Holidaymakers looking for an exciting vacation by the coast may like to try Saco in the northeast of the United States. Located on the southern coast of the state of Maine, Saco has many interesting things to do and see in this city. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages, B&Bs and cabins.
Saco sits by the Atlantic Ocean and here holidaymakers can relax on the beautiful sandy beach and soak up the sun. A good choice of watersports are available here including swimming, snorkelling, diving, fishing, rafting, sailing, wind surfing and jet skiing. A great way to explore the coast and enjoy the wonderful views is by hiking and cycling. There are numerous golf courses in the area including the nine-hole one at Deep Brook Golf Course in Saco. Other popular activities here include climbing, mountain biking and even skiing just 50 kilometres away. Restaurants and bars can be found in and around East Saco with a good choice of cuisine including excellent seafood. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink from the local stores and markets.
Holidaymakers staying at Saco will find lots of interesting places to visit in and around the city. For example visitors may like to take a look around Saco Museum, which features history and art amongst other things. Also located in Saco is Funtown Splashtown USA, which an amusement park for the whole family to enjoy. Two minutes away is Biddeford where there are other wonderful attractions such as the City Theater for Performing Arts and Biddeford Historical Society. Another city well worth visiting just 2 minutes from Saco is Portland. Here there are great places to visit such as Portland Museum of Art, Portland Observatory and Longfellow Arboretum amongst many others.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average temperature of 69 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 21 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual average precipitation here is 47 inches. This is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year with the peaks in November and December at approximately 4.7 inches per month. July is the driest month with an average of 3.1 inches of rainfall.
Portland International Jetport (PWM) is just 15 miles from Saco. Flights arrive here from Atlanta, Chicago-O’Hare, New York (JFK) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) amongst other airports. Alamo, Avis/Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National are car rental firms located at Portland Jetport. Visitors from overseas can fly to New York (JFK) and get a connecting flight to Portland. Flights arrive at New York from Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) amongst others.