4 of the Most Fun Rainy Day Activities in Maine

Don’t let the weather forecast rain on your parade! You can still enjoy several fun activities, even if the atmosphere isn’t ideal for outdoor recreation. Find cover at some of our favorite attractions, including shops, restaurants, and museums in the Boothbay Harbor area. Read on to discover four of the best rainy day activities in Maine, and add them to your itinerary for your next vacation. They are all fantastic options, even when it’s not raining outside!

We included a brief list of things to do on a rainy day below, but there are so many more possibilities for you to discover. All you need to do is check out our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of our hand-picked recommendations for activities, attractions, events, and more in Midcoast Maine.

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Enjoy 4 Fantastic Rainy Day Activities in Maine


There’s nothing like a little retail therapy for when the weather gets you down. Luckily, Boothbay Harbor has a lively downtown area that’s filled to the brim with charming shops to explore. Take a stroll through town and duck inside a variety of stores as you search for souvenirs or gifts for friends and family members. You’re sure to find the perfect item, whether you’d like to browse for clothing, jewelry, or home decor. Don’t forget to check out our local art galleries as well!


Of course, you need to eat during your stay in Boothbay Harbor, so why not make a special night out of it? We’re fortunate to have numerous top-notch restaurants near Topside Inn, including Ports of Italy for Italian cuisine, Harborside Tavern for fresh seafood, and Brady’s for homestyle favorites in a casual atmosphere. The list goes on — you can always find a fantastic restaurant in our area to satisfy any craving. 


Who says you can’t add a little education to your vacation? Consider planning a visit to one of the fascinating museums in our area. Whether you’re interested in learning about our state’s rich history, admiring artwork, or diving into a wealth of information about the local marine life, there’s a place for you here. Some of the popular destinations include the Maine Maritime Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, and Maine Maritime Museum.


The bed inside Room 2 at Topside Inn

When it’s raining outside, it gives you the perfect excuse to stay inside and unwind. When you stay with us at Topside Inn, you can rest easy knowing you’ll always have a cozy room to spend the day in a state of complete relaxation. We have a wide variety of coastal-themed accommodations with modern amenities to ensure the utmost comfort for your vacation. You can lie down and put your feet up on a luxurious bed, uncork a bottle of your favorite wine, and let your worries fade away as you listen to the soothing pitter-patter rain outside your window. 

Are you ready to enjoy a relaxing getaway to Boothbay Harbor? Book your stay at Topside Inn today!