Kennebunkport 101

Ahoy, Kennebunkport. So much more than the Bush family’s summer escape (though consider our intrigue piqued), this picturesque little town is Maine coastal life to a T. So go ahead – book a seaside stay through our Kennebunkport Inn – Kennebunkport, ME Boutique, then get to know your newest (dream) destination.

Kennebunkport 101

1. The town was first incorporated in 1653 as “Cape Porpus.”

2. The coast’s irregular geography has a lot to do with the retreat of the Laurentide ice cap, some 23,000 years ago.

3. Originally a shipbuilding center, the town became a summer destination for affluent Bostonians in the late 1800s.

4.  Not to be a broken record, but – the Bush family compound is famously located here. Meaning? World leaders (ahem, Margaret Thatcher, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Mikhail Gorbachev) have all paid visits.

5. Taylor Swift shot a music video in Kennebunkport. (Sold.)

6. Freeport is just 45 minutes away. Why is this important, you ask? Four (or is it five?) words: L.L. Bean. Flagship. Store.

7. Rainy day? Pay a visit to the Kennebunkport Historical Society. Considering the town’s history dates back to 1653, there’s quite a bit to learn.

8. Bring an appetite for lobster. (Just saying.)

Our Kennebunkport Inn – Kennebunkport, ME Boutique opens Tuesday, January 22, at 11AM ET.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

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January 22, 2013