Kittery, ME (PRWEB) October 30, 2008
It all slowly, and inevitably takes place every year at the same time. The temperature drops a few degrees, creating the need for additional layers of clothing. The daylight hours decrease, preparing the population for winter hibernation. The holiday decorations go up in the malls and town streets, automatically turning on the mental time clock to no-more-gift-shopping-time o'clock. And suddenly, panic sets in and overspending on last minute gifts takes place. How to avoid the holiday ulcer caused by the arrival of unannounced family members and shopping stress? Shop early (which, of course, rarely happens) or adopt a 2:1 formula to your shopping pattern: 2 gifts for you for every 1 gift you purchase for someone else.
Gifts to yourself don't always need to be the kind that you unwrap or hide in the back of the closet. How about taking a trip to The Kittery Outlets to enjoy a day of bargain shopping and then treating yourself to an overnight stay at one of the cozy, neighboring inns? What better way to end a long shopping day than by lounging alongside a crackling fire, sipping a cup of hot chocolate and looking through your shopping bags while you wait on room service? With over 10 hotels and inns within a short 10-minute driving radius, The Kittery Outlets may just be (enter name of holiday mascot of choice here)'s gift to you.
About-Kittery-Hotels.com specializes in hotels in Kittery and the nearby areas. They have gathered a sample of hotel deals to contribute to your day of savings. Below is a sample of the Kittery and area hotels providing shoppers much needed rest and relaxation at a discount:
Coachman Inn offers room rates from $91
Roadway Inn offers room rates from $65
Town attraction: The Kittery Outlets
York (located 6 miles from Kittery)
Best Western York Inn offers room rates from $84
Stage Neck Inn York Harbor offers room rates $255
Town fact: York is the collective name for York Village, York Harbor, York Beach and Cape Neddick
Ogunquit (13 miles from Kittery):
Footbridge Beach Hotel offers room rates from $74
Meadowmere Resort offer room rates from $90
Town motto: "Beautiful place by the sea"
The Kittery Outlets have a few sales events promoting the kickoff of holiday shopping. One event that fits in with the gifts we give ourselves theme is appropriately named "It's All About Me". This event is spread out over four weekends: November 7 - 8, November 14 - 15, November 28 - 29 & December 5 - 6. Upon registration, shoppers will receive a complimentary shopping tote overflowing with discount coupons to ease the gift-shopping burden on your wallets. The hotels named above and local restaurants will also be participating in the weekend events with additional discounts.
And lets not forget the infamous Thanksgiving Weekend sales. On Friday, November 28th, or Black Friday, retailers hope to bring their balance sheets out of the red and into the black and are scheduled to open their doors at midnight anxious to offer major discounts, prizes and giveaways. Too strong of a turkey-induced sleep coma and can't stay up that late? No worries, the event continues through November 30th, though the discounts may be a little less and certain items are sold on a "while supplies last" basis.
For more information about The Kittery Outlets go to the website at: http://www.TheKitteryOutlets.com. There you'll find a complete store listing, hours of business, directions and other visitor information.
Kittery, Maine is host to many other activities and visitor attractions that aren't all shopping related, though you'll find many antique shops on your way. There are museums, zoos, amusement parks, and golf courses that will deem an overnight or weekend stay in one of Kittery's hotels a necessity.
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