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Classic Maine Coast... plus a whole lot more! The Greater Portland region
offers beautiful vistas, succulent lobster, stately lighthouses, outdoor
adventures, exceptional shopping, miles of unspoiled sand beaches, and a
vibrant night life... everything you've come to expect from a Maine vacation,
all within a 15 mile radius of the state's largest metropolitan area.
COURTESY OF HID' N PINES - PORTLAND HEADLIGHT
ortland boasts the cultural attractions of a much
larger city while retaining a friendly, small-town atmosphere. The brick and cobblestone streets of the Old
Port are lined with artisans' shops, galleries and boutiques,
and fishermen still unload their catch on the working waterfront.
Perfect for a family getaway Portland offers children an exploratory experience at the Children's Museum & Theatre
of Maine and the Portland Observatory. Greater Portland
is also home to four lighthouses, the most famous of these
being the picturesque Portland Headlight and museum,
commissioned in 1791 by George Washington.
Whether you prefer the unique boutiques of the Old Port,
or easy access to Maine's largest Mall with National stores,
or a trip to Freeport to enjoy Maine's most famous outfitter
L.L. Bean, the Greater Portland region has shopping opportunities for every taste.
Enjoy a day on Casco Bay visiting islands with the Casco Bay
Ferries, relax on a traditional vintage schooner or windjammer, take a whale watch cruise or try hauling lobster in a
real lobster boat - all from the center of downtown Portland.
Portland is home to spectator sports including hockey,
baseball and basketball sports teams, a symphony orchestra, multiple theatre companies, and the Portland Museum
of Art, one of the best art museums in New England.
* The Portland Museum of Art - Maine's largest art museum, featuring Maine works by Homer, Wyeth and Hartley.
The city has become a foodie destination with a wide
range of culinary offerings, from the renowned lobster roll
to fine dining. Maine chefs have earned accolades from
James Beard to Maine Lobster Chef of the Year for innovative preparation of our fresh seafood, and locally procured
produce. Harvest on the Harbor, Maine's Premier Food and
Wine Experience, is the Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau's toast to Maine's culinary arts. This three day
event brings together local creative chefs, locally grown and
harvested foods, and the excellence of Maine products - a
perfect opportunity to experience the flavors of Maine, all
on the magnificent coast during the beautiful harvest season.
* The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine - A state ofthe-art, hands-on educational facility.
* The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum - Discover
the unique two foot gauge trains that linked rural Maine to
the rest of the world. (207) 828-0814
* The Victoria Mansion in Portland - A magnificent 185860 Victorian home with original furniture, carpets, chandeliers, paintings and wall decorations. (207) 772-4841
* The Wadsworth-Longfellow House (Portland) - Childhood
home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
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