Things To Do
Outdoor Maine Adventures, Family Activities, Shopping & Much More
Looking for things to do? The diverse coastal area is centrally located, where nearby regions welcome visitors with their own distinctive Maine experiences. It’s all at your fingertips.
Must-see & Do, Day Trips, In & Outdoor Fun – Find it all in Maine
As visitors survey the scenic vistas of this historic city on Casco Bay, gaze at boats that come and go from the waterfront, and watch the activity along the downtown’s cobblestone streets, finding things to do may be the furthest thing from their minds. For those preferring to focus on filling their days with fun activities and enduring memories, Greater Portland delivers. Visitors will find family amusements, must-see attractions, day-trips, and nightlife for every taste and style and every family member.
Portland fulfills getaway, vacation, and long-term stay requirements each season of the year, from high-octane to low-key, indoor to outdoor, land or sea. This metropolitan city with small town charm is a cultural mecca and wildlife wonderland, the home of microbrews and sea cruises, of world-class chefs and first-class fishing, where shopping, sailing, or hitting the beach is at its best.
After a career of guiding kayakers from Baja to coastal Maine, Zack Anchors is on a mission to connect visitors and locals alike to wonders of Casco Bay. Portland is one of the best places to pick-up a paddle and explore hidden harbors, civil war-era forts, and plenty of easy-to-reach islands. His hope is that they, like him, fall in love with kayaking and begin to feel a sense of ownership of the waters that hug their shoreline.
On The Blog
The diversity of scenery in Portland makes for a tough decision when it comes to a stroll or a hike in and around the city.
There are many ways to spend your limited time in Portland, Maine. Cruise on Casco Bay, take a trolley tour, or just explore on your own.
Find a list of free things to do in the Greater Portland, Maine area including parks, beaches, self-guided tours, and free concerts and events.
Situated along the shores of Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Portland Head Light sits at the entrance of the shipping channel into Casco Bay.
Whether you go for a tasting tour or grab a craft beer at a local brewery, be sure to explore Portland’s prolific brews, spirits, and wines.
Plan Your Trip
Plan your trip to Greater Portland Maine. Explore Maine’s local brew scene, a variety of walking tours, history and landmarks, and much more. Love the water… take a sailing excursion or boat tour. Love to shop.. fine unique local shops. Store things of interest like upcoming events and your favorite activities. Then send your trip plan to your family and friends.
Packages & Deals
Browse through the special packages and deals offered by participating businesses. Find special deals on tours and attractions to maximize your visit. Enhance your shopping experience and find that perfect gift or souvenir. Don’t forget to enjoy the food scene. Find discounts and happy hour specials.
Free Visitor's Guide
Receive information to assist you in planning your Maine vacation. Listings include where to stay, where to eat, what to do, maps, and much more… it’s everything you need.