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Portland Maine

Maine's Cosmopolitan Hub

portlandskylinePortland is the most popular city in Maine, and it's no surprise with its location in the heart of Casco Bay – a port for cruise ships and a hub for cosmopolitan businesses. When in Portland you should take a walking tour of the cobblestone streets of the Old Port, and visit Deering Oaks for a ball game featuring the Red Sox farm team, The Sea Dogs. You can take a ferry to Peak Island or Diamond Island in Casco Bay or drive to Cape Elizabeth to Fort Williams Park to see the first lighthouse, Portland Headlight, commissioned by George Washington. Two lights is another great waterfront setting – where you can eat lobster in the rough.

Portland is home to fantastic Maine artisan boutiques and award winning restaurants like Fore Street, and Hugo's, plus dining on a boat at DiMillos. If there aren't enough shops and entertainment in Portland, you are just a short drive to Freeport – home of L.L.Bean, open 24/7/365, and more great discount factory outlets.Portland Maine Hotel Guide

Bay View Cruises 66 - 184 Commercial St, 761-0496
Casco Bay Lines - Year-round narrated cruises on Casco Bay. Daily ferry service to five Casco Bay Islands. From Casco Bay Ferry Terminal at Commercial and Franklin Streets, 774-7871
Coast Watch & Guiding Light Navigation - Daily cruises to Eagle Island, 170 Commercial St, 774-6498
Lucky Catch Lobstering - Experience lobstering first hand. 170 Commercial St, 233-2026
Old Port Mariner Fleet - Scenic Cruises, Whale Watches, Deep Sea Fishing. Long Wharf, Commercial St., 775-0727
Maine Island Kayak Co. Day to 7 day trips. Peaks Island, 776-2373
Portland Headlight & Museum- Maine's oldest lighthouse. Commissioned by George Washington in 1791. Adjacent to Fort Williams Park. Large grounds with picnic facilities and museum on the premises. 1000 Shore Rd. (off Rt. 77) Cape Elizabeth. 799-2661. On a clear day, you can see six area lights.
Downeast Duck Adventures - 117 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101. (207) 774-3825
Portland Walking Tours - 138 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 774-5561
Longfellow House - 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 774-1822
Tate House Museum - 2 Waldo Street, Portland, ME 04102 (207) 774-6177
Victoria Mansion - 109 Danforth Street, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 772-4841
Portland Schooner Co. - Maine State Pier, Portland, ME 04101 (877) 246-6637
Portland Observatory - 138 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 774-5561
Portland Harbor Museum - Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106 (207) 774-5561
Portland Sea Dogs - Hadlock Field, 271 Park Avenue, Portland, ME 04102 (800) 936-DOGS

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Portland Headlight
Portland Headlight - Portland Maine