What to Do around The Westin Portland Harborview
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Portland is Maine’s largest city. The Old Port offers beautiful views of Casco Bay and beyond. Boats dot the water and fishermen deliver fish and lobsters daily. Filled with history, the city is also known as a cultural and foodie destination.
12 Captain Strout Cir, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA
Chances are that when you think of a lighthouse, the image that pops into your head is the iconic Portland Head Light. The tapered white tower on the end of a rocky cape buffeted by crashing waves? Yup, that’s the one. The adjacent...
170 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Whale-watching is an exciting experience. When I recently did it for the first time, I was shocked at how close the whales came to the boat and how curious they were to investigate. The trip is four hours, so young children might get a bit antsy,...
7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101, USA
The Portland Museum of Art offers a comprehensive look at art and decorative work from the 1800s to the present. Works by famous names such as Wyeth, Nevelson, Monet, and Picasso are well represented. After viewing a large collection of Winslow...
109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Take a walk through opulent architecture from the pre–Civil War Victorian era. This home is thought to be one of the most important remaining structures from this period in the nation. The mansion was built between 1858 and 1860 as a summer house...
Cutter Street and Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME 04101, USA
There are many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in Portland, and a long history of water sports in the area. If you'd like to get on Casco Bay, why not rent a paddleboard or kayak? Portland Paddle also offers lessons and tours with an...
56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
There certainly are other ways to while away a summer day in Greater Portland, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a better experience than island-hopping aboard a Casco Bay Lines ferry. Sure, you can simply ride out to an island for a...
138 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Because of the port’s shape and its orientation away from the ocean, ships can’t be seen from the Old Port until they’re very close by. This wooden tower was built in 1809 to allow those ashore to spot and communicate with ships that were still a...
142 Free St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Located in the Arts District of downtown Portland, the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine offers a wide variety of interactive activities that encourage kids to play, imagine, and act. DIY workshops stretch the mind with creativity. Theater...
58 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad is a great place for kids to learn about this method of transportation. Located just a short walk from the Old Port, the museum features railcars and a steam engine that they can explore. In addition, there is a...
693 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102, USA
Portland is a great place for biking. Rent a bike and explore more than 78 miles of trails within the city limits. Ten of those miles run along the fairly flat waterfront, where a cool breeze and beautiful scenery make for a perfect ride for all...
In Maine, you can pay your respects to the grandfather of American poetry, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The famous poet was born in Portland's West End in 1807. Author of classics such as "Paul Revere's Ride," "A Psalm of Life," "The Song of...
25 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Book a ticket at Portland Stage, Maine’s largest professional nonprofit theater, and step into the magical world of live performance. Mainstage puts on seven full-scale productions from September to May in the 286-seat theater, and the Studio...
1 Civic Center Square, Portland, ME 04101, USA
See why Portland loves its Pirates at game night at the rink. You can join the die-hard fans cheering on their hockey team at the Cross Insurance Arena in downtown Portland. Check out the team mascot, Salty Pete, and if you get to meet him, don’t...
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