Explore More with Maine Day Trips

Just 20-40 minutes from Old Orchard Beach

Shake things up during your OOB getaway with fun Maine day trips. Maine is home to endless spectacular scenery and unique activities everyone will enjoy. Our iconic, rocky coastline is speckled with historic lighthouses, welcoming beaches, and stunning scenic overlooks but that’s not all. You’ll also find rugged beauty in our mountains, along with rich history and culture in our big cities and quiet, seaside villages. Reward yourself with deeper explorations of the area on a Maine day trip.

Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine is the picture-perfect New England town and only 20 minutes drive from OOB. Explore the cobblestone streets of the beautifully restored Olde Port and shop ’til you drop on Exchange Street. Get a taste of Portland in the local restaurants, breweries, and distilleries. Enjoy a trolley tour of the city, visit Two Lights State Park, or take a ferry cruise to one of Portland’s coastal islands.

Freeport, Maine

The historic village of Freeport is home to L.L. Bean’s world headquarters and 160 other popular shops and restaurants. It’s known as New England’s favorite shopping destination. Enjoy a day shopping, dining, and exploring outdoor attractions like nearby Wolfe’s Neck Woods or Bradbury Mountain State Park. Just 40 minutes away.

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Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport is well known for its historic mansions, charming streets, sandy beaches, first rate shops and fine restaurants. See the city and learn its history with a narrated trolley tour, stroll iconic Ocean Avenue, and catch a glimpse of Walker’s Point Estate (the Bush compound). You can also get out on a Maine Lobster Boat Tour, and do some river kayaking on the Kennebunk. All just 20 minutes away.

Ogunquit, Maine

Ogunquit is just 25 minutes from OOB and a lovely day trip destination. Take in stunning views along the Marginal Way cliff walk, then explore all the quaint shops, galleries, and restaurants in Perkins Cove. Take a ride aboard the Ogunquit Trolley, enjoy fresh seafood at Barnacle Billy’s, and admire more than 1,600 works at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Visit Ogunquit Beach which is a peninsula beach with water on three sides. It was rated as one of the top ten beaches in the United States by Good Housekeeping. End your day in Ogunquit by watching the sunset from atop Bald Head Cliff.