Hotel at a Glance: Puffin Inn
A former sea captain's home, the Puffin Inn welcomes guests to enjoy the ocean breeze on a front porch lined with Adirondack chairs and boxes spilling over with colorful flowers. Inside, 10 individually decorated guest rooms make for a charming stay.
- Pop the cork: This Groupon includes a bottle of wine as a welcome gift.
- Start the day right with a full homemade breakfast and a fresh cup of coffee or tea, served in the enclosed porch or outside on the open porch.
- Walk to the beach: The 3-mile-long Ogunquit Beach is less than a mile from the inn.
- Explore the Marginal Way: This scenic footpath straddles the rocky cliffs from Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach.
- Trolley into town: A trolley that stops just outside the inn can whisk you around town for just $1.50 a ride.
Ogunquit, Maine: Seaside LGBT Destination Close to Boston
Ogunquit translates to "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of its indigenous Abenaki people. The name holds up. Less than 90 minutes from Boston, the seaside town has been known for white-sand beaches, the winding Marginal Way footpath, and as a destination for LGBT vacationers for 100 years.
Around the turn of the 19th century, Ogunquit became a haven for artists and was home to a popular art colony. That colorful history is on display at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and at Barn Gallery and other art galleries around town.