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How to Plan One of the Best Family Vacations in Maine

best family vacations in maine

There is no better time than the present to start planning your next vacation to Maine! There’s a reason they call it Vacationland! Surround yourself with beautiful summer weather, picturesque nature, delicious New England cuisine, and more in York. In York, you’ll have one of the best family vacations in Maine. There’s so much to do around the York area, it’s the perfect spot for your family vacation this spring or summer. Here’s how you can plan one of the best family vacations in Maine.

Plan One of the Best Family Vacations in Maine This Summer

You’re going to love every minute of being in York, ME! Use these suggestions to craft the best family vacation you’ve ever had. The kids are going to love it, too!

Go Whale Watching

What better way to have an incredible experience than to go whale watching off the coast of Maine? At First Chance Whale Watch in Kennebunk, just a little ways up the road from York, you’ll have the chance to encounter the giants. Imagine the stories you’ll be able to tell!


Thanks to Mt. Agamenticus and the many great places to hike in the York vicinity, you’ll find that adventure is just minutes away! Many of the trails in the area are family-friendly, too. You’re going to love the scenery and the chance to spend quality time together!


When you’re in York, you’ve got to see the Nubble Lighthouse! It’s regarded as one of the most picturesque lighthouses in New England! You don’t want to miss this amazing photo opportunity!

Museums & Historically Significant Places

In New England, there’s something of historical significance seemingly everywhere you turn. In York, you’ll have the chance to explore what life was like for early settlers at Old York. Or, discover local art galleries and museums!


There’s no better way to take home a piece of the Maine magic than by buying a souvenir! The York Village Shops are a great way to support the local economy, and just up the road at the Kittery Outlets for some of the best retail shopping in the area!


Some of the best memories in Maine come at the dinner table! Famous for lobster and New England cuisine, the region has some of the most memorable dishes for which you’ll want the recipe. Try some of the best lobster in town or combine convenience with quality at the Dockside Restaurant.

You Can’t Plan a Great Vacation Without a Place to Stay

When you’re planning one of the best family vacations in Maine, you’ll need the best place to stay in York! Here at Dockside Guest Quarters, you’ll love the comfort and convenience our rooms offer. Plus, our beautiful location makes the perfect vacation headquarters for you and your family! A stay with us at Dockside Guest Quarters is the final step in putting together one of the best family vacations in Maine!