Hop on an air-conditioned luxury coach at Park Square in downtown Boston and prepare for the 1.5-hour journey to York, Maine. First stop: the Cape Neddick Lighthouse, more popularly known as Nubble Light, one of the most popular and most photographed lighthouses in America. Snap some photos and take in the beautiful view of the waves crashing along the rocky coastline.
Then it’s off to downtown York and a traditional New England lobster bake lunch, complete with fresh-dug Maine clams and mussels, classic New England clam chowder, sweet corn on the cob, roasted red potatoes and onions and warm butter. This type of lunch fare can be enjoyed in many parts of the world, but nowhere else is it as authentic as right here in York. This is as good as it gets. Oh, and there’s blueberry crumb cake for desert. For any children in the group, kid-friendly hot dogs and BBQ chicken are available options.
After lunch, continue on to Stonewall Kitchen, a specialty foods store. Think jams and preserves, mustards, syrups, olive and flavored oils, sauces, chutneys and relishes, salad dressings, pickled vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes and the like. How about a jar of wild Maine blueberry jam? It’s one of many delicious options. Finally, on the way back to Boston, stop and shop for two hours at the 120 brand-name stores that make up the Kittery Outlets.
Note: This summertime tour runs June–August.