Kennebunkport has global attraction

Kennebunkport is the only place in the world so named… one of a kind and world-famous – attracting people from all over the globe. For three centuries, Kennebunkport has lured everyone from sea captains and sitting presidents to celebrities on swank yachts, and let’s not forget – humble local fishermen. Today Kennebunkport is a hoppin’ happenin’ town, culturally deep with dining for every palate, attractions and lodging from quaint B&B’s to grand historic hotels and chic spa resorts on the river. Kennebunkport at heart is a small Maine town, population under 4,000 with 10,000+ in neighboring Kennebunk, yet this compact seaside community is surprisingly worldly in its offerings. Here’s […]

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Paint the Town Red with Romance in Kennebunkport

Here’s a romantic little secret… Kennebunkport and Kennebunk  is for lovers in winter. This seaside resort town is perfect for couples in search of a romantic retreat when Kennebunkport “Paints the Town Red” as part of its February is for Lovers. Bring your sweet heart for seaside beach walks, horse-drawn carriage rides, an Ice Bar cocktails party, cocktail classes, boutiques sales, cozy fireplaces, four poster beds at local inns, ocean view hot tubs, and seaside dining for two. The town of Kennebunkport celebrates February in style with a “Paint the Town Red” party atmosphere – with romantic lodging packages, cocktails and chocolate tasting, red lights décor throughout Dock Square and cozy […]

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The Promise of Spring in Kennebunkport Maine

Here’s a little secret from the Maine seacoast: You can walk the beach all year round. In fact, its incredibly serene and beautiful in spring. Mind you, locals complain about the weather, “Geezuz, what a wintah. Springs a slow stata, aintit.” It’s what Mainers do for fun, part of their Maine slang is a slew of wicked weather expressions, ayuh! But the reality is the ocean mediates the temperatures along the southern Maine Coast. Warm sunny days in March and April are brilliant as the sun sparkles off the deep blue sea. Its truly magnificent, even Mainers would agree. Another gem of […]

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Kennebunkport is on Everyone’s Top Places List

Kennebunkport is feeling the love, from local people to past presidents to the press – everyone is putting K’port in their top 10. This quaint Maine town has had its brush with fame before – back in the 1920’s and 30’s Kennebunkport was “the place to summer” at one of the grand hotels – The Colony, The Breakwater or The Nonantum. US Presidents love to spend their summers here too- Walkers Point on Ocean Avenue was the summer White House while George H W Bush was in office. He and Barbara continue to summer on the seaside peninsula entertaining their […]

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Romance Marches on in Kennebunkport

If snow changed your Valentine’s plans, have heart. The romantic town of Kennebunkport has extended their February is for Lovers into March – so you come to Kennebunkport to see the beautiful red and white lights, the heart decorations and the festive seaside scene for another month… So Romance Marches on in Kennebunkport Maine until March 15! Call it a 2nd Chance at Romance – Valentines Redux… Kennebunkport Maine innkeepers, Chefs and boutique owners have “Painted the Town Red” and its so picturesque – sparkling lights and red hearts throughout town offset the beautiful snow. You can walk the beach all […]

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Kennebunk is for Lovers – Paint The Town Red

We love Kennebunkport and Kennebunk during the winter season for its relaxed mood, dramatic ocean views, and cozy winter getaway possibilities – perfect for couples in search of a romantic retreat. While lovers are planning ahead for Valentine’s Day, Kennebunkport is eager to Paint the Town Red and host its annual February is for Lovers events. You can walk the beach and enjoy lobster all year round in Maine but the month of February is especially romantic and festive in Kennebunkport! Picture horse-drawn carriage rides, shopping, cozy fireplaces, four poster beds at local inns, ocean view hot tubs, and seaside dining […]

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How to Lavish in Luxury at the Port

While Kennebunkport receives the most visitors in peak summer, the charm and allure of the Port continues year. In fact, locals love the off-season, fall and spring especially when you can enjoy summer like weather with far less vacationers in Dock Square, the beaches and on boat tours. Also the best dining and lodging spots in Kennebunkport adjust their prices after peak season with special promotions, happy hours deals, and of course more availability – even at luxury hotel properties like Captain Lord Mansion, the Breakwater Inn and The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel. And when it comes to lapping up the sweetness of […]

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Where to Stay without Getting in your Car

In a perfect world, you would never have to leave your vacation resort. The point of staying in Kennebunkport, however, is to experience the quaint culture and expose the natural beauty of the region. The benefit of staying in Kennebunkport is that this classic small Maine town makes getting around incredibly easy. If you’re not planning on traveling outside of town, there are several places to stay in Kennebunkport that negate the need of a car as you can walk to Dock Square, beaches, shops, Kennebunkport and Kennebunk’s best restaurants and pubs.

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Guide to Finding Places to Stay in The Port

Seeing vacationers and summer residents poking around boutique shops in Dock Square for souvenirs, apparel, and art, dining out in the area’s top notch restaurants, relaxing in a quaint bed and breakfast or soaking up the sun while enjoying the area’s many recreational opportunities, it’s evident that Kennebunkport is a major tourist destination despite its small size.

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4th of July Vacancies

Right now you’re probably thinking that with just a week and a half away from the big 4th of July festivities, there’s no way you’re going to find hotel vacancies in vacation towns like Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. You may have even checked Hotel.com or Expedia for room availabilities for Kennebunkport or other popular coastal towns in Maine and discovered no openings or at most, a one night stay. This may be true the week of 4th of July, but there are still rooms available in Kennebunkport for you to partake in all of the Independence day celebrations. Find available rooms […]

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Family Vacation Stays in The Port

When considering a family vacation destination in Maine, one of the easiest to get to and greatest towns in Maine is Kennebunkport. If you are bringing the kids for a vacation, Kennebunkport and Kennebunk is a perfect Maine destination for family vacations – truly something for everyone.

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Romantic Hotel Southern Maine

If you’re looking for a recommendation for romantic hotels in Southern Maine, there are plenty to choose from. With a beautiful coastal landscape, the challenge might be choosing, but there is one hotel in particular that appeals to many love birds, the Seaside Inn on Kennebunk Beach.

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Affordable Hotel Lodging in Kennebunkport

While Kennebunkport has long been a popular vacation destination, this highly acclaimed coastal Maine town owes its international fame to summer resident, George H.W. Bush former President of the United States. Today, visitors can view the former president’s estate, locally known as the Bush Compound on Walker’s Point. Many that peruse vacation spots along the Southern Maine Coast are under the impression that Kenebunkport is among the more expensive towns because of its famous residents and its outstanding dining and shopping scene and beautiful coastal vistas with luxury lodging options, like the Nonantum Resort, for example. But your Kennebunkport Maine vacation can be affordable […]

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Romantic Stays in Kennebunkport

Spring is already in full swing here in this quaint coastal town of Kennebunkport. With summer only a month and a half away, we’re are starting to feel the signs with birds chirping, flowers blooming, and the rising temperatures. While Kennebunkport is a popular choice for families with children to explore the beaches in the summer and sleigh rides in the winter, however, Maine’s “shoulder seasons” are often considered the time for couple retreats as spring and fall are quieter. One could say its the season for lodging at a charming bed and breakfast in Kennebunkport. Any couple on a […]

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Walking Tours of Kennebunk

The Kennebunks are by no means large metropolitan centers like New York City or Boston with cultrually variegated environment, congested street traffic and ubiquitous city pollution. Indeed, you won’t be stuck in traffic for hours, you can feel safe walking at night, you can see the stars at dusk, and you can take a breath of fresh air. Yet despite being rather small towns, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport can have a metropolitan feel.

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Give the Gift of Relaxation

Thinking a little too hard about what to gift someone for Christmas? Let’s face it, no one is better at finding the perfect gift than Mom and some people are simply difficult to buy for. What’s your solution? Gift certificates.

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Year-Round, Kennebunkport, I Love You

Why is Kennebunkport a popular vacation destination year-round? Well, I would say come see for yourself, but then that would make a very short blog. It’s no secret that many summer vacationers flock to Kennebunkport to indulge in lobster boat tours, kayaking, sailing cruises or enjoy a grand vacation rental home. Since many prefer a vacation on the beach or on a cruise ship, the Southern Maine Coast becomes less of an attraction during the off-season. However savvy searchers will find inexpensive hotel deals for vacation or weekend getaway during the fall, spring or winter.

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What’s happening in Kennebunk this Weekend?

So you’re traveling to the Kennebunks this weekend to enjoy a peak foliage fall getaway. If you haven’t planned a full itinerary for your vacation yet, here are some things to do in the Kennebunk area. We’ll make it easier for you. Don’t forget to pick up a Tourist News too…

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