaded trails of Capitol Park. Stroll through the park and view several monuments, including a Vietnam Memorial. Across the river from Capitol Park, see the national historic landmark, Old Fort Western, built in 1754.

Enjoy the outdoor spaces in and around Augusta. Walk, run or bike along the Kennebec River Rail Trail, which stretches about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Augusta to Gardiner. Viles Arboretum, east of the river, has Maine plants, including chestnuts, sycamores, lilacs, hostas and a large conifer collection on more than 200 acres (80 hectares). Use its trails for free throughout the seasons for hiking to see spring flowers and autumn leaves or winter snowshoeing. Play golf or disc golf at several courses around the city. Lost Valley and Camden mountains are all within about a 1-hour drive from Augusta for winter skiing and snowboarding.

Fly into the Portland Airport and drive about 1 hour north to Augusta or drive about 2.5 hours north from Boston to reach the city. Enjoy the four seasons in this New England capital city.

Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn
Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn
2.5 out of 5
110 Community Drive, Augusta, ME, 04330
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $116 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
$116
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Augusta. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
Good place to stay for the value
"Room was spotless, front desk very friendly and helpful. Standard hotel room with the addition of a small fridge and microwave. I would have appreciated an extra blanket ( in fairness I didn’t bother to request one at 2 am). My only concern was the screw on the door deadbolt was missing so it couldn’t ..."

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2023

Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn
Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta
Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta
3 out of 5
377 Western Avenue, Augusta, ME, 04330
The price is $135 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27
$135
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Augusta. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (612 reviews)
"Very nice hotel with a nice pool & spacious rooms. The continental breakfast was very good as well. We were very happy!"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

Homewood Suites by Hilton Augusta
Senator Inn & Spa
Senator Inn & Spa
3 out of 5
284 Western Ave, Augusta, ME, 04330
The price is $129 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
$129
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Augusta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value in our ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,006 reviews)
"Staff was terrific. Room was convenient with dogs,veyr clean. Great bathroom. Having restaurant available to order from to take food to room was great and breakfast was yummy. Only minor issue was Dog Walk and paking lot had some trash, dog recepticle was full and there were cigarette buts strewn ..."

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2023

Senator Inn & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cozy & Budget Studio | Downtown Augusta
Cozy & Budget Studio | Downtown Augusta
Augusta, ME
Stay at this apartment in Augusta. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Old Fort Western and Samantha Smith are located nearby. Discover ...
Cozy & Budget Studio | Downtown Augusta
Downtown 2BD Unit | Sleeps 4 | Short or Long Term
Downtown 2BD Unit | Sleeps 4 | Short or Long Term
Augusta, ME
Stay at this apartment in Augusta. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Old Fort Western and Samantha Smith are located nearby. Discover ...
Downtown 2BD Unit | Sleeps 4 | Short or Long Term
Cozy Cottage on Togus Pond
Cozy Cottage on Togus Pond
Augusta, ME
Stay at this vacation home in Augusta. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Augusta Mill Park and Old Fort Western are located nearby. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Delightful cottage on the lake at Togus Pond
"This tiny cottage was so nice and it was the perfect get away spot for us to spend some quiet time away. We used the paddle boat on the lake and we enjoyed the quiet serene setting. Would go again, but would spend the whole week here instead of the other locations we visited."

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Cozy Cottage on Togus Pond
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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