When someone says Portland, most people might automatically assume you’re talking about the one in Oregon. However, the Maine version is seriously underrated, and has all the wonderful things that New England has to offer. There are two parts of the city: the on peninsula and the off peninsula. It’s time to start your trip to this wonderful city.
The Portland Observatory offers incredible views of the city from the historic 86 foot tower. You can climb the seven stories on your own or book a guided tour to learn all about the building’s history.
Portland has a great craft beer scene, so you can truly have a great time trying as many places as you’d like. You can do this through the Maine Brews Crews, which offers tour options so you can get the best of all the breweries experience.
Peaks Island By Ferry
Of course, while in Maine it’s just a matter of time before you spend time by the water. You can grab a ferry for just a few dollars and take the 20 minute ride along the Casco Bay, enjoying the breeze, before landing at the island town. Head to Peaks Cafe and enjoy a cinnamon bun, get some ice cream at Down Front, and visit the umbrella cover museum. You can rent kayaks and bikes and stay and The Inn on Peaks Island.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad
The Main Narrow Gauge Railroad is a wonderful attraction no matter the season. In the winter, you can enjoy riding the Polar Express that takes your from the Eastern Promenade so you can check out the scenic views of Casco Bay. In the summertime, enjoy the Ice Cream Train.
One of the benefits of being right on the waterfront is the fact that you can get fantastic fresh seafood, and lobster is no exception here. There’s a reason why Maine is known for its lobster, and Luke’s is a great place to discover that. Best of all, after you leave, you can still order from Luke’s online website.