Why do thousands of people from across the country choose Maine family vacations year after year? One good reason might include the seemingly endless variety of activities that are available for everyone of all ages to enjoy. Maine has over 6,000 lakes and 5,500 miles of saltwater coastline which makes it an ideal place to vacation in the summertime if your family enjoys water sports, boating, whale-watching tours, or swimming. Prefer your fun on dry land? Maine’s gorgeous wilderness makes it one of the best places in the country to experience bicycling, hiking, bird watching, and a vast array of sightseeing tours. With so many things to see and do in this beautiful state, it is no wonder that its popularity as a location for family trips is quickly making Maine to be one of the top family fun vacation destinations on the East Coast.
So, if you are looking for a Maine family vacation that offers lots of activity choices (relaxing, exciting – or both) for all ages, consider staying at a resort on the ocean. Oceanfront resorts are the ideal solution for families that are looking for fun-packed vacations that offer something for everyone to enjoy. When you have everything that you need in one place, there’s no need to travel all over the state, and this is especially nice when you have young children in tow. When you are on vacation it should feel like a vacation. If there are activities on your itinerary short list, that might not be met with the same level of excitement by your kids, you don’t want to cut an excursion short because of their boredom. Compounding that misery by spending any more time than necessary in a car with fussy, restless kids is certainly not anyone’s idea of relaxation. Rather than sacrificing your sanity, consider a Maine family vacation that will give you everything you need right on the resort premises and cater to your every need while you are there! At last, you get the break you truly deserve!
Whether you are seeking adventure or relaxation, we have it all—and more!
While no one can guarantee the weather, summers in Maine can be magical! Almost never too hot or too cold, Maine summer weather makes all types of outdoor activities even more enjoyable. It is a perfect time for walking around, going on boating excursions, or even just for lounging around and taking in the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. If you have young children, you want a vacation spot that caters specifically to families. When you choose a Maine resort that has an abundance of activities to keep the little ones busy during the daytime, you and your spouse have ample downtime during which you can relax and enjoy some alone time. Of all Maine family resorts at which you can choose from during your family vacation, we genuinely believe that Sebasco Harbor Resort is the best. We offer you everything that you and your family could possibly want or need for the vacation of a lifetime in one breathtaking, convenient, relaxing – and exciting — location.
Do you have young children? Parents Magazine featured Sebasco Harbor Resort as one of the 10 Best Beach Resorts for Families1. One of the reasons why our resort made the short list included our Camp Merritt program. Our day program offers plenty of great camp activities to keep children ages 5-10 busy and entertained, such as hiking up Merritt Mountain, golf and tennis clinics, live animal demonstrations that make learning about Maine’s unique wildlife fun, scavenger hunts for the whole family, pirate adventures, Maine lobstering demonstrations and blueberry picking/exploration expeditions. Not only is it a great way for the kids to have fun and explore, they also get the opportunity to bond with other children who take part in the camp. And because so many families choose to come back year after year, they might very well end up making lifelong friends!
In addition to the daily excursions offered by Camp Merritt, we offer plenty of fun family activities that the whole family can take part in. Family Golf gives you an opportunity to introduce your kids to the game of golf – either on our 9-hole course or on our 3-hole Lake Course. Our Family Campfire Sing-a-long (complete with S’mores) is always a vacation highlight. If you prefer spending time on the open water, our Maine Lobstering & Fishing Cruise teaches you about the daily lives of Maine lobstermen and fishermen while cruising through local fishing villages. This adventure is uniquely a Maine experience, and it is a great way to learn something new while creating lifelong memories. Our Parent/Child Kayak Introduction lesson will teach you the basic paddle strokes and rescues in the safety of our saltwater pool and will prepare you for our family Guided Kayak Excursions which take place most days during the summer at 9:00 am and at 1:00 pm. You and your children will bond as you paddle alongside harbor seals, ospreys, eagles and a variety of other wildlife.
When the little ones are gone for the afternoon, you can take advantage of our luxurious Fairwinds Spa. Recognized by the Spa Index Guide in 2011 as one of the Best of Family Spas in Maine2, our full-service spa will pamper you as you listen to the serene, relaxing sounds of the ocean. From aromatic facials, therapeutic massages, and pampering pedicures to restorative body treatments, you can enjoy one of our many signature spa treatments that use only the finest organic ingredients. No matter which treatment you choose, you will leave feeling completely rejuvenated!
In addition to our wonderful resort amenities, our Pure Maine Accommodations (designed especially for small or large families) are equally as impressive! Sebasco Harbor Resort offers Maine resort cottages, rooms in our classic Main Lodge, family suites, and more. Many of our rooms have spectacular oceanfront views and we have two great restaurants on premises; one that offers a children’s menu your kids will actually like, and one that is perfect for a romantic evening without the kids! Ask us about our affordable Modified American Plan (MAP); a great value that includes a full breakfast and dinner each day.
When you stay at Sebasco Harbor Resort, you will discover that it is possible to have a relaxing vacation with your children, and make it a wonderful, memorable experience for everyone!
1) Cicero, Karen. “Best Beach Resorts for Families.” www.parents.com. Parents Magazine, n.d. Web.
2) “Maine Stay Spas: Spa Index Premier Stay Spas.” www.spaindex.com. Spa Index, n.d. Web.