Feeling that summer breeze and craving a drive’able getaway? Come with us to Kennebunkport, Maine!
Seashore Trolley Museum: For a little fun to start your day, check out the Seashore Trolley Museum – it is historical, fun, and good for any age. Brought to you by the New England Electric Railway Historical Society, the Seashore Trolley Museum is run through this non-profit organization that strives to bring you “powerful connections between the past and present.” Moreover, they “preserve knowledge, context, and resources for future generations by collecting, restoring, operating, and exhibiting significant public transit vehicles and artifacts.” Awesome, right? You may visit their website for more info about their “field trips”, admissions rates, and their “campus”, and some of their exhibits include Interpretive Railway, History in Motion, Town House Restoration Shop, State of the Art Cars, A Seat for Everyone, Atlantic Shore Line Railway, The Kennebunks, and National Streetcar Museum at Lowell. To truly remember your Kennebunkport stay, this is the place to go.
The Captain Lord Mansion: Need a hotel recommendation? Worry not – The Captain Lord Mansion is quaint, cozy, sophisticated, and perfect. Whether you stay at the Kennebunkport B&B a few blocks away, or at the main house of the Captain Lord Mansion, you are sure to receive the upmost accommodation in all of Kennebunkport. The mansion is a “truly authentic Shipbuilder’s Mansion”, and the largest in the Port as they call it! Their room selections vary from dozens of choices, all of which are lovely in their own unique ways. Some of your options include Union Classic, Americana Classic, Mary Lord Premium, Harvest Premium, Lincoln Deluxe, Lois Room, and so many more. On their website is more information about their breakfast offerings, spa packages, and specials and deals to make your stay a little more accessible. You will always be sure to feel the crisp New England breeze in your stay here, and you will definitely feel right at home (and maybe never want to leave)!
Daytrip Society: As you inevitably need a cute little knick-knack to commemorate your stay forevermore, Daytrip Society has proven to be a local and visitor favorite for its beautiful offerings. Located in the center of town, Daytrip Society was opened by Jessica and Andy, who are “native Mainers”, to offer “a unique mix of gifts, home décor, accessories and locally crafted treasures.” They focus on keeping their products eco friendly while raising awareness for local nature conservatories, including the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and more. We, for one, think this is super awesome. You can browse their blog and online store, from which you can choose to peruse their accessories, apparel, bags and wallets, books, daytripping, daytrip jr., earth friendly, fun, home, Maine, nature, paper goods, and vintage sections to find the perfect keepsake. Good for you and good for Mother Earth, what could be better?
Salt and Honey: Now, for some food. Salt and Honey, as you can tell from their amazingly simple yet appetizing name, is the perfect spot for a nosh, serving “unique, well-crafted, and approachable foods made fresh from locally-sources ingredients.” They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, not to mention a variety of craft beers and handmade cocktails to complete every meal. They’ve got Happy Hour for you at 4:30 PM, and as you’re in the hands of Chef Jackson Yordon and Sous Chef Beth Kozemchak, you know you’re going to have a great time. Some choices include lobster tacos, chicken biscuit sandwich, “frogmore stew”, fish & chips, 5-spiced Statler chicken breast, lobster succotash, and more. You will get the true Maine experience with their classic yet signature dishes, so go forth and enjoy!