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Portland Attractions

You'll soon discover why people flock to Portland. Regardless of your interests or age, there are loads of attractions and activities to sink your teeth into. Book your flights and hotel, get your suitcase packed and get ready to explore this marvelous metropolis.

If you're ready to explore Portland, join one of the top tours & day trips on offer, and let a local expert show you some of the most popular attractions. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our 30 fun activities in Portland are also worth checking out.

Things to Do in Portland with Kids

There's nothing better than spending quality time together with the family. Portland has a fabulous selection of family friendly experiences that the whole gang will like:

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

Known for its culinary delights, inspiring art and live music, the heart of Maine’s largest city is an exciting location.



Take a self-guided tour of this town to discover a New England house inspired by the grandeur of Milan’s cathedral, with many more attractions too.

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Old Port

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


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Portland on a sunny day?

A Half-Day Guided Sea Kayak Tour in Casco Bay and a City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Maine are fantastic outdoor experiences that'll tempt you out of your hotel.

What should I not miss in Portland?

Put these attractions at the top of your must-do list to get the most out of your trip:

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

What can you do in Portland for free?

Your getaway in Portland needn't break the bank with free attractions like these to discover:

  • University of Southern Maine
  • Maine Mall
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Higgins Beach