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Top Destinations for a Weekend Getaway in Maine

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Discover Maine for a Charming Weekend Getaway

Located in New England, the state of Maine is famous for its spectacular scenery. From secluded islands, tranquil bays, and rugged shores to soaring mountains and glistening waters, this epic destination has everything to delight any vacationer. Its numerous fishing villages along its extensive coastline are a must-see.

City Breaks in Maine: Top Accommodations

House Carrabassett Valley
Nov 29 - Dec 6
-41%
$579
$343 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (3 ratings)
Carrabassett Valley, Franklin County, Maine
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House Rangeley Plantation
Nov 26 - Dec 3
-44%
$508
$283 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (5 ratings)
Rangeley Plantation, Franklin County, Maine
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House Machiasport
Dec 6 - Dec 13
-33%
$303
$203 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (8 ratings)
Machiasport, Washington County, Maine
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The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Maine

Do you want to escape with your significant other to a quiet, forest cabin? With rocky coasts and rolling hills, Maine offers the perfect spots for a weekend getaway. Check out the following list for the best destinations to explore while in Maine.

  • Portland

    This town has a little something for everyone, including couples or families. Stop at the Portland Museum of Art and marvel at the impressive artworks on display. The Victoria Mansion, an 1800s-era building, has a remarkable interior.

  • Rockland

    Head to this art-oriented getaway and experience a friendly seaside community amid historical architecture. Take the little ones to the Coastal Children’s Museum to learn about the natural world.

  • Bangor

    Stroll along the Orono Bog Boardwalk. Watch birds and other wildlife in this remote setting, and stop for a selfie at the Paul Bunyan statue. Before you leave, entertain yourself to an outdoor concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion.

  • Kennebunkport

    With beautiful sandy beaches and Maine’s prized lighthouses, this destination is a favorite vacation spot for locals and visitors alike. Head to Dock Square and spend time browsing through its array of eclectic shops.

  • Castine

    This town is popular among holidaymakers. Stray off the beaten path and explore the historic farms, forts, lighthouses and picturesque seaside. It's also home to several cabins and villas that make for wonderful overnight stays.

Best Places to Stay for City Breaks in Maine

House Peru
Jun 9 - Jun 16
$175 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (12 ratings)
Peru, Oxford County, Maine
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House Rome
Jan 21 - Jan 28
-64%
$408
$147 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.8
"Excellent" (4 ratings)
Rome, Kennebec County, Maine
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House Brownfield
Nov 11 - Nov 18
$347 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Brownfield, Oxford County, Maine
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Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Maine

Maine boasts vast wilderness suitable for a wide range of adventures. There's plenty of recreational activities, even for those with smaller outdoor ambitions. Here are the top outdoor activities to keep you busy.

  • Duck Tour

    Hop onto a land-and-sea vehicle and venture past Maine’s historic buildings, including City Hall, the US Customs House, and churches. It’s a fantastic way to familiarize yourself with the city.

  • Whale watching

    Connect with nature by watching the world’s most enormous creatures about 20 miles off Maine's coast. The best time to catch a glimpse is in mid-April, when they migrate here to feed on plankton, copepods, and sand eels.

  • Kayaking

    Maine is the place to get paddling, with whitewater, saltwater, and standing water. Take your kayak or canoe and roam from the Northwoods to the coast and southern Maine. Join the locals at their favorite inlets, streams, and tidal rivers for this thrilling watersport.

  • Nightlife

    Visit Portland and savor the best of its nightlife attractions. With a reputation as Maine’s commercial and cultural center, the city rewards explorers with hidden treasures. Immerse yourself in the festive and vibrant atmosphere that makes Portland an entertainment hub.

  • Shopping

    Freeport is Maine’s most popular shopping stop. Home of the legendary outfitter, L.L.Bean, it also has locally owned boutiques and national outlets. Walk around and enjoy the unique artwork, home décor, jewelry, and clothing.

Recommended Accommodations for City Breaks in Maine

Condo Newry
Apr 1 - Apr 8
$243 per night
Condo ∙ 8 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Newry, Oxford County, Maine
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Cabin Rangeley Plantation
Nov 28 - Dec 5
-69%
$473
$146 per night
Cabin ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Rangeley Plantation, Franklin County, Maine
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House Poland
Oct 7 - Oct 14
-29%
$425
$300 per night
House ∙ 9 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
Poland, Androscoggin County, Maine
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What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Maine

You wouldn't want your vacation inconvenienced because of something you forgot to bring along. Always make sure your suitcase has what you need, when you need it. The following items should top your list when packing for a Maine visit.

  • Shoes

    You'll want to bring comfortable footwear for less intensive activities such as wandering around towns and attending casual dinners. And if you intend to hike rockier trails, a sturdy pair of boots comes in handy.

  • Clothing

    Your packing list should include at least one pair of jeans and a few T-shirts for longer days of sightseeing. Include quick-drying, water-resistant pants for watersports and hiking. A cozy sweater and other base layers will keep you warm if you’re visiting in colder months.

  • Gadgets

    You certainly don’t want your phone going off when you’re out kayaking, so remember to carry a backup phone charger. Pack a good camera to document every delightful moment of your trip for your family and friends.

  • Accessories

    A lightweight, easily packable umbrella should top your list of accessories, especially if you intend to visit in dreary days. A pair of sunglasses is ideal for outdoor adventures. Depending on the time of the visit and your taste of fashion, you might consider a baseball cap, knit hat, or sun hat.

  • Toiletries and other essentials

    Insect repellant will protect you from bugs and ticks when visiting in warm weather. Sunscreen is necessary for any trip, at any time of year. If you're flying, consider packing earbuds to listen to an audiobook about Maine.

Top Offers for City Breaks in Maine

House Peru
Jun 9 - Jun 16
$175 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (12 ratings)
Peru, Oxford County, Maine
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House Rome
Jan 21 - Jan 28
-64%
$408
$147 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.8
"Excellent" (4 ratings)
Rome, Kennebec County, Maine
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House Brownfield
Nov 11 - Nov 18
$347 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Brownfield, Oxford County, Maine
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do vacation rentals for Weekend Getaway in Maine cost?

On average, you can get an incredible rental for somewhere between $335 and $668 and find discounts up to 72%!

What kinds of rentals can I find for Weekend Getaway in Maine?

You can find 865 House rentals and 784 Bed & Breakfast rentals for Weekend Getaway in Maine right here on HomeToGo.

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