If you ask us, nothing sets a romantic scene better than watching a sunset-splashed skyline from the comfort of a cottage for two. Ogunquit may have a well-earned reputation as a perfect family destination, but let’s not forget about the couples who choose our shore for their romantic Maine getaways, too. With an array of arts and culture, dining spots, and unique activities to experience, these are our top picks on how to give coastal Maine getaways an affectionate upgrade.
5 Activities for Swoon-Worthy Coastal Getaways in Maine
1. Have a Romantic Dinner
There are plenty of excellent places to dig a dinner fork into around here, but a few in particular stand out as perfect date night material. Quiet and intimate or fun and lively, there’s a restaurant in town to match the personality of every couple. If you’re more inclined to follow the first option, pick from a decadent dinner menu and generous wine list at The Old Village Inn. If an upbeat piano bar is more your style, head to the The Front Porch.
2. Explore the Artistic Side of Town
Love long walks and creativity? Combine the two on a date to a nearby museum or art gallery. The Ogunquit Museum of American Art houses a permanent collection of American paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and other masterpieces, giving you plenty to marvel at over an afternoon of quality time together.
3. Take to the Seas
A romantic journey on the Atlantic is the perfect match for Maine vacations. For a truly unforgettable experience, ride the waves on a private sailing trip like the ones offered by Silverlining Sailing. The 42-foot sailboat sets out to the open seas from morning to sunset. If you’re up for the full experience, you can even help the crew sail the boat.
4. Catch a Show
Movie nights may be a favorite date night standby, but romantic Maine vacations call for a bit more oomph, wouldn’t you say? Experience the pure entertainment of a live show at the Ogunquit Playhouse, where you’ll 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 find a winner in the lineup any time you visit.
5. Book a Private Cottage
One feature of a romantic Maine vacation we’re sure will win your heart over? Our private cottages near Ogunquit Beach. Each of our cottages and cottage suites feature a full bath, full kitchen, and cozy wood burning fireplace. Spend just one night in this peaceful setting and you’ll understand why so many lovebirds migrate to the Dunes on the Waterfront for romantic coastal getaways in Maine.