4 Dock Sq., Downtown
Helmed by two music industry vets who abandoned New York City for their home state, the focus here is specifically on day-trippers. Their shop is very purposefully a spot a city-dweller might be thrilled to happen upon on a country day out, discovering old-school flasks and hiking thermos’, and beautiful, antique Americana toys or organic clothing for their kids, while feeling great about the fact DS donates to local conservation trusts, and The Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve.
White Barn Inn
37 Beach Ave., Lower Village
Kennebunkport is sort of the quintessential New England hamlet—and the beaches of Maine, while not the best for swimming, are stunning in their own way.