The seaport of Portland is Maine’s largest urban area. Perched on Casco Bay, it’s home to many island and coastal communities. During your visit, you will find a variety of things to do in Portland, Maine. The city is known as a cultural, dining and shopping destination, but you'll also find walking and biking trails as well as a beach. Other Portland, Maine activities include shopping, camping and staying at a local hostel. You can also tour the Portland Observatory—the only remaining historic signal tower in the nation—or take a Great Portland Landmarks self-guided walking tour of Portland's four major historic districts.
Portland, Maine Events
- Maine Jewish Film Festival (March)
- Old Port Festival (June)
- Portland Chamber Music Festival (August)
- Harvest on the Harbor Food & Wine Festival (October)
- Tree Lighting in Monument Square (November)