Guest Post: Southern Maine – A True Vacationland



When summer hits, there’s no better way to relax and unwind than to plan an ocean-side vacation. Southern Maine may not be an obvious choice for those who are unfamiliar with the area, but it’s difficult to find a more beautiful area to visit during the hottest months of the year.


Why Southern Maine?

Southern Maine has it all. In addition to having one of the most hospitable climates in the country, you’ll find a great deal of amenities to take advantage of, including:

  • * Beaches
  • * Fine-Dining
  • * Art & Culture

In order to get the most out of your visit to Southern Maine, it’s important to have a solid understanding of what each of the key towns has to offer. The following are just a few suggestions, each of which offers a great deal to visitors and has something for everyone.



Ogunquit is one of the first towns in Maine that you’ll discover driving up Route 1, and certainly one of the most picturesque. For vacationers looking for an ocean-side retreat, there’s simply no better choice than a weekly Ogunquit rental. Renting a place on the beach will allow you to get the most out of your stay, as many of the best restaurants in the area are within walking distance to the town’s most luxurious beaches.

While you’re in Ogunquit, you may want to stop into bordering towns Wells and Kennebunkport. Kennebunkport features historic buildings and wharfs that need to be seen to be believed, while Wells is an antiquing town if there ever was one.



Not far up the road from Ogunquit is Portland, Maine’s center for culture and commerce. Portland is one of the most beautiful cities in New England, resembling an old world charm that is typically found in cities such as Paris and Montreal. All comparisons aside, Portland as a city is actually quite unique. It’s also home to some of the best arts, music and dining in the country. Seafood lovers will find a lot to enjoy about the city’s restaurants, some of which are manned by chefs who have been featured in the national media. For the full experience, stay for a week!



Continuing up the coast, you’ll come across Brunswick, a quaint little seaside town featuring one of the best colleges in the country. Bowdoin draws students from all over the world, yet Brunswick remains sleepy and utterly relaxed. A visit to Brunswick is not complete without a stop at Lion’s Pride, one of the country’s most renowned pubs. Featuring a wide selection of beers from all over the world, craft brew aficionados will find a lot to love about this little town.

If you’re looking to get away from it all while still being able to enjoy the best in food, culture and surroundings, Southern Maine is the summer destination for you.



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