Fun Activities in Kpt Outside

Go out to sea – there’s nothing more therapeutic than salty ocean air – charter a private boat cruise with Captain Bob of Rugosa Lobster Boat Tours, or with Captain Bruce aboard the fishing vessel Libreti Rose. Just you and you party and your Captain if you arrange for a private charter. As you cruise out of the Kennebunk River, out to sea, you’ll see Walkers Point- home of the Presidential Bush family, to Cape Porpoise where you’ll see Goat Island Light house, and the most picturesque fishing village. Your Rugosa Captain will pull a lobster trap, or help you […]

READ MORE

The Promise of Spring in Kennebunkport Maine

The Promise of Spring in Kennebunkport Maine

Here’s a little secret from the Maine seacoast, and the rather famous summer town of Kennebunkport: 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. Spring’s a slow statah, aint’it.” It’s what Mainers do for fun, part of their Maine slang is a slew of “wicked weathah” expressions, ayuh! But the reality is the ocean mediates the temperatures along the southern Maine Coast. Warm sunny days in April and may are brilliant as the sun sparkles off the deep blue sea. Its […]

READ MORE

Happy Hour in the Port

Several Kennebunkport and Kennebunk restaurants and pubs offer happy hours, some are more frequent in the off-season – October to May, while others continue year round. Truth is Kennebunkport folks love their happy hours, some say “Kpt is a drinking town with a fishing problem,” others call it “Kennedrinkport” If you agree there is nothing better than a beverage overlooking the Kennebunk River or the sea, read on… and be sure to call ahead to confirm dates, times and deals. Be sure to call ahead to Kennebunkport & Kennebunk area restaurants for reservations, and outdoor dining and take out! See […]

READ MORE

Village Art Walk ~ 2nd Friday in The Kennebunks

Village Art Walk ~  2nd Friday in The Kennebunks

Kennebunkport and Kennebunk celebrate their flourishing art scene with a 2nd Friday Village Art Walk, with over 20 cool studios, galleries and artists in the Kennebunks – and you can visit them all in a fun social circuit on the Art Trail of the Kennebunks. Its like Portland Maine’s 1st Friday Art Walk, only better – ’cause its in Kennebunkport! Kennebunkport has become a fantastic art vacation destination…we call it KennebunkArt! Village Art Walk of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport occurs the second Friday of the month, starting following the Kennebunkport Festival in June,  July, August , September, and December often during Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude. The Art […]

READ MORE

Restaurant Favorites in Kennebunkport

Restaurant Favorites in Kennebunkport

While the Maine Coast is most popular in summer, the real seaside beauty of Kennebunkport extends to the fall, winter, and spring – the “off-season.” Those that fall (lol) for the charm of Kennebunkport’s coastal charm in quieter times, take advantage of the affordable rates at luxury hotels, inns and BnBs, and off season dining deals and happy hours, and more. Many Kennebunkport restaurants  remain open year round, no lines or waiting, walk in and enjoy with the locals. Here, a list of personal favorite restaurants in Kennebunkport.

READ MORE

Kennebunkport Affordable Lodging

Kennebunkport has a classy, upscale reputation, a vacation destination for Presidents, celebs like Taylor Swift and Patrick Dempsey, famous chefs – Gordon Ramsey and Rachel Ray. But at its heart, K’port is a fishing village of humble happy lobstermen, aspiring artists and lovable locals. The same juxtaposition exists for overnight lodging in this charming seaside village – Kennebunkport has luxe high end hotels and spa resorts, and more modest Maine inns, bnbs and motels. And remember, strolling the beach is always free! What does it cost to stay in Kennebunkport? Well you can splurge on a top floor river view suite […]

READ MORE

Kennebunkport Loves Lobster

For the Love of Lobster Visitors and Kennebunkport locals alike love their lobster. Whether to you it’s a delicacy, a summer treat, or a seafood staple, its best served with butter, and best eaten with a view out to sea – from whence it came. Kennebunkport’s lobstermen head out daily from the Kennebunk River and Cape Porpoise Harbor, to bring in fresh Maine lobster… its hard work, a proud heritage and a delicious tradition. So roll up your sleeves and dive in to a lobster in Kennebunkport… see our favorite places for lobster in Kennebunkport and check out our link […]

READ MORE

Go Where the Locals Go

Don’t assume that the Maine coast turns to ghost towns after summer. Be a savvy traveler and come to Kennebunkport in the “off season” and you will love it for all new reasons!  Kennebunkport Maine’s “off-season” could be our best kept secret as it’s really Vacationland… or “staycation” without the crowd! Just fun locals and the best deals… Our Kennebunkport blog offers ideas on romantic places to stay, popular events, Kennebunkport best beaches and tours, but today, we’re going to talk about how to have fun like a local all year round

READ MORE

Paint the Town Red with Romance in Kennebunkport

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. Yes, even this year… Covid won’t eclipse Cupid in KPT! Bring your sweet heart for seaside beach walks, horse-drawn carriage rides, art browsing, boutique sales, cozy fireplaces, four poster beds at local inns, ocean view hot tubs, and private seaside dining for two in an igloo or a ski gondola. COOL! Kennebunkport celebrates February in style with a “Paint the Town Red” romantic atmosphere – […]

READ MORE

10 Best Places for a Cocktail – Kennebunkport and Kennebunk

Kennebunkport has a cocktail consumption reputation, labeled “a drinking village with a fishing problem,” where the well-healed are well-fueled, Kennedrunkport, Kenneboozeport, lol, I could go on. Suffice it to say the locals and folks from away like their cocktails out & about Dock Square, and liquorin’ up in Lower Village across the bridge. K’port may be Maine’s most socially lubed seaside village. What a distinctive drinking title?! Truly Kennebunkport and Kennebunk have so many lively happy hours, bars, pubs, and waterfront decks where you can drink in the view and a cocktail too. Here’s your guide to some of the […]

READ MORE

Kennebunkport Paints the Town Red – February Events!

Kennebunkport Paints the Town Red – February Events!

Kennebunkport Maine is a lovely seaside town to visit in all seasons. But there is something magical about this coastal Mane village around Valentines. Kennebunkport gets all decked out for February, as locals Paint the Town Red … you should come with your special someone… February is for Lovers in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk Maine! See why Kennebunkport is New England’s most romantic town. Kennebunk and Kennebunkport innkeepers, restaurateurs and shop owners “Paint The Town Red” in February with sparkling red and white lights, heart shaped everything, red plates specials, and romantic lodging deals with Champagne, chocolates, spa treatments and lavish […]

READ MORE

Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2020

Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude 2021 will be Dec 2-12, Prelude’s 40th anniversary! In its 39th year, Kennebunkport’s 2020 Prelude was a little more peaceful than norm, Dec 3- 13. Prelude had to“pivot” this year, with social-distancing and many events virtual, versus the big crowds of the past for tree-lighting, parades and shopping. Both the Prelude Hat Parade and Pooch Parade went virtual this year, sign up to see and be seen! “Christmas Prelude is different this year, with an emphasis on keeping everyone safe,” said Kennebunkport Business Association President Paul Humphrey of Mornings in Paris. But Prelude lovers, have no fear, its […]

READ MORE

The best things to do in Fall in Kennebunkport

The best things to do in Fall in Kennebunkport

What’s the most beautiful time of year in Kennebunkport? Many would say summer…but fall is magical on the Maine coast and especially in the beautiful seaside town of K’port. In September and October you can still walk the beaches of Gooches, Mother’s Beach and Colony Beach in Kennebunkport…and it’s a much easier to find that parking spaces. Fall brings cool crisp evenings, while you still have warm sunny summer days. The temperatures in Maine in fall are splendid, 70-s by day and 50’s at night for perfect sleeping under a down duvet at a local Kennebunkport inn or cozy bnb. […]

READ MORE

KPT Positivity in Positively Crazy Times

KPT Positivity in Positively Crazy Times

It’s easy to focus on the fear and the news cycle fodder. You can bum out that about Kennebunks’ beach rules, and mask requirements in businesses. You can protest, pout, or you can order #takeout! Or dine out – outside at Kennebunkport Restaurants, or inside with appropriate table spacing and masks until you are seated. I hope we all appreciate our beautiful beaches and favorite businesses even more these days. Let’s focus on the wonderful things occurring, non-profits and businesses rallying to offer new services to locals and yes – to seasonal residents (may these out-of-staters PLEASE quarantine unless you’ve had […]

READ MORE

Kennebunkport’s Road Less Traveled

So many top spots in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, the “must be seen” from Dock Square to Walker’s Point, the beautiful beaches and out to sea. But this is a guide to the hidden gems, off the beaten path, the road less traveled in the Kport, the Bunks, Cape P and Arundel. Add these cool outings to your Kennebunkport Bucket List… for a fun diversion and excursion… Pull a Lobster Boat Trap Do not miss a ride aboard on The Rugosa with Captain Bob. This 1.5 hour tour will take you past Walkers Point, pull a few lobster traps and maybe […]

READ MORE

What to do NYE in KPT?

What to do NYE in KPT?

Kennebunkport and Kennebunk know how to party…. in all seasons. For New Years, the holiday decorations are up, and the beautiful seaside village in snow and lights and bright red bows bustles for the last night of the year – with cheer! New Years Eve is a fun festive time to be out and about in Kport and Lower Village Kennebunk. Looking for a party in the Port? Here are just a few fun happenings over New Years Eve. Maine & Vine pours bubbly for a NYE Champagne and Sparkling Wine tasting. We love Maine & Vine, formerly Down East Wine, […]

READ MORE

Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude’s Best Events!

Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport,  in year 39 – Dec 3-13, 2020, is such a magical time of year in Maine. Prelude is also busy, encompassing 11 days of events – spanning the first two weekends of December. As the seaside towns of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk and Cape Porpoise transform to a winter postcard of Christmas spirit, its impossible to partake in all the holiday happenings! See the complete Christmas Prelude schedule and Christmas Prelude Photos from year’s past. Here are our favorite Christmas Prelude Events: Christmas Reception at White Columns – Thursday Dec 3 – 7pm Sip Champagne cocktails at the beautiful 1853 Kennebunkport […]

READ MORE

Best Lobster in Kennebunkport

Best Lobster in Kennebunkport

The 2nd question every visitors asks as they arrive in Kennebunkport, “where do I get the best lobster?” The 1st being, “how do we get to see President Bush’s place?” Folks eagerly want to see Walkers Point out Ocean Ave, to see the Bush Compound where two former presidents and their family have spent every summer. So we locals give directions out Ocean Ave, past St Ann’s Church where the Bush’s go for Sunday service, to The Blowing Cave and Anchor to Windward perched on the sparkling granite shores, this scenic vantage offers a fantastic view of Vesuvius Point, the so-named […]

READ MORE