Official Tourism Site for the Greater Portland Region of Maine


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Official Tourism Site of Greater Portland Maine
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South Portland

Visitors who come to Maine by air will inevitably get their first glimpse of the Pine Tree State in South Portland. It is home to the Portland International Jetport, a state-of-the-art jetport recognized for its customer service and commitment to sustainability. But while some might feel compelled by habit to hurry from the terminal, there are many fantastic attractions on this side of the Casco Bay Bridge.

The western half of the city hosts commercial, industrial, and advanced technology property. The largest shopping mall in the state is nearby, as are plenty of hotels and restaurants. Your travels may also take you to the eastern half, where you’ll find beaches, parks, marinas, and the second busiest oil port on the entire East Coast.

Green Space & Quintessential Lighthouses

South Portland’s lovely parks are destinations for locals and visitors alike. Many visitors stop for a picture at Fort Preble and another at Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, where a 900-foot breakwater creates a truly majestic bulwark against the sea. Slip into the Atlantic at Willard Beach to enjoy sand and surf that is open the public, or take your kite to Bug Light Park and visit Portland Breakwater Lighthouse – or as it’s more commonly known, Bug Light – a charming small lighthouse at the end of a pink granite breakwater. Southern Maine Community College is close by, a simply beautiful campus where between classes students relax on the beach just steps from the classroom.

If you are one of the many visitors who find it difficult to leave this small city’s allure, simply choose to dine seaside to keep your eye on the City of Portland. Area restaurants offer an unobstructed view of its skyline that is unmatched.

Local Buzz

South Portland offers some of the best urban hiking in the state of Maine, and the South Portland Land Trust has been an integral part of building the trail network. Trails range from brooks and woodlands to waterfront vistas, from 1-mile long to the 5.7-mile Greenbelt Walkway, which is part of the East Coast Greenway, a trail that will someday span over 3,000 miles from Calais, Maine to Key West Florida. 



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