One of my family's favorite vacation spots to go to during the summer when I was little was "Old Orchard Beach," in Maine. It was a place where everyone in the family could have fun doing many different activities whether it be swimming in the ocean, sunning on the beach, sliding down water slides, eating food on the pier, riding the rides in the amusement park, playing arcade games, or watching the fire works over the ocean at night time. Old Orchard beach was the perfect place for a family vacation, and those of you out there looking for a good family vacation you need to go to Old Orchard Beach in Maine.Old Orchard Beach is located in Saco, Maine on East and West Grand Avenue. You can't miss the Old Orchard Beach know matter what road you come on whether it be East Avenue or West Avenue because the beach is 7 miles long and both roads lead into the downtown area of Old Orchard Beach. Old Orchard Beach is open from the month of May until October. There are plenty of hotels, motels, campgrounds, and cottages to rent and stay at during your vacation at Old Orchard Beach. There are also tons of places to eat, shop, and enjoy the night life. The things to see and do at Old Orchard Beach with your family while you're on vacation are endless.
Some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and cottages you can stay at during your vacation at Old Orchard Beach would be Beachwood Motel, Echo & Motel Cottages, Edgewater, Grand Beach Inn, Horizon Motel, Ocean Walk Hotel, Waves Ocean Front Resort, and White Cap Village. There are of coarse several more places to choose from to stay at and to see and learn more about them you can check them out by going to a website called, "http://www.oldorchardbeachmaine.com/hotel_motel.htm." This website will provide you will direction to each hotel, motel, cottage, and campground, and provide you with availability, room rates, activities, amenities, and services. You can even book the place you want to stay at during your vacation to Old Orchard Beach right online at the website I mentioned above.
Now when you want to eat and dine out at Old Orchard Beach there are hundreds of places to choose from. There are places that serve seafood, Italian food, American food, Mexican food, fair food, Chinese food, and just plain old snacks and goodies. Some of the best restaurants at Old Orchard Beach would be The Captain's Galley, Baileys Lobster Pound, Golden Roosters Restaurant, Grand Beach Café, Surf 6, Papa John's Pizza, and Tom's on West Grand Avenue. My favorite place to eat on Old Orchard Beach would be Surf 6 because you can eat right on the beach and they serve up good old American food such as hamburgers and French fries, which is what I love eating. However if you don't feel like sitting down for a meal you can grab some food and drinks at any food stand you see. Most restaurants to dine at Old Orchard Beach are pretty affordable.
Then when you get bored there are several things to do at Old Orchard Beach such as riding amusement park rides at Palace Play Land, play miniature golf at Pirates Cove, play games inside the Grand Avenue Arcades, go for a slide down a water slide in Palace Play Land, play on the beach, swim in the ocean, sun on the soft warm beach sand, go shopping inside over fifty stores and gift shops, and watch fire works at night time, which usually happen every Thursday night at nine pm. All you have to do is look around you when you're at Old Orchard Beach and pick an activity and do it. Whatever activity it is you do there I know you will have fun. My favorite activities to do at Old Orchard Beach are boogie boarding in the ocean, shopping downtown in all the stores, and playing miniature golf at Pirates Cove with my family and friends.
Now if you get sick of Old Orchard Beach, which I doubt you, will, but just in case you do there are other things to do that are about fifteen minutes away from the beach. Some of those activities are visiting Funtown Splashtown USA, which is an amusement park on Route 1 in Saco, Maine, or visiting Goat Island Light House on Route 9 on Main Street in Saco Maine. You could even hop on over to the Maine Mall where you can shop in over 135 stores, watch a movie inside their theater, and dine at anyone of their restaurants located on 364 Maine Mall Road in South Portland, Maine. Anyone of these activities I just mentioned are great things to do and see if you want to take a break from the beach for a little bit and enjoy city life for a while before heading back for some more beach fun.
Next time you're thinking about planning a family vacation think about visiting Old Orchard Beach in Saco, Maine. Old Orchard Beach was my family's favorite vacation spot and I know it will be a great vacation spot for you and your family as well. If you would like some more information on Old Orchard Beach then check out the website attached to my article, and for those of you who get to take a vacation to Old Orchard Beach I really hope you have a really great time vacationing there.