Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

The Best Seaside Cottage Rentals

If a quaint little place on the beach sounds like an ideal vacation plan, book now and start counting down the days.

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Newagen Seaside Inn, Boothbay, Maine
Courtesy of Newagen Seaside Inn

Newagen Seaside Inn, Boothbay, Maine

The cottages at Newagen fit into what feels like the all-American summer camp for adults. This place knows how to accommodate; it’s been hosting guests since 1816. Ocean lovers should splurge on Juniper. The three-bedroom cottage at the water’s edge has a library, dining room, commercial kitchen, and the best sunset views on the property.

Field trip: The front desk will organize chartered windjammer sailboats for a sunset cruise and harbor tour. Pick up a lobster roll and slice of Key lime pie at Phil the Baker’s roadside restaurant.

Night out: The inn’s dining room is tough to beat, but head into town for the summer lobster paella at historic Thistle Inn.

Rates: $1,500–$6,000/week; 800/654-5242 or newagenseasideinn.com


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