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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
National Park
“Whether you are looking for a day of hiking, biking, mountains, or beaches, Acadia has it all. Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Bubble Rock, and The Carriage Trails are excellent day or weekend adventures. ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
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“Only movie theatre on Mt. Desert Island. Features current movies and typically has one movie for children.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Mountain
“Prime spot for incredible views of Frenchman’s Bay- fabulous drive up the mountain- hiking trails all around. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Casual, good food. Burgers, specialty sandwiches, cocktails, Lobster Mac and cheese. Back room is great for kids. Downtown Bar Harbor. You can get on the wait list at their website.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Lobster on the deck! Great for kids, view of Bass Harbor. Separate Bar deck! Closed on Sundays.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn about our forbearers...the People of the Dawnland. A beautifully authentic museum filled with authentic Wabanaki bskertry, jewelry, books, music and history.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Jordan Pond House is a popular restaurant inside Acadia National Park, serving popovers and American fare. One can sit outdoors, with a view of Jordan Pond and "the Bubbles": mountains in the background that are popular for hiking.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bus Line
“Get a free ride and take your bike with you! Offered during the summer season. They are sponsored by Maine company LLBean.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Lots of good place in Bar Harbor but for good food, atmosphere and service Havana's is great. They have an outdoor patio/bar that's terrific. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“Sips is a great little place for a nice affordable meal. You may want to make a reservation.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
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“BAR HARBOR—My favorite place for brunch. Also has a great dinner menu. If you are traveling alone, dine at the bar. The bartenders are very friendly. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Don’t be fooled by outside appearance Superb food and bar. One of our favorites”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great for a more formal meal. Some locally sourced options. There’s often live music on the weekends. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The best steamers around and a wide variety of lobster choices. The seating has a view of the working waterfront in Southwest Harbor. Watch the lobster boats coming in at the end of the day as you eat your local seafood. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“They try real hard to find Whales for viewing. Sunfish typically come right up to the boat for viewing humans!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beach
“Large beach on the ocean, and at the beginning of Ocean Drive So many hiking trails and beautiful views!”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Indie Cinema
“Only movie theatre on Mt. Desert Island. Features current movies and typically has one movie for children.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Casual, good food. Burgers, specialty sandwiches, cocktails, Lobster Mac and cheese. Back room is great for kids. Downtown Bar Harbor. You can get on the wait list at their website.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Lobster on the deck! Great for kids, view of Bass Harbor. Separate Bar deck! Closed on Sundays.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Jordan Pond House is a popular restaurant inside Acadia National Park, serving popovers and American fare. One can sit outdoors, with a view of Jordan Pond and "the Bubbles": mountains in the background that are popular for hiking.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“Sips is a great little place for a nice affordable meal. You may want to make a reservation.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“Lots of good place in Bar Harbor but for good food, atmosphere and service Havana's is great. They have an outdoor patio/bar that's terrific. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“BAR HARBOR—My favorite place for brunch. Also has a great dinner menu. If you are traveling alone, dine at the bar. The bartenders are very friendly. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Don’t be fooled by outside appearance Superb food and bar. One of our favorites”
  • 17 locals recommend

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