KitteryMaine, directly across from the New Hampshire border, that features a number of outlet stores.
It's only about an hour away from Boston on I-95 (in good traffic, of course), or a more leisurely, scenic drive on Route 1. The outlet store district is on Route 1, a half-mile north of I-95 (take Exit 3 from the highway).
Beware toll roads in nearby New Hampshire. The highways leading to and from the New Hampshire coast get crowded during good beach weather.
phone: +1 207-439-3080address: Rogers Road Extension
phone: +1 207 439-1553address: 8 Wentworth St
Kittery OutletsKittery has over 30 national major-brand clothing stores (including maternity, children's clothing, accessories, lingerie, and hosiery), over 20 shoe stores, and a reasonable selection of "active wear" and sports gear. There are over two dozen stores with housewares, plus a handful of miscellaneous outlets (candy, toys, jewelry) and services (fuel, restrooms, phones, banking, coffee, welcome center, etc.).
address: 301 U.S. Route OneEstablished in 1938, this store has three floors containing the largest selection of outdoor items in New England.
address: 40 US Route OneFeatures thousands of items produced in Maine.
phone: +1 207-439-4233address: 315 US Route 1Offers an excellent lobster roll the way it should be served as well as (obviously) excellent fried clams. Food is served from a pickup window with both indoor and outdoor seating area. This restaurant has been around since 1956 and features a bit of New England atmosphere in addition to good food.
phone: +1 207-439-0300address: 326 Route 1
phone: +1 207-439-2058address: 11 Water StreetTouts its salad bar as "the seacoast's best". Try the 'Super Bowl of Chowder' (Clam chowder with shrimp, scallops, and lobster).
The WeathervaneThe first restaurant in the regional chain, as well as its primary shipping point.
Morrisons Lobstersphone: +1 207 439-2501address: 11 Badgers Island WestLobsters, clams, and steamers. Fresh, local, cheap, BYOB. Their seafood is served on a deck overlooking the Piscataqua river, with a terrific view of nearby Portsmouth.
There are a number of motels and inns that line Route 1, all conveniently located near the outlet malls.
phone: +1 207 439-5555address: 2 Gorges RdPet friendly, business center, and in-suite entertainment.
- Freeport - Has more outlet stores.