Ocean Eleanor sailing from Kennebunkport
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.During Kennebunk’s off-season, many hotels will often reduce their rates by half making it an ideal place for a weekend getaway. This is the time where you can find cheap hotel rates and even special weekend getaway packages.
Of course there is much to entertain in the Kennebunkport area. Why do you think so many dignitaries including our 49th President, George HW Bush lives here? As a unique seaside town, many people are drawn to the Kennebunk region to enjoy the hosting of communal events including the famed Christmas Prelude (regarded as among the Top 10 Christmas Towns in America by HGTV), February is for Lovers, Trick or Treat along with business hosted wine tasting, haunted house showings, or art exhibitions. As many of Kennebunk area fine restaurants are open throughout the year, those spending a weekend getaway will enjoy being seated immediately in contrast to the busy summer nights.
Kennebunkport is only 35 minutes from Portland Maine, and an hour and a half from Boston making it an ideal place to drive up for the weekend or fly in for a vacation.