Bar Harbor, Maine greets the day with the country’s first sunrise and welcomes the night beneath a blanket of stars and visions of the Milky Way. Between sky and star gazing, couples can rekindle their romance in the air, on land, or at sea.
For a romantic spring adventure try a sunset bi-plane or glider tour over Acadia National Park. Acadia Air Tours takes individuals and couples over the Maine coast and surrounding islands, Acadia, and the region’s historic lighthouses.
Couples can head back to Earth with an invigorating vinyasa class at Catitude followed by a bit of pampering and relaxation at Tree of Life Day Spa. In the evenings the historic Criterion Theatre and Arts Center features films and opera while Argosy Dance has private lessons and weekend introductory social dancing workshops.
Beginning in May take to the sea and kayak to remote islands or join a nature cruise around Frenchman’s Bay. Puffins, humpback and finback whales, and harbor seals all inhabit the waters just off of Mount Desert Island. To mix a bit of flying and sailing, Windjammer Cruises and Scenic Flights of Acadia offer a Wings ‘n Water package.
Bar Harbor offers a wealth of luxurious accommodations including historic bed and breakfasts, intimate inns, secluded cabins, and coastal cottages. Guests can get cozy in the Versailles Room at Ivy Manor or take advantage of the Ultimate Romantic Getaway package at Balance Rock Inn. Dining options range from home-cooked lobster bakes to elegant multi-course meals.