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June 9

Luggage storage in Portland, Maine

Mr Joleta and I are returning to Portland, Maine on July 10 from an American Cruise Lines cruise. All passengers need to be off the ship by 8:30am, but our plane doesn't leave until 2pm. [more inside]
posted by Joleta around Portland, ME at 11:35 AM - 5 answers

May 2, 2020

RV rental in Maine

We are thinking about doing an RV vacation this summer as it may be the safest and easiest way to do a small amount of travel. We live in southern Maine and would be heading up north, a little camping, biking, etc depending on what is open. I [more inside]
posted by silsurf around Maine at 4:42 AM - 5 answers

January 5, 2020

Where to relax for a week in coastal Maine?

Where should I rent a house for a week of hiking, lobster, and fun in coastal Maine? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield around Maine at 5:55 PM - 9 answers has best

August 1, 2019

Parking in Portland, ME in the summer

I will staying on Peaks Island, off Portland, Maine, for a week mid-August, renting a cottage. My daughter will be driving up and staying with me for a few days mid-week. She'll need to put her car somewhere in Portland for up to 4 days. [more inside]
posted by primate moon around Portland, ME at 5:11 PM - 5 answers

October 2, 2018

A Week in Maine

What not to miss during a week in Maine. [more inside]
posted by freshwater around Maine at 6:17 AM - 9 answers has best

March 1, 2018

Family Vacation in Maine?

We are thinking about going to coastal Maine for our family summer vacation. We've never been there. Do you have any recommended towns/areas that we should look at? [more inside]
posted by Mid around Maine at 9:56 AM - 20 answers

February 26, 2018

Portland, ME Advice/University of Southern Maine

Hi everyone, I'm currently reconsidering relocating to Portland, ME to study a 1 year program at the University of Southern Maine. I do not have a car and don't plan to get one during school, and although I've asked someone familiar with the area and have researched online, I wanted to ask here in case any previous USM students or locals might have more insight. [more inside]
posted by dancer4life around Portland, ME at 9:49 AM - 9 answers

January 18, 2018

Off-season honeymoon in Kennybunk, ME

I'm getting married in just a few weeks and we're going to Kennybunk, ME for our honeymoon. I'm not familiar with the area especially off-season, and was wondering if some locals would share secrets in the area, including Portland, ME. We'll be there for three days. Thanks in advance for your awesome and fun suggestions.
posted by Draccy around Kennebunk, ME at 6:24 PM - 13 answers has best

April 10, 2017

Whale Watching/Island Hopping Boat Rides Near Bar Harbor, ME in April

We booked a last minute 10th anniversary trip to Bar Harbor, ME last night, hoping to fulfill my "dream" to go whale watching. The cursory internet search said whale watching begins in mid-April, but nothing seems to open before mid-May. It doesn't specifically have to be in Bar Harbor, but within reasonable driving distance. Of course any other off the beaten path suggestions are welcome. It seems a lot is still closed in mid-April so year round ideas would be very much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by khyaiin around Bar Harbor, ME at 11:27 AM - 7 answers has best

October 7, 2016

Pub I can eat/watch the Sunday debate in Westbrook,Portland Maine?

I'm going to Westbrook/Portland, Maine for work and arriving on Sunday. I'm staying near the airport. Any suggestions for a place where I can eat which will have the debate on? [more inside]
posted by Spumante around Portland, ME at 2:28 AM - 4 answers has best

August 14, 2016

What beachy place on the U.S. east coast can I go alone but feel safe?

Looking for hotel or AirBnB recommendations walking distance from a beach. Snowflakes: female going by myself (no travel groups/guides, please); seeking a balance of safety+pleasantness between empty (would feel too unsafe to doze, walk at sunrise) and unpleasantly packed; I don't drive so need paid/free conveyance from airport/train station to hotel/beach/groceries. [more inside]
posted by rollcredits around Maine at 3:09 AM - 38 answers

July 21, 2016

Where you stop overnight on road trip from NJ to Bar Harbor, ME?

Driving from Northern NJ to Bar Harbor ME in late august (peak tourism!), and trying to find a good place to spend the night on the way up. [more inside]
posted by malphigian around Maine, ME at 2:14 PM - 20 answers has best

July 11, 2016

Where should I hike in the American Southwest?

I want to hike for 3-4 days in a desert in the American Southwest - where should I go, where can I see the most beauty, and is early September a bad time for this? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice around Southwest Harbor, ME at 7:59 AM - 22 answers

May 30, 2016

Dogs on vacation in Winter Harbor/Acadia Maine

What to do with 2 hound mixes for a week in and around Winter Harbor, Maine, in July? We're booked into a dog-friendly tiny house on the ocean in Winter Harbor, and I've been reading up on Acadia. We'd like to include the dogs as much as possible in our jaunts around the area. One is reliable offleash and the other is probably not. (No intention of going offleash anywhere it's not legal or without permission from the owner/caretaker.) Hikes in Acadia are the obvious choice, but what else is there? How dog-friendly is the area in general? [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie around Maine, ME at 1:11 PM - 5 answers has best

May 24, 2016

Best coastal camping in Maine?

My sister is going to do some solo camping in Maine this summer, and would love to be as close to the coast/beach as possible. Favorite campgrounds? [more inside]
posted by ORthey around Maine, ME at 8:06 PM - 4 answers

May 22, 2016

Bookable signs/marquees in Maine?

I would like to have an important birthday message displayed on a sign or marquee in a town within 5-10 miles of the highway, somewhere between the Vermont/Maine state line and Portland/Falmouth, ME. Difficulty level: this coming weekend-ish (May 29-June 1)! Do you have a Hail Mary you could throw my way? Thanks in advance.
posted by unknowncommand around Maine, ME at 5:54 PM - 5 answers

March 2, 2016

Long weekend in Portland, ME in March

Planning a short trip to Portland and would love some advice on veg-friendly restaurants, things to do in the off-season, and more. [more inside]
posted by spectacularicity around Portland, ME at 9:38 AM - 4 answers has best

October 6, 2015

Things to do in Portland, ME, in October

We will be hiking in the White Mountains starting next week, but want to take a day trip to Portland to see the ocean and do [other things you can suggest]. [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit around Portland, ME at 8:20 AM - 10 answers

September 12, 2015

Maine in September?

I am going to Maine for about 4 days in a couple weeks (Sept 24th) and I have no idea what to wear in Maine in September. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven around Portland, ME at 6:59 AM - 9 answers

August 17, 2015

What to eat, see and do in the "other" Portland

We will be spending a few days in Portland, Maine, at the end of August. What should we do? Where should we eat? What shouldn't we miss? [more inside]
posted by dersins around Portland, ME at 7:17 AM - 30 answers has best