Visitors will find plenty of things to do in Portland, Maine. There are numerous things to see in different parts of the city as well!
Downtown Portland has several museums. The Portland Museum of Art has over 17,000 works of art. Artists whose work is on display at the museum include Monet, Renoir and Picasso. Children can climb inside an inflatable whale at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine. The museum also has a town scaled to child size and a theatre where children can dress up. The Maine Historical Museum has exhibits on 500 years of Maine’s history. Visitors to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum can take a trip along the Portland waterfront in antique railroad cars.
Downtown Portland is less than a mile from Portland’s Old Port waterfront district. Casco Bay tours and cruises leave from this area. Old Port also has shops, restaurants and nightlife. Visitors who are interested in shopping for items made in Maine will find them at Lisa-Marie’s Made In Maine and Rock Lobster.
Maine seafood is available at restaurants in Old Port. Maine lobsters are served at the Portland Lobster Company. Diners can enjoy fresh seafood on the outside decks at DiMillo’s Restaurant & Lounge.
People who are interested in Portland’s nightlife can attend concerts at the Asylum Sports Bar & Grill. There is live music at Andy’s Old Port Pub.
South Portland is next to Portland. There are several places for outdoor recreational opportunities in South Portland. The South Portland Greenbelt Walkway is a paved path that connects the city’s parks. Hinckley Park has woods and fishing is permitted in the ponds at this park.
People who travel northeast from Portland to Bar Harbor will find that there is a lot to do in that town. Bar Harbor is on an island and the water provides plenty of recreational opportunities. Visitors can take whale watching trips and go boating here as well. Places for shopping in Bar Harbor include specialty shops that sell handcrafted Maine items.
Visitors who travel to Maine for a vacation will find a variety of things to do in Portland, Maine and memories to last a lifetime!