Visiting Maine? You’ll Never Run Out of Things To Do in Greater Portland

The Greater Portland area provides the perfect getaway, boasting the cultural activities of a major metropolitan region while maintaining a small town charm. Enjoy the region's wildlife parks, visit art museums and galleries, and plan a day trip with a guided tour or cruise. You can also enjoy the area’s fine microbrews, or take in a game, all from Greater Portland's area locations.

Looking for things to do in Portland Maine?

Our vibrant region has activities for every taste and style, and every member of the family. Once you are here take a look at our ideas for Things to Do. Whether you are love the Nightlife or prefer to be out on the water, there’s something for everyone every day of the year.

Explore our diverse coastal Maine region below, or request a Visitors Guide.

Must See List
Thriving Art Scene
Hands-on Activities

However visitors spend their brief time in Portland, it’s best they don’t see everything…that way they have reasons galore for a return visit to this magical place.

With its own art museum, symphony orchestra, ballet and modern dance troupes, even an opera company, you’ll be amazed at what’s showing throughout the year.

Choose from a variety of one-time classes and instruction featuring hands-on activities that will send you home with a skill or hobby that will last long after your vacation is over.

Rainy Day Activities

Diverse Nightlife

It’s a comfort to know that  Portlandhas welcoming shelters that are no less inviting than when the sun is shining. Don't panic with plenty of rainy day ideas.

Portland’s nightlife combines the energy and accessibility of the big city with the congeniality of a small-town community. Nothing compares to live music on the waterfront.

Don’t miss the mountains with superb downhill skiing, abundant wildlife, thrilling whitewater rafting and fishing and swimming in crystal clear lakes. Maine is "The Great Outdoors,” so get out and enjoy it!

Need help figuring out what to do? Contact our Visitor Information Center for ideas.

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