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Things to do in Boothbay

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.
Park
“Large gardens for all ages to enjoy. Note: Nov after Thanksgiving to end of year- magnificent light display. Boothbay area has much to offer.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Garden
“Worth the trip any time of year. There is always something in bloom, and a great little coffee shop. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
City
“By car, traveling 45 minutes North, you can get to Boothbay Harbor. In the harbor you can purchase tickets to go on boats that can take you to view whales and seals or maybe even a clambake on an island. Very touristy location with restaurants and shops. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Great place to take the kids: touching tank, lobster display, beautiful views from the shoreline of West Boothbay Harbor. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great salt water view, outdoor and indoor eating, lunch & dinner, very dog friendly for outside seating! Very popular, plan to wait for table or eat at one of the three bars! Popular among locals especially.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Huge menu, good food. Live Music often. Closest thing to nightlife in Boothbay”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing food! Everything from burgers to steaks to weinersnitchel. Excellent beer and wine list. Sometimes they have live music on the first floor. In the summer they have a fantastic roof deck that overlooks the harbor. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fantastic food, excellent beer menu. Fireplaces throughout. Cozy yet upscale. Great for a date night! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Part restaurant/ part bar. Good for families during the day. The menu is pretty diverse and includes sushi. Excellent drink menu and live music venue in the evenings. Has a nice wrap around porch situated over the water on the second floor.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Worth the 20 minute drive to Boothbay Harbor. This spot is no secret for excellent Italian food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Visit and explore Monhegan Island, take a sailing trip or a Harbor tour or go Mackerel fishing. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“beachcombing, rocks for climbing and tide pools to explore, picnicking, and some with swimming opportunities.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Opera House
“They have a great selection of live entertainment each season and a bar if you;d like a cocktail.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“The Haddock basket is the best in town! The scallop basket isn't half bad either!! Did I tell you that have a fantastic hamburger too? Out of the way place close to the Botanical Gardens. Indoor and fantastic view outdoor seating. Looking for a local joint? Don't miss it!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Waterfront, casual, family oriented, good value, family owned and operated for decades. Mrs Kaler is often the Hostess, oldest son is head cook!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“They make a mean cappuccino! Tasty sandwiches, scrumptious baked goodies. A comfy sofa. Wi-Fi.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great salt water view, outdoor and indoor eating, lunch & dinner, very dog friendly for outside seating! Very popular, plan to wait for table or eat at one of the three bars! Popular among locals especially.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Huge menu, good food. Live Music often. Closest thing to nightlife in Boothbay”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic food, excellent beer menu. Fireplaces throughout. Cozy yet upscale. Great for a date night! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing food! Everything from burgers to steaks to weinersnitchel. Excellent beer and wine list. Sometimes they have live music on the first floor. In the summer they have a fantastic roof deck that overlooks the harbor. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Part restaurant/ part bar. Good for families during the day. The menu is pretty diverse and includes sushi. Excellent drink menu and live music venue in the evenings. Has a nice wrap around porch situated over the water on the second floor.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Worth the 20 minute drive to Boothbay Harbor. This spot is no secret for excellent Italian food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Waterfront, casual, family oriented, good value, family owned and operated for decades. Mrs Kaler is often the Hostess, oldest son is head cook!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“Great place to grab a bite to eat or a bottle of wine to enjoy the sunset at Ocean Point. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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