My spouse and I are planning to travel to Portland, Maine for a one-week vacation this summer. Will we have a good time? Is our planned route insane?
We are in our late 20s-early 30s, but not really into beaches, partying, etc. We enjoy visiting historic sites, museums, good restaurants, shopping, etc. We'd also be interested in seeing shows (music, comedy, theater, or other performance art). However, outdoor activities like hiking, sailing, rock climbing, etc. are all out. I have some literature someone picked up for me during their trip to Portland last year, and it looks nice, but will there be enough for us to do for a week, or will be be getting bored and thinking of heading home early?
We're planning to be there August 16-21, plus all or part of the weekend either before or after this week. I've tried looking at events calendars, but either nothing is going on that week, or it hasn't been listed yet. Do you know of anything that might be happening that week? It also looks like we'll be missing the Lobster Festival, but I assume in Maine, it's a lobster festival pretty much year-round compared to most places.
I found a couple previous posts (1
) with lots of recommendations for restaurants and activities, but they're a couple years old, so maybe there's some new places or maybe some of these don't exist anymore. Recommendations for specific places to stay, eat, and visit are greatly appreciated!
To add another bit of interest to the trip, we plan to take US Route 202 from our home in southeastern Pennsylvania all the way to Portland. Coming home I'm sure we'll take a more reasonable route (e.g. I-95), but we thought it would be fun to be able to say we've driven almost the entire length of Rt. 202 (no, we will not be driving to its terminus in Bangor, ME). Is this totally nuts? Is it worth it, or is it mostly going to be annoying local driving?
Sorry for asking anonymously, but I have had issues in the past with people from the internet tracking me down while on vacation, so I'm paranoid now about posting my plans and whereabouts.
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