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 and a classic film. Here are 10 things for $10 or less to do in Augusta and the region. 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. Children's Hike with Storytime: Bring your kids (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park that is designed especially for them! They will hear a story before they begin their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand. Spaces are limited, so register early if you can. Cost per person: $2
3. Big Bird's Adventure: Kids will love this interactive show at the Dupont Planetarium. Follow Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, from the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. Cost per person: Adults: $5 / Seniors: $4 / Kids (4K - 12th Grade): $3
4. 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
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)