Ogunquit made its reputation as a perfect family getaway, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty for couples to do here. Whether it’s romance, food, art or culture you’re after, when you visit downtown Ogunquit, you’ll find it. Here’s a guide to some of the best activities for couples, including some of our own favorites that we’re sure you and that special someone will love as well.
1. Have a Romantic Dinner
There are a number of excellent places to eat in Ogunquit, Maine but only a few of them offer the combination of great food and ambiance that makes for a perfect date night. We think a few of the best are The Old Village Inn, which gives a quiet and intimate feel coupled with excellent dining, and The Front Porch, a lounge restaurant and piano bar with a fun and lively atmosphere. You and your date will definitely enjoy either one.
2. Explore the Artistic Side of Town
Museums and art galleries are perfect places for a date – conversation is easy and there’s plenty to talk about and look at. If that sounds like a good date night to you, take a look at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. The museum houses a permanent collection of American paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and other artwork, making it a great place to spend an evening. You can even pick up a gift for your date at the museum shop.
3. Take to the Seas
With Ogunquit’s position on the Atlantic coast, sailing and boating are a huge part of life in town. You and your date can experience a slice of that life with a private sailing tour, like the ones offered by Silverlining Sailing. Up to six passengers can book a sightseeing cruise off the Maine coast in this 42-foot sailboat originally built in 1939. If you’re feeling up to it, you can even help the crew sail the boat. This is truly an unforgettable experience.
4. Catch a Show
If you’re looking for some pure entertainment, nothing beats a live show. And at the Ogunquit Playhouse, you and your date will be treated to Broadway-caliber productions right here in town. The Playhouse has been an Ogunquit staple for more than 80 years, and was even crowned “America’s Foremost Summer Theater.” Shows like Grease, Billy Elliot, and Mary Poppins fill the theater’s repertoire, so you’re certain to enjoy the show.
5. Book a Private Cottage
After all of this entertainment, you’re sure to want a little bit of rest. At The Dunes on the Waterfront, you can stay in your own private cottage near Ogunquit Beach. Every cottage and cottage suite features a full bath, a full kitchen and a woodburning fireplace. These private accommodations make for a perfect end to a perfect day – and leave you rested enough to do even more tomorrow.