First off, the small beach town of Ogunquit, Maine, though quiet and quaint on a late fall or early spring day, turns into a buzzing beehive of activity in the middle of the summer, when the tourist season is at its peak. Getting around town, therefore can be quite a challenge, as traffic congestion quicky becomes irksome. Foot traffic is highly recommended, especially if you're sequestered in a local hotel. Good sandals or walking shoes, sunscreen, and bottled water will serve, and much travel can be done on the boardwalks that parallel the shoreline.

The Ongunquit Trolley is equally effective for getting around town and is only $1.50 a ride. The open-air trolley goes everywhere, including nearby Perkin's Cove, and lets you bypass the irritation of trying to navigate the pedestrian-crowded, beach towel-enwrapped, foot traffic so highly recommended above. Another deterrent to using your own or a rented vehicle in town is the limited and costly parking. The trolleys make regular stops every 20 to 30 minutes.

Taxi services also offer limousine and shuttle services to and from hotels, but by no means compare with the cost effectiveness of the  good old trolley or, better yet, the good old (or young) feet..