Portland – 72 hours in style
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Day 1: Portland for 3 nights
Pick up car at Portland airport
1 double room, city view, VAT taxes included at Portland Harbor Hotel****
The hotel is 400 m from Wadsworth Longfellow House, 500 m from Portland Downtown Historic District and 600 m from Victoria Mansion.
It offers a restaurant and a fitness centre,. ree WiFi access is available in this luxury hotel.
Flat-screen TVs are included in every guestroom, as well as a refrigerator and desk. Some rooms include a sofa, spa bath and a view.
Private convenient parking underground and free bikes!
Portland International Jetport Airport is 4 km away.
Explore Commercial Street area, get off the main street to discover the wharves and docks where seaweed dries on racks and gulls poke around nets and lobster pots.
Take a look inside Harbor Fish Market, a local landmark since the 1800s.
Check out Browne Trading Company, where you can stock up on grand crus, caviar, sea urchins and the finest seafood!
Have dinner at Chaval, the Spanish word for “little kid,” enjoy their Spanish and Portuguese revisited cuisine.
Start your day with the extraordinarily moist doughnuts at The Holy Donut, at the Exchange Street location, try their special flavors like blueberry and maple bacon.
Take the ferry to Peaks Island. The roughly 40-minute round trip will reward you with a bracing view of busy Casco Bay and Portland’s harbor.
Rent a bike and explore East Bayside. Go on a one hour trail, Back Cove Trail.
Make a stop for a refreshing kombucha at Urban Farm Fermentory.
Have lunch in Honey Paw’s where East-meets-New England. We recommend their lobster won tons and their smoked lamb khao soi. Sip one of their wonderful cocktails!
If you are in a more classic New England mood, head to Eventide Oyster Co. for the best sea food and buttery lobster rolls and raw bar in town.
Spend the rest of the afternoon at the Portland Museum of Art designed by I. M. Pei & Partners and opened in 1983.
Discover American artists with Maine connections, including Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, and Edward Hopper but also major European painters such as Picasso, Matisse, Monet, and many more.
Have dinner at Piccolo and enjoy central and southern Italy cuisine. The ever-changing menu offers fresh and rustic dishes.
Head to Cape Elizabeth’s Portland Headlight is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Cape Elizabeth, Maine is also home to the 94-acre Fort Williams Park, where you’ll find ruins of an old fort that housed troops in World Wars I and II.
At Two Lights State Park, you can view Casco Bay and the two lighthouses for which the park is named. One of these towers was the subject of Edward Hopper’s famous painting, « Lighthouse at Two Lights. » At Crescent Beach State Park, you can go swimming, boating or fishing. It is a popular spot for families because the crescent shape of the mile-long beach keeps big waves at bay.
Fort Williams Park is located at 1000 Shore Road in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. Admission is free and parking is available within the park.
Have lunch at the Lobster shack in Port Elizabeth : http://lobstershacktwolights.com/
Go for a walk on the long sandy beach of Pine Point.
Have dinner at Miyake. We love their torched uni (sea urchin) with mascarpone.
Drop off car at Portland airport
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