Call us 9am - 9pm Mon - Sun 01342 331798

Search
Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

Portland, Maine Holidays

Nautical charm

For a true taste of nautical culture, Portland, Maine is a city full of maritime heritage and delicious seafood. Offering bustling waterfronts, plenty of fishing excursions and fresh, decadent lobsters dishes, a trip here will be plain sailing. Read more...

Prices correct as at 6pm on 26 Jul 2017. Please call for final price.

Explore the Beauty of Portland Maine

The hub of Maine life, Portland offers a wealth of delights, from historic buildings and cutting-edge art to scenic coastline, fantastic shopping and an incredible food and drink scene. In short, it offers all the perks of urban life but in a compact area and all without the crowds, congestion, expense of much bigger cities.

Portland has a long-standing connection with the sea and vestiges of its once booming maritime trade are still clear today, especially around the atmospheric working wharfs of Commercial Street. In more recent decades, Portland has been busily reinventing itself and is now widely reputed as one of America’s most exciting up-and-coming small cities. This is most evident in the thriving Old Port district, an historic area featuring attractive redbrick buildings, restored warehouses and a lively street culture. Here you’ll find a wealth of hip coffee shops, boutiques and bars lining the bustling waterfront and picturesque cobblestone streets.

Head to Congress Street for an exciting dose of the city’s flourishing art scene. The Portland Museum of Art is not to be missed, but there are countless more galleries, studios and art-inspired tours and events to dive into. Other stand-out cultural venues in Portland’s Art district include the Children’s Museum of Maine, Institute of Contemporary Art, SPACE gallery and copious theatre houses.

Portland is particularly renowned for its exceptionally high concentration of restaurants and watering holes. In fact, it’s become something of a foodie mecca, offering everything from fine dining to tantalising ethnic eats, farm-to-table fare and of course the freshest of seafood. Tuck into great value Vietnamese or Thai, seek out an eco-conscious vegan eatery, feast on lobster and other classic local staples, then wash it down at any number of quality craft breweries.

As a small city nestled on a peninsula in Casco Bay, Portland offers easy access to the great outdoors and all the quintessential aspects of a Maine holiday. Within the city you’ll find acres of trails, cycleways and parkland to explore. Head out to the coast for beautiful beaches, seaside villages, historic forts, lighthouses and spectacular views, all within easy reach of the city. Fast ferries also plough routes between dozens of offshore islands, perfect for those in search of a peaceful retreat.

Top reasons to visit Portland, Maine

  • Big city attractions and sophistication: Beautiful architecture, charming streets and a smattering of excellent galleries, museums and performance spaces
  • Urban thrills and spills: Head to The Old Port district for hundreds of boutiques, coffee shops, microbreweries and vibrant nightlife
  • Food and drink: Portland is home to one of the densest concentrations of restaurants on the East coast. With something to suit every taste and budget, it doesn’t get much more delicious, innovative or diverse
  • Escape is never far away: Take a scenic ride around on the mail boat. This commuter ferry will take you around Casco Bay and past some of the most stunning shoreline scenery

Portland Maine Information

There are a wide variety of things to see and do whilst staying in Portland Maine. Check out our travel guides for some of the highlights, top tips and travel inspiration from our American Sky Experts, along with some essential information you may need for your holiday.



Portland Maine Photo Gallery

Click a thumbnail to enlarge photo.

Portland Maine Weather

Here is a guide to the temperatures throughout the year and current outlook for the next 5 days.

TODAY 16ºC
THU 19ºC
FRI 19ºC
SAT 18ºC
SUN 16ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)
-3ºC
0ºC
4ºC
11ºC
18ºC
22ºC
24ºC
24ºC
18ºC
13ºC
6ºC
-1ºC
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
4
2
3
3
2

Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
-3ºC
2
Feb
0ºC
2
Mar
4ºC
3
Apr
11ºC
3
May
18ºC
3
Jun
22ºC
3
Jul
24ºC
3
Aug
24ºC
4
Sep
18ºC
2
Oct
13ºC
3
Nov
6ºC
3
Dec
-1ºC
2

Back to Top

Get exclusive offers & deals delivered to your inbox

Tell us your holiday preferences and receive special deals and exclusive offers straight to your inbox.

Africa and its outstanding wildlife is our passion. Visit our sister site Africa Sky and let us help you create your dream tailor-made luxury safari.

Click here to visit Africa Sky