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…
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.
Explore the Maine Coast
The perfect way to experience the coastal and inland areas of Greater Portland Maine.
Constant attention to landmark preservation has made Maine a historical destination.
Whitewater rafting, camping, fishing and hunting trips – on the water or on land.
Just one visit and it’s easy to see why so many people add shopping to their list of reasons to come to Greater Portland Maine.
Find live entertainment, food, drinks, family fun, and much more in the Greater Portland, Maine area. Looking for more options or want to search for activities during your stay?
Check out our full line up of events by browsing our calendar!
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.
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.
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Mon to Sat – 10am to 3pm
Sun – closed
At this time, visitors from all U.S. states are welcome to visit Maine without restrictions or testing. Maine is following the National CDC guidelines every step of the way. Check out our go-to guide for Greater Portland for more info!
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.
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!
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.
On The Blog
Join lifelong Mainers, Amy + Dan, as they make their way down the coast for seven days of fun in the sun—exploring a bit of everything Maine has to offer.
Across Greater Portland we are bringing the fun with annual fairs, festivals, and exciting events all year long and for all ages.
If you’re considering the Northeast for a meeting, event, or conference—it is time to start thinking about hosting in the Greater Portland region!
We know how much goes into capturing those perfect moments that live on long after you leave, here are some inspiring photo hot spots.
How would YOU live like a local? Peek our Maine itineraries for a ideas on how you could spend a fun-filled day like no other in Greater Portland.
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.