The mountains and hills of Maine provide the perfect vacation getaway along the eastern coast of the United States. Booking Maine bed and breakfast accommodation is one of the best ways to see New England; an area famous for its lobsters, the ‘Indian Summer’ foliage of fall, and its literary heritage.
Many Maine breakfast inns come with private bathrooms, free wi-fi and all the best modern amenities to make your stay as pleasant as possible. From quaint houses on the Maine coast to contemporary inns in Boothbay Harbor, bed and breakfasts are plentiful in this part of the States. Expect home-cooked breakfasts, in-room entertainment and TVs, comfortable king-size beds.
Maine is renowned for its natural attractions, so why not come in fall to watch the leaves blaze with color in Acadia National Park? There are plenty of activities to choose from, too, including water sports and auto racing. The staff at your Maine bed and breakfast will be happy to advise you on things to see and do. If you don’t like the sound of hiking to the top of Mt. Katahdin, you’ll find lots of bed and breakfasts in close proximity to Maine’s major museums and theaters.
Maine is perhaps best known for its seafood. From lobster rolls and fresh oysters to sushi and steamed clams, the Pine Tree State’s local cuisine benefits from its enviable coastal position. If you’re looking for the freshest catch and first-class chefs, head to Portland’s downtown area, where five-star restaurants rub shoulders with lobster shacks. If you want to dine like a local, try a traditional Clam Bake and finish up with sweet blueberries – they’re delicious! For the less adventurous, families will also find pub grub, Texas barbecue and Italian food on offer.
Whether you’re in busy Portland, on Maine’s coast, or rambling across one of the many peaks, getting around Maine is easy and affordable. Major towns are linked by reliable train networks and there are plenty of car rental outlets throughout the state. Bear in mind that you may need permits to travel on some roads to the north and west of Bangor.