Freeport, Maine

It's often so easy to take for granted living in Maine. Sometimes you truly have to pause for a moment and think, "Wow, people take time off from work, plan, travel, and vacation here." It all goes back to thinking the grass is always greener elsewhere. Needless to say, there are A LOT of people that like our grass. Well, 6 months out of the year, anyway.

Freeport, Maine is one of those iconic areas that many of us visit at least a time or two a year whether it be to shop, dine, or even hike. Home to the L.L. Bean flagship store and a ton of shopping outlets, it's no wonder Freeport explodes with tourists each year. Plus, Freeport does a fantastic job transforming into a winter wonderland for the holiday season

Freeport is popular, but did you know it was this popular?

Tripadvisor

Travel website Tripadvisor recently released a list of destinations that are trending amongst Americans during this season.

They noted a particular interest in overseas travel since restrictions have eased up after the height of the pandemic.

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In fact, 9 out of the 10 cities on the list are outside of the United States of America. Rome and Naples, Italy take the 3rd and 4th spots, London, the United Kingdom at #2, and Paris, France sits at #1. Between #8 St. John's, Antigua, and #6 Soufriere, St. Lucia, is our very own Freeport, Maine.

Top 10 fastest-growing destinations for Americans (from fall 2021 to winter 2021):
1. Paris, France
2. London, United Kingdom
3. Rome, Italy
4. Naples, Italy
5. Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
6. Soufriere, St. Lucia
7. Freeport, Maine, United States
8. St. John's, Antigua
9. San Pedro, Belize
10. Tamarindo, Costa Rica

According to the Freeport page on Tripadvisor, some of the most recommended activities in the town include the absolutely stunning Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, the shopping outlets, and Maine Beer Company.

Top-rated restaurants include Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro, When Pigs Fly, and the iconic Wicked Whoopies.

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So, if you're a local looking for some staycation fun or if you have loved ones looking for a new place to explore, keep Freeport in mind! It's worth the hype!

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