The state of Maine is an ideal destination for so many different kinds of travelers. Couples love visiting because of the countless opportunities for romance, and corporate groups swear by team-building retreats in Southport. Families love vacationing here most of all because there are so many things to do in Maine with kids! Here are just a few of our favorites.
Southport, ME, is the best place to bring the whole family. Before packing your bags for some top-rated things to do in Maine with kids, take note of the other wonderful attractions in the area. Our complimentary Southport Vacation Guide is a complete list of hand-picked local recommendations. Request access today for a great selection of dining, shopping, and adventuring options!
Some of the Best Things to Do in Maine with Kids
Activities at Newagen Seaside Inn
Looking for a one-stop destination for both indoor and outdoor things to do in Boothbay Harbor? During a stay at Newagen Seaside Inn, take advantage of our wide variety of on-property activities! For no additional cost, try rowing, playing tennis, going on a bike ride, or swimming in our saltwater pool overlooking the ocean. Our Pine Room’s indoor activities include table tennis, billiards, and candlepin bowling. With so many family-friendly things to do at guests’ fingertips, it’s easy to spend a whole day enjoying this historic inn’s 20 acres!
The best family vacations in Maine always include an excursion with Cap’n Fish’s Whale Watch and Nature Cruises! Children will love experiencing the anticipation as they search for surfacing whale tails. These cruises are also educational; little ones learn so much about the many sea creatures native to Midcoast Maine. Cap’n Fish’s Whale Watch and Nature Cruises are held May through October, when the weather isn’t as chilly!
Maine State Aquarium
The Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor is one of the best indoor activities in Maine! Located in a scenic spot on the water, this family favorite offers hands-on opportunities to see, touch, and learn all about marine life. One of the most memorable attractions at the Maine State Aquarium is the 20-foot long touch tank filled with spiny sea stars, urchins, and much more! There are plenty of other exhibits worth exploring, too. The aquarium is open during summer and fall, so plan accordingly.
Boothbay Railway Village
Throughout the year, the Boothbay Railway Village offers fun, interactive opportunities to learn about Maine’s locomotive history. Families love hopping aboard the 30-acre museum’s 100-year-old steam locomotive, seeing an original Ford Model T, and even petting goats! Occasionally, the museum also offers holiday events, artisan demonstrations, hands-on history lessons, and specialty tours. There truly is something for everyone at the Railway Village, and no two visits are alike! This popular attraction is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. between May and October. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for children between the ages of three and 18.
Invite the Whole Family to Relax at Newagen Seaside Inn
After a fun day out enjoying some of the best things to do in Maine with kids, come back to comfort at Newagen Seaside Inn! Our oceanfront inn offers spacious guest rooms and cottages perfect for enjoying a good night’s sleep. Open during the summer and fall, Newagen Seaside Inn has everything needed for unforgettable family vacation. All of our accommodations feature breathtaking ocean views, easy access to traditional Maine cuisine at our on-property restaurant, and comfortable furnishings everyone will love.
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