The Cliff House Resort & Spa’s Maine Driving Tour - An Hour North of Boston, This is a Great Maine Fall Vacation

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A weekend retreat to the Cliff House Resort & Spa and a scenic drive through Maine's southern coast is the perfect fall vacation.

Maine's fall foliage is stunning against the Atlanctic Ocean as seen here at The Cliff House Resort & Spa.

Maine's fall foliage is stunning against the Atlanctic Ocean as seen here at The Cliff House Resort & Spa.

Only an hour north of Boston this resort in Maine offers the quintessential coastal experience for a last-minute vacation or romantic New England getaway.

Don’t let rising gas prices and high airfare hinder your fall vacation plans. Consider a weekend retreat to the Cliff House Resort & Spa on Maine’s nearby south coast and a scenic drive through the area – it's the perfect Maine fall vacation. Only an hour north of Boston and fewer than six hours from New York City, this resort in Maine offers the quintessential coastal experience for a last-minute vacation or romantic New England getaway.

Situated on Maine’s rocky shoreline, the Cliff House offers ocean-view rooms; locally sourced cuisine including fresh, Maine lobster; and a world-class spa that has been awarded top honors by readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

The Cliff House is a straight shot to some of the most popular sights in coastal Maine. Here’s a fall driving tour that includes some of the Resort’s favorite attractions – making the most of a Maine getaway. For details and reservations, visit cliffhousemaine.com or call (207) 361-1000.

Cliff House Fall Foliage Tour – As visitors cross over into Maine, their first stop is the town of Kittery. Here they will enjoy premier shopping on a mile-long stretch of Route 1 that boasts more than 120 name brand outlets.

A little further north is the town of York, comprised of four smaller towns: Cape Neddick, York Village, York Beach and York Harbor. This famous beach community is well-known for its sandy shoreline and popular Nubble Light House.

Continuing north on Route 1 to Ogunquit, visitors will uncover a wealth of antique shops. Known as one of the best areas for antique shopping in the U.S., this stretch of Maine’s coast has a high concentration of shops and treasures. Some of the Resort’s favorite shops include Blacksmith’s Antique Mall in Ogunquit and R.Jorgensen’s in Wells.

Also in Wells is The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is a 5,000-acre refuge protecting wetland habitat and the species that live there. It’s headquartered off Route 1 and provides visitors a great opportunity to enjoy some of Maine’s natural beauty.

The tour ends in Kennebunkport, the quintessential Maine coastal village. With an extraordinary number of places to dine, there is something for every taste. For visitors wanting an inspired farm to fork experience The Earth at Hidden Pond is highly recommended. Of course, it’s also nice to head back to The Cliff House for an unforgettable dining experience with expansive ocean views.

The Cliff House Resort & Spa, located on 70 oceanfront acres in southern Maine, offers premier guest services, fine dining, a world-class spa and conference facilities. Owned and operated by the Weare Family since 1872, the resort is celebrating its 140th season in 2012. More information can be found at http://www.cliffhousemaine.com, on Facebook or by calling (207) 361-1000. Media inquiries should be directed to Jessica Gilman at Vreeland Marketing & Design: jgilman (at) vreeland (dot) com or (207) 846-3714.

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