Are you looking for unique things to do in Portland Maine? From free things to Romantic things I’m sharing What to do in Portland Maine in the Summer
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Last week we visited Portland Maine and found some super unique things to do that were family friendly and fun. My husband is originally from this area of Maine but it had been so long since he had played tourist that I picked my friends brain too on what to do in the Portland Maine area.
According to the Business Insider they call Maine “Vacationland”. I’d believe it!
What to do in Portland Maine in the Summer
Summer time is prime time on the East Coast and it sure doesn’t disappoint to visit during prime time! It might be a bit more expensive to travel or be a little more congested in some areas but the weather doesn’t disappoint and the views don’t either. It’s hands down one of the most beautiful spots to visit in the summer time. I’m blessed to say that because I’ve visited during the summer four times over the last five years.
I’m sharing our top 5 Unique things to do from our time in Portland Maine:
1 – Visit Cape Elizabeth
I know it goes without saying that this is the most iconic area that features the beautiful Portland Head Light. There is no entry fee to get into Fort Williams and it’s a lovely area. Plan on exploring and taking the day here for some beautiful views.
2- Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
This is a beautiful lighthouse where you can walk out on the breakwater and since it’s staffed, voluntarily, by the SMCC campus the tours aren’t as reliable. While we were there the tour wasn’t available…but I hear it’s worth it!
3- Bug Light Lighthouse
Is a super cute lighthouse with great views of downtown Portland. Plan on taking a picnic so you can enjoy the views, weather and to watch the sun set.
4- Walk Downtown
You will not be disappointed by parking and getting out of your car to roam the streets of the Old Port and hop in and out of some of the most adorable shops. Take your time and enjoy the downtown atmosphere.
5- Drive around the local places
We loved going through some of the local neighborhoods and admiring the architecture and homes. Seeing some of the views that these locals enjoy each and everyday just might make me a bit jealous!
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little three year old preschooler, Miss E, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses! Follow me at: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST