Make your next family vacation in Maine! Famous for its lobster rolls, beautiful coastal landscapes, and historic lighthouses, this New England state welcomes families all year round. Winter is a great time to stay at one of the best Maine hotels for kids. Accommodations such as Cliff House Maine offer chances for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. Avid skiers will also find plenty of opportunities to go skiing in Maine with kids.  The Carrabassett Valley has a variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced runs. Or, celebrate the holidays with an Annual Hat Parade in Kennebunkport, one of the most magical Christmas towns in the Northeast! Maine is also a wonderful place to visit in the fall. Kids will marvel at the colorful fall foliage, which you can appreciate during a train, boat, or car ride. Drive the famous Old Route One or experience a boat tour around Acadia National Park! 

With moderate temperatures, Maine is also a fantastic family vacation destination in the summer. Relax at one of the best beach resorts in the Northeast for families, like the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth or Smuggler’s Cove Inn in East Boothbay. Maine is also perfect for adventurous activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, and whale watching. Families can enjoy all these things to do with kids in Bar Harbor, which is also a gateway to Acadia National Park. Other summer vacation ideas include taking a coastal Maine road trip. Travel from Ogunquit, which has one of the best beaches in the U.S., to Kennebunkport, Portland, Boothbay, and Camden. More places to visit in Maine during the summer include Wells or South Portland! Plus, visiting Maine isn’t just for kids. Parents will also find some of the best hotels to take a romantic, child-free getaway, like the White Barn Inn & Spa.

Two young children explore tidepools while explore Bar Harbor, Maine.

10 Best Places to Visit in Maine with Kids this Summer

With mild temperatures, a rugged coastline, and gorgeous beaches, travelers of all ages will love Maine. Since it’s such a flexible destination, we’ve compiled this guide to the Best Towns To Visit In Maine During The Summer. Keep reading for our parent-approved advice!

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A young boy stands next to a summit sign on Bass Head Lighthouse Trail peek near Bar Harbor.

Amazing Things to Do in Bar Harbor with Kids

There is nothing quite like the sights, sounds, and tastes of Bar Harbor, Maine. From the beauty of Acadia National Park to roaring ocean waves to mouthwatering lobster, Bar Harbor offers a thrilling location for a family vacation! One thing is certain, there is no shortage of fantastic things to do in Bar Harbor with kids. Keep reading for our suggestions!

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A young boy sits on the rocky coast of Maine with trees in the distance.

10 Maine Hotels for Families that Offer Fun for All Ages

Book your next vacation with kids at one of these marvelous Maine hotels for families! Famous for its rocky coastline, maritime history, and breathtaking natural areas, this northeasternmost U.S. state appeals to all ages, all-year-round. Stay tuned to discover which of these best Maine hotels for families is right for your next trip with little ones!

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Three children on a hike enjoying the view at Acadia National Park

6 Days in Acadia National Park with Kids

We drove to Acadia National Park in Maine from Northern Virginia. It’s a long drive is all I will say! But the LL Bean flagship is a good rest stop. We rented a house in Bar Harbor, which was suitable for our family, instead of 5 in one hotel room. I know it’s nice not to cook on vacation, but I was happy to do half and half and not have to take my kids to restaurants three times a day.

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The rear exterior of Cliff House in Maine, featuring a lovely rock path leading to the ocean and blue skies.

Visit Cliff House Maine For A Wonderful Family Vacation

Visiting Cliff House Maine guarantees a wonderful family vacation. I’ve taken countless summer trips to Southern Maine ever since I was a little girl. Read on for my Cliff House Maine review for a family vacation and why I think it’s the perfect option for traveling with kids!

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