When at any of the Boothbay Harbor vacation rentals, you
cannot help but fall in love with this charming New England fishing
town. Life is unhurried here, which makes Boothbay Harbor an ideal
vacation spot. You can experience local life at the farmers markets,
ride in lobster boats, go fishing, or shop for delightful souvenirs or
antiques. Remember to see the local attractions, and enjoy some
delicious meals, especially fresh seafood. Your Boothbay Harbor vacation home
is the ideal place for a relaxed holiday. The town holds a number of
popular festivals, like the Fishermen's Festival in April, and the
Annual Harbor Lights Festival in December.
1. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
This historic site hosts more than a hundred cultural events every year. Depending on your time of visit, you can catch anything from a performance by an award winning artist or a Broadway star, a comedy night with your favorite comedian, ballet, folk music, or a vibrant holiday celebration.
2. Cabbage Island
Go on a boat ride to Cabbage Island, explore the beautiful surroundings, take photos, and then sit down for an excellent meal in the picnic area. If you've never tasted New England clambake before, then you're in luck. The family that runs this place does a great job of providing fantastic food, which included lobsters, clams, eggs, potatoes, corn and fresh, homemade desserts.
3. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Walk through miles of scenic trails, beautifully landscaped with waterfalls, sculptures and plenty of natural elements. The pretty gardens at this place are continuously being developed, and provide fine specimens for environmental studies. Fresh eats are available at their kitchen garden café.
4. Carousel Music Theater
Those who have seen a show at the Carousel Music Theater simply cannot stop heaping praises on the performances, the production quality, and the hospitality. The music is always great at this amazing venue, so all you need to do is sit back and relax. The food served at the theater is good too, especially the big deli sandwiches.
5. Boothbay Railway Village
If you or your children are obsessed with anything on wheels, you must visit the Boothbay Railway Village. The star attraction of this place is its unique collection of automobiles. You will get to see more than 50 different models, from horse-drawn carriages to the Rolls Royce. The ambience is that of a typical New England village, with lovely displays, gardens, and educational tours.
6. Maine State Aquarium
If petting a live shark or touching a sea star sounds like fun, plan a visit to the Maine State Aquarium. Of course there are the lobsters and giant ones at that. The place is fun for both adults and children, thanks to a number of touch tanks and the presence of colorful marine life.
7. Musical Wonder House
If you're intrigued by musical instruments, take a look at Danilo Konvalinka's collection of music boxes, big enough to fill a 32-room mansion. There are instruments of all sizes, right from the gigantic ones used during ancient times, to the tiniest ones that make tinkling noises.
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