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We spent several hours waundering around the Old Port area. You can find everything from handmade crafts to wholesale sea food. It is very close to the cruise ship docks, which makes it nice for sight seeing.
Lots of tourist shops, but also some fine clothing stores and other interesting shops, places to eat lobster, pretty historic area. Lots of tours of the bay and city are available. Easy to access many services.
Not sure what I was expecting but we found this area to be quite dull and not all that fun to walk around. There were a lot of sketchy people and while we did pop into a few shops we just weren't all that impressed.
One of the challenges of cruising is finding information on the city you are visiting. Is their anything within walking distance of the ship! Usually the answer is NO!
In Portland the answer is YES! You exit the terminal and you are right there! Go...More
While the area is unique and nicely maintained, once you move from the water area, you’ll find yourself in a vast collection of small shops SO, if shopping is your thing - you’ll LOVE it.
We enjoyed the old port area where you could see...More
This is a great area to walk around in to see the old harbor - as well as the new stuff. The area is loaded with historic wharfs, great restaurants (try Scales if you have the time andmoney). Kids will love it and adults will...More
We had a great time in Old Port, our hotel was just 2 blocks away from the docks and we could walk almost everywhere we wanted to go. We highly recommend taking the reasonably priced Discovery Land and Sea Tours--the employees are friendly, helpful, and...More
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So much depends on the dog and on what you want to do while you are in the Old Port. The Old Port area is famed for its diverse places to shop, dine, and drink. A dog may more OK for some, less OK for others. Exchange... More
So much depends on the dog and on what you want to do while you are in the Old Port. The Old Port area is famed for its diverse places to shop, dine, and drink. A dog may more OK for some, less OK for others. Exchange Street, in Old Port's heart, has two pocket parks; another is on Commercial Street near Casco Bay Lines. In high season, local summer traffic can be intense at times, both on sidewalks and on streets, and it's not limited just to rush hour times, but extends well into evenings. Early June should be a little less thronged than other summer months. Best of luck to you!
You'll have a wonderful time in Bangor as well as Portland. There are trolleys in Portland that do a combination 1-2 hour trolley trip through the historic spots of Portland which are tremendously informative and cover the... More
You'll have a wonderful time in Bangor as well as Portland. There are trolleys in Portland that do a combination 1-2 hour trolley trip through the historic spots of Portland which are tremendously informative and cover the entire town in an open-air trolley. They do a short 15 minute stop at one of the best lighthouses surrounded by wonderful gardens... you can even get a lobster roll there at one of the food stands. Then, the boat trip provides a cruise which shows you all of the lighthouses from the ocean-side. It has clean bathrooms, a bar with mixed drinks/beer/wine/soft drinks and light snacks. You can sit outside or inside. In all cases, the views are great. Check my reviews on Portland and Bangor for more details.