Under $100: Bar Harbor, Maine

by Katie Skrzek

Apr 12, 2019

Bar Harbor, Maine © Littleny | Dreamstime

Under $100 / North America

Bar Harbor is a bayside town in Maine, near Acadia National Park. There is plenty to see and do for less than $100 a day.


Have breakfast at Café This Way. Popular among locals and tourists, the charming café serves up breakfast classics, a variety of omelets and some gluten-free options. Breakfast costs about $10–15. Spend some time exploring Acadia National Park. Home to Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the East Coast, there are several hiking trails available for all skill levels. Entrance for an individual with no vehicle costs $15.


Grab lunch at Side Street Café. With plenty of seafood and non-seafood options, the menu has something for everyone. Sandwiches start at $10.95. Learn more about the native people of Maine at the Abbe Museum. The museum has two locations. Admission to the main downtown location costs $8. Closed January. Next, stroll along Main Street and browse at the quirky local shops and boutiques.


Have dinner at Thurston’s, a Bar Harbor institution. Famous for lobster, this is the spot for shellfish fans. Lobster is sold by the pound and there are plenty of other seafood platters and sandwiches available. Spend $15–25 on dinner. Hours vary seasonally.


Some places in Bar Harbor close for the winter season. Be sure to check online or call any restaurants or shops before your visit.


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