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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.

Park
“Award winning gardens that feature wonderful flowers and plants, gorgeous natural landscape with sculptures interspersed. Fun children's garden. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Garden
“Worth the trip any time of year. There is always something in bloom, and a great little coffee shop. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Perched on a tidal waterway and beside a small bridge. Tiny, off the beaten path, outside waterfront tables for eating. Service isn't overly friendly but the food is good, good value too. It's a small market, sells soda, wine beer, chips but the fried seafood is some of the best around. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“During our September 2018 visit, we ate here 3 times. The first we had a lunch of excellent Clam chowder that was actually mostly clams. We met friends another evening and had good drinks and a fantastic Scallop Carbonara. We were so pleased with the food that we returned for our last evening and were treated to a very competent entertainer singing and playing 70-80s pop music ( eagles etc) This time we sat in the lively bar and again had a fine meal. This place is popular and getting more so, good food. good drinks, good staff and good prices.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Non-profit land conservation and great trails. Obviously not in Portland, but up the coast, but a nice place to go.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Incredible oceans views on these short walking trails which are part of the Boothbay Region Land Trust preserve.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“The farm is lovely but visit the land trust’s website to see all the different hikes available in the region!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Wonderful gardens are a favorite of locals and tourists alike. The winter "Gardens Aglow" (Nov 14th through Dec 31st) shoundn't be missed...absolutely magnificent!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“This beautiful garden is one of the largest in the state of Maine. It's walkways take visitors on a trip through beautiful flowers and various forested areas. There is a children's garden. Expanded exhibits are always in the making. A restaurant and gift shop also available. From the gardens you can take a ride to the town of Boothbay Harbor. From here you can take whale watching boats, sail, ride a trolley and enjoy all things touristy. Or walk along the footbridge for a beautiful view of the harbor.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Antique day is Wednesday, they open quite early. There is a flea market on Friday and Saturday as well. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“698 Bath Rd (Rt 1), Wiscasset | monkeycmonkeydo.com Open daily 10:00am–6:00pm | $25-40 Maine’s premiere high-flying family adventure park with zip lines!!!! Navigate through over 60 obstacles from 12 to 50 feet in the air then zoom along one of the 8 zip lines or the giant swing and do it all over again! This uniquely designed course offers multiple levels of difficulty, so no matter where your “comfort level” lies, you are sure to have an experience you won’t soon forget!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Car Rental
“There is no public transportation in the area. You must have your own car or bikes.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
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“Morning Cuppa Joe and Sunday Brunch, in addition to live music and other events. Check their calendar!”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery Store
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  • 2 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“3.4 miles from room. Featuring over 100 dealers in an 16,000 square-foot showroom. Three floors to explore, many fun items.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A little off the beaten path but only a short drive. You will find locals and summer residents eating in this charming old Inn.very romantic.”
  • 1 local recommends