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Best Girls' Getaways in Maine

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Grab your best gal pals and head to Maine’s favorite cities for the ideal getaway. Portland, Maine’s largest city, is known as a foodie’s paradise, but that’s not all. Shopping in the Old Port, visiting art museums and browsing in galleries all lend themselves to the perfect escape. For coastal village charm, consider Boothbay Harbor or Kennebunkport. In Boothbay, catch a live performance at The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, or soak in the beauty at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. In Kennebunkport, visit sandy beaches and quaint boutiques. Or spend the weekend in Bar Harbor, home to Acadia National Park, for the perfect combination of outdoor recreation and village charm.

Relax and Rejuvenate at a Spa

If you and your friends need to get away from it all and enjoy a well-deserved spa treatment (or three), look no further. Maine’s resorts and hotels offer an array of treatments to soothe and replenish your spirits. For a truly unique Maine experience, enjoy the Blueberry Bliss Signature Facial at the historic Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, or get a heavenly scented body scrub at the Bethel Inn Resort. The Samoset Resort has a full-service spa to pamper every inch of you. Book a massage in a seaside cabana, and let the ocean breezes help wash away your worries at the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth.

Getaway Ideas for Your Next Girls’ Trip

Girlfriend Getaways on Maine's Waterways

For a girls’ trip that’s more adventurous, head to the waters. Ride the rivers on a whitewater rafting trip, or enjoy a sail across the bays. Central Maine is a great spot to enjoy the calm of Maine’s numerous lakes on a paddleboard — Central Maine SUP has everything you need. Spend the day kayaking together and explore the bays and islands on a sea kayak, or find the perfect lake.

Maine Brunch Spots for Summer

Having a blast with your besties works up quite the appetite! Enjoy the perfect late-morning meal at one of these top brunch spots in Maine. Bayside American Café in Portland serves nothing but brunch, or head to Waterville’s Front & Main for a weekend brunch of locally sourced foods. Linger over brunch on the lawn overlooking the sea on Great Diamond Island, where a ferry takes you to The Inn at Diamond Cove.

Maine’s Top Wineries

Visit Maine’s wineries, including Bartlett Maine Estate Winery, which makes blueberry and other fruit wines, or stop by Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville for tours and tastings in their 200-year-old barn. Make a day of it and follow the Maine Wine Trail to find your favorite!

Stops for Maine Comfort Foods

People often come to Maine to enjoy the award-wining cuisine, but make sure to schedule some stops for our delicious comfort foods. Cozy up in a classic diner, several of which are in vintage dining cars for unbeatable ambiance. Sample a variety of lobster rolls — you can find them in sandwich shops, gourmet restaurants and roadside stands. Poutine — the French-Canadian dish of crispy fries topped with cheese curds and gravy — is another dish people rave about, especially from Portland’s Duckfat.

Small Maine Towns With Shopping

Does strolling from shop to shop down charming Main Streets or along the waterfront sound like a perfect day? Then head to Freeport for outlet shopping, or spend the day in Brunswick, the epitome of a cute college town. Enjoy views of the Kennebec River as you walk along Water Street in Hallowell, or stop by the 10 Main Street Maine Communities.

Other Things To Do

Maybe your idea of the perfect girls’ getaway is a few days casting for fish along a river or trolling silently on a pond. Visit one or two of our 150 golf courses — from seaside courses to greens with mountain views. Want to inspire the artist within? Visit our museums and galleries, or catch a live performance by world-class musicians and performers. There’s no end to how you and your friends can enjoy your special time together.

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