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Are you ready to experience the whales and wonders waiting for you in Portland? Your visit to Maine’s largest city is sure to be full of fresh air and quaint art galleries. As you look out over rocky shores and a modern skyline, keep in mind that this peninsula was originally settled as a trading post and fishing village in 1633. Crashing waves and cobblestone pathways in the Old Port District will immerse you in the chills and charms of history. In fact, you’ll travel all the way back to 1791 when you take a tour of the famous Portland Head Light lighthouse. For an extra dash of literary history, head to poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s home where he wrote some of his well-known poetry.

When it’s time to eat, you’ll never be in a pinch to find fresh lobster at one of the cozy pubs in the Alberta Arts District. Keep your bib handy when you discover that the city is home to several famous food festivals throughout the year. Need help deciding which top attractions you want to put on your plate during your incredible Portland vacation? Expedia is here to give you a hand. We can even help you find Portland hotels that offer great lobster bisque on their room service menus.

Getting to Know Portland

The city is connected to the Gulf of Maine through the beautiful Casco Bay. In addition to fish and shellfish, the waters of the bay are teeming with harbor seals, eagles, and whales. With all the beauty and sea life surrounding the city, it’s no surprise that much of Portland’s population consists of devoted fisherman and dreaming artists.

Local Weather

When winter hits, the rocky shores of Portland transform into a cold and snowy wonderland. Summers in the city are typically warm and clear. You’ll encounter mild temperatures if you’re travelling in the spring and fall.

The Best Things to Do in Portland

If leisurely shopping and dining are your things, you should know that many of the Portland boutique hotels in the Old Port District will put you in the vicinity of the city’s best shopping and dining opportunities. Head to Market Street to browse for local art, artisan soaps, and lovely clothing. Don’t forget to make time for visits to the Portland Museum of Art, the Children's Museum and Theatre, and the International Cryptozoology Museum as well. If waves are whispering your name, squeeze in some time for an excursion to the small islands in Casco Bay.

Book Your Stay at a Portland Hotel Today

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