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Upscale Accommodations near Ogunquit Amusement Parks

Our accommodations here at—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!

Funtown Splashtown USA (774 Portland Road, Saco, ME)

This mega-playground of a family attraction combines an amusement park—the Funtown facility, with its Frog Hopper, Dragon’s Descent, Grand Prix Racers, Excalibur Wooden Roller Coaster, Flying Trapeze, and other rides—with the slides and pools of the Splashtown Water Park. There are options for kids young and old here!

York’s Wild Kingdom (1 Animal Park Road, York, ME)

Here’s another combo package: a zoo plus an amusement park, the only facility of its kind in New England in fact. The rides include everything from the Ferris Wheel and Merry Go Round to the Jungle Fun House and the Safari Bounce, and they come backed up by a decked-out arcade, paddle boats, batting cage, and other made-for-kids attractions.

Throw in the York’s Wild Kingdom menagerie—lions, tigers, alligators, lemurs, tropical birds, and more—and you’ve got a full-day sort of destination for your Ogunquit summer vacation. (You can read more about York’s Wild Kingdom in this previous blogpost of ours.)

Take Flight Aerial Adventure Park (506 US Route 1, Kittery, ME)

Have some feet-off-the-ground fun at Take Flight Aerial Adventure Park, where older kids will have a blast navigating the three-tier Aerial Adventure Course and taking thrilling rides on the ziplines.

Palace Playland (1 Old Orchard Street, Old Orchard Beach, ME)

From arcade games to roller coasters, Ferris wheels, and kiddie rides, Palace Playland—New England’s one and only beachfront amusement park—delivers family fun of the classic variety.

Use Accommodations as Your Base Camp for Family Fun This Summer in the Beautiful Place by the Sea

If trips to Ogunquit Beach or cruises out on the water aren’t quite burning up all the energy of those vivacious youngsters of yours, fear not: The amusement parks we profiled above should serve as the perfect solution—and we have a feeling the grownups will have a blast, as well. Book direct with to get the best deals on lodgings at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, the Milestone, or the Cottage at Acorn Lane, and get ready for some good times in the summer sun here along the Gulf of Maine!