When you’re on vacation in York, Maine, in the Summer the last thing you want is a rainy day spoiling your fun! Though Maine enjoys many clear, sunny days throughout the year and especially in the summertime, a bout of rain once in a while is inevitable, especially in a village so close to the shore.
Some vacationers like to spend rainy days in their hotel room enjoying a relaxing and cozy experience, perhaps with a good book and some hot cocoa or tea. However, if the rain hasn’t dampened your appetite for adventure, there are still many ways to have a fun and exciting day in York despite the weather.
How to Spend a Rainy Day in York, Maine
- Grab a Pint at the SoMe Brewing Company
- Take in Some Local History at the Old York Historical Society
- Find Gifts for the Whole Family at Stonewall Kitchen
- Play the Hours Away at Fun-O-Rama
- Catch a Show at Ogunquit Playhouse
If you don’t have your umbrella in tow we have some you can borrow at the Front desk, so the rain doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying some of the best local spots that York, Maine, has to offer. Though you may have to leave lounging on the beach for another day, you can still immerse yourself in the local culture and make some great memories at these popular indoor destinations.
Grab a Pint at the SoMe Brewing Company
One of the best ways to truly experience a community is to visit local breweries, where you can find the tastes of the region incorporated into locally made beer. The best spot to find locally brewed beer in York is at SoMe Brewing Company, a staple in York’s nightlife scene for going on ten years.
SoMe offers a variety of unique and flavorful draft beers, as well as flights for those who prefer to taste a little bit of everything. If beer isn’t your beverage of choice, you can also grab a hard cider or canned wine. Make sure to bring your own snacks or to-go meals, as SoMe practices a BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) approach.
Take in Some Local History at the Old York Historical Society
The Old York Historical Society proudly houses the state’s largest single collection of historical buildings and objects, which makes it a memorable place to visit for history buffs of all kinds. Additionally, the institution offers specially curated exhibits and educational programs year-round for interested visitors.
Find Gifts for the Whole Family at Stonewall Kitchen
If you’re looking for a truly multi-faceted experience, Stonewall Kitchen is the perfect place to visit on a rainy day in York. Stonewall Kitchen serves as a school for the next generation of culinary experts, as well as a bustling café and company shop where you can purchase various cooking products and gifts.
Looking to expand your kitchen toolkit or grab a gift for the amateur chef in your life? Stonewall Kitchen is the perfect place to find what you’re looking for while grabbing a delicious meal in the process. You can even ask for samples of the kitchen’s specialty items!
Play the Hours Away at Fun-O-Rama
Keeping young ones excited and entertained throughout the day is a priority if you’ve got children in tow. Luckily, at a place like Fun-O-Rama, you won’t have to wonder if your kids are having a good time — you’ll wonder if you’ll ever be able to get them to leave!
This beloved local haunt features a wide variety of classic arcade games, as well as a bowling alley right next door for hours of family fun.
Fun-O-Rama is a family-owned business that’s been a popular New England staple for kids of all ages for decades. Additionally, it’s located right on the beach in York, which means your family can stop back in after your next beach day (once the rain subsides, of course).
Catch a Show at Ogunquit Playhouse
The Ogunquit Playhouse is a regional theater at 10 Main Street in Ogunquit, Maine – one of the last remaining summer theatres from the Straw Hat Circuit, also referred to as Summer Stock, still producing live musical theatre. The theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Playhouse produces five or more musicals each season, with each season running mid-May through mid-October with performances Tuesday through Sunday. Learn more at ogunquitplayhouse.org.
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