Experience Downtown Portland, located on Maine's scenic southern coast and its biggest city. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Casco Bay and Atlantic ocean you'll see historic forts, island communites and lighthouses. Downtown Portland is known for its eclectic restaurants, exciting nightlife, vibrant arts culture, museums and theaters.
A working waterfront, Portland's Old Port lies at the heart of downtown and is host to one-of-a-kind shopping. Stroll along the waterfront, walk the piers and dine at some of Maines most fabulous seafood restaurants. You can enjoy a down east succulent lobster dinner, or a boat or ferry cruise to the outlying islands in Casco Bay!
Just few blocks uptown, discover Portland's art district with a vast array of cultural attractions including museums and theaters. The Portland Museum of Art, the childrens museum of Maine, the State theater and the Merril auditorium are just a few of the attractions you'll find. You can also explore Portland's history by visiting the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow house, the 19th century childhood home of the poet Henry Longfellow.
In the center of it all, Deering Oaks Park is a historic site of a battle between the British, French and Native Americans. It offers great scenery, a historic castle, a monument to the Spanish American war, and in the winter ice skating on the pond in the heart of the park.