If you are looking for a fun daytime adventure this summer, Belfast would be the little bustling town that should be on the top of your list.

It's a town that is a mix of many things: historical and creative, fine living and salt-of-the-earth, bustling streets, and rural outskirts. This mix of many things is absolutely evident in its businesses and services in the little coastal town.

Townsquare Media Bangor, Sarah Nickerson
Townsquare Media Bangor, Sarah Nickerson

It's got coastal views, fine food, a variety of shops for tastes of all kinds and makes for a fun excursion without having to go too far out of the way. With that being said, you could be an older couple enjoying a touristy visit to the local shops or a family looking for an outing out on the bay. No matter what your social situation, there are a variety of things available to you to entertain any person in your party.

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Some of the unique finds in Belfast are the surprises of a candy shop, a yarn store, an old book shop, and a nature walk on an old rail roadbed. All of these unique experiences while walking through the history of Belfast on a self-guided tour. And, all of these unique experiences within blocks of each other.

Townsquare Media Bangor, Sarah Nickerson
Townsquare Media Bangor, Sarah Nickerson

It's such an interesting location to visit for Maine locals and for tourists visiting Maine. It's a great adventure that should be on anyone's bucket list of this lifetime.

Escape to Belfast this summer with our handy-dandy essentials list for you to check out while you are walking the streets of one of Maine's gems on the coast.

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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