Home to the state’s largest metropolitan area, the Greater Portland and Casco Region boasts a wealth of activities and events for arts and culture enthusiasts. Located on the southern coast of Maine, this is a popular destination for art shows, live entertainment, and fine dining experiences. June through November is peak cruising season and you’ll see dozens of cruise ships making their way to the port of Portland during the late summer and fall months.
Portland is famous for its cultural attractions and a haven for foodies. You can spend your days sampling creative dishes, shopping for antiques, attending local festivals, and exploring a growing arts district where you’ll find the Portland Museum of Arts and the Merrill Auditorium. Head to the Old Port boutiques for souvenirs and locally-made treasures.
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Explore the Old Port District and picturesque Casco Bay with a driving tour. See 19th-century brick buildings and old fishing piers, visit local boutiques, and get a few pictures of iconic lighthouses around the coast. Portland’s vibrant art district is another excuse to go on a tour of the region. A self-guided walking tour of the downtown area will give you a chance to see local artists and performers.
Make the most of your visit to Portland and Casco Bay with a tour of historic attractions, lighthouses, and the arts district. See the iconic lighthouses around the bay and visit destinations like the Old Port District and the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine. The Portland Museum of Art and the Merrill Auditorium are some other popular attractions in this region.
Enjoy a few hours of golfing at municipal golf courses and other golfing destinations around the bay. Riverside Golf Course, Sable Oaks Golf Club and the Nonesuch River Golf Club are a few popular golfing hotspots that bring visitors and locals to the grounds year after year. Enjoy easy access to some great restaurants and entertainment venues nearby.
Make the most of the winter season with a skiing and snowboarding adventure in Portland and Casco Bay. You'll find everything you need for outdoor winter sports at local ski shops in Portland but will need to venture to the Sugarloaf Resort in Carrabsasett Valley or the Sunday River Resort & Conference Center in Newry to hit some of the best slopes in Maine.