We are 2 couples in our 50s, planning an October visit. Most likely flying in & out of Boston, & looking at spending our time between Boston & Acadia Park. We are looking for quaint, picturesque, seaside towns, good budget-friendly seafood, & interesting shops (maybe local artists & not the trinket stuff). Not big on museums. Enjoy the coastline, maybe rocky beaches to explore marine life. Also like narrated tours to learn about the areas, & possibly boating charters to explore the coastline, view light houses, & maybe whale watch (depending on weather).
Open to splitting our week & staying in a couple of places, or just using one place as our home base & doing some day trips. Any suggestions on what areas to stay? Would most enjoy a vacation rental home, so that we can spread out, & maybe make some of our own seafood dinners.... Or possibly a B&B. Just not looking to spend top dollar on accommodations.
Any tips or ideas for our trip are apprecaited.