You don’t always need to venture down south to have a beach day.

Maine isn’t known for being the beach destination, but it sure is ‘Vacationland’.

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During my time in Maine, me and three of my girls that were amazing enough to take the British tourist around, spent spent a day exploring beaches and towns.

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Hills Beach in Biddeford Maine is a long stretch of sandy beach. Follow the grassy sand dunes down to the coast and take in the quietness of the coastline and the pine tree views from a distance.

Not only did we sunbathe, but I had the real USA experience with a fire on the beach and had my first ever s’more…

The beach and a bestie can’t get much better!

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When the sand and sun gets too much, perhaps take the short drive towards gorgeous Kennebunkport for the cutest shops and bars.

Kennebunkport is a town in in York County, Maine, and is perfect for a little gift shopping and strolling around the port. See masted ships and boats line the panelled – and surprisingly for the USA – quite old buildings. Unsurprisingly though, the town is as charming and gorge as the rest of Maine!

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Driving to the top of the Griffiths Observatory, the starry view became more clear on the climb.

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Approaching the giant, iconic building, you notice that the view is almost more magnificent than the building itself.

See every angle of Los Angeles, from the city, the Hollywood sign and the hills that surround the twinkling lights.

It really is beautiful up here, and we were so lucky that we decided to go last minute, as it was one of the highlights of my trip.

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Los Angeles from above is even more beautiful than from down below, in the middle of it all, and the view from Griffith Observatory is amazing.

Most surprisingly, it’s also free – so you can hike, drive or ride up without any cost to you at all!

Could you ask for anything more?

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