When to fly to Ogunquit
Since Ogunquit is really considered a summer resort town, it’s no wonder that most vacationers book flights to Ogunquit between Memorial Day (last Monday of May) and Labor Day (first Monday in September), when swimsuits, sandals, sunscreen, and scorching temperatures turn the place on. Sunny days in the mid-20’s bake the beaches and invite locals and tourists so soak in the sunshine all day long. In the winter months of December to February, however, temperatures bottom out at around -6, when snow and rain filter through the gorgeous beachside area.
Getting around Ogunquit
Bring comfortable shoes as walking is the best way to explore Ogunquit. Driving can be tricky as the traffic tends to be quite heavy during peak time. There is also a range of taxi services to choose from as well as an open-air trolley.
Ogunquit insider information
Marginal Way: If you’re booking flights to Ogunquit to enjoy a place that’s out of the spotlight and tucked away, then you’ll definitely appreciate a stroll through Marginal Way. A mile-long oceanside pathway that was once used to herd cattle is now a natural, winding little road that curves in and out of some of Ogunquit’s most incredible seascape views. Unfortunately, its unsurpassed beauty is not one of Maine’s best kept secrets, so make sure you plan your meanderings for early morning, so you can have the trail to yourself.
Theatres: If you’re booking flights to Ogunquit to experience its thriving art scene, there are plenty of ways to do it. One of the easiest introductions, though, is to head to the Ogunquit Playhouse, a 750-seat summer stock theatre with reputation for encores since 1933. Stars like Bette Davis, Tallulah Bankhead, Gary Merril, and even Sally Struthers have graced the stage here. Another venue, Booth Theatre in Village Square, runs its summer season for eleven straight weeks, and hosts a Saturday night magic show for all ages. Bring the friends and family for a dose of what makes Ogunquit’s art scene so inventive.
Beaches: There’s no denying the draw of beaches in the summertime - vacationers from all over the country seek flights to Ogunquit for just that reason. New England beaches are known to have a bit of a different feel to them, with rocky shores, cold, navy waters, and strong breezes. Miles of beach span the coast of Ogunquit and each section is different from the next. A livelier scene is closest to the south end, nearest to the town; the further north you go, the more remote and sparse the areas get. The most popular access point is through Beach Street, which runs into Ogunquit village. Here, casual restaurants and crowds are gathered together to make a bustling beach scene. If you’re not into the noise, then head for the more peaceful locations – Footbridge Beach and Moody Beach.