June 12, 2024

New England Journey

Admire the structure, go island hopping, and eat lobster.

Waves crash against the rocks at Portland Head Light in Maine.
Waves crash in opposition to the rocks at Portland Head Gentle in South Portland, Maine. AP Picture/Michael Dwyer

When contemplating locations for a protracted weekend getaway, Portland, Maine is “a no brainer,” in line with Males’s Journal.

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The town’s walkability makes planning an itinerary simple, the publication wrote in a latest journey function highlighting the very best issues to do over a three-day weekend.

The highest Portland attraction is East Finish Seaside, a “quintessential slice of city Maine shoreline,” the publication wrote earlier than highlighting many extra meals and beverage and exercise choices.

On day one, Males’s Journal recommends exploring the Portland Museum of Artwork and admiring the Outdated Port historic district structure.

“Stroll alongside Center Avenue for one of many best-preserved Victorian blocks in Maine,” in line with the publication.

For meals, guests can’t go mistaken at Smalls, The Holy Donut, Becky’s Diner, Gilbert’s Chowder Home, or Leeward, in line with Males’s Journal.

“Then spend the remainder of the afternoon strolling up and down the piers and wharves off Industrial Avenue and taking within the views off the ends of Maine State Pier, Customized Home Wharf, and Portland Fish Pier,” the publication wrote.

On day two, go island hopping on Casco Bay Traces, wrote the publication.

“Choose one or two islands to discover, generally by golf cart, or do the entire three-hour tour by stowing away on Casco’s mail boat — first departure is 10 a.m. You’ll get photo-worthy views and perceive what it takes to navigate the waters right here,” wrote Males’s Journal.

When hungry, cease at Sisters Gourmand Deli or Duckfat, then seize a beer at Brickyard Hole Brewing, the publication really helpful.

On day three, guests ought to do a self-guided pub crawl or e-book one with Brews Cruise, “which handles all of the driving whereas introducing you to a few of the greatest beermakers on the town — and, extra importantly, their beers,” wrote the publication.

Lastly, it’s time for, what else, lobster, and the very best lobster rolls are served at Portland Lobster Firm and Luke’s Lobster Portland Pier, Males’s Journal wrote.

Take a look at extra suggestions for Portland at Males’s Journal.