Destination guide

Why people love visiting artsy Damariscotta

The area's art galleries and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Damariscotta. You'll find plenty to explore during your stay in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Damariscotta

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Damariscotta a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hidden Valley Nature Center (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Boothbay Golf Course (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Maine State Aquarium (15 mi / 24.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Damariscotta

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Damariscotta is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Dodge Point Public Reserved Land (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Fort Edgecomb State Historical Site (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Ovens Mouth Preserve (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Pemaquid Beach Park (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Damariscotta

The nearest airport is in Wiscasset, ME (ISS), located 12 mi (19.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Rockland, ME (RKD-Knox County Regional), which is 19.8 mi (31.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Damariscotta?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 758 vacation rentals near Damariscotta. From 330 Houses to 307 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Damariscotta for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Damariscotta?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Damariscotta:

  • Ocean Point: 18 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid: 19 vacation rentals
  • Christmas Cove: 25 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid Point: 26 vacation rentals
  • Tenants Harbor: 28 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Damariscotta?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Damariscotta. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Damariscotta Farmer's Market: 913 vacation rentals
  • Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site: 918 vacation rentals
  • Frances Perkins Center: 901 vacation rentals
  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park: 950 vacation rentals
  • Maine Maritime Museum: 1,009 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Damariscotta listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Damariscotta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 330 Houses in Damariscotta. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Damariscotta include:

  • Cottages: 307 rentals available
  • Cabins: 307 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 307 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Damariscotta?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 43 vacation rentals with pool available in Damariscotta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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