A Weekend in Ogunquit, Maine

 

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One of our very own Curious Travelers took a weekend trip to Ogunquit Maine.  Come along as she shares her highlights and tips about her getaway.

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In early July I made a trip to Ogunquit to celebrate my mother’s birthday. My niece (15 yrs old) and my nephew (13 yrs old) also came along for the weekend.

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I chose Ogunquit for our weekend as it’s one of my favorite New England spots. Ogunquit is a 90 minute ride from Boston. It sits right on the coast of Maine and has a lot to offer. You can spend your days taking in the sights, dining out, shopping or spending a day at the beach. It’s a great summer trip. It’s the perfect place to go to relax and enjoy the fresh sea air.

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Here is some info about our hotel. We stayed at Anchorage by the Sea, Ogunquit, Maine

  • The hotel has a restaurant (Surf Point 360) located right on the premises.  The food (full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus) is delicious and the service is top-notch.  They do serve a limited bar menu and drinks on the top deck, but please note that you must be 21 or older to enjoy the spectacular views.
  • There are plenty of lawn chairs for you to sit, read a book or just relax and soak in the beautiful ocean view.
  • The one comment that is frequently posted about this resort is that their towels are small and very thin, which I agree.  So I highly recommend bringing a nice, terry cloth robe if you like to wrap yourself in a lush towel after a shower.
  • They have plenty of on site parking so if you don’t want to drive while you are on vacation you don’t have too.

Here is how we spent our weekend in Ogunquit.

  • Because you are right on Marginal Way  The ocean is literally right outside your door.
  • After checking in we had dinner at the Surf Point 360 and our waitress overheard us talking about it being my mother’s birthday.  When we ordered one dessert to share, two waitresses brought it to our table while signing Happy Birthday.  My mother was delighted!
  • If you would like an overview of the area and do not wish to fight the traffic, use the trolley.  It’s $2.00 for Adults and $1.50 for children under 10 each time you board. After breakfast at Surf Point 360, we took a full-loop ride on the trolley (there is a stop right across the street from the resort) and then got off in Perkins Cove.  We checked out all the shops, got an ice cream and then walked back to the resort along Marginal Way.  Breath taking views of the Maine coast.
  • We walked to the Front Porch on Saturday night and had a wonderful dinner.  Afterward, we took the kids to the pool for a swim.  They have both an indoor and outdoor pool.
  • Sunday was our last day. So after checking out, we went to the The Egg & I for breakfast.  Great local place with great food and terrific service.  We headed back to Massachusetts but not before driving over to see the  Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine.

I try to make this trip once a year. I’ve been in the Autumn as well and although it’s a bit colder it’s a wonderful trip.  If you are planning on making the trip in the Autumn please do some research as some restaurants are closed after the busy summer season.

Have you been to Ogunquit? What are you favorite places to visit?

 

 

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