The Best Things to Do During Last Minute Weekend Getaways in New England

Studies show that couples who travel together report increased feelings of intimacy. That’s why it is so important to surprise your sweetie with a spontaneous vacation every once in awhile. Last minute weekend getaways to New England are very rewarding, especially when you stay at The Russell House Bed & Breakfast. Here are just a few of the best things to do during your romantic escape to Boothbay Harbor, ME.

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5 Things to Do on Last Minute Weekend Getaways in New England

1. Sail the Harbor

Climb aboard the Bay Lady and tour the scenic islands of Boothbay Harbor with Balmy Days Cruises. Along the way, you’ll see landmarks like the Burnt Island Lighthouse, the Ram Island Light, Mouse Island, and more. It’s a relaxing and unique way to explore our maritime destination.

2. Visit Cabbage Island

During the summer, Cabbage Island is a popular attraction for Boothbay Harbor visitors. After a quick boat road to the island, you’ll be greeted with a deliciously fresh clambake meal. You’re invited to feast on Maine lobster, golden corn on the cob, and New England fish chowder. After your meal, you may explore the beauty of the island or challenge your significant other to a game of badminton or horseshoes.

3. Enjoy a Night at the Opera House

The historic Boothbay Harbor Opera House is perfect for a romantic evening of entertainment. The venue showcases live music performances throughout the year, so be sure to check the calendar to find who will be playing during your visit.

4. Indulge in a Delicious Meal

There are many wonderful restaurants to try in Boothbay Harbor, some of which are ideal for a romantic date night. Here are some of our favorite fine dining spots to try local cuisine and revel in each other’s company.

5. Spend a Day at Barrett Park

Barrett Park is one of the best places in Boothbay Harbor to get back in touch with nature. Located only a half mile from the hustle and bustle of downtown, the park boasts stunning harbor views and many outdoor activities. You and your sweetheart may enjoy a picnic in the park, take a refreshing dip in the harbor, or find a spot to watch the sunrise.

Relax and Reconnect at The Russell House Bed & Breakfast

Our beautiful and historic inn is the perfect home away from home for weekend getaways in New England for couples.  Our prime location away from the touristy parts of town allows for peaceful rejuvenation and privacy without sacrificing the convenience to your favorite local attractions. Each of our lovely guest rooms is beautifully restored with cozy furnishings and modern amenities for truly comfortable stays. You will also enjoy the inviting common rooms, a delicious complimentary breakfast, and gatherings exclusive to guests.

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Ready for the vacation of your dreams? We’re ready for you! Book your favorite room with us today and we look forward to welcoming you soon.