Augusta is the capital of the State of Maine and the county seat of Kennebec County. It could be said that Augusta and the beautiful wider Kennebec Valley are a great destination for a weekend escape since you can combine relaxing, cultural, and outdoors moments. Augusta’s landmark is the impressive 180-foot granite dome of the State House. Other top Augusta attractions include the Maine State Museum, the Old Fort Western (last of its kind in Maine and New England), Viles Arboretum with its beautiful sculptures and well-maintained trails, Children’s Discovery Museum, Sony’s Museum, the Governor Hill Mansion, and much more. Regarding budget accommodation, most of the and nearby Augusta offer rooms for under a $100 per night.