Here in Maine for the Agents of Change Conference? Why not take advantage of all of the fun stuff Portland and the Old Port have to offer?
Check out the list of things to do while you are in Portland below…
Known as Maine’s largest and oldest public art institutions the museum was founded in 1882. Explore the museums collection of fine arts, with works from Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent, Louise Nevelson and Andrew Wyeth. With more than 17000 objects of fine and decorative arts, the Portland Museum of Art is the largest collection of European art north of Boston. The museum is located on Congress st in the Arts district.
If sightseeing is your thing a Duck Tour is for you. Travel through Portland’s historic Old Port while your tour guide narrates the many cool historical facts about Portland. Sights include the Victoria Mansion, Portland Observatory, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Monument Square, Longfellow House and more. The bus travels from land to water, once in the water you’ll see some of Maine’s Historic Forts, Islands and get a great view of the city from Casco Bay. Tours are an hour long.
Charter a boat and go offshore deep sea fishing for the day and catch some big fish! You may see some whales and possibly even catch a shark! No need to purchase a fishing license as long as you are on the boat you are covered.
Offering guided walking tours and trolley tours throughout Portland and Kennebunkport. This is a great way to explore some of Maine’s restaurants. Check out the Bikes and Brews tour! (Don’t worry: you bike before you drink!)
Maine Mead Works, Shipyard Brewing Co., and New England Distilling all offer tours and tastings. Check out their websites for a schedule and go try some of Maine’s fabulous beers.
This cruise leaves Casco Bay and goes 20 miles out into whale feeding grounds. Be prepared to see Humpbacks, Finbacks, Minkes, North Atlantic White-sided Dolphins, Basking Sharks, Ocean Sunfish, Sea Turtles and more.
The Old Port is filled with great shopping. From clothing boutiques and jewelry to home goods and Great Maine Touristy stores check out with the Old Port has to offer.
Maine Sailing Adventure
Step aboard a 74 foot Maine Windjammer for a sailing adventure. This boat sails daily out of the Old Port. You can enjoy local brews and wines on your two hour trip. Make sure to pack a picnic and then just relax and enjoy the Maine landscape.
Casco Bay Ferries offer daily scheduled cruises out to Maine Islands in Casco Bay. Once there you can explore the islands, have lunch, bike, horseback ride and more. Check out the Islands and schedules at Casco Bay Lines.
Check out our recent blog post highlighting 20 of Portland’s magnificent restaurants.
Fellow Mainers – Did we miss anything? Share your favorite things to do in Portland in the comments section!