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. Visitors will uncover the mysteries when they get here. In the meantime, here are a few you can savor.
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What to See and Do in Greater Portland, Maine
SMALL TOWN, BIG TASTBUDS
Portland is home to world-class restaurants with James Beard award-winning chefs and chopped champions scattered across the 300+ foodie opportunities in downtown Portland alone. Did the Bon Appétit “Restaurant City of the Year” moniker stick? No question about that.
UNWIND WITH AN OCEAN BREEZE
Kayak around our many islands, bicycle up and down the beautiful coastline, watch the sailboats in Portland’s Harbor, or just take-in the sunset on Casco Bay. The 3,000 miles of rocky coast as well as our sandy beaches are never far away.
REDISCOVER MAGIC OF THE PAST
Explore Maine’s maritime history, lighthouses and forts on the coast. Portland’s beauty is encapsulated by the mingling of preserved 19th and 20th architecture and modern marvels keeping our culture cutting-edge. The blending of past and present make up the heart of our unique downtown.
TAKE A PIECE OF MAINE HOME WITH YOU
You’ll be tempted to bring home several treasures when visiting our region. Poke through shops and galleries lining the cobblestone streets of the Old Port Or find everything under the sun at the Maine Mall or in Freeport, Maine at their world-famous outlets and L.L.Bean’s flagship store open 24/7.
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Featuring must see landmarks, forts, activities, parks, and more all preserved so you can tour them while you’re here.
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.
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.
From scenic float trips to challenging Class V rapids, Maine’s rafting centers and resorts take advantage of major rivers to provide true outdoor adventure.
With 3,500 miles of coastline, Maine provides easy access for those wishing to explore islands, hidden coves, and sandy beaches.
Maine’s reputation as a surfing destination has stuck, with miles of beaches and waves. Surfers seek out ways to explore a local river or lake.
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.
Rent a bike, ride your own, or take a scenic bike tour across Greater Portland. There are options for both avid cyclists and casual sightseers.