How often do you see your best girlfriends? Between the busyness of work and family life, it can be difficult to get together with your girls. Don’t wait for the next happy hour or holiday party to spend some much-needed quality time with your gal pals. Instead, plan a girls’ trip to the Maine Coast – and what better place to make the most of your time together than the charming town of Kennebunkport? From a cooking class to a sunset sail, there are many fun activities to enjoy with your best group of friends.
Be sure to get a copy of our free Kennebunkport Vacation Guide. This planning tool contains local insight into the best places to dine, shop, stay, and more in our area!
Top 5 Things to Do on a Girls Trip to the Maine Coast
Walk Around Town
The Maine Coast is known for its natural beauty, and the Kennebunkport area boasts some of the best. From sandy shores to maritime forests, there’s plenty of stunning scenery for you and your girls to discover! When you arrive, decompress from a day of travel with some movement. Head to Goose Rocks Beach or Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge for beautiful coastal walks!
Rent a Bike or Kayak
Can’t get enough of our area’s natural beauty? Take in more incredible views on a kayak or bike tour of the Maine Coast! Coastal Maine Kayak & Bike offers spectacular kayaking on the Maine Coast! This company provides three guided tour options: Cape Porpoise Lighthouse Tour, Kennebunk River Tour, and Mousam River Tour.
Each tour is $85 per person and includes your kayak, a life jacket, safety gear, snacks, transportation, and an experienced guide. Or, rent a bike or kayak by the hour and do your own tour of the area!
Take a Cooking Class
Add some flavor to your girls’ trip to the Maine Coast with a cooking class at the Inn at English Meadows! Our Maine Culinary Vacation package includes a private, hands-on cooking class for up to four guests in the Inn’s gourmet kitchen with a local chef. During the course, you’ll enjoy an artisanal cheese plate and a bottle of wine to complement your meal. Then, enjoy your culinary creation with your group in our private dining room!
Board a Sunset Sail
Be sure to save one evening of your getaway for a sunset sail on the Pineapple Ketch or Schooner Eleanor. Another option is to cruise on the FV Nor’easter to Perkins Cove for dinner and a quick visit to the shops. Searching for more sunset views? Check out the best places to watch the sunrise/sunset in Kennebunkport!
Take a Day Trip to Portland, ME
Plan a day trip to Portland, ME, during your girls’ trip to the Maine Coast! Less than a 40-minute drive from Kennebunkport, it’s the perfect place to spend the day. While you’re here, catch a tour of the local craft breweries, walk the scenic cobblestone streets along the waterfront, shop at local boutiques, and enjoy lunch and dinner at any of the fabulous restaurants in town!
You and your girlfriends will love a stay at the Inn at English Meadows! Our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast offers charming accommodations, luxe amenities, and a daily gourmet breakfast. A few of our favorite accommodations for groups include the Carriage House Suite (sleeps up to three guests), the Private Bungalow (sleeps up to four guests), and the Quiet Moments and Tranquility Suites; which provide living rooms to lounge in! Plus, our bed and breakfast is in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, so it’s just a quick walk to some fabulous local shopping, restaurants, or any of the activities on your itinerary!
Check our availability to start planning your girls’ trip to the Maine Coast!