Maine Vacation (Part 1)

Back in late May, I had the pleasure of spending 5 days in Maine. It was my first time visiting the state and was excited to take in the New England atmosphere.

Old Orchard Beach

Bacon wrapped scallops and seafood risotto at Big Daddy’s Bar & Grill. Great food and service!

The rental house I stayed in was located at Old Orchard Beach. Old Orchard Beach caters to fun seekers with shops leading down to the beach, seafood restaurants, and an amusement park (that unfortunately was closed for the entirety of my stay). The beach was surprisingly clean! It offered a beautiful view for misty morning walks. Old Orchard Beach was nice, but most of the surroundings were pretty kitschy and I’d prefer a more authentic location next time I plan a visit to the state.

Downtown Portland

Vanilla shake from Blake Orchard, an organic raw juice & smoothie shop

This was my favorite location of the trip! I have more photos to come in part 2 since there was so much to do. Old cobblestone walkways and interesting boutiques were as far as the eye could see. Toko Indo in particular was a lovely handcrafted jewelry and accessory shop, and don’t get me started on the food! Blake Orchard is a delicious spot for health-conscious shakes, smoothie bowls, and cleansing juices. Also, every restaurant I went to catered to a variety of dietary restrictions/lifestyles. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free…you name it. This was comforting considering that I was with a family member who has dietary restrictions.

Portland Head Lighthouse

Constructed in 1791, the Portland Head Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Maine. I didn’t go into the museum, but instead enjoyed the picturesque scenery and listened to the waves crashing against the rocks. The lighthouse is part of Fort Williams Park, which is quite large if one is in the mood for walking.

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6 thoughts on “Maine Vacation (Part 1)

  1. I really enjoyed the photos and commentary you provided, particularly of Old Orchard Beach. It looks beautiful and I love the eeriness of the mist rolling in across the water. The image you captured of the sand impressions is lovely as welll.

    I published a post on my recent travels to Portland too. It’s really interesting to read up on the experience of others and I’ve already jotted down a few of the places you mentioned ready for my next trip there!

    Looking forward to reading more of your work in the future!


  2. Hello Ariana! How are you? Really like your pictures. And the kitschy surroundings can be good too. In a camp way :). The dishes look mouth-watering.
    The pics of the lighthouse and the sea remind me of the novel by V.Woolf “To the Lighthouse” Do you know it?
    Looking forward to your new post!


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