There’s a lot to see and do in Ogunquit, and if you’re visiting for just a weekend, your to-do list is likely to be pretty long. We’ve put together a sample itinerary for weekend getaways in Ogunquit, Maine, with our favorite highlights, restaurants, museums and things to do in Ogunquit.
4 pm: Arrive at The Dunes on the Waterfront and get settled into your cottage or guestroom.
5 pm: Head down to the village to explore Ogunquit by trolley, on foot or by car. Stop in a few shops, then enjoy dinner in town at Maxwell’s Pub or the Old VIllage Inn.
8 pm: Catch an evening showing at the Leavitt Fine Arts Theater, Ogunquit’s historic Main Street cinema.
10pm: Turn in for the night — there’s more to come, and the key to a great weekend getaway in Ogunquit is to pace yourself.
5 – 6 am: Watch the sunrise. It’s worth it to be a morning person (even if only for a day) to catch one of Ogunquit’s famed sunrises. Pick a good perch (an Adirondack chair on our lawn, our dock, or walk to the beach at low tide) and relax.
9 am: Enjoy a diner-style breakfast with plenty of options at the Egg & I, just across the street from the entrance to the Dunes. Early risers have the advantage — the restaurant is very popular, and on busy days, there may be a wait!
10 am – 12 pm: Visit the Ogunquit Heritage Museum to learn about our town’s history and view annual exhibits in a building that dates to 1780. Once you’ve finished at this museum, head to the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and explore an extensive collection of American Art against a backdrop of breath-taking ocean views.
12 pm – 1 pm: Enjoy a lunch at Aaron’s favorite restaurant in Perkins Cove – Barnacle Billy’s, overlooking the Ogunquit Harbor.
1 pm – 4 pm: Embark on a scenic cruise on the Silverlining, the Gift or the Finestkind. Each boat has its own unique niche and atmosphere. Let us know what kind of cruise you’d like to take (sailing, lobstering and cocktail cruises are all available) and we will make sure you get the best out of your trip.
4 pm: Return to The Dunes for the afternoon for a quick swim in the heated outdoor pool.
10 pm: For an evening night cap, stop by The Front Porch, known for their popular piano bar!
9 am: Take a stroll to the Omelette Factory for an omelette made any way you want it. With choices like The Basic, The Western, Spanish, Rednecker, Speedy Omelette, Hawaiian Omelette, Chinese Shrimp Omelette, you can’t go wrong!
10 am: Walk off breakfast with a visit to the Cuckle-Button Farm Gallery in the Leavitt Theater Building. The gallery holds many fine works by local artists that include paintings, photography and sculptures.
11 am: Head back to The Dunes and check out (don’t forget to make reservations to come back again).
12 pm: If you’re heading south out of town, visit Stonewall Kitchen in York, ME, for delicious Maine treats and snacks, and a fabulous lunch at their cafe.
You could fill far more than a weekend with shopping, exploring and enjoying the beach — so if you don’t get to everything on your list, it’s a good excuse to come back!