Hello from Australia!
We are a couple in our late 30s, who will be staying in Boston the first week of October 2013.
After some wonderful advice about day trips on the Boston forum, we have decided we would like to do an overnight driving trip up the coast of Maine, and then on to the White Mountains and back down to Boston (one night, two days in total).
I am having trouble deciding where would be a good point to stop for the night, yet still give us time to explore a little.
How far up the coast would you recommend we drive to get a feeling for Maine, yet still be somewhere in the vicinity of the White Mountains by nightfall? Should we drive across from Portland, or some point further south?
I apologise for so many questions, but there are a couple more!
Is there a nice town anyone could recommend we stay the night at? I am looking for a 4.5-5 star boutique hotel, want something really lovely (we are saving for it now, so am happy to splurge on something good). I have been searching online, but am positively lost between the resorts and the B&Bs. Would probably prefer a really nice boutique hotel, but can't find one!
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks again.