Greater Portland

Portland is a harbour city nestled on a peninsula in Casco Bay, with great shopping and restaurants. Seafood is a speciality, particularly lobster. Eating freshly-cooked lobster at a “lobster shack” on the waterfront is a treat to remember.

The Old Port district has a myriad of pubs and coffee shops and great nightlife or take a walk down Congress Street, heart of the art district with institutions like Merrill Auditorium and the State Theatre and the Portland Museum of Art as well as countless other galleries in the area.

Neighbouring towns such as Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Falmouth and Yarmouth have a more relaxed, smaller town vibe and make Greater Portland a great blend of the traditional and the new. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Freeport, a true shoppers’ paradise. Home to around 200 outlets and retail stores, the most famous being the flagship store of L L Bean but where you can also walk by the shore of Casco Bay and look for osprey.

Please accept my thanks for organising our trip to New England etc. All arrangements worked exactly as arranged and we were particularly pleased with the standard of hotels used.
The itinerary too was good and we loved Kennebunkport, Stowe and Jackson. We were well looked after in all locations, although slightly less so at Von Trapp hotel that was less personal because of their size, but the experience itself was welcome.

Mr Burns - Travelled to New England