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1. Ogunquit, Maine | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging

1. Ogunquit, Maine | Best Attractions, Eateries, and Lodging
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by in Jul 2012
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Here are Yankee Magazine‘s picks for the best places to stay, eat, and see for Ogunquit, Maine, ranked #1 Beach Town in New England.

Where to Stay in Ogunquit, Maine:

Cliff House
Overlooking Bald Head, this cliff-side resort boasts a two storied Grand Pavilion, an indoor lap pool, an outdoor infinity pool and spa accommodations fit for royalty.

Beachmere Inn
Elegance and attention to detail make this beach-side stay a favorite for adults and children alike.


Where to Eat in Ogunquit, Maine:

In 2010, chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier were selected Best Chefs in the Northeast by the James Beard Foundation. The menu is organized as a handful of “collections.” Allow the chefs to create your dining experience by ordering a collection in its printed form, or get creative and mix and match options to shape your own unique meal.

Barnacle Billy’s
A Perkins Cove fixture overlooking lobster boats coming and going, now in its 51st season.

Great Attractions in Ogunquit, Maine:

Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Enjoy the collection of 1,600 American artworks, or gaze through the glass walls for stunning views of the shoreline.

The Marginal Way

Ogunquit’s favorite paved seaside path is only 1 ¼ miles long, but complete with plenty of scenic vistas.

Portland Museum of Art
A perfect rainy day outing from Ogunquit, with notable collections, including Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth masterpieces.

After browsing the Museum of Art galleries, another Portland local favorite famed for its Belgian fries.

Don’t Miss:

Footbridge Beach
This hidden gem is one of the best beaches to avoid traffic and overcrowding.

More Information:

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