Acadia National Park
The trip to Acadia National Park is worth it for the views from Cadillac Mountain alone. At more than 1,500 feet, it’s the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard—something your kids will readily brag about to their friends back home. Keep your eyes peeled for white-tailed deer, bobcats, moose, peregrine falcons, and other wildlife as you explore the 120 miles of trails within the park. Or, enroll the fam in tide pool school, where a park ranger will point out crabs, starfish, and many other varieties of shellfish. At the end of the day, wind down at the West Street Hotel’s rooftop pool, which overlooks the outer islands and Acadia.