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June 13

Things to do in Portland, Maine

A friend and I are flying to Portland, Maine, for a few days in August. Tickets are cheap and this is just a chance to get out of town in August. What are some things we might do? I like the ocean but am not a beach bather. Happy to hear about your favorite things to see and do in Portland or nearby.
posted by swheatie around Portland, ME at 11:24 AM - 14 answers

September 28, 2023

TravelFilter: Portland, Maine (and surrounds) things to do, see, eat

We are going to Portland, Maine for a weekend in October. We plan to go for a drive to see foliage (and we are willing to do a long drive for that), but what else should we do, see and eat? Snowflake details inside! [more inside]
posted by rednikki around Portland, ME at 7:50 AM - 20 answers has best

August 18, 2023

Downeast Maine vacation tips

Going to downeast Maine (Acadia to Lubec). Looking for interesting, not run of the mill activities and scenic attractions for two non-hiker or kayaker, bookish folks. Good food and good brewery recs a plus, as well as diversions during the drive from Portsmouth NH area.
posted by aught around Machias, ME at 5:56 PM - 8 answers has best

February 17, 2023

Vacation in Maine

Along with Acadia NP, what are some nice places to visit along coastal Maine in early October? [more inside]
posted by jabo around Maine at 6:27 PM - 10 answers

August 21, 2022

Day Trips From Bar Harbor Maine

My wife and I will be camping for 5 nights in Bar Harbor in mid-September - planning to spend most of our time exploring Acadia, but open to a fun day trip if anybody has suggestions. I'd probably want to limit the driving part of the day trip to no more than 2 hours each way if we are going to a specific place.
posted by COD around Bar Harbor, ME at 1:44 PM - 12 answers

June 3, 2022

Vacation Tips Near Eastport, Maine

What should I do in/around Eastport, Maine next week? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield around Maine at 11:42 AM - 8 answers

October 2, 2021

Portland, Maine: restaurants with outdoor seating + what to do

We'll be in Portland, Maine (not Oregon!) this week and because of COVID are hoping to find restaurants with outdoor seating, so we don't have to eat takeout in a park every day twice a day. We like all kinds of food but lean toward inexpensive hearty food for every-day eating vs fancy meals. Any recommendations? Also, any must-see or must-do things, or anything fun going on this week and next weekend in Portland, or within a 1 hour drive? [more inside]
posted by around Portland, ME at 12:10 PM - 13 answers

June 9, 2021

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 - 19 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