Maine is synonymous with lobster rolls, shingled houses, gardens filled with hydrangeas, quaint inns, and small towns brimming with New England charm. The Pine State also has miles of rugged coastline, white sandy beaches, dense forests and snow-capped peaks, as well as heaps of maritime history. Did we mention Acadia National Park?
Needless to say, Maine is a fantastic place to get away from it all for a few days. There is certainly enough going on that you can plan a weeklong honeymoon without even scratching the surface. That’s why we contacted Rachel Sagiroglu, Founder and CEO of Discover Maine, to get the scoop.
Meet the expert
Rachel Sagiroglu is an expert and passionate about all things Maine. Growing up on the Great Belgrade Lakes Pond, his decades of experience coordinating events, trips and experimental campaigns are all rooted in his love for the coastal state.
If you can’t wait to enjoy the beautiful coastline, hiking trails, waterfront restaurants, and boat trips, summer really is a great time to visit. âIn June, cities and points of interest are less crowded than in July and August. The last few months offer warmer weather for seaside or poolside getaways. Although you may have to deal with tourists, we think it’s worth having deals and high season rates for a taste of summer. Then again, when September arrives, the children return to school and the crowds become scarce again. “October is beautiful for a comfortable trip inland to experience the vibrant fall foliage.” A winter getaway is also very special in a more snowy and secluded way.
In terms of price, expect to spend $ 5,000 to $ 8,000 on accommodations (keep in mind that the rates will be a bit higher during the summer), meals, and excursions.
Honestly, when the destination is Maine, you can’t go wrong. Of course, some properties stack up on romance more than others and we share our favorites. Coming up, check out Maine’s most romantic east coast honeymoon getaways.
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