Portland, Maine Cruise Port
Portland is the largest city in Maine, United States. It is an old harbor and therefore it is rich in history and cultural diversity. There are plenty of activities that go on at the Old Port waterfront including fishing wharves, and warehouses that have been converted into shops and restaurants. It was originally called ‘Machigonne’ by Native Americans. Portland became the capital of Maine in 1820, and it is the state’s largest port with the main economic activities being fishing, agriculture, and manufacturing. It is easy to get around the city as there are different means of transportation that can be used to navigate through it. These include buses, trains, taxis and ferry services. Below are some of the recommended experiences, attractions, and activities that visitors could enjoy after cruising to Portland, Maine:
The region is famous for its exciting kayaking destinations, especially around Casco Bay where it is possible to rent a sea kayak or a paddleboard and explore the many islands within. There are also certified kayaking instructors who offer a good learning opportunity for first-timers.
Art lovers would find pleasure in visiting the Portland Museum of Art, which has a rich variety of artefacts, sculptures and paintings among other things. Alternatively, visitors can visit the numerous little galleries around the city that showcase works by local artists.
Portland has plenty of places where visitors can enjoy a quick bite or a romantic evening. These include the numerous restaurants that are lined up along the Old Port or around the town. There are also numerous food trucks, which are convenient and pocket-friendly.
Tourists can take a tour of the interesting sites in the city while riding bicycles, which has been suggested by many as the best means through which one can see the city in just about forty minutes without making any stopovers.