Things To Do

Best Things to See + Do in Greater Portland, Maine

Looking for things to do in Portland, Maine and beyond? Our diverse coastal area is centrally located, where nearby regions welcome visitors with their own distinctive Maine experiences. It’s all at your fingertips. Sea you there…

Landmarks + History

Must See + Do

Unlock what makes this coastal community a must-do destination. From history and landmarks to craft brews and bites, there are so many reasons spend your vacation in Greater Portland, Maine.

Cityscape of wharfs, Photo Credits: Peter Morneau Photography

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 kid-friendly amusements, must-see attractions, day-trips, and nightlife for every taste and style and every family member.

Greater Portland means great getaway, vacation, and long-term stay opportunities each season—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. It is the home of microbrews and sea cruises, of a world-class food and art + culture scene. Where shopping, sailing, or hitting the beach is at its best.

We Can Help


When you’re in town, stop by our Visitor Information Center to pick-up brochures, Visitor’s Guides, maps of the region, and plenty of pro-tips to help make the most of your stay in Greater Portland.

Mon to Sat – 10am to 3pm
Sun – closed

Ocean Gateway Information Center Close-Up

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.

View of Old Port from Water. Photo Credit: Capshore Photography
A Piece of Maine

Online Shopping

So many people add shopping to their list of reasons to visit Greater Portland—from handcrafts to haute-couture. By shopping online at our local boutiques and shops, you can bring a piece of Maine straight to your front door. It might just be enough to hold you over until your next trip to Greater Portland!

Portland Arts District, Photo Credits: Serena Folding

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.

Seafood at East Ender. Photo Credit: Capshore Photography