Cruise to Bar Harbor

This slice of New England paradise in the Down East area of Maine has long been a hit with tourists. In the 19th century, Bar Harbor was home to the largest hotel in North America and Millionaires' Row — a line of summer estates built for the Rockefellers, the Astors, the Fords, the Vanderbilts, the Carnegies and more. You don't need a tycoon's bank roll, however, to enjoy the town today, even when the menu is lobster-heavy and the shopping skews boutique. Acadia National Park is Bar Harbor's backyard — a stunning matt of green in the summer that turns every shade of fire red and plum purple during the fall foliage season. Bring a jacket, and yourself, and prepare to be mesmerized by beauty.