Did you know that you can hop on a plane at NYC’s La Guardia and 40 mins later land in the lobster roll, rocky beaches, and lighthouse paradise called Maine? Living in New York for 3 years, I haven’t explored any of the Northeast Coast, but it’s finally time! (
What we ate in Maine:
Bite Into Maine – the BEST lobster rolls with an amazing lighthouse view!
The Holy Donut – soft and decadent MASHED POTATO donuts!
Eventide Oyster Co. – the most flavorful selection of fresh oysters, and inventive twists on regular favorites like lobster rolls and chowder.
Bonus: when driving through Maine towards Acadia National Park, make sure to stop at one of the many lobster pounds for a seafood lunch!
What we saw in Maine:
Acadia National Park – this Atlantic coast park includes mountains, an ocean shoreline, woodlands, and even a sandy beach. Cadillac Mountain on the east side of the park is one of the first places in the United States to see the sunrise! Compared to the West Coast parks, Acadia is pretty small and exploring it via the loop road can take you as little as one day.
Bar Harbor – this little town welcomes visitors heading to Acadia National Park. It’s worth stopping here for a seafood lunch, gift shopping, and just a walk through its adorable downtown. Next time we visit, we want to stay in one of the harbor hotels and take a boat tour to watch whales or catch lobsters.
Portland Head Light – is a picture perfect lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, a 25-minute drive from the airport in Portland, Maine. It’s also a great lunch spot with the above mentioned Bite Into Maine lobster roll truck and plenty of picnic tables with lighthouse views.
The Old Port in Portland, ME – it’s known for its cobblestone streets, 19th century brick buildings and fishing piers. It’s home to many shops, cafes, restaurants, and seagulls. Parking is all paid, but if you’re unsure how long you’re staying downtown, there is always a Whole Foods up the street from Old Port for healthy snacks and a large parking lot.
If you want to see more, please watch my travel vlog from Acadia NP, Portland and everything in between on my Youtube channel or just click on the video below:
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