10 Free (Or Almost Free) Things to Do This Fall
Fall in Augusta's River Region is glorious. It's the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the changing foliage or cozy up with a warm cup of coffee. Here are 10 things for $10 or less to do in Augusta. You can also check out our Free Things to Do page for more year-round suggestions!
1. Sense of Place: Wander the galleries at Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art and take in the annual Sense of Place exhibition that celebrates the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. Cost per person: FREE
2. Swamp Saturday Family Guided Hikes: Children and adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife, learning about the diverse plant life, and the importance of urban wetland ecology at Phinizy Center & Nature Park. Cost per person: $5 per person, pre-registration required
3. Fall Foliage Walk: Pack a picnic and head to Savannah Rapids Park for some of the most beautiful fall foliage in Augusta's River Region. Five miles of Towpath (the Augusta Canal's main trail) lead you from the Headgates to Sibley Mill. New to the Canal Trails? Download a Trail Map Here. Cost per person: FREE
4. Public Art Tours: Grab a jacket and comfortable shoes to explore downtown Augusta for beautiful murals and sculptures. Augusta’s newest outdoor attraction, The Augusta Sculpture Trail. The Trail features 10 sculptures by nationally renowned artists. Artists of all backgrounds have left their mark around Augusta –– leaving some of the most vibrant murals to explore. Cost per person: FREE
5. Holiday Gingerbread Village: Each November, the Augusta Museum of History's rotunda turns into a gingerbread wonderland with ornate gingerbread creations from the best bakeries in Augusta's River Region. Cost per person: FREE
6. Outdoor picnic: Fall in the south is the perfect time for a picnic - try a new spot to mix things up!
7. Last Saturday at the Park: Step into the past and wander through a colonial village at the Living History Park on the last Saturday of each month. In the fall, interpreters dressed in period clothing, give a glimpse of what life was like in the 18th century from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost per person: FREE
8. Films on Friday: Grab a coffee and a muffin and head over to the Morris Museum of Art to watch classics like "The Lords of Discipline" and "Oh! What A Lovely War." Hang out afterward and discuss the film with other movie buffs. Cost per person: FREE
9. Winchester Museum: Just a short drive to Edgefield, SC, you'll find the Wild Turkey Center & Winchester Museum. There's no better time of year to experience the world's largest turkey call, helicopter simulators, and a virtual reality theater. Cost per person: Adults: $5 / Youth: $2 / Children 2 and Under are FREE
10. Putt-Putt: You don't have to have the perfect swing for a friendly round of miniature golf. Or, if the weather is too cool or rainy, battle it out in a game of Laser Tag inside. Cost per person: $6.50 (18 holes or 1 round of laser tag)