Travel Diary: A Weekend in Boothbay Harbor, ME
A Travel Guide of What to See, Eat and Do in the Small but Quaint Harbor Town located in Maine.
After eight hours of driving, I found myself in the small town of Boothbay Harbor with my parents and my boyfriend. We traveled from New York City over Labor Day weekend for my god sister’s wedding. The venue, which also happened to be where we stayed, was Spruce Point Inn. A 57 acre waterfront resort that had been around for over 100 years.
On our first day we took the complimentary resort boat into town and spent our time exploring. Coming from a big city like New York, towns like Boothbay Harbor always intrigued me. My boyfriend and I grabbed brunch at Waves, a traditional American diner that has an amazing lobster eggs benedict! Afterwards, we wandered around town and checked out the many, and I mean many, different gift shops. I also found a cute pet supply store called Two Salty Dogs where I bought my cat a new bowl. The owner was incredibly nice and keen to point out that my cat more than likely resembled the cat shaped bowl I had picked out.
The next day we went back into town, mindful that the wedding was that afternoon. We each had a lobster and a side of corn for breakfast. Apparently there are “lobster pounds” where you can buy lobsters by the pound, hence the name, for much cheaper but since we were in a time crunch we went to the Boothbay Lobster Wharf. The lobsters were so delicious that I also ended up sharing a lobster roll with my dad. Afterwards we went to grab some ice cream at the Downeast Ice Cream Factory. They had tons of flavors with lots of genius and wittily named combinations.
I didn’t film much during the wedding because I wanted to be really present for it so unfortunately I didn’t include any footage. However, here’s a picture of me and my godsister looking like a fairytale princess bride!
We headed back to the city the morning after and we were all a little sad to say goodbye. Boothbay Harbor was such a great escape from the noise and congestion that plagues our daily lives. Spruce Point Inn also had so much more to offer than we were able to take advantage of during our short stay. I’ll definitely be missing taking a boat into town instead of the MTA!