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Itinerary Suggestions for a long weekend in Bar Harbor

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Itinerary Suggestions for a long weekend in Bar Harbor

Hi Everyone,

I will be traveling to Bar Harbor June 1st-4th for a little weekend getaway. I am looking for suggestions for lunch/dinner restaurants as well as nature cruises. We plan on spending a day at Acadia National Park and doing some hiking. I don't mind driving for some good food so the restaurants don't have to be exclusively in Bar Harbor. If you have any other suggestions for things to do please feel free to share.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Itinerary Suggestions for a long weekend in Bar Harbor

The nature cruises are fine, but my personal favorite water tour is the Lighthouse Tour. Almost every tour boat, including this one, goes out to Egg Rock Lighthouse, where a majority of the wildlife is spotted. Sail Acadia is wonderful, sailing on a small friendship sloop, but that is pricier and more of an individual party experience, rather than being in amungst a larger tour group.

As for restaurants, that’s purely to taste and experience desired. I love Thurstons Lobster Pound in Bernard for a simple lobster dinner. For fine dining, you have Red Sky, Havana, Mache Bistro, and Burning Tree. For small plate/tapas type meals so popular nowadays, try Coda in SW Harbor or Project Social in BH. For casual family style I prefer Galyns or The Chart Room. Pizza it’s Rosalie’s or Sweet Pea. There, that should be good for starters. Enjoy.

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2. Re: Itinerary Suggestions for a long weekend in Bar Harbor

I would recommend the Acadian Nature Cruise and LuLu's Lobster Boat tour out of Bar Harbor. Or the Sea Princess which leaves out of Northeast Harbor. I also agree with Greg D. above that the Lighthouse Tour is very popular and most people really enjoy it.

I love Thirsty Whale for lunch or dinner - it's a pub, but prices are great and the food is delicious. I would recommend Galyn's or West Street Café for lobster or seafood dinners. I like Blaze, McKay's and Mache Bistro in Bar Harbor and I'd recommend Sips in Southwest Harbor.

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