Where to Eat, Play, and Stay in Ogunquit, Maine

Ogunquit is one of Maine's most popular small towns,

oozing with color from the people to the architecture. The food is both elevated and rustic. The scenic coastal strolls are endless.  

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Where to stay...

The Cliff House is a coastal dream come true. Situated on the edge of the Atlantic on the rocky coast of Southern Maine, it boasts panoramic views from just about everywhere, including your swanky, nautical-themed hotel room. The resort is located in Cape Neddick, which is just a few minutes from Ogunquit. The infinity pool and spacious hot tub overlook nothing but vast ocean, with the occasional lobster boat cruising close to shore.

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Where to eat...

 The Front Porch, located in the heart of downtown Ogunquit village has excellent food and an inviting atmosphere. The sing-along piano bar will surely keep you entertained long after you've filled yourself to the brim with scrumptious bites like the blue cheese mussels, lobster flatbread, and the shrimp and scallop carbonara.  

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What to do...

In the morning, stroll Marginal Way, a cliff walk with coastal views, benches, and a lighthouse. You must spend the day on Ogunquit Beach. It's a long, sandy peninsula with grassy dunes that resides between the Atlantic Ocean and the Ogunquit River. Plop your stuff down on the riverside, jump in the water, and let the river's fast current whip you out to the ocean side. Then, take a walk along the beach and catch one of the volleyball games. Be sure to catch a show at the Ogunquit Playhouse—one of the town's cultural icons.

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Originally published on RD.com, and republished here with permission.