Topside Inn – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Topside Inn - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Boothbay Harbor, Maine


Topside Inn has been named the number one hotel in Maine, and the fifth for Most Romantic and in the top ten for Best Service by TripAdvisor.

Innkeepers Mark & Buzz were also named “Innkeepers of the Year” for 2020 by Hospitality Maine. We look forward to welcoming you to Maine’s beautiful Boothbay Harbor. 

We have a gorgeous location at the highest point in Boothbay Harbor. Our 19th-century sea captain’s home offers panoramic harbor views, and is surrounded by perennial seaside gardens with peaceful places to relax. But we’re just a few steps away from everything you’ll find in the charming village of Boothbay Harbor.

Our main house and two classic summer guesthouses provide stylish, comfortable lodging, and our indoor and outdoor common spaces are perfect to enjoy the harbor views, sip on a glass of wine, or meet some of our other guests.

Water views are evrywhere – greet the sunrise and the famous footbridge across Boothbay’s inner harbor to the east, take in the sight of lighthouses and islands to the south, and enjoy sunsets in the west. From the front lawn, you’ll have the perfect place to observe harbor activity throughout the day and the starry night skies.

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Cabrillo National Monument – 2 Travel Dads

Cabrillo National Monument - 2 Travel Dads

San Diego, California is such a popular west coast destination. We all love to head to SoCal for the nearly guaranteed sunshine and beaches where you can actually swim. And the coastal vibe is so different, with bare feet everywhere and flowers blooming on the bluffs year round. Cabrillo National Monument is a great place to experience that great SoCal feeling.

Cabrillo National Monument is part of the National Parks system (#FindYourPark) and it’s perfectly located for an awesome afternoon during a San Diego visit. Planning a day out at Cabrillo includes everything from lighthouses to tide pools, picnics to National Park Passport stamps. Yep, our family has favorite activities and Southern California is the perfect spot to do all of them!

Finding the Cabrillo National Monument

A lot of people visiting San Diego are going to be playing tourist in the Gaslamp District or being fancy and lounging on Coronado Island, but there’s so much more to San Diego. The beach neighborhoods are awesome! Starting at the north is La Jolla (it’s own city) with its cove full of seals, then working the way down is Hermosa and the bluffs, and then it’s the beaches!

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