Vacationland is a great place to spend time with your significant other or family. Not only are there many different destinations that offer spectacular accommodations, wining and dining, views, but August has proven year-and-year again to be the best time to plan an excursion up Maine’s glorious coastline. From the sandy beaches of Ogunquit and the rocky shoreline of Bar Harbour, the Maine coast boasts all the beauty, luxury, and relaxation that makes up the trip of a lifetime.
Ogunquit, A Beautiful Place by the Sea
This beautiful, small town by the sea has over three miles of white sand beaches, making it the perfect setting for your kids to enjoy the surf or for a romantic sunset stroll (or maybe both!). There are plenty of art galleries, unique restaurants, delicious fresh seafood, and fabulous plays at the Ogunquit Playhouse. It’s hard to pass up this beautiful town when it’s the first ones off the highway once you’ve passed the Maine border!
Portland, Vivacious City on the Bay
From the ornate Victorian mansions on the western promenade, all the way across the peninsula to the breathtaking views of the Casco Bay Islands on the eastern promenade, there’s no way Portland will not fulfill all of your seaside desires. The Portland Old Port is full of vibrant art, boutiques, and award-winning restaurants all along the cobblestone streets. There are also many museums, tours, and Art Walks for the whole family to enjoy! When in town, stay at The Danforth Inn, recently featured in Gwyneth Paltrow’s weekly newsletter, goop, as the place to stay in Portland.
Camden, the Quintessential Coastal Town
Just a short drive from Portland, Camden is the ultimate place to kick your feet up and truly begin to relax. This quaint town is perfectly placed on a hill beside the beautiful Penobscot Bay and the ideal location for a romantic getaway on the Maine coast. There are many things to do here from taking the ferry out to explore the local islands, walking down the Rockland breakwater, or enjoying watersports such as kayaking, canoeing, or sailing. You’ll never find yourself bored on this seaside coastal playground! Where should you stay? The Relais and Chateaux Camden Harbour Inn, of course, were we offer picturesque views and indulgent amenities paired with expertly crafted cuisine.
Bar Harbor, Home to Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor is one of the most well-known vacation destinations in Maine and for good reason. In fact, in the 19th century, this coastal town was known to be a favorite summer spot for society’s most upper class. Bar Harbour doesn’t lack from breathtaking views and the size of Acadia National Park makes it ideal for various outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and swimming. If you want to take it a little slower, the park offers some of the best bird watching spots, scenic cruises along the picturesque coast, and remote sandy beaches. It doesn’t get any better than that.
We hope these tips will help you choose the perfect vacation in Maine, as well as one that will provide an experience to remember. This summer vacation, plan a memorable getaway in Camden by making your reservation below.