What Is There to Do in Portland, Maine?


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Portland, Maine, has many activity options, such as touring the city on Portland's more than 70 miles of bike trails, dining at a number of authentic Maine seafood restaurants, water sports, boat tours, brewery tours and an assortment of independent coffee shops and beer gardens. Portland also has a vibrant art community, with galleries open daily and an art walk held on the first Friday of each month.

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Central Portland's Congress Street is one of the city's more lively areas and the center of Portland's art community. It also offers a variety of shopping. Portland's historic area, known as Old Port, is popular among tourists and known for its salty breezes, ice cream shops and tourist stores. Water sports include kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing. Rental equipment is available for all of these activities. Those wishing to see Maine's coast can enjoy a tour by boat. There are several schooners that offer sailing tours and a ferry that takes sightseers to Peaks Island. Portland has many breweries that offer tours, which include beer samples. Portland is the largest city in Maine. As of 2013, the city proper has a population of 66,318, and the metro area has a population of 203,910.

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