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The Westin Portland Harborview
157 High Street · PortlandMaine04101 · United States  • Phone: (207) 775-5411
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Things to do in Portland Maine

Restore the body and expand the mind in Portland Maine where you will never run out of interesting things to do. When setting out to explore from the Westin Portland Harborview hotel, you'll find exciting options for shopping, entertainment, theaters, parks, museums, skiing and some of New England's newest and most innovative local Portland restaurants.

Our suggestions of things to do in Portland Maine:

Entertainment things to do Entertainment Venues
Catch a concert or enjoy Portland's very own symphony orchestra at our various entertainment venues. Take in professional theater, dance troupes and repertory opera company.
  • Cross Insurance Arena (formerly Cumberland County Civic Center)
  • State Theatre
  • Portland Stage
  • Port City Music Hall
  • Merrill Auditorium

Check the Portland Downtown District Calendar of Events page for upcoming events.

Museums things to do Museums
Portland's museums and galleries offer entertainment and education for the whole family.
  • Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
  • Maine Historical Society 
  • Museum of African Culture 
  • Portland Museum of Art 
  • Victoria Mansion
  • The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum
  • International Cryptozoology Museum

Courtesy Greater Portland Convention + Visitors Bureau

Known as the "lighthouse state", Maine's coastline is punctuated with more than 60 unique lighthouses.

  • Portland Head Lighthouse
  • Spring Point Light 
  • Portland Headlight 
  • Cape Elizabeth Light 
  • Portland Breakwater Light

Courtesy Greater Portland Convention + Visitors Bureau
Parks & Beaches
Maine is home to more than 45 state parks and beaches. Whether biking, hiking or catching some sun there's a park or beach for you.
  • Crescent Beach State Park
  • Two Lights State Park
  • Scarborough Beach State Park
  • Wolfes Neck State Park
  • Sebago Lake State Park
  • Ferry Beach State Park
  • Peaks Island
  • Bradbury Mountain

Courtesy Greater Portland Convention + Visitors Bureau

Engage in some retail therapy at unique shops and boutiques. The Old Port District, a short 10 minute walk from the hotel, is lined with one-of-a-kind boutiques that feature Maine-made and imported goods. Stroll the cobblestone streets and find shop and galleries, specialty shops and gifts for dog lovers, cooks and fashionistas. Sample the local tourmaline jewelry, then sample a refreshment from a local coffee shop.

Outlets more your style? Freeport and Kittery are a quick drive away.


Courtesy Greater Portland Convention + Visitors Bureau
Water Activities
  • Casco Bay Cruise Lines
  • Portland Schooner Company
  • Lucky Catch Cruises
  • Portland Paddle
Mini Golf & Bowling
  • Pirates Cove
  • Maine Mini Golf
  • Cascade Golf Center
  • Schooner Mini Golf
  • Bayside Bowl 
  • Yankee Lanes
  • Big 20 Candlepin Bowling
Waterparks & Family Fun
  • Funtown/Splashtown USA
  • Aquaboggan
  • Victory Lane Indoor Karting
  • Chuck E. Cheese