Visitor's Guide 2022-2023

URBANSPIRIT, NATURAL SOUL A beautiful marriage between the beating heart of the city and the cleansing breath of wide open spaces makes Greater Portland a destination for whatever sparks your joy each day.

P erched on Casco Bay, Greater Portland offers up …plus a whole lot more! Time and again Maine’s largest metropolitan area leads “Top Places” and “Best of” lists for everything you’d expect from the Maine coast…

19th-century architecture, landmarks, and adventurous spirit. NewMainers— immigrants and refugees fromAfrica, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia, as well as transplants from throughout the U.S.—are infusing Greater Portland with fresh perspectives and the best aspects of their cultures. Portland offers some of the most accessible access to neighboring islands ( just a ferry ride away), historic forts, and lighthouses in all of Maine. Greater Portland is home to seven lighthouses, silent testaments to Maine’s enduring

It seems impossible that a single seaside city could offer so much. And yet, the Greater Portland region is a tribute to diversity in a city of contrasts—where high-tech companies innovate in historic landmarks, and laptop millenials start their day sharing coffee with lobstermen. HenryWadsworth Longfellow’s “City by the Sea,” once a trading and fishing settlement, has expanded into a thriving metro area, yet maintains much of its

vacation destinations in the U.S., and even worldwide. Greater Portland’s vibrant arts scene, exceptional shopping, gourmet cuisine, and fabulous outdoor recreation are only matched by its breathtaking natural surroundings.

Ferries and festivals. Mansions and microbrews. Art walks and wine talks.


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