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The destination of Portland is a great choice if you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids. The entertainment, museums, and theaters are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Fly into Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), which is the closest airport, or Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is located 23.2 mi (37.3 km) from the city center. Portland has 130 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where to stay.
Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:
Quality Suites - Offers an indoor pool, free parking, and free buffet breakfast. Guests like the clean rooms and quiet location at this 2.5-star hotel.
Best Western Merry Manor Inn - Features a children's pool, a restaurant, and free parking. This 2.5-star hotel is popular with guests for its central location.
Days Inn by Wyndham Airport/Maine Mall - Offers an indoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort at this 2-star hotel.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland - Features an indoor pool, 2 restaurants, and free parking. This 3-star hotel is popular with guests for its overall comfort.
You're probably hoping for good weather for your family vacation. You can use these tips to plan when to grab the kids and head to Portland.
While you and your family are visiting Portland, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Children's Museum of Maine. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities like Portland Museum of Art, Victoria Mansion, and Portland Observatory.Portland is also known for its:
If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from Portland Transportation Center, Old Orchard Beach Station, or Saco Transportation Center. Portland might not have many public transit choices so consider renting a car to explore more.