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Bristol overview

Bristol is special for its beaches and oceanfront, and known for its historical sites and shops. You're sure to find the bar and dining options to your liking. Visitors can plan a fun excursion to Boothbay Harbor Marina and Hidden Valley Nature Center. Make a point to see sights like La Verna Preserve and Penobscot Marine Museum. Bristol is a family-friendly destination whilst offering something for everyone.

Where to stay in Bristol

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Bristol has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Bristol with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Bristol hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Bristol hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Bristol

Fly in to Rockland, ME (RKD-Knox County Regional), 21.5 mi (34.6 km) from central Bristol. Augusta, ME (AUG-Augusta State) is the next closest major airport, 28.7 mi (46.3 km) away.

What to see around Bristol

Fun activities in the area include these attractions:
  • • Boothbay Harbor Marina
  • • Hidden Valley Nature Center
  • • Tenants Harbor Marina
Distinguished for its historical sites, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site
  • • Boothbay Railway Village
It's notable for its beaches, hiking trails and top spots for nature lovers that include:
  • • La Verna Preserve
  • • Dodge Point Public Reserved Land
  • • Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve
  • • Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site
  • • Pemaquid Beach Park
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Penobscot Marine Museum
  • • Jan Kilburn Watercolor Studio and Gallery
  • • Frances Perkins Center
  • • Edgecomb Potters Gallery
  • • The Boothbay Playhouse

When to visit Bristol

Curious about when the best time to visit is? Here are the seasonal trends to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 8°C day, -12°C night
  • April-June: 25°C day, -2°C night
  • July-September: 26°C day, 5°C night
  • October-December: 17°C day, -11°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 276 cm
  • April-June: 295 cm
  • July-September: 278 cm
  • October-December: 332 cm
  • Beaches
  • Shopping
  • Bar
  • Dining
  • Family-friendly
  • Historical sites