Places to Visit, Things to Do & Where to Stay

Greater Portland's natural beauty, bustling downtown, and rich history create a memorable vacation location. Arts, sports, outdoor recreation and shopping, combined with fine dining and world class accommodations, make Greater Portland a must-see destination in Maine. Find travel and lodging information and where to go for dining, shopping and sightseeing.

Travel & Tourist Information

Get out and see the sights! Our Visitor Information Centers provide tour maps, trail guides, events and schedules and ensures you have up-to-date airplane arrivals and departures, cruise ship schedules and car rentals so you can navigate the city. Find out about how to take the ferry to nearby islands or take advantage of the Downeaster if you are traveling to and from Boston or other areas. We'll also help you find real estate listings and information for vacationers, business travelers and those moving to the Portland area.

Our official Visitor's Guide will provide you with everything you need to know to help plan your vacation.

Places to Stay

Inns, resorts, bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels in Portland's downtown and surrounding areas provide visitors with the charm and amenities that make special occasions extraordinary.

Places to Eat

Portland's downtown and Old Port district are home to a large number of diverse restaurants, rivaling even the largest metropolitan area.


Performance arts, such as the city's symphony orchestra, ballet, modern dance troupes, very own opera company, and a thriving local music scene represent just a taste of Portland's flourishing arts scene.

cruises & tours

Numerous tours designed for passions ranging from Wine Education, Foodie Tours, Historical Walking Tours, Beer Tours, or Water Tours on Casco Bay and beyond available.


Shopping downtown's Old Port in the heart of Southern Maine tops the list of reasons to visit Portland. Stroll the cobblestone streets and discover unique stores inhabiting revitalized warehouses on the waterfront.

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