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East Coast Summer Series: Old Orchard Beach, Maine

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Summer is coming to an end, which means this is the last East Coast Summer Series post of summer sixteen. It’s also the last post in my four post Maine adventure series.  But don’t you worry – beginning next week, I’ll have a whole new all-seasons East Coast Adventure Series making a splash 🌲

Over our week in Maine, we spent two amazing days in Portland and two stellar days in Cape Neddick. We also spent several days (including one awesome afternoon with Colleen) in picture-perfect Old Orchard Beach.

Old Orchard is hands down my favorite spot in Maine. The beach is stunning. The pier is magical. The people (and seagulls) are awesome. And you kind of feel like you’re in New England’s version of California.

There are amazing restaurants, like Joseph’s by the Sea where we had brunch with my friend and incredibly talented author, Victoria Denault (you should go order ALL of her books if you haven’t already) who was visiting from the real California. I’m also a huge fan of Hurricane Raw Bar on the pier.

Old Orchard is also home to Palace Playland, a super rad amusement park right at the pier and right on the beach. It’s got an awesome old-school rollercoaster and a ferris wheel that is an absolute must.

Old Orchard Beach is the most fun anyone can possibly have in Maine and here are all of my favorite snapshots from our stay.

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the friendliest preying mantus there ever was

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Until next time Old Orchard ✌🏻

PS: Come back Thursday morning for a special Maine treat 💌

Consider yourself a hopeless romantic or reality tv junkie? Come back to the blog tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14th to read my super fun interview with Canada’s first Bachelorette (and fearless siren) Jasmine Lorimer

5 Comments

  • chmjr2
    September 13, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Great pictures. My wife and I spent a day there two years ago and had a great time. I must go and look up my pictures now.

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    • crystalrichard
      September 13, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Isn’t it a great spot? I always can’t wait to go back every year! Enjoy looking through your photos!

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  • Victoria
    September 13, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Fun Fact 1: I was kicked off that carousel for drunkenly riding two animals at once (a foot on each).
    Fun Fact 2: I had one of the most romantic kisses of my life under one of those lifeguard stands in the middle of the night in the pouring rain when I was 16. I’m putting it in my new book.
    Fun Fact 3: you are awesome!!!!

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  • sianria
    September 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Love the picture, C! A friend of mine is trying to plan a trip there next August and I’ll definitely show her your blog ;)

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  • Shannon Paige
    September 15, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Great photos! Love maine…I have beach envy now. I am going to coney island this weekend, so maybe one last beach trip if it;s warm enough…even if not I’ll still hang on the beach!

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