My wife and I are flying into Logan Airport about 9am on Saturday morning in late August for a 3 day weekend. We'd like to spend 1 1/2 days driving up and down the Maine coast (Sat & Sun) and then head into Boston for Sunday night and sightseeing all day Monday.
A few questions....
1. Where on the Maine coast should we spend Saturday night? We were thinking of driving to Bar Harbor, but it seems like too long of a haul for one day. under $150/night.
2. Along the way from Boston to wherever we end up, Maine, where are the best lobster, oysters, and clams to be found? We are looking for locals-only type places, nothing fancy, just great food. If it happens to have a view of the water, great, but its definitely not a prerequisite. I did some searching and found this list from Travel + Leisure:
Waterman's Beach Lobster, South Thomaston
Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf, New Harbor
Red's Eats, Wiscasset
Five Islands Lobster Co., Georgetown
Lisa's Lobster House & Grill, Georgetown
Morse Lobster, Harpswell Neck
Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster, South Freeport
Clam Shack, Kennebunkport
Barnacle Billy's, Ogunquit
Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier, Kittery Point
If there are must stops, please let me know. From other posts, I did see Red's Eats fits the bill. Any others?
3. Where should we stay in Boston if we want to do alot of walking to see the sights, without having to drive or better yet - not even having to drive from our hotel? Quirkly, small hotels work for us, but we'd also consider a large, chain if it provides better value and a more comfortable room. $150-200/night.
4. Based on #3, where should we eat that we can also walk to from the hotel. Again, we are looking for locals-only type joints. No tourist meccas, and nothing over the top in terms of price or ambience. We are solely interested in good food without breaking the bank (i.e. less than $100 for 2 for dinner including a couple of drinks).
Thank you all in advance for your suggestions.