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If you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids, Old Orchard Beach is a good choice. The exciting theme parks, beaches, and football games are just a few things that make this an attractive vacation destination for families. Fly into Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), which is the closest airport, or Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is located 18.5 mi (29.8 km) from the city center. Old Orchard Beach has 27 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where you'd like to stay.
Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:
Friendship Oceanfront Suites: Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and laundry facilities. Guests like the clean rooms and central location at this 2.5-star motel.
Beach Gardens Motel - Features an indoor pool, laundry facilities, and free WiFi. This 2-star motel is popular with guests for its helpful staff.
Sea View Inn - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort at this 2.5-star motel.
You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Old Orchard Beach.
While you are visiting Old Orchard Beach, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Harmon Historical Museum and Old Orchard Beach Pier. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Victoria Mansion, Portland Museum of Art, and Children's Museum of Maine.Old Orchard Beach is also known for its:
If you want to venture outside of the area, ride aboard one of the trains from Old Orchard Beach Station. Old Orchard Beach might not have many public transportation choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.