Cobblestone streets, salty ocean air, boutiques and eateries aplenty characterize Portland’s historic Old Port district. Portland is Maine’s largest city(but still quant) and boasts a working waterfront representing Maine’s roots in a robust fishing community. You will also find a vibrant city of small business owners whose stores, galleries and restaurants represent the true heart of what it means to be a Mainer: hard work, fine craftsmanship and pride in representing our unique state. Enjoy plenty of fine art, award-winning chefs and some of the best shopping experiences where you can support independent stores. Portland is New England’s largest seaport and second largest fishing port meaning there’s access to some of the world’s best seafood, from the famed lobster to sea scallops, clams, and oysters, fresh off the boat.
You can explore the many surrounding islands by ferry or a by one of the many guided tours that are offered. Take a boat tour on Maine’s lobster boat The Lucky Catch.