Local Activities in Portland, Maine

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of shopping, food, and outdoor activities, look no further than Portland, Maine! Ride flexibility is important with so much to do and see, and UhaulCarShare can easily help get you to where you want to go.  Here is our list of top activities in Portland, Maine.

Activities in Portland, ME

Getting Around in Portland, Maine

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Shopping and Nightlife

In need of a shopping spree or a bite to eat? Find unique boutiques in downtown Portland, Maine that offer a variety of clothing and accessories and plenty of places to grab a snack or meal.

Old Port (Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101) – This 19th century district is full of modern boutiques, restaurants, and bars. We know you’ll find the perfect shop that matches your style, that delicious next meal, or your new favorite 21+ drink to enjoy with some friends.

Remember: Drink responsibly! NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE.

  • If you happen to be in Portland on the 2nd Sunday of June, check out the Annual Old Port Festival which is the city’s kickoff to summer. The celebration includes live entertainment, vendors, a parade, and more!

Congress Street (Congress St, Portland, ME 04101) – Found between Chestnut Street and State Street, Congress Street is the heart of Portland, Maine. From shops, to restaurants, to clubs, you are able to find something on this street that will catch your eye. The area is walkable, which means you can easily park at one location and explore what interests you as you go by.

Sights in Portland, MESights

Looking for a scenic outdoor experience, looking to plan a day trip or wanting to learn more about the city? Relax on one of the beautiful beaches or go back in time and discover some of Portland’s history.

Willard Beach (44 Beach St, South Portland, ME 04106) – This is the perfect place to kickback, relax, and soak up some rays. You can enjoy breathtaking views of Cushing Island and Ram Island Light in Casco Bay and take a swim in the ocean.

Fort Gorges (Portland, ME 04106) – Are you a history or military buff? Fort Gorges was built from 1858 to 1864. Unfortunately, the fort became obsolete before the U.S. military even got to use it. Today, tourists and locals are able to visit the fort and take a tour explaining its interesting history.

Arts and Sports

Shopping and sightseeing not for you? No worries, you can enjoy the galleries of the art museum or catch a game at the stadium. There are activities in Portland, Maine for everyone.

Portland Museum of Art (7 Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101) – Wanting to find your inner artist? There is no better place to view a collection than at the oldest art institute in Maine.  Known for their extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, everyone is sure to enjoy their journey through the Portland Museum of Art.

Tip: Admission to the Museum is FREE Friday evenings from 4pm – 8pm.

Hadlock Field (271 Park Ave, Portland, ME 04102) – Catch a foul ball at the home of the Portland Sea Dogs, the city’s Minor League team. The field is also used by two area high school baseball teams- the Portland Bulldogs and Deering Rams. So, if you’re looking for a game to catch, look no further than Hadlock field.

If you’re looking for some fun experiences in Portland, Maine be sure to take a look at our favorite activities and let UhaulCarShare help you get there.

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