Portland Vacations & Travel Packages!
Portland is the largest city in the state of Maine in the United States. Scenically situated on Casco Bay, it is a gleaming bubble wrap of many island and coastal communities, and their respective cultures. Portland is home to a superb waterfront, several exciting museums and galleries and a wide list of culinary delicacies. Portland also doubles up as a cultural, dining and shopping destination that would wow you with its walking trails, biking trails and narrow cobblestone streets during your Portland Vacations.
It is advisable to book your Portland vacation packages well in advance to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices. Portland travel packages are a great new way to enjoy your vacation to the max!
The best time to visit Portland is the summer season from June to August. It would be hot and sunny, with mercury soaring to high 70s. This is just the time to enjoy maximum hours along beach and sightseeing.
Places of Interest in Portland
Portland Museum of Art
Maine’s oldest and largest public art institute, the Portland Museum of Art is home to the largest collection of European paintings in the state. It is home to more than 22000 American and European artworks spread over last three centuries, central to which are some paintings by Picasso, Homer, Monet and Renoir plus a collection of 20 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artworks.
Victoria Mansion (or the Morse-Libby House or Morse-Libby Mansion)
Victoria Mansion is a classic example of American residential architecture of the pre-Civil War era in the country. An epitome of mid-19th century aristocratic lifestyle, its posh elegance is a delightful sum of an impressive façade, period furnishings and household amenities. You should also not miss out on its twin sinks, a Turkish smoking room built in Islamic style, a flying staircase and some carved marble fireplaces.
The Wadsworth-Longfellow House is the oldest standing structure on the Portland peninsula and the childhood home of famous American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82). It is a delightful example of 19th century Federal architecture, though a garden was replanted near it in 2007. In this garden stands an old lilac tree and near to this is the Children’s Gate, which was designed by Longfellow’s nephew.