Known as the gateway to Maine, this southern coastal town is a tourist destination known for its beaches, parks, delicious eateries and outlet shopping. Home to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, it is conveniently located right over the New Hampshire border (just a 15 minute walk!)
With a population of less than 10,000, Kittery still manages to feel like a small city. Featuring high-end restaurants like Anneke Jans, there's also lots of places to enjoy the delicious locally caught seafood like Robert's Maine Grille and Bob's Clam Hut. Small shops feature coastal decor and local artists. On most weekends in the summer, there's usually a can't-miss waterfront estate sale with lots of treasures at basement prices. And when you're not shopping and eating? Don't miss out on the picnic opportunities at scenic Fort Foster where you can swim, tour old war forts, play a game of frisbee and let the kids enjoy the playground.