A gorgeous New England town filled with historic streets and scenic river walks, the east coast Portland is often mistaken by the larger west coast city in Oregon, though the Maine edition is its own underrated getaway filled with charms worth noticing. With only one train station in town, public transportation is a sparse luxury in Portland. Get taken care of with a ride that takes care of you, choosing between a private sedan perfect for exploring waterside eateries & shops in slow motion, as much as the efficiency of a taxi drop-off to the Portland Exposition Building downtown. Business travelers also looking to catch their flight at Portland International Jetport should reserve a room on Maine Mall Road for shuttles, or stay across the street from the facility on Jetport Boulevard, choosing between popular classics like Hilton Garden Inn and Embassy Suites.
Take the day slow by taking your time at each of Portland’s most acclaimed corners, moving from the iconic sunrise at the Eastern Promenade to classic afternoons under the classic Italian-villa style roof of the Victoria Mansion on Danforth Street. Keep up with the sights by exploring the famous Old Port neighborhood as well, home to cobblestone streets and some of the city’s best eateries on Market Street, not to mention classic views of passerby from the benches in Parkside. Grab a bite to eat after an iconic show at the ornate State Theater on Congress Street, choosing between the late-night Thai at Boca nearby or going simple with a 24-hour meal at Denny’s. End the evening with a relaxing walk across Back Cove Trail, looking forward to darkened views of Back Cove while staying close to the city’s hushed midnight buzz .