Given our location in the heart of the Kennebunks, the Waldo Emerson Inn is ideally situated for taking advantage of the many fun things to do in Kennebunkport, Maine. In fact, you might run out of time before you run out of top Kennebunkport activities. Whether you’re in the mood for something low-key and relaxed or you crave excitement and adventure, you’ll find it here.

Kennebunkport is well-known as a summer destination, but it’s a wonderful area to visit any time of the year. In the spring, stroll through the delightful shops while the tourists are few. In the summer, lounge on the sandy beaches. In the fall, soak in the colorful autumn foliage. In the winter, indulge in the annual Christmas Prelude in the #2 Christmas Town in America, as touted by HGTV. Once you’re done relishing the many things to do in Kennebunkport, head back to the Waldo Emerson Inn to grab a drink from the Honor Bar and reflect on your pleasurable day!

Seafood dinner at a top Kennebunkport restaurant

Area Restuarants

The world’s best lobster comes from Maine, but it’s even better when enjoyed here too! You can enjoy it so many ways during your Maine getaway, at a casual eatery, in a fine dining restaurant, or at a traditional seaside lobster bake. You’re not limited to just eating lobster in the Kennebunks, as the area offers countless wonderful restaurants featuring a wide variety of cuisines.

adorondak chairs on a Kennebunkport beach

The Outdoors

If you want to experience the natural beauty of Maine, hit the trails on foot or on bike. Or if you prefer water to land, enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, surfing and paddle boarding, among other options, as well as lounging on the beautiful beaches.

Antique store perfect for shopping in Kennebunkport, Maine

Shopping & Antiques

Stroll through the boutiques and gift shops, and be sure to visit the numerous art galleries scattered about the town. For the antique lovers, antiquing definitely tops the list of things to do in Kennebunkport. And it’s even more enjoyable when you’re visiting an area so rich with history, and antique stores abound.

Things To Do in Kennebunkport, Maine - painting


For live entertainment or a special date night, try the Vinegar Hill Music Theatre in Arundel for live musical performances, or the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, for theatrical plays with national touring companies. For day time activities, visit one of the many fine historical and cultural sites where you can learn more about the area while visiting.