Lodging : Places To Stay
Maine communities such as Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Ellsworth, Tremont, Trenton, and others offer diverse lodging options in the Acadia National Park region. The following information will aid you in selecting the right accommmodation.
50 West Street, Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor's newest luxury boutique hotel • Featuring modern sophistication and amenities for the most discerning traveler. Luxurious accommodations abound, many with magnificent ocean views. The West Street Hotel features Maine’s only rooftop pool offering a unique sanctuary atop the bustling downtown Bar Harbor streets and shops. Guests and groups are privileged with exclusive access to the Bar Harbor Club.
The Bar Harbor Inn is one of the most noticeable and elegant properties in Bar Harbor, Maine. Located on the northeastern shore of Mount Desert Island next to the West Street Pier, it provides an unsurpassed view of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands. Many rooms have fireplaces and balconies. The famous Reading Room Restaurant and lounge is on the premises for your convenience and culinary enjoyment.
12 Norman Road, Bar Harbor
Bright and modern, Bar Harbor’s newest hotel offers stunning views of the ocean and mountains from a private location just a short walk from downtown. Guest rooms feature an upscale design - sleep well in the clean and fresh Hampton bed® and enjoy amenities including free WiFi, refrigerator, and work desk. Upgrade to a suite for more space and amenities, including balcony with ocean views. Join us each morning for Hampton’s free hot breakfast buffet, featuring our famous freshly baked waffles. Amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, and 24-hour business center.
This beautiful resort style property provides sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean along Frenchman Bay and is close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Enjoy a full range of facilities including a heated outdoor pool, jacuzzi, lighted tennis courts, and walking/jogging path. On-site dining options include La Bella Vita Ristorante, Stewman's Oceanfront Lobster Pound and a Splash poolside bar.
The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina is the premier resort facility in Bar Harbor, Maine. Nestled in downtown Bar Harbor, and just moments away from Acadia National Park, the Harborside offers breathtaking views of Frenchman Bay and the ocean beyond. With the finest guest accommodations and unsurpassed hospitality, Harborside is the perfect destination for family vacations, romantic getaways, weddings, and business conferences. Guests can enjoy the dining & spa amenities of the adjacent Bar Harbor Club.
Family Camping! We are uniquely located to explore many hiking trails in Acadia National Park - No need to even get in your car! Walk from your campsite through the woods to Echo Lake Beach in Acadia or have fun in our Heated Pool (heated through September!!) and Kiddy Pool. Be it hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, playing or just a quiet place to relax Smuggler's Den is a great place to vacation!
190 Otter Creek Dr., Bar Harbor
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Open: Year-Round • Dog Friendly!
Visit Red's Garden, a private, comfortably furnished and clean cottage located just four miles from downtown Bar Harbor. A short drive from the many activities offered in town, your quiet vacation retreat will await your return. (We have Turbo DSL with WIFI and A/C.) Relax and enjoy the breeze on the big back porch after a day's exploration of our beautiful island. Once you're settled in, you may choose to leave your car behind and ride the free 'Island Explorer' seasonal shuttle bus to many island destinations.
Country Accents Magazine calls The Harbour Cottage Inn “the perfect New England getaway.” This casual, elegant and historic 1870's Victorian Bed & Breakfast is located atop Dirigo Hill overlooking Southwest Harbor just minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, within an easy walking distance to restaurants, shopping, marinas, and lobster wharves. Featured in Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Woman's Day magazines as one of Maine's Great Destinations, our guest rooms and suites have wireless high-speed Internet, cable TV, & 400TC sheets. Several feature gas fireplaces, and Jacuzzi tubs.
Personalized friendly service, peaceful and quiet setting, spectacular views, close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia - these are just a few of the things that make The Bayview so special. Enjoy spacious oceanfront hotel rooms with balconies, some family friendly, or our larger two and three bedroom townhomes and house. A delicious deluxe continental breakfast and homemade cookies are served fresh daily. Relax by our pool or lounge and let our complimentary shuttle take you to town for dinner or shopping. A vacation the way it should be!
The Atlantic Eyrie Lodge sits high atop a bluff overlooking Frenchman Bay. The beauty of land and sea will greet you, as our location affords unrestricted views of the ocean from your room and balcony. Affordable, quiet location near Acadia National Park, the Ferry Terminal, and a quick walk or complimentary shuttle ride to downtown Bar Harbor.
Centrally located and within a few minutes drive to Acadia National Park, our fine properties will accommodate all budgets and lifestyles. • From oceanfront resort with fine dining, to Bar Harbor's newest in-town hotel, to family friendly with free continental breakfast
We are a Maine coastal gem on the “quiet” side of Acadia National Park, just a short drive from Bar Harbor. Our classic Inn, handsomely restored to its turn-of-the-century style, provides guests with a superb dining experience and warm impeccable service that has been an Asticou Inn tradition for more than a century. Our spectacular harbor views, combined with the hotel's charm, make the Asticou Inn the perfect choice for your Mount Desert Island vacation.
Affordable and friendly, century-old Victorian in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, just steps away from all that Bar Harbor has to offer. Rooms feature organic linens, private baths, hardwood floors, some with balconies. Full breakfast served every morning on our sun-lit porch, complimentary afternoon refreshments, handmade pastries and espresso. Off-street parking, cable, wifi, maps and books, knowledgeable innkeepers will help you get the most from your Acadia vacation.
Central House has been welcoming guests to Bar Harbor since 1887. Retaining its historic charm while offering inviting comfort, Central House combines traditional interiors with modern amenities such as queen or king beds, private bathrooms, A/C, TV, and wifi. At the “center” of Bar Harbor's downtown village, Central House offers easy access to shops, restaurants, waterfront, and Acadia. Enjoy sitting out on our front porch, where guests have relaxed for over 120 years, going back to the days when Bar Harbor was known as Eden.
1 Summit Rd., Northeast Harbor
207-276-3322 • Fax: 207-276-4114
With over 100 years of cottage rental service, we are the rental experts for Northeast Harbor, Seal Harbor, Bar Harbor and all of Mount Desert Island. Our three rental agents represent nearly 400 homes from luxury estates to lakefront camps that can accommodate your group, large or small. And, we're locally owned and operated, providing personalized and on-site service.
Harbor Oasis - Waterfront
Enjoy your Private Ocean Shoreline with Unobstructed Views of the Harbor - Truly a Gem! Completely renovated in 2013 then upgraded again in 2016, Harbor Oasis is a rare find with in-town convenience yet a very tranquil setting directly on the ocean. Located down a quiet lane in picturesque Southwest Harbor, just minutes to some of Acadia National Park's favored spots including Beech Mountain, Echo Lake, Flying Mountain (overlooking Somes Sound), Wonderview & Ship Harbor Ocean Trails, Seawall Picnic Area and the Bass Harbor Lighthouse.
Bayview Cottages Vacation Homes offers six unique waterfront Bar Harbor properties on Mount Desert Island. All of our homes offer spectacular water views and access. Within minutes of Acadia National Park, downtown Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor, we offer the standard amenities that we desire when we vacation including: fully equipped kitchen, washer, dryer, television, Cable/DirectTV, DVD/VCR and wireless internet. Five of our six homes can accommodate up to eight people. Please come and stay in one of our fabulous homes.
Ivy Manor Inn - Bed & Breakfast
Ivy Manor Inn is a beautifully appointed vintage Bed & Breakfast located on Main Street in the heart of Bar Harbor, Maine. Our Tudor-style Inn is designed with rich mahogany woods and unique elegant antiques throughout. We offer either king or queen suites, some with delightful outside sitting balconies, private baths and all the amenities you expect. Enjoy morning breakfast on our outdoor tree covered patio among the pine and flagrant flowering gardens one mile from Acadia National Park.
Flanders Bay Cabins - Waterfront
Enjoy a Maine vacation home, chalet, or cabin in a gorgeous waterfront setting with spacious fields, wild flowers such as lupines, and great panoramic ocean views with beach access. Our properties are near Coastal Route 1 for easy access and ideally located to explore Acadia National Park at Schoodic Point and many other places along the National Schoodic Scenic Byway. There are several lighthouses, historic buildings, things to do like kayaking, biking, not to mention eating Maine Lobster. We are Pet Friendly with No Fees!
The Kingsleigh Inn - Wonderful Harbor Views
Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn built in 1904 offering a unique, eclectic designer decor and gorgeous panoramic harbor views overlooking the waters of Southwest Harbor, minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park • Enjoy the view from your private deck, savor 3 course gourmet breakfasts, afternoon baked goods and all day tea and espresso and our early evening wine hour on our porch overlooking the harbor. We offer in-room Port wine, homemade chocolates, WIFI and much more. Come see why Condé Nast featured us as the place to stay on Mount Desert Island. Treat yourself and someone you love!
Summertime Bar Harbor - Pet Friendly
Nestled next to pine trees and bordering Acadia National Park, it's hard to believe that Summertime Cottages is within Bar Harbor and walking distance of the ferry terminal. This is one of the hidden jewels of Bar Harbor and only one block from the ocean! Summertime has 3 sunny and cheerful properties, 2 of which comfortably accommodate 8 people. Cottages are smoke free, have fully equipped kitchens, washers/dryers, Cable/VCR - all the comforts of home. Visitors may ride a free shuttle bus into town.
Located in quaint Salisbury Cove in Bar Harbor, this comfortable 3 bedroom cottage sits high on a knoll nestled among over an acre of lush Maine woods - just 5 minutes from Acadia National Park and 10 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. Whether you are curled up on the wraparound porch with a good book, or enjoying the coziness of the fireplace, you will treasure your stay here and feel like it is your home away from home.
Toll Free 1-800-244-5036
Our shorefront hotel has been offering a classic Maine summer refuge since 1884. Located on the shore of Somes Sound and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our six acre property offers comfortable rooms, cottages, memorable dining, tennis court, croquet, dock, moorings and breathtaking views. Nearby Acadia National Park offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, sailing and swimming. Bar Harbor, with all its shops, activities and resources, is only twenty minutes away.
Relax in our newly constructed Deluxe Camp Cabins with Bathroom, Kitchen and Screen Porch or enjoy the basics of camping in our Rustic Camp Cabins! We are uniquely located to explore many hiking trails in Acadia National Park - No need to even get in your car! Walk from your cabin through the woods to Echo Lake Sand Beach in Acadia National Park or have fun in our New Playground or Heated Pool (Now Heated Through September!!) and Kiddy Pool.
Manor House Inn - Victorian Bed & Breakfast
The Manor House is Inn is located in the beautiful tree lined West Street Historic District, one of Bar Harbor's most convenient in town locations and a short walk to all village shopping, restaurants and ocean front activities. In addition, we are just 1 mile from Acadia National Park. A hearty home baked breakfast buffet is served each morning. Enjoy a table in the dining room or wander into our sunny breakfast garden. Our bed and breakfast is known for its gracious and casual hospitality.
The Bar Harbor Motel is located just minutes away from downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We provide a private and relaxing atmosphere as a base for our guests’ explorations. We have direct trail access to Acadia National Park and its historic carriage roads. Whether your plans call for a short or an extended stay while you explore Acadia National Park and all of Mount Desert Island, you'll rest comfortably here at the Bar Harbor Motel.
Lakeside Cedar Cabins - “On Graham Lake”
Step out the cabin door and in front of you will be a beach on beautiful Graham Lake in Ellsworth, Maine. Kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, and powered boats are available. Fishing is excellent for small mouth bass, white perch, and pickerel. Two Master Maine guides are on-site and available for guided fishing trips. Acadia National Park is only 25 miles away - Ellsworth is only 6 miles.
Our weekly waterfront suites are located in Southwest Harbor, Maine just about a two minute walk from the village. We have manicured grounds, sundecks, private outdoor spaces and a150 foot pier where you may launch your canoe, kayak or small boat. Southwest Harbor is renowned as a quiet seaside village with friendly folks and breathtaking landscapes - perfect for bird watchers and a perfect retreat for a memorable Maine vacation.
Maples Inn - “Romantic Bar Harbor B&B”
Welcome to Maples Inn Bed and Breakfast, a historic “farm Victorian” located in Bar Harbor, nestled on a quiet, tree-shaded street. Here you are just a short stroll from the center of town, world-class restaurants, galleries, shops, tours, and museums. Acadia National Park lies just a few miles from our doorstep. Maples Inn is your destination for warm hospitality, a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, well-appointed guest rooms and suites, and delicious breakfasts with local Maine fare as their focus.
Overlooking Southwest Harbor, the Inn at Southwest combines Victorian charm and gracious hospitality. Near the center of town, we offer comfortable, yet elegant lodging, and are within walking distance of restaurants and shops, and only minutes from Acadia National Park. All seven of our rooms (including two suites) feature private bathrooms, down-filled duvets, ceiling fans, and luxurious linens and towels. Several rooms include gas log stoves and limited harbor views.
Nestled among the tall pine and white birch, Acadia Pines Motel offers comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. Rooms feature queen and king beds, two room family units and kitchenettes. The 48' pool is heated in season and provides a peaceful spot to relax after a busy day exploring our beautiful island. Our location is on the Island Explorer route just 2 miles before Acadia National Park's Visitor Center in Hulls Cove. AC, CCTV, WIFI
Seal Cove Cabins - Pet Friendly!
Seal Cove Cabins are located on the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island, near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Nestled just off the main road near Hodgdon Pond, you will have access to enjoy a peaceful day in a canoe or kayak. Our four cozy cabins accommodate from 4 to 7 guests. Walk to Pretty Marsh Picnic Area for a sunset. Bike or hike through Acadia National Park. Stop for a swim along the way!
The Moorings Inn - Waterfront
Located next to the ocean with extraordinary views of Somes Sound, the Moorings Inn offers suites, singles, doubles, and cottages for your family vacation needs. All of our rooms are tastefully decorated for your enjoyment. We have two additional accommodations off-premises from the inn with ocean views of Southwest Harbor and Mount Desert Island mountains. Visit us at the Moorings Inn for a memorable Maine vacation that your family will treasure. WiFi is now available!
Enjoy magnificent ocean views and the waves crashing on our private sandy beach from our historic Sea Captain’s home on 200 acres just five minutes from spectacular Acadia National Park at Schoodic. Discover tidal pools, perennial gardens, meadows, salt marsh, wooded acres and wildlife. Experience concerts, science talks and art gallery in our 1820’s timber framed hall. Our peninsula offers views of four of Maine’s beautiful lighthouses, fine artisans & the most wonderful scenery Maine has to offer. Gracious bedrooms all private bathrooms, multi-course gourmet breakfasts.
Café Drydock & Inn is located opposite the Village Green in the center of Southwest Harbor, surrounded by Acadia National Park. Our 8 Inn rooms all have private baths, cable TV, WIFI, and are custom decorated. We also have suites with kitchens, kitchenettes and A/C. Our comfortable lounge and restaurant occupy the first floor of this historic building • Featuring lobster, fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, homemade soups, chowder, desserts, full bar, wine list and more.
This lovely Bar Harbor cottage, located in Hulls Cove, is only 1.2 miles from the Acadia National Park Visitor Center and 4.2 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. Hardwood floors, a fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer, and a large deck opening to a woodland meadow, are but a few of the many amenities. The cottage is smoke free and pet friendly. Your hosts, Brian and Hurshey Somers are year-round residents. Call or write for information and an activities packet.
Our modern cottages accommodating 2 to 6 people are located on 20 acres of land and have a spectacular view of Cadillac Mountain. We are conveniently located on Route 3, four miles north of Bar Harbor and one mile from Acadia National Park's Visitor Center. Family owned and operated, we provide personalized service and affordable, comfortable accommodations. If you are travelling with your pets, they are welcome as well.
Acadia View Bed & Breakfast - Near Schoodic
We are an ocean front B&B located on a high bluff with views across Frenchman Bay to Bar Harbor and the mountains of Acadia National Park. We offer casual elegance in a warm and friendly atmosphere. You will enjoy gourmet breakfasts, a walk down to the shoreline, reading in the library loft or napping in the hammock • Near to Bar Harbor but also near to the working harbors and coastal villages of DownEast Maine. We have never had a disappointed guest and we strive to keep it that way.
Relax in our New Off-Site Cottage overlooking our Blueberry Field! Long Barn has been remodeled with a Brand New Kitchen, Deck and Patio along with a newly remodeled Living Room, Three Bedrooms (Master Bedroom w/Full Bath, Queen Bedroom, Two Twin Bedroom and 3/4 bath) and Laundry. Bedding and Towels are included! Long Barn is uniquely located to explore many Acadia National Park Hiking Trails and Biking on Fire Roads... No need to even get into your car! Walk or Bike through the woods from Long Barn to Echo Lake Sand Beach!
Welcome to Clark Point Inn 1883, a relaxing escape by the sea • Peaceful B&B getaway for couples celebrating a special occasion or just desiring time together • Gourmet breakfasts, afternoon wine & cheese, homemade desserts and some of the best harbor views on MDI • Walking distance to restaurants & shops • AAA 3 Diamond approved • In-room A/C, 24 hour Espresso, private baths, complimentary parking & wi-fi • Only 2 miles to Acadia National Park & a scenic 15 minute ride to Bar Harbor. Relax. Enjoy. Indulge. On “The Quietside.”
The former “Sea Breeze Motel” is currently undergoing extensive renovations before opening as “Acadia Ocean View Motel” under new ownership in mid-May. Future guests can expect to receive quality accommodations at affordable prices, all the while surrounded by Maine’s natural beauty.
Settled atop a highland vista with views of Frenchman's Bay, Acadia Ocean View Motel boasts 14 acres of beautiful Maine landscape. Within minutes of Acadia National Park, and Bar Harbor, you will have no shortage of adventure options.
On Hulls Cove in Bar Harbor
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Panoramic, on-the-ocean, elegant home ($2 million). Weekly rates: $4,000 - $15,000, 4 seasons. Location: BH’s most exclusive neighborhood, private-road peninsula, historic district. Property: 4-bedroom 4.5-bath, sleeps 10. Views: harbor, mountains, moonrise. Stature: highest price among 700 competitors, household-name guests from US and abroad, 20 years, all 5-star ratings, 70 endorsements. Information: referrals, web site, aerial video. Serious inquiries
Charming small motel on flower laden grounds with a great in-town location • Clean, comfortable, affordable accommodations, all with full bath, AC, CTV, telephones, coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves, and hair dryers • Heated Pool • Please visit us and see why we are one of the favorite motels in Bar Harbor.
Located on scenic Clark's Cove, our clients describe us as a 'piece of heaven,' 'a bit of paradise' and 'a well kept secret.' Family friendly atmosphere-great views-relaxing setting-all you need to experience a great vacation! Stay with us for an unforgettable vacation you'll want to return to year after year!! Just 10 minutes outside of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
Graycote Inn - Green Certified Bed & Breakfast
A Retreat from the Everyday • Open year-round • First green certified inn on MT. Desert Island • Large rooms and suites; all private baths. Some rooms with fireplaces, sitting rooms, balconies, or romantic canopy beds • Large landscaped yard on quiet Bar Harbor village street • Short walk to shops, galleries, restaurants and waterfront • One mile to Acadia National Park • Early morning coffee tray, served full breakfast, afternoon refreshments • Free WiFi in all rooms.
Bluff House Inn B & B - Near Schoodic
Nestled high above Frenchman’s Bay in Downeast Maine, our beautiful post and beam style inn is the perfect spot for your next vacation destination. It offers eight cozy rooms each with private baths and free Wi-Fi. Sit and relax on one of our many porches, enjoy one of our gorgeous sunsets, gather by the cozy outdoor or indoor fireplace, take a quiet stroll down to our private beach, or enjoy the day at Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park, just minutes away.
The Blue Hill Inn - Bed & Breakfast
Come and sail past the lighthouses of Penobscot Bay. Hunt for real estate. Sample food from local farmers and fishermen. Attend a Kneisel Hall chamber music concert and then return to hors d'oeuvres & wine served by the fireplace in a bed & breakfast of distinction - the Blue Hill Inn. This historic Inn (c.1830), a member of Select Registry, is in the village of Blue Hill just 45 minutes from Bar Harbor. We are across the Blue Hill Bay, on the quiet peninsula. Come pick the blueberries!
We are a delightful, family operated motel that offers an ideal choice for location, comfort, service and value. We're less than 1 mile to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. You can catch a free shuttle to town seasonally. Our smoke-free property offers 26 spacious, immaculate rooms complete with Wi-Fi and A/C. Our complimentary “Grab & Go” continental breakfast will help get you started each morning. Check out our “Value Packages” for discounts on dining, lodging and attractions.
Bay Meadow Cottages - By the Sea
Bay Meadow is tailor made for couples and families yearning for the simple joys of a bygone era. These cottages are just a ten minute drive from the shops, restaurants, and other various attractions of Bar Harbor. Acadia National Park is just a hop, skip, and a jump from this little gem. Bay Meadow provides easy access to other Mount Desert Island towns and all they provide.
Located on “the quiet side of the island” in Bernard, our cottages are nestled in a secluded, wooded area just a mile from Back Beach, the local library, boat landing, and lobsters. Southwest Harbor is just 5 miles away. Although not located in busy Bar Harbor, the cottages are within easy commutes to there and Ellsworth. Echo Lake and Sand Beach are 6 miles away. Along with our seven cottages located in our family resort setting, we offer six off-site properties.
At the Mount Desert Street Motel we offer affordable accommodations in downtown Bar Harbor. We are a family owned and operated motel with 12 clean and comfortable guest units with amenities that include free WIFI, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, and more! Park your car and walk to the shore in just minutes, or pick up the free Island Explorer shuttle at the Village Green just down the street!
Hinckley's Dreamwood Cottages - Waterfront
Hinckley's Dreamwood Cottages are part of the rustic tradition of Downeast coastal Maine. At Hinckley's, a family of 2 to 8 people can enjoy the comfort and privacy of its own cottage on Mount Desert Island. If you like country-style vacations, select and reserve a one, two, or four bedroom cabin online today.
Tranquility in the Heart of the Village - You'll find no more tranquil, quiet locale so very close to the best restaurants, galleries, museums, and shops. On a peaceful lane between Main Street and the ocean lies this serene getaway just around the corner from all that Bar Harbor Village has to offer.
Bar Harbor's best and most affordable accommodations • Luxurious rooms & suites set on beautifully landscaped grounds in the heart of town • AAA Three Diamond • Balconies, whirlpools, fireplaces & kitchens available • Modern amenities include free wireless internet & refrigerators. Special packages are available including lodging, meals and activities.
Some of you may want to spend a night or longer in Bangor - the commerce center for central Maine and home to the author Stephen King. There are several good options and most provide online reservations. Acadia National Park is only about an hour's drive from Bangor.
Bar Harbor, ME
Located within an easy quarter mile walk of the business district at the intersection of routes 3 and 233 in Bar Harbor. There is always friendly staff available and a cup of fresh coffee waiting for you in the lobby.
Bar Harbor, ME
The Best Western Inn is located on Mount Desert Island in the municipality of Bar Harbor near the area known as Salisbury Cove. Rated as a 3 Diamond Hotel, it is only 2 miles from the main entrance to Acadia National Park and 4.5 miles from downtown Bar Harbor.
Located in what is referred to as the “Cross Roads” to Downeast, Maine, at 130 High Street in Ellsworth, an easy driving distance from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. (open year round)
Regardless of where you decide to sleep, whether it be a bed and breakfast, a hotel, a small or large cottage, a log cabin, or even in a tent at a campground, the one thing that ties it all together is the awesome natural display called Acadia National Park. Those three words, do not begin to describe the diversity of what there is here. Point yourself in almost any direction and you can easily spend a day and a half discovering something new and something memorable. Stay at one place, or mix it up a bit. Why not? This is your vacation and your time. Have you ever thought of doing or trying something but backed off, only to wish that you had given it a try later on? New experiences are new memories, new knowledge, and sometimes, new friends.