Travel Diary – Camden Maine
We decided to play tourists and spend a few nights at Whitehall this past week. This historic hotel is nestled right in downtown Camden and has been there since 1901 and was renovated in 2015. Although we’ve passed it a million times over all the years I’ve traveled here, we’ve never stayed so this was really exciting! We thought we would welcome the month of October by booking a little getaway here.
Our mid-week escape was awesome and relaxing – which after these past two months, was much needed. We have been all over the state of Maine and were craving some time in our favorite little coastal town – Camden.
Even though Aaron grew up here, every year we experience something that he’s never done before which brings a smile to my face each time. Exploring the familiar in a new way reinvigorates us as humans + helps us not take things for granted!
Staying right in downtown Camden made it easy for us to access all of our favorite parts of this quaint coastal town – sailing, hiking, our family, the best restaurants in town, etc. We love the slow vibe of Camden and how close things are, making it easy to fill your days with a few different things.
For example, we might spend it: hiking Mt. Battie in the morning, heading to Rhumb Line for drinks and appetizers around lunch, then getting some lobsters and heading to Laite Beach for a picnic and end the day by going out for a sunset sail. Or you could swap out the picnic for walking around in the harbor and getting dinner at Long Grain.
There are so many gems in this town that it’s all worth exploring!
And if you’re looking for more relaxation than exploration, I think spending the evening on property relaxing sounds wonderful too. Sip some vino, play shuffleboard and grab an appetizer from Pig and Poet to enjoy by the fire!
The last morning we were at Whitehall, we soaked up all that dreamy morning light and got some work done while gulping down some green tea and planning out our next couple days of travel. We had such a delightful stay and I felt rejuvenated and revitalized. I am so grateful to consistently seek out new adventures in old digs – to keep pursuing this place intentionally and to try never to grow old of it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love ‘playing tourist’ and taking time to explore your city with fresh eyes, no to-do list and a free spirit!
Cheers to the next adventure! We’re headed up to Deer Isle + Bar Harbor next. Going to take in the gorgeous foliage, hike and explore. Can’t wait!
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