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What to Do in Portland: Must See Attractions

Portland Attractions

You'll soon realise why tourists keep coming back to Portland. No matter your interests or age, there are numerous activities and attractions to dive into. Secure your flights, get your bags packed and get ready to discover this happening city.

If you're ready to explore Portland, sign up for a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and let a friendly guide show you some of the most popular attractions. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our 13 fun activities in Portland are also worth browsing through.

Things to Do in Portland with Kids

If you're going away with the youngsters, there's no shortage of things to do in Portland. These family friendly experiences will put huge smiles on faces young and old:

Free Things to Do in Portland

They say the best things in life are free. Discover the following around Portland:

Maine Jewish Museum - Speak to the staff or curator and learn about the collections exhibited at this museum.

Space Gallery - If you'd love to find out more about the local arts and culture scene, be sure to stop by.

Fort Williams Park - If you'd like to ramp up the fun factor on your break, head straight here.

Center for Cultural Exchange - Architecture lover or not, there's a good chance you'll be impressed by this landmark's modernistic design.

Maine College of Art - If you enjoy delving into the days of old, this is one attraction you shouldn't miss.

Monument Square - Open up your guidebook and find out why this place deserves a spot on your travel itinerary.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - Do some soul searching or simply enjoy the peaceful atmosphere at this religious site.

East End Beach - Inhale the fresh ocean air and watch the waves hit the shore at this stunning coastal spot.

Deering Oaks Park - Grab your blanket, pack some nibbles and find a comfortable spot to relish nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Portland

Downtown Portland

Downtown Portland is known for its captivating waterfront views, and with sights like Cross Insurance Arena and Wadsworth-Longfellow House, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Portland Arts District.


Old Port

Explore the cobblestone streets in Portland’s historic district, which combines a wealth of history with a thoroughly modern city experience.


Pine Point

The beaches and gardens are a few reasons travelers visit Pine Point. Want to see more of the surrounding area? Scarborough Beach State Park and Old Orchard Beach Pier are a few top sights nearby.

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If you're spending some time in Oakdale, Southworth Planetarium and Lucid Stage are top sights worth seeing.


While Stroudwater isn't home to many top sights, Maine Mall and Thompson's Point are some notable places to visit nearby.

Camp Ellis

While Camp Ellis isn't home to many top sights, Old Orchard Beach Pier and Funtown Splashtown USA are some notable places to visit nearby.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Portland on a sunny day?

What should I not miss in Portland?

You'll want to put these things high on your to-do list to get the most out of your visit:

  • Portland Head Light
  • University of Southern Maine
  • Portland Museum of Art
  • Victoria Mansion

Are there cheap things to do in Portland?

If you're eager to make your travel funds last a while, you can't beat an A Walk Through Time in Portland - History Tour.

What can you do in Portland for free?

Your vacation in Portland doesn't have to cost a fortune with free things like these to keep you entertained:

  • University of Southern Maine
  • Maine Mall
  • Higgins Beach
  • Goose Rocks Beach