The Best Time to Visit
Augusta (AUG) experiences cold weather for the most part of the year. Winter begins in October and lasts till as late as April, averaging about 30 degrees. If extreme cold does not suit you, you can visit during the moderately cold summers when the temperature is around 63 degrees.
Augusta Festivals & Events
Every year, about mid-June, Augusta hosts the "Whatever Family Festival" in its Capitol park. You can be a part of this commemoration of the purification of the Kennebec River by joining the carnival, tournaments, waterfront concerts, dancing and fireworks.
Tips to Save on Travel to Augusta
Advance booking is the best way to get cheap flight to Augusta. Book at least 40 to 25 days in advance to grab cheap flights. Airlines such as American Airlines and Cape Air get discounts on airline tickets. At the airport, availability of affordable cabs make it easy for you to reach downtown.
Top Attractions in Augusta
•Holocaust Centre - While in Augusta you can visit the Holocaust and Human Rights Centre of Maine, which is a tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust genocide. •Old Fort Western - Originally a colonial outpost built to promote settlement in the area, the sixteen roomed Fort Western now a museum, stands as the oldest wooden fort in the country.
Maine State Capitol - You can set off on a self guided tour of the simple yet beautiful granite Maine state house. Adjacent to it is the governor's Blaine house, which is also worth the visit.