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Family trip to Maine in August, 2014

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Family trip to Maine in August, 2014

We are planning an 8 day trip starting in Maine, New York City and ending in Washington, D.C in August with our two sons, 17 and 14. We are unfamiliar with Maine area and are looking for ideas of where in Maine on the coast to start our trip, Portland, Bangor?

We are looking to enjoy the food, explore beaches and do some hiking. Does anyone have any good recommendations of places to stay?

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thank you

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1. Re: Family trip to Maine in August, 2014

8 days is not long to see all those great places. You will be planning , what, two nights in Maine? Definitely don't fly into Bangor if you're looking for beach, most of the beach areas are south of Portland . August will fill up soon so book something.....maybe Terrace By The Sea, Pink Blossoms or the Anchorage in Ogunquit? Not sure what your budget is, Maine is a bit pricey in August.

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2. Re: Family trip to Maine in August, 2014

Portland is the great walking city with tons of public transportation, a progressive atmosphere that celebrates the arts, a culture of great food, artisan coffee, beer and wine and neighborhoods chock full of shops selling handmade clothes, crafts and furniture.As fantastic as Portland is to spend time in, it’s one of the easiest cities to spend time outside. The mountains, waterfalls, wine country and other assorted outdoor goodies Oregon is so famous for are all a short drive away.Use this guide to ensure you get the most from your time: buggl.com/a-leisurely-summer-weekend-in-port… .

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3. Re: Family trip to Maine in August, 2014

KellyQQ, the original poster is asking about Portland, Maine, not Portland, Oregon (they are already FROM Oregon!)

Oregonian, I assume you are flying in to the starting point and then flying out from Washington -- will you be driving then down the east coast? Or will you be flying from Maine to NYC and then NYC to DC?

If you are driving, are you planning to take in any of Boston, Philadelphia, or Baltimore on your trip as well as NYC and DC?

If it is 8 days for the whole trip, and not 8 days in Maine, then I would start in Portland (if it was 8 days in Maine, then I would say start in Bangor)

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