Kennebunkport 101

There will be lobster. (And so much more.)

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