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With accommodations at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn or the Milestone here in the Beautiful Place by the Sea, you’ll not only be treated to note-perfect hospitality, the best breakfast in town at Raspberri’s, and great proximity to Ogunquit’s beachfront and cultural attractions: You’ll also be well poised to do some shopping, whether it’s to pick up a souvenir or two from your coastal Maine getaway or—given the season—to check some names off your holiday list.
Here’s a non-exhaustive survey of some great shopping destinations within easy reach of your Ogunquit.com guestroom!
Opened in 1984, this shop sells the much-admired stoneware pottery of co-owner Chris Davis as well as other works by local artists. In addition to the pottery, you’ll find some exquisite fair-trade wooden bowls, utensils, and other items crafted from African olive.
Jewelry incorporating precious and semi-precious gemstones is at the heart of the Whistling Oyster inventory, but it also includes a variety of nautically themed products smacking of maritime Maine spirit.
The perfect destination for nabbing Maine keepsakes, the Ogunquit Trading Post sells everything from Vacationland apparel (including moccasins) to Old Salts figurines, Christmas ornaments, and jewelry.
The mall-scape at the Kittery Outlets encompasses a whole slew of big-name stores, including (but not limited to) Tommy Hilfiger, Columbia Factory Store, Adidas, Dressbarn, Bass Factory Outlet, NIKE Factory Store, Crate & Barrel, Calvin Klein, Levi’s Outlet Store, American Eagle Outfitters, Old Navy Outlet, and OshKosh B’Gosh.
Shop Till You Drop (or Almost, Anyway) on an Ogunquit.com Getaway
For holiday shopping or year-round retail therapy, you’ve got plenty of options within easy reach of your Ogunquit.com accommodations: from national brands to quirky, one-of-a-kind local boutiques. Book directly with us for awesome deals on lodgings at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn or the Milestone and hit up some stores on your visit to the Beautiful Place by the Sea!
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It’s not too early to start planning your getaway to Ogunquit, Maine for the town’s Christmas by the Sea: a fantastic community celebration marking its impressive 33rd edition in 2019. You won’t find better accommodations for the festivities than the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Milestone or the Juniper Hill Inn—book your Ogunquit.com getaway today for this yuletide spectacular!
Ogunquit’s Christmas By the Sea
The specific itinerary for the 2019 Christmas by the Sea event—which takes place December 13th through the 15th—hasn’t been revealed yet, but you can be sure of a fantastic time absolutely drenched in merry holiday spirit along the Gulf of Maine.
Christmas by the Sea will feature a slew of holiday crafts, games, hayrides, and markets that make for one of Maine’s truly classic family-friendly seasonal festivals.
There’ll also be a well-attended Christmas Parade wending its way from Perkins Cove to Main Beach, where a jampacked evening of fun will then unfold, with the Ogunquit Ocean Rescue Polar Plunge, a bonfire, and some spectacular oceanfront fireworks.
Both Veterans Park and Rotary Park will host tree-lighting ceremonies (accompanied by caroling, warm beverages, and no small quantity of good cheer) during Christmas by the Sea, while holiday concerts will go down at the Ogunquit Baptist Church and some holiday flicks at the Dunaway Center.
What else? Well, how about wine tastings, late-night parties, and some high-profile appearances by the big man himself, Santa Claus, whose cameos are likely to delight not only the younger crowd but all the kids-at-heart in attendance.
Additional Nearby Holiday Happenings
Ogunquit’s Christmas by the Sea overlaps, conveniently, with two other holiday festivals along the local coast. From December 5 through the 15th, Kennebunkport will be throwing its 38th annual Christmas Prelude, which’ll include such favorite traditions as the lighting of the Lobster Trap Tree in Cape Porpoise Square, the Hat Parade, and the grand arrival of Santa (he’s going to be busy in Southern Maine next month) by—what else—lobster boat.
On December 15th—the Sunday marking the last day of both Christmas by the Sea and Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude—our neighboring town of Wells will host its 34th annual Christmas Parade, easily combined with Ogunquit festivities.
Choose Ogunquit.com for the Best Lodgings for Christmas by the Sea 2019
Keep your eyes on the Christmas by the Sea page over at the Ogunquit chamber’s website (linked to above) for forthcoming details on this year’s celebration, and meanwhile book directly with us here at Ogunquit.com for the best deals on right-in-the-heart-of-it-all accommodations at the Milestone, the Gorges Grant Hotel and the Juniper Hill Inn!
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One of the highlights of the year here in the Beautiful Place by the Sea is, without question, the signature annual town festival: OgunquitFest. It’s coming up fast, so now’s the ideal time to lock down your Ogunquit.com accommodations at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, the Cottage at Acorn Lane, or the Milestone for the weekend celebration!
OgunquitFest this year takes place Friday, October 25th through Sunday, October 27th. As always, it’ll be a town-wide affair suitable for all ages—and an awesome showcase of our famous resort town at its most vibrant.
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If you’re coming to Southern Maine for this year’s Harvest on the Harbor—the annual celebration of the rich food scene in Maine’s capital city and elsewhere in Vacationland—we hope you’ll choose convenient accommodations in the Beautiful Place by the Sea with Ogunquit.com!
Less than an hour from Portland, Maine, where the foodie-friendly festival goes down this October, we offer prime accommodations in one of New England’s most esteemed seaside resort towns at a number of properties, including the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Milestone and the Juniper Hill Inn. Book today so you’re ready for the epicurean ecstasy on tap at this year’s Harvest on the Harbor soiree!
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With summer’s perfect weather in full bloom, now’s an amazing time to join us here in the Beautiful Place by the Sea for some topnotch golf along the Southern Maine coast!
Enjoying the elegance and warmth of an Ogunquit.com property—the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, the Cottage at Acorn Lane, or the Milestone—you’re nicely set up to enjoy a bit of golf on your seaside getaway courtesy of some excellent area courses. To sweeten the deal even further, we offer a special Ogunquit.com golf package you’re definitely going to want to consider.
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Now’s prime time for getting out on the marvelous waters at our doorstep here in the Beautiful Place by the Sea, with the perfect accommodations courtesy of Ogunquit.com!
If you’re joining us at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, the Cottage at Acorn Lane, or the Milestone with a full family crew, here’s a look at some awesome all-ages options for exploring our Gulf of Maine backyard.
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Our accommodations here at Ogunquit.com—the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, the Cottage at Acorn Lane, and the Milestone—make fabulous choices for family getaways in the Beautiful Place by the Sea. There’s an awful lot for all ages to do in this postcard-perfect stretch of Southern Maine coastline, and among the options is a nice spread of amusement parks perfect for summertime fun.
Here’s a look at some of the top spots within a stone’s throw of our Ogunquit hotels!
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Ogunquit, Maine may be a modest-sized village—part of its charm, of course—but we boast quite the lineup and diversity of restaurants. With Ogunquit.com accommodations at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, the Milestone, or the Cottage at Acorn Lane, you’ve got the town’s culinary offerings right at your fingertips—including a mighty awesome breakfast destination in the Gorges Grant Hotel itself, Raspberri’s.
Here’s a brief survey of some of the best eateries in the Beautiful Place by the Sea, plus the high-value getaway opportunity of our Dine & Stay Package!
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Spring weather is doing its usual irresistible thing, blossoms and greenery are taking over the landscape, and the air’s filled with the twitter (the original twitter) of songbirds. It’s a truly fabulous time to visit the Beautiful Place by the Sea with pitch-perfect accommodations here at Ogunquit.com!
If you feel like getting out right into the thick of the warm breezes and generous sunshine, you’ve got the perfect launch pad with lodgings at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, the Milestone, or the Cottage at Acorn Lane. Some fine walking, hiking, and biking routes await you within easy reach of your downtown Ogunquit perch with us. Here’s a quick survey!