How to Have the Best Getaway from Philadelphia, PA, to Boothbay Harbor, ME

Sometimes a short break from your routine and an escape from the city is all you need to achieve the ultimate levels of relaxation. When choosing a getaway from Philadelphia, Boothbay Harbor should be at the top of your list. The drive from Philadelphia, PA, to Boothbay Harbor is just under eight hours, making it ideal for a road trip along the Northeast Atlantic Coast! Once you arrive in Midcoast Maine, the fun begins! Use our complimentary Vacation Guide to plan your itinerary and make your weekend trip unforgettable! 

Plan Your Vacation

What’s the Best Way to Get from Philadelphia, PA, to Boothbay Harbor, ME?  

If you’re planning a trip from Philadelphia, consider choosing Boothbay Harbor as the final stop on your road trip. Boothbay Harbor is a scenic, oceanside town offering a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Getting from Philadelphia, PA, to Boothbay Harbor will be much easier than you think, and you will have a blast getting there! The driving distance between the two cities is approximately 460 miles, and it takes you near a couple of exciting locations including New York City, and Boston, MA.  

Top Things to do During Your Getaway from Philadelphia to Boothbay Harbor 

Stop and Smell the Roses at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens  

The Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens is a nature enthusiast’s paradise, especially for those specifically interested in botany. Located just ten minutes from Topside Inn, the garden boasts more than 300 acres of gardens and natural spaces. Exhibits like the Dahlia Garden, Founders Grove, Slater Forest Pond, and Arbor Garden can be found here. The Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden is one of the most unique displays and features more than a thousand rhododendrons. 

Hike the Most Scenic Trails 

While some travelers flock to Boothbay Harbor for the spectacular fall foliage and sweeping ocean vistas, others come to take advantage of the region’s incredible hiking trails. We invite you to explore our hiking trails and find relaxation in the beauty of nature. It’s the perfect way to slow things down, clear your mind, enjoy the fresh air, and get some exercise in the process. Discover the best places to go hiking in Boothbay Harbor and embark on a beautiful journey during your next visit to Midcoast Maine. 

These are some of our favorite local hiking trails:  

Stay Overnight at Topside Inn

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Are you ready to pack your bags and head from Philly to Boothbay Harbor? Before you start packing your bags and planning your route, you’ll first need to book a stay at Topside Inn! We have the best selection of accommodations in town, all of which are sure to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for some privacy near the Atlantic Ocean, exceptional amenities, gourmet breakfasts, or all three, you’ll find exactly what you need at Topside Inn!  

Check our availability and book your stay today. We can’t wait to show you the best of Boothbay Harbor!