There’s no better place to have a fun night out than Maine’s favorite biker bar! Come out for live music and a unique atmosphere with motorcycles hanging from the ceiling.
Brick Store Museum
Discover Kennebunk history through art, history, and the museum’s growing collection of artifacts with rare chests, quilts with secret pouches, pieces from shipwrecks, and rare WWI and II posters.
Experience a new level of serenity and tranquility in the working fishing town of Cape Porpoise, where time slows and only the sound of the surf remains. Enjoy leisurely bike rides and scenic drives for a taste of true Maine life.
Ocean Avenue: Bring along your camera on this 8-mile ride along the Kennebunk River, which will take you from Kennebunkport’s Dock Square right into Cape Porpoise.
Goat Island Light: The best harbor view of the iconic 200-year-old lighthouse that Cape Porpoise is known for.
Cape Porpoise Chowder House is a delightful stop for lunch while taking in views of working fishing boats and Goat Island lighthouse in the distance.
Embrace the holiday spirit and visit the Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude! For the first two weeks of December, locals and visitors alike come together for a traditional New England Christmas celebration. Kennebunkport was named the #2 Christmas Town in America by HGTV and showcases two weeks jam-packed with special festive events. Christmas Prelude is the perfect festival for families and couples alike, as is the charming Port Inn Kennebunk. Join us for fireside tea and holiday festivities for the first two weeks of December. Sleep soundly in our Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude lodgings and travel just 10 minutes into the heart of Kennebunkport alight with the spirit of the season!
A less crowded beach one mile north of downtown Ogunquit Village, and aptly named as you must cross over the Footbridge to access it.
Goose Rocks Beach
With shallows perfect for walking in the water, the low tide and lack of surf make Goose Rocks Beach perfect for families and beachcombers looking for a quiet retreat from crowds in town. Stop to catch a glimpse of a hermit crab in a tidal pool or walk the three miles of the shoreline for a stunning coastal showcase.
See Portsmouth from the water on a traditional barge boat. Take a daytime or evening sail along the Piscataqua River.
Historic Downtown Portsmouth
Drive south away from the Kennebunks towards the historic town of Portsmouth. This seaport town still contains carefully preserved buildings after centuries, tranquil gardens, and world-class restaurants. Discover the charm and unique flavor of Portsmouth, a town that feels like coming home.
Not only are we ten minutes from the ocean, but we have beach passes at the front desk so that parking is a breeze! Splash around the shallows, build sandcastles and host a lobster bake on the sand, one of our favorite things to do in Kennebunk. The Kennebunk Beaches are all connected by sidewalks, perfect for families with strollers or looking to bike alongside beach-goers!
Gooch’s Beach: Popular on a summer day, come early to mark your spot near the seawall at low tide.
Middle Beach: More rocky than sandy, hang out to watch the waves in a lounge chair with a book.
Mother’s Beach: Kids can splash in the mild surf and tide pools at this family-friendly beach with an adjacent playground.
Local Shopping @ Dock Square
Consistently ranked as one of the top things to do in Kennebunkport, Dock Square is home to some of the best restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, and specialty shops in Maine. Discover darling boutiques for children and pets, specialty food stores, and art galleries all nestled together in the square!
Maine Antique Mile
Some of the best antique shops in the region are located along Route 1. Discover hidden treasures and rare finds along the gorgeous drive!
Considered to be one of the prettiest sections of the Maine coastline, featuring 3.5 miles of soft, white sand.
Ogunquit Beach + Sport
If you need more than what the hotel provides, OGT Beach 'n’ Sport has toys such as boogie boards that you can rent for the day.
Featuring Broadway musicals for almost a century, the playhouse is listed on the National Historic Register and is well known for producing amazing shows. You must come for a show at “America’s Foremost Summer Theatre” during your visit.
Portland showcases vibrant art & cultural scene with year-round live entertainment and various galleries cycling through exciting exhibits. Viait for a First Friday Art Walk, great local shopping, dining, or a world-renowned flight of local beer, take a tour of the Portland Museum of Art, or catch a show at one of many venues, including the State Theatre and Aura. Portland has it all!
Spend an afternoon in this waterfront park with gorgeous fountains, lush gardens, and a coastline sprinkled with islands. Take a stroll through Prescott Park or take a seat for the Arts Festival with live music, outdoor movies, and summer plays.
Seashore Trolley Museum
Visit the oldest and largest electric railway museum in the world, with over 250 transit vehicles. Open seasonally and great for kids!
Strawbery Banke Museum
Allow yourself to fall back in time, within this historic neighborhood with costumed role-players and 32 historic buildings from the 1700s. This outdoor history museum blossoms with real stories of people who lived in Portsmouth centuries ago.
The Kennebunkport Coastline
Let the beauty of the coastline take your breath away and the rhythm of the tide soothe your soul. These are our favorite Kennebunkport beaches
Ocean Avenue: Bring along your camera on this 8-mile scenic ride along the coastline from Kennebunkport’s Dock Square right into Cape Porpoise.
Parson’s Way Shore Walk: Take the 4.8-mile roundtrip loop along a paved path beginning and ending at Dock Square. Local points of interest include St. Ann’s Church, Spouting Rock and Blowing Cave, and the summer home of 41st President George H. W. Bush at Walker’s Point.
Goose Rocks Beach: Set up a chair with a book or walk the shallows of 3 miles of velvet white sand for hidden sand dollars and a gorgeous view of Eastern Rocks & Timber Island.
University Of New England Biddeford
Let us provide you with easy access to campus and the coastline when you stay at our hotel near University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. It’s easy to destress with our abundance of outdoor gathering spaces, tranquil rooms, and complimentary amenities dedicated to your guest experience here at Port Inn Kennebunk. Start each morning with a fresh, balanced breakfast here at our hotel near University of New England in Biddeford, Maine before departing for your day.
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre & Events
This historic venue showcases national and local music talent, with a variety of genres including cabaret, classical, rock, blues, and folk. The outdoor garden area is perfect for a pre-show cocktail and sets you up for a captivating evening. Port Inn Kennebunk guests are eligible for discounted tickets!