Destinations

5 Portland attractions visitors and locals love

September 13, 2017 / New England

Spring semester is here, and Portland has something for everyone. Don’t get your nose stuck in a book—let Uber help you unlock all that the city has to offer.

 

Fun things to do in Portland

 

Old Port

Located in the heart of downtown Portland, the city’s Old Port neighborhood offers the quaint and cobblestoned streets of Maine’s past. From shopping to dining, there are endless ways to fill up your time while wandering around one of the city’s most notable neighborhoods.

Where: Market Street, Portland, ME

 

Casco Bay Islands

These scenic islands are just a short ferry ride from downtown Portland. Explore the Casco Bay Islands for great hiking and cycling, or head to the bustling Peaks Island for sandy beaches, an artist community, and inviting restaurants.

Where: Casco Bay Islands, ME

 

Brewery Tours

For the 21+ crowd, touring and sampling at one of Portland’s numerous microbreweries is a great way to spend an afternoon. Head to the Allagash Brewing Company for a well-established brewer, or visit Rising Tide Brewing to try out a local up-and-comer.

Where: Industrial Way, Portland, ME

 

Portland Museum of Art

The largest and oldest public art institution in Maine, Portland Museum of Art offers visitors over 17,000 pieces to comb through.

Where: 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME

 

Cape Elizabeth

Just south of the city lies Cape Elizabeth,  a picturesque town that is home to the famous Portland Head Light. In addition to the famous lighthouse, the town also features a second lighthouse (lighthouse tour anyone?) and the beautiful Fort Williams Park for soaking in the seaside atmosphere.

Where: Cape Elizabeth, ME

 

Eat the town

Portland cuisine entails much more than your average Maine lobster roll—in fact, the city has become famous for its thriving food scene. From Fore Street, that was pioneering farm-to-table before it was cool, to Duckfat’s specialty fries (fried in,what else, duck fat), there are endless eateries to excite your tastebuds.

Where: Portland, ME

 

Portland has plenty to offer from ocean vistas, to arts, to some of the best cuisine around. Get out and explore.