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Greater Portland & Casco Bay attractions take visitors to the heart of Maine culture

The charming city of Portland, on Casco Bay, has so many distinctively Maine pleasures and attractions it is hard to know where to begin. The city – smallish and very walkable – has become known as a center of excellent and innovative dining. Nightclubs fill the downtown with original, live music and there’s fun shopping and people-watching in the restored Port district. You can walk about and photographer Portland Head Light in Fort Williams Park or jump on a ferry to getaway islands in the Bay. The city has a fine art museum and equally entrancing children’s museum. Just 20 miles north of Portland is the town of Freeport and the world-famous L.L. Bean, maker of outdoor clothing and gear. Lodging cover the gamut, from a cozy spot for a romantic getaway to a hotel or inn that welcomes your dog!

Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland

94 Commercial Street Portland, ME, 04101 Phone: 207-772-4994 Toll-Free: 800-306-6421

Maine's largest metropolitan area is a diverse city situated on a peninsula jutting out into spectacular, island-studded Casco Bay. Portland is a haven for water-related activities, historic excursions, fairs, festivals, and four-seasons of outdoor pleasures. If you want to get away from it all, Greater Portland has open spaces and an unspoiled landscape that will refresh your spirit and recharge your energies. Friendly people, safe, uncrowded streets, easy access, great shopping, diverse cuisine, premier arts district, spectacular scenery, lots of activities to choose from, tranquil retreats... Greater Portland is where Maine goes to town. Come see why Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called his boyhood home of Portland, Maine a "Jewel By The Sea."