TripAdvisor Top 50 Summer Hot Spots: #7 Ogunquit Beach
The native Abenaki called Ogunquit the “Beautiful Place by the Sea,” and that English translation of the village’s name remains just about the most apt and straight-to-the-point description of the place we can think of.
Those of us lucky enough to live and work here know how truly special it is—but, of course, so do all the countless vacationers who make the annual pilgrimage here, as out-of-towners from all over the country and the world have done for more than a century.
While Ogunquit’s timeless charm may not exactly be a secret, it’s certainly true that every year new people discover it for themselves. And a few more than usual may be doing so in 2017, thanks to TripAdvisor ranking us the No. 7 destination in its latest roundup of the top 50 summer getaway hotspots in the U.S.
Lighting Up the Top 10
The high-profile vacation-planning website made its tabulation based on seasonal trends in hotel bookings, which landed Ogunquit snugly between Delaware’s Rehoboth Beach (No. 6) and Montana’s West Yellowstone (No. 8).
We’d propose (with all due humility) that an Ogunquit.com property is your best bet for warm, welcoming, and exceptionally situated accommodations in this top-ranked vacation destination. And it looks like TripAdvisor agrees: The top 50 tally pegs our very own Gorges Grant Hotel as Ogunquit’s standout “Value Hotel.”
(The Gorges Grant Hotel also happens to be host to our breakfast headquarters of Raspberri’s Restaurant, which can’t be beaten as a kickoff to a full day of exploration and leisure on Southern Maine’s coast.)
Book Your Summer Vacation in Ogunquit Today
Well, now’s the time to make your Ogunquit.com reservations—especially if you want to experience this Beautiful Place by the Sea in its quintessential summer guise: with sailing and theater and bike rides and beach-lounging and those unhurried Ogunquit-style moseys around town, from Main Street to the Marginal Way.
The TripAdvisor nod is a nice accolade, for sure. But of course those of us who know Ogunquit firsthand—including all of those wonderful guests of ours who come back again and again—aren’t at all surprised by this sort of attention. The Beautiful Place by the Sea remains one of the jewels of the New England shore, and a downright magical summer resort retreat. Come stay with us and see for yourself—maybe for the 20th time!