There is nothing like the New England coast. It varies from state to state, with each one offering it’s own style to the New England name. Here is my guide to experience two of the most picturesque cities in New Hampshire and Maine, with a few stops a long the way ;-).
What to Eat: Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier
What to do: Kittery Trading Post & Outlets
Right outside of Portsmouth is a great place to pick up anything you may need to enjoy the outdoors on the east coast. The outlets are a great place to pick up some new outfits too 🙂
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
What to do: Check out the historic North Church that was the center of colonial Portsmouth & Market Square for some shopping.
Happy Hour: Portsmouth Brewery
Dinner: Row 34 was a highlight of the trip! It’s an oyster bar offering small plates and craft beer with a sleek modern style.
What to do: Your own walking tour! The city is small enough to explore on your own. Take a stroll down Bow St to browse the shops and restaurants. Make your way to Harbor Marina and Memorial Bridge to watch the boats passing by under the draw bridge. Finish your tour taking in Marcy street and ending in Prescott Park.
Where to Eat: Annabelle’s. Ice cream in the am?! Dessert First 😉
What to do: Take a walk downtown along the wharf.
Lunch: Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room has a great outdoor patio to enjoy some fish tacos and a beer.
What to do: Book a Portland Discovery Cruise to take in the lighthouses and Portland from the water.
Dinner: Street & Co along a cobble stone alley known as the old port on Wharf Street. I highly suggest ordering the Lobster Diavalo for two!!
Where to Eat: Arabacia Coffee
Grab a nitro brew coffee and egg sandwich to fuel up for the day at Arabacia Coffee. It has a really open warehouse vibe inside.
What to do: Allagash Brewing Company, Foundation Brewing Company
Both brewing companies are within walking distance to each other, whether you park at one or the other. Allagash is a beautiful outdoor/indoor set up with free tastings of 4 different 3oz beers. You can purchase beer to take home, but there is no beer available to drink on site. They also have a Bite into Maine’s food truck available with lobster rolls that are to die for! Tip: Order your lobster roll picnic style, it was heaven 🙂
Cape Elizabeth, ME
What to do: Two Lights State Park & Portland Head Lighthouse
Spend the afternoon on the sandy but cold beach in Two Lights State Park. TIP: It’s $8 per non maine resident in the car.
Back to Portland, ME
Dinner at Old Port Sea Grill
Finish off the weekend with some homemade ice cream at Captain Sam’s!
I’m ready to do this weekend all over again!!