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

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What to do in a Kennebunkport weekend?

Kennebunkport is my home….I’m proud to say – the place of Presidents and cool people – an address so unique it’s the only place in the world so named. Friends from away ask me, “what I should do in a Kennebunkport weekend?” Here is my perfect weekend in Kennebunkport! First stay on the water. You didn’t come all this way to be inland. Stay at Seaside Inn, right on Kennebunk Beach, or Breakwater Inn and Spa and the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel both have great locations on the river. Or Captain Lord Mansion is a super romantic B&B. Inn at English Meadows […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. 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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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 […]

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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, […]

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Halloween in Kennebunkport!

  Halloween in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk is freakishly fun, for kids and for kids-that-never-grew-up. Just drive around town and see the crazy, scary, silly scarecrows  and pumpkins for a hint of how spirited the Kennebunks can be. You might even see some local “Sand Witches of The Kennebunks” wicked fun women dressed in witchy attire pub crawling about The Kennebunks… a booh’sie tradition among the “desperate housewives of KPT”. Don’t worry these are Good Witches, who do Good Deeds locally all year round. As for the best decorations, if you’ve never seen Kennebunk’s Summer Street decorated in the dark on old Hallow Eve, then you’re […]

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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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Restaurant Favorites in Kennebunkport

Restaurant Favorites in Kennebunkport

While the Maine Coast is most poluar 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.

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July 4th in Kennebunkport

I can’t think of no better place to spend July 4th than Kennebunkport! Let’s see…you’ve got the sea, beautiuful beaches, the requisite 4th barbecues … sure … but then there are lobster bakes, fireworks, boat rides, a past US President…. what could be more patriotic?! US Flags, yes, we’ve got those too…take a look down the Kennebunk River and you should be awed by the plethora of big glorious flags waving tall and proud over our seaside community – dare you to count them…or just admire how  these beautiful freedom symbols fly over our spectacular port. I suppose you could […]

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Vinegar Hill- Kennebunkport’s best music venue

Kennebunkport is so fun in summer time, with festivals, happy hours, live music and entertainment on every corner. On any easy breezy night, you will hear a band playing at the Pilot House, sharing a mic at Kport Inn’s Burleigh – Local Dish, ensembles at The Nonantum’s 95 Ocean, or music at Old Vines Wine Bar and the Colony’s Marine Room. Vinegar Hill is a fantastic event center and a beautiful rustic Wedding Venue too. Its one of the best venues for performances,  Vinegar Hill Music Theatre – with it casual format, and a classic Maine music stage in the old Arundel Barn Playhouse. The name Vinegar […]

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Kennebunkport Happy Hours & Drink Deals!

Crossing the Mat Lanigan Bridge that links Kennebunk’s Lower Village to Kennebunkport’s Dock Square you are met with a myriad of great waterfront restaurants serving cocktails, food and fun. Check out these fun Happy Hour deals and Dining Deals in Dock Square and Lower Village Kennebunk, both sides of the bridge… in Kennebunkport & Kennebunk! Sunday Funday Alisson’s – great Sunday dinner specials Boathouse Bar – Happy Hour all day at the Bar Stripers Waterside Restaurant at the Breakwater – Sunday Brunch and Bloody Mary & Momosa Specials Pearl & Spat Oyster Bar  Happy Hour 5-6, Oysters, $5 Beer & Wine specials Hurricane – Bloody Mary’s Monday […]

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February is for Lovers

February is for Lovers

Hey all you lovebirds! Valentines Day is a magical time in Kennebunkport, when locals “Paint the Town Red”. You should treat your sweetheart to for V Day in KPT. In Kennebunkport, “February is for Lovers“. Lovebirds flock to Kennebunkport every year for a romantic getaway. Our coastal Maine village has managed to turn the coldest month of the year into a time of romantic winter retreat. Of course, the colder it gets, the more reason to snuggle up with your sweetheart.

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Best Place to Stay in Kennebunkport

People come from all over the world to stay in Kennebunkport. This classic seaside village exemplifies “the way life should be.” With miles of beautiful coastline to explore, several sandy and scenic beaches, a lighthouse, pretty fishing villages, plus sophisticated boutique shopping, art galleries and top restaurants, the BIG Question is: where to stay in Kennebunkport? Kennebunkport has every lodging imaginable for a small East Coast town, grand waterfront hotels and historic bed and breakfasts, beachfront inns, and family resorts, chic spa hotels, and waterfront suites. Here’s our guide to finding the best place to stay in K’port or Kennebunk Beach: […]

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Kennebunkport – September to Remember

What’s the best month in Maine? We love September in Kennebunkport. Ok, so there’s our favorite seaside town fully disclosed too. Here are out Top 10 Reasons to Come To Kennebunkport in September 1. September in Kennebunkport is the perfect blend of summer and fall. You can still enjoy beautiful summer-like days in September – with plenty of beach sand and space to yourself. The ocean remains relatively warm in temperature. You might even get an “Indian summer”, can we say still say that? Its not P.C., politically correct, but it’s a treat when you get 85 degree days in mid […]

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The Kennebunkport Festival Schedule – June 2-7, 2020 Postponed until Fall 2020 at earliest…

A Great Fun Filled Event for Local Charity 2020 would be the 16th annual Kennebunkport Festival kicking off the summer season in Kennebunkport with a week long festival of art, music, wine and fine dining surrounded by live music performances, and of course, the allure of Kennebunkport. It’s the perfect time to vacation in Kennebunkport! The 16th annual Kennebunkport Festival for June 2-7, 2020 is postponed. Its a celebration of all things uniquely Kennebunkport with its vibrant art, design and culinary scene. The Kennebunkport Festival is a fun, festive, charitable event. Charitable contributions vary from 100% of all ticket sales […]

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Kennebunkport’s Launch – Floating Success!

Launch – a Maritime Festival is a fun boating fest in Maine, a celebration along the Kennebunk River. Its a wave of fun – five days of fishing, a boat parade, lobster bakes, fun runs of pirates and mermaids on the beach, Chef Competitions and much more. The nautical theme is the undercurrent to showcasing the Kennebunks’ rich maritime heritage in this lively seaside community. #LaunchFestME – originally launched in 2016 is typically mid-June Launch 2020 is cancelled for Covid! Stay tuned on Launch 2021… 10 Things I love about Launch:1. Launch is a grassroots, multi-town festival for locals by locals, stretching from KPort to Cape Porpoise, Arundel […]

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