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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Amusement Park
“Inexpensive ticket prices and fun for the whole family. Waterpark and amusement park. Around an hour and 15 minutes away, 60 miles.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Enjoy the beach and the Playland. Palace Playland is a five-acre family-oriented amusement park featuring over 28 rides and attractions. Our 24,000 square foot arcade is one of the largest in New England, containing more than 250 games and attractions, ranging from Skeeball & Fortune Tellers to the latest in coupon skill games and coin-operated video. Located on the beach at Old Orchard Beach. This beachfront location allows visitors to enjoy Palace Playland’s rides and attractions, as well as midway games of skill, great food, gift shops, and much more!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Delicious food and a great selection of local beers! They also have beautiful outdoor seating on a deck next to the Saco River.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Water Park
“Water park only about a 20 minute drive away. Features a wave pool, slides, bumper boats, and mini golf. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“TGreat value for the whol family or just a couple. I went to see Toy Story 4 and Lion King. Friday night and we got there just before the 8:35 start of the first film. There were still plenty of spaces near the rear. The picture on the screen was good quality and the sound from the radio was loud and clear. There is also a snack bar where you can purchase food and drinks. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Saco multiplex for first run films located on route 1 just heading north. Full sized restaurant - Ground Round Sports Grille - in same building.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Think Hampton Beach and Salisbury Beach, but all jammed into a half mile stretch of road. It’s a pier that caters to tourists. Crowded, noisy, and it can get wild at night. Play some skee ball, ride a roller coaster, play video games, or just get some fried dough/funnel cake and people watch. Fireworks on Thursday nights in the summer, but if you are just going for that then park around Temple Street and make your way to the beach from there. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best fine dining close to us. My stepfather says it's the best stuffed lobster he has ever had (and he's extremely picky).”
  • 16 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“It's about a five minute drive and you will be leaving OOB and entering Saco. That's where I prefer to get my groceries”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Brunswick has an ocean side bar with great entertainment afternoons & evenings throughout the summer season. Sun & swim and come right off the sand for lunch & a beer or drink .. and dancing. Watch the fireworks every Thursday night all summer long :)”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Extremely Fresh seafood, family run and very busy with summer and locals alike. Make reservations!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Place to eat
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“Local brewery that has great beers on tap. Our favorites are Daikaiju (DIPA) and Wheat and Potatoes.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Nature center, trails, and access to the beach. Easy parking. Be mindful of when they close as the entrance is secured. Bathrooms and water to rinse the salt and sand off of you. You can walk to Old Orchard Beach from here.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great place for fried seafood close to us. We usually get the large platter and then go to town on it.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Situated in an old train car, everything is made from scratch and delicious. This is our favorite place for a special breakfast. Be warned, very limited seating and cash only.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Delicious food and a great selection of local beers! They also have beautiful outdoor seating on a deck next to the Saco River.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“TGreat value for the whol family or just a couple. I went to see Toy Story 4 and Lion King. Friday night and we got there just before the 8:35 start of the first film. There were still plenty of spaces near the rear. The picture on the screen was good quality and the sound from the radio was loud and clear. There is also a snack bar where you can purchase food and drinks. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Think Hampton Beach and Salisbury Beach, but all jammed into a half mile stretch of road. It’s a pier that caters to tourists. Crowded, noisy, and it can get wild at night. Play some skee ball, ride a roller coaster, play video games, or just get some fried dough/funnel cake and people watch. Fireworks on Thursday nights in the summer, but if you are just going for that then park around Temple Street and make your way to the beach from there. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Best fine dining close to us. My stepfather says it's the best stuffed lobster he has ever had (and he's extremely picky).”
  • 16 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Brunswick has an ocean side bar with great entertainment afternoons & evenings throughout the summer season. Sun & swim and come right off the sand for lunch & a beer or drink .. and dancing. Watch the fireworks every Thursday night all summer long :)”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Extremely Fresh seafood, family run and very busy with summer and locals alike. Make reservations!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great place for fried seafood close to us. We usually get the large platter and then go to town on it.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Situated in an old train car, everything is made from scratch and delicious. This is our favorite place for a special breakfast. Be warned, very limited seating and cash only.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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