Located just 30 miles (48km) from Portland, Kennebunkport is a popular destination for weekenders escaping the heat in big cities like Boston and New York City. This pretty town is known for its laid-back yet genteel atmosphere, with several golf courses, antique shops, art galleries, and a busy harbour. It draws well-to-do holidaymakers, and both Former President Bushes are often seen at the family's nearby holiday home.
The most popular attraction in Kennebunkport is its beaches, however. Kennebunk Beach, Gooch's Beach, Mother's Beach, and Parson's Beach are all packed on weekends each summer, and guests can hire kayaks, boats, surfboards as well as scooters and bicycles. Popular activities in Kennebunkport include whale watching, fishing, sailing, horseback riding. Visitors can even take a ride on a working lobster boat to get up close and personal with Maine's most famous crustacean.