Enjoying Indoor Activities in Kennebunkport

As I watched a beautiful sunset in Kennebunkport this evening, I was reminded by a friend that not everyone likes the great outdoors.  So that got me thinking about how many incredible opportunities there are for indoor fun in the area!

Granted, the first thing that I think about is food… pretty much always, so I would be remiss not to mention the fact that there are phenomenal restaurants in Kennebunkport that have comfortable indoor dining rooms.  Yes, you don’t have to worry about mosquitos or seagulls or other native fauna, and can enjoy white-table cloth style meals or just comfortable casual fare at many places in town.  Honestly, it never occurred to me before that outdoor dining could be a turn off, but now I know it can be!  I could go on for pages about the great Kennebunkport restaurants, but any of the front desk staff at the Maine Stay Inn would be happy to recommend or make reservations at a spot that’s just perfect for you!

Catch a show at the Ogunquit Playhouse!
Catch a show at the Ogunquit Playhouse!

But I digress… because apparently not everyone thinks about food as much as I do!  One of the things that really sets Kennebunkport apart from other vacation destinations is its proximity to incredible musical theater.  The Arundel Barn Playhouse sits just a few minutes away from the Maine Stay, and offers wonderful (and inexpensive) performances all summer long.  But if you’re looking for truly Broadway quality performances in a cozy Maine setting, the world-renowned Ogunquit Playhouse is just 12 miles down the road!  These incredible shows can be enjoyed more than five months a year and right now you can channel your inner John Travolta with its showing of “Grease.”

If theater isn’t really up your alley, there are also a handful of movie theaters in the area.  Because let’s be honest – who has time to see movies when they’re not on vacation?!  But why settle for your average movie going experience, when you can enjoy something truly unique to the area?  Smitty’s Cinemas offer a “dinner and a movie” experience like you’ve (probably) never seen before.  Instead of watching in stadium style seating, you’ll enjoy big screen performances in the comfort of an oversized leather recliner and have a full menu (including beers and selected cocktails) delivered to your table during your feature film.  What a treat!

No entry about indoor activities in Kennebunkport would be complete without at least a mention of the amazing galleries and shops in the area, plus the almost endless options at the Kittery Outlets and Freeport Outlets (oh, hey, LLBean!). Plus, the museums in the area cover topics ranging from antique trains, Americana art, history, historic architecture, and so much more!  Oh boy, I think I this deserves another post…  So stay tuned!  But no matter how you skin it, there are tons of great indoor activities in Kennebunkport for all tastes!

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