Do go to the ocean!
|Portland Head Light – I grew up 10 minutes away from here|
Maine is known for its coastline. Whether you see the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth – which I’m partial to because I grew up there – or beautiful Bar Harbor, be sure to check out the miles and miles of ocean. We’re the Eastern-most part of the continental United States!
If you’re driving in the state, be sure to obey the driving laws. This might sound absolutely ridiculous, but let me explain – Mainers love the money that tourists bring to the economy, but hate the tourists themselves. Don’t be that Masshole cutting people off, not using blinkers, and tailgating.
Do pack layers
Don’t be fooled by the reputation – Maine CAN get hot. But it also can get pretty cool. In the space of a single day, it can go from 60 to 80+ degrees. The key? Layers. Especially because lots of business and restaurants don’t have air conditioning. Why on Earth would they when heat is so much more necessary (and expensive)?
Don’t insist on getting your seafood from some fancy restaurant.
I mean, by all means, eat at a fancy restaurant. But it’s Maine. The lobster rolls from the street vendors in Freeport are just as real and fresh as those sold at restaurants. Don’t be that tourist going “No, but where can I get a real lobster/clam chowder/piece of fish/etc?” It’s insulting and absolutely ridiculous.
Do visit lots of great places!
Maine is so much more than just one region or another. Here are some of the many great towns and regions to visit.
Picture from newenglandmagazine.com
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|Cape Elizabeth. Duh.
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Picture from thedowneastdilettante.blogspot.com
Picture from www.acadiamagic.com
Picture from www.travelguideofamerica.com
Have you ever been to Maine? Where abouts?