3 Fun Places to Explore While Vacationing in Maine

Jordan Pond and View of the Bubbles in Acadia National Park

Should you be planning a trip to Maine in the near future and are looking for fun places to explore with your family or friends, there are a wide range of attractions and natural wonders to choose from.

Whether you want to get out into nature, explore quaint and historic towns or visit beautiful lighthouses, there is really something for everyone in Maine.

Acadia National Park

Known simply as the ‘National Treasure of Maine’, Acadia National Park is one of the most beautiful and majestic places in the United States and is something everyone should take in at least once in their life.

Whether you love nature and want to get out on a hiking trail, or you want to take in the incredible views from one of the several visitor areas along Park Loop Road, you’ll be amazed by the incredible sites and wildlife in the park.

There are over 100 miles of hiking trails in the park, including the popular Cadillac Mountain, which has an elevation of 1,530-feet at its summit (the highest point in the park).


A well-known town along the coast of Maine, Kennebunkport is one of the most popular summer destinations in the state and will regularly see some of the Nation’s most influential people taking a rest from their fast-paced lives.

The town is home to several beautiful bed-and-breakfasts, delicious restaurants, historic homes and quaint streets with unique shops, studios, boutiques and more.

While in the area, be sure to check out the fishing village of Cape Porpoise, which is just two miles to the east. It has more shops, galleries and even active lobster boats to explore!

Nubble Lighthouse

Located just a few hundred feet from York Beach, ME, Nubble Lighthouse (Cape Neddick Light) is one of the most photographed and well-known lighthouses in the United States.

The lighthouse itself is located on the large rock island of Cape Neddick, and in late November, is adorned with holiday lights that will truly take your breath away.

If your upcoming trip finds you in York Beach, we ask that you call on us at Sands by the Sea for a beautiful and accommodating waterfront motel, suite or cottage. 

Located on the waters of York Beach, we proudly offer a wide selection of motel rooms with comfortable king beds and sofas, suites with full kitchen areas and balconies, cottages with living areas and laundry and more.

Whatever your needs may be, we will have the perfect accommodations to make your Maine vacation something you’ll remember fondly for years to come. Give us a call today at (207) 363-2211 to book your stay.