The main event at the end of November, of course, is Thanksgiving: a holiday of feasting, gratitude, and maybe a little football, depending on your personal tradition.
But of course Turkey Day comes followed up by one of the major shopping blowouts of the year: Black Friday. And as it happens our fair seaside hamlet of Ogunquit is a very good place to be indeed for observing that day-after-Thanksgiving tradition.
Choose for your Black Friday home base the Admiral’s Inn, and you can declare an all-out shopping getaway with fantastic accommodations along the coast of Southern Maine—and right in the heart of one of the most vibrant resort towns in New England!
Here’s a roundup of a few promising options for Black Friday shop-till-you-drop forays in and around Ogunquit, all easy to reach from your postcard-perfect room here at the Admiral’s Inn…
The Kittery Outlets (306 US Route 1, Kittery, ME)
The tagline at the Kittery Outlets goes: “America’s Maine Street for Shopping.” The pun hints at the breadth of wares the outlets offer, from men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing to accessories and housewares. From Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, J. Crew, GAP, and Tommy Hilfiger to the Kittery Trading Post, the Maine Collection, and Crate and Barrel, you’ve got a full day’s worth of retail therapy—and some great deals—awaiting you a short and pleasant drive south from Ogunquit at the Kittery Outlets.
The Lazy Daisy (45 Shore Road, Ogunquit)
This charming boutique comes packed to the gills with an amazing range of women’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry. The styles run the gamut from vintage to modern chic, and designers represented include Last Tango, Focus Fashion, and Samuel Dong. The Lazy Daisy’s an easy stroll northeast from the Admiral’s Inn.
Aquinnah of Ogunquit (104 Perkins Cove Rd, Ogunquit)
Down in lovely Perkins Cove, meanwhile, right at the end of the drawbridge, you’ll find Aquinnah of Ogunquit, another great purveyor of women’s garments, accessories, and jewelry. Owner Chris Danelski has been running Aquinnah for the better part of two decades (the first store was located along Route 1 in Ogunquit), and named her business after the Wampanoag word meaning “beautiful colors by the sea”—an appropriate label for a clothing store in Ogunquit (which, after all, means “Beautiful Place by the Sea”).
Come take advantage of some local Black Friday deals here in Ogunquit and nearby communities along the Maine seashore, and meanwhile soak up the hospitality here at the Admiral’s Inn!