Known for fresh lobster, the hip city of Portland, and rambling, rocky coastline up to Bar Harbor, Maine draws couples seeking a romantic weekend among dazzling natural beauty. Choices range from city hotel rooms, B&Bs or cottages along the coast, cabins in the mountains, and suites at ski resorts. Find your romantic getaway in Maine today!
Starting from southern Maine, the Cliff House in fun-loving coastal town of Ogunquit provides luscious spa services. Guests are greeted with Champagne, chocolates, a fireplace and a Jacuzzi. Some mansions built by sea captains – like Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport -- been transformed into romantic bed and breakfast inns. Towns of this region are the Yorks, Kittery, Wells, Ogunquit, the Kennebunks, and Old Orchard Beach. In all seasons, you can enjoy a nature walk at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge or along Marginal Way in Ogunquit or near the Nubble Lighthouse. The beaches are glorious, but winter might be more conducive to shopping, say, at the extensive Kittery Outlets or Kittery Trading Post. Adults will love to end the day with food and entertainment at Jonathan’s in Ogunquit.
Portland, a fabulous city for dining and shopping in the charming Old Port, has a special option for romantic couples: a stay at the Inn at Diamond Cove, on an island a short ferry ride from downtown. This secluded island inn is a natural for intimacy –a weekend here will be a memory to cherish. The city is known for fine dining and adventurous chefs. Night spots bring a great range of live music, and the atmosphere is always friendly and fun. The picturesque Old Port is a fine place for shopping and views of the harbor. Great things to do in Portland include art museum visit, spas, and strolls in wonderful city parks.
Camden, also known as the “Jewel of the Coast,” is perfect for thrill-seeking couples. If you love the outdoors in winter, spend a day at the hospitable Camden Snow Bowl, where you can ski above views of the ocean. In warmer seasons, couples can spend the day hiking or biking and then relax at a luxury resort.
Lord Camden Inn is a glorious and popular boutique hotel. Its lavish hospitality and fine surroundings have made it a winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Also in Camden, visitors love 16 Bayview Hotel, a brick building with cool wrought-iron balconies in the heart of downtown and an easy walk to restaurants.
Part of Maine’s allure is the abundance of waterfront resorts, all of which offer breathtaking views every day of the year. Before ending your night at a 4- or 5-star hotel, indulge in delicious cuisine prepared by top chefs. A quintessential waterfront lodging in the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. In the Midcoast region, Sebasco Harbor Resort in Sebasco Estates is a luscious inn with two restaurants, the Pilot House and the Ledges Pub, both with ocean views, and both serving organic and locally raised foods.
Moving northward, toward the Down East region and Acadia National Park, you reach Boothbay Harbor, the heart of the national park and a place for all kinds of recreation, including whale watch tours. The town has many romantic accommodations.
On your way to one of the many bed & breakfasts, walk or drive the park’s famous carriage roads. If you want to relax at an award-winning inn, Spruce Point Inn offers cottages and townhouses and a restaurant that overlooks the water.