There’s nothing quite like a summer getaway to coastal Maine. The balmy weather, the beaches, the seaside villages, the lighthouses, and the lovely scenery are all draws to Maine and the York area in particular. If you’re looking for some things to fill up your itinerary with, then the variety York attractions you can enjoy will give you a lot to do. From the charming beaches to historical sites, you won’t be wanting for fun during your Maine vacation when you check out these York attractions.
4 York Attractions
1. Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse
There is probably no York attraction more iconic than the Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse. And there is good reason for that. This landmark is the quintessential New England lighthouse. Nestled atop an island off Cape Neddick that features rocky shorelines, the sight of the light is simply picturesque. Though the grounds aren’t open to the public, there are stunning views from the beaches and Sohier Park.
When people visit coastal Maine in the summer, chances are they’ll want to hit the beach at least once. That means the next in our list of York attractions is the beach. There area actually three York area beaches. All are unique, but all of them feature great amenities and encapsulate the New England beach-going experience perfectly. Choose from Long Sands Beach, Short Sands Beach, and York Harbor Beach.
3. York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park
If you have children with you when you come to York (or if you’re just an animal lover yourself), then one of the York attractions you should check out is York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park. This zoo and amusement park has great animal exhibits featuring species like Bengal tiger, kangaroos, camels, macaws, capybaras, zebras, lemurs, monkeys, and many many more. Plus, there are amusement rides and a haunted house on the premises.
4. Old York & Strawberry Banke Museum
York is a place that’s full of early American history. In fact, it was one of the earliest English settlements in the country. The Museums of Old York and the Strawberry Banke Museum bring the history of the area to life and show visitors what it was like to live in York during those early days.
No matter which of these York attractions you make time for, your time in the area will be enhanced by a stay at Dockside Guest Quarters. Our rooms and suites are appointed in classic New England style and have all the amenities you want in your home-away-from home during your getaway. Not only are the accommodations top-notch, but the property features plenty of recreation opportunities like shuffleboard, badminton, and croquet. Or simply enjoy our waterfront location and enjoy the views of York Harbor from one of the chairs on the lawn or curl up with a book in one of the picturesque spots on the property. And as an added bonus, the finest dining in York is just steps away at our onsite Restaurant, which features amazing interpretations of classic New England cuisine using the freshest ingredients. Staying at Dockside Guest Quarters will provide you with an unforgettable experience in York.
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