For those who live in the city of Boston, finding some alone time with that special someone can be challenging. It might be time to escape the crowds and enjoy one of the best romantic getaways from Boston: Boothbay Harbor, Maine! Here’s everything couples need to know about a romantic trip to Midcoast Maine.
Before setting out for one of the most romantic getaways from Boston, it’s important to create an itinerary! Boothbay Harbor is the perfect place for couples to enjoy a delicious dinner, discover outdoor adventures, and simply relax together. For a complete list of the area’s best attractions and activities, access our free Vacation Guide today!
Why Boothbay Harbor Is the Best Romantic Getaway from Boston
The Ultimate Romantic Retreat
Beautiful Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is the perfect place to escape the ordinary. Here, a slower pace and romantic landscape beckon you and that special someone to simply enjoy one another’s presence — away from the hustle and bustle. No matter what couples love to do together, there’s an itinerary full of romance waiting in Midcoast Maine. Hiking, strolling through gorgeous gardens, and attending fun events are just the beginning! Here’s how we recommend taking advantage of one of the best weekend getaways in New England for couples.
Connect with Nature and Each Other
Discover a Remote Island
While Boston boasts a beautiful cityscape, no other destination offers the unique coastal geography found in Midcoast Maine. One of the best ways to experience the rocky shorelines and shimmering waters of Boothbay Harbor is to explore a remote island! There are over 4,000 islands off the coast of Maine, and each offers a unique adventure found nowhere else. Monhegan Island and Cabbage Island are just a few of our favorites!
Visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is the most romantic attraction in Boothbay Harbor. Here, couples can enjoy chattering birds and fragrant flowers instead of horns and sirens. We recommend taking a stroll together or attending a seasonal event here.
Enjoy a Beach Day
Boothbay Harbor boasts some of the best beaches in coastal Maine! Whether couples prefer swimming or touring a lighthouse, one of these stunning beaches makes for a romantic afternoon.
Attend a Fun Event
No matter what time of year couples visit, there’s an exciting event to attend here in Boothbay Harbor. For lovers who can’t get enough of the sea, Windjammer Days is a must in the summer. Leaf peepers love the Fall Foliage Festival in October, and Gardens Aglow at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a must for wintertime merrymakers.
There are many romantic escapes in New England, but none quite like beautiful Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The most romance-ready place to stay in the region is The Russell House Bed & Breakfast, a historic inn located in the heart of downtown Boothbay Harbor. Our cozy and chic bed and breakfast is just minutes away from all of the best things to do in the area and offers a romantic retreat complete with premium amenities at the end of a fun-filled day. Select one of our gorgeous guest rooms, then surprise that special someone with extras like a bouquet of flowers, cheese board, and bottle of sparkling wine! We offer the best Boston weekend getaway packages.