If you like to kick back, relax and let someone do the exploring for you, take a spin on the <a href="http://www.ogunquittrolley.com/" target="_blank">Ogunquit Trolley</a>. While the trolley serves as a legitimate means of transportation throughout town (and allows visitors to leave their cars at hotels since parking in town can be difficult), the trolley's loop route is a fabulous means of exploring Ogunquit's sights and learning the lay of the land.
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When you visit the coast, the natural thing to do is hop aboard a boat, right? Book an excursion with <a href="http://www.finestkindcruises.com/" target="_blank">Finestkind Scenic Cruises</a>, and see the shoreline from an entirely new perspective. Visitors will learn about lobster fishing (and maybe even see lobsters caught onboard), view the iconic Cape Neddick (Nubble) Lighthouse and catch a glimpse of harbor seals. Wake up early to enjoy the outfitter's breakfast cruise, or book a late ...
The little village of Perkins Cove lies adjacent to Ogunquit and embodies all the charm one would expect in a waterfront town. This former fishing village is filled with independent boutiques and seafood restaurants. Visitors will find plenty to explore, like toy shops, bric-a-brac stores and shellfish-centric restaurants like the Perkins Cove Lobster Pound. Be sure to stroll across the town's manually operated drawbridge -- it's the perfect place for a photo opp.
On a rainy day in Kennebunkport (and let's face it, this is Maine -- there's gonna be a rainy day), take the short drive from Kennebunkport and exercise your wallet at the <a href="http://www.thekitteryoutlets.com/" target="_blank">Kittery Outlets</a>. You'll find all manner of goods here, from sportswear at Eddie Bauer and lululemon to new kicks at Reebok and Nike outlets, and even high-end kitchenware at Le Creuset. Be a smart shopper: check the Kittery Outlets website before shopping to ...
An Ogunquit legend for more than half a century, Barnacle Billy's has played host to US presidents, politicians, celebrities and NFL superstars. This landmark seafood haunt is known for its lobster (this is Maine, after all!). Order it boiled and buttered in its shell, in a stew or as a lobster roll. Other popular menu options include clam chowder and steamed clams.