What Are the Best Memorial Day Getaways in Maine?

For many, Memorial Day is the first work holiday after New Year’s. After five months without a break, you’re sure to revel at the idea of a long weekend, and a change of scenery. This year, treat yourself to one of the best Memorial Day getaways in Maine with a trip to Boothbay Harbor. May is a great time to visit coastal Maine. The weather beings to warm up, local businesses reopen for the season, and the flora of this area is coming into full bloom. Boothbay Harbor is located just a short distance from major cities like Boston, which makes it a great destination for weekend getaways. 

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Here’s Why Boothbay Harbor Is Among the Best Memorial Day Getaways in Maine

It’s An Easy Weekend Getaway Destination

Boothbay Harbor is a great weekend getaway from Boston. It’s an easy three-hour drive to our coastal Maine oasis from the big city. This is a great way to make use of all of your time off! Don’t spend hours of your precious holiday weekend in traveling further than you need to, Maine let’s you stay close and feel far away. Start your Memorial Day weekend right with easy travel. 

The Weather Warms Up

We love to call coastal Maine home during every season, but some are better for travel than others. Spring is a special time to welcome guests to Boothbay Harbor, as we reopen for the season and get to show off all the work we have done over the winter. During this season, the weather averages sunny and 60s, which is perfect for almost any activity. Throw on a light jacket and take a stroll along the beaches near Boothbay Harbor. Watch as our coastal town comes back to life as the sun dances on the waves. The return of warmer temperatures adds magic to spring in our area. Experience it for yourself with a Memorial Day weekend getaway. 

Businesses Open for the Season

As we mentioned, the winters in our area can be quite cold. For that reason, many local businesses close up shop for the winter. Be among the first to visit when they reopen in May. The shopping in Boothbay Harbor is a step above anywhere else. Find that perfect piece of artwork for your home, nautical accessories, and more. 

Late-May is also a great time for lobster fishing. This means that there’s sure to be a bounty of fresh Maine lobster at local restaurants in Boothbay Harbor. Some of our area’s most popular eateries, like Robinson’s Wharf, also offer waterfront views for a dining experience that delights all of the senses! 

Flowers Bloom at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens during your Memorial Day weekend getaway. This popular botanical garden features nearly 300 acres of natural beauty. The garden opens for the season in April, and while many of the plants don’t begin to fully bloom until May, the gardens have been thoughtfully designed to offer visitors an outdoor ‘show’ any time of year. In May, while the plants are just getting their start, the many outdoor sculptures, stone work and other art are in full view. If it is spring flowers you want to see, according to their “What’s in Bloom” tool, late May, including Memorial Day weekend, visitors can expect to see magnolia, tulips, azalea, and more. Be sure to add a camera to your packing list to capture the beautiful blooms. 

Spend Your Long Weekend at Topside Inn 

Room 3 at Topside Inn

The finest Memorial Day getaways in Maine wouldn’t be completed with first-class accommodations. If Midcoast Maine lodging is the missing piece to your weekend getaway puzzle, look no further than Topside Inn. Our Boothbay Harbor accommodations are comprised of three buildings and one cottage — all of which boast the perfect blend of luxury and comfort. 

Consider a stay in Room #3. This second-floor accommodation is located in the Main House and features a queen-size bed, spectacular water views, a private bathroom, and access to all of our in-room and on-site amenities.  Room 3 (photo to be updated on our site soon) has been refreshed with all new furnishings, recessed lights, and more. The oversized bathroom was remodeled in 2020 and has a beautiful walk in shower.

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