Arts and Culture Galore
The music scene is also hot in Portland. Venues such as the Port City Music Hall, the State Theatre, and One Longfellow Square provide almost daily entertainment that suits all tastes. Talent ranges from the upbeat brass of “Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds” to the earthy sounds of Bob Dylan, truly something for everyone.
Perhaps a trip to a museum is more in line with your vacation plans. Don’t miss the Portland Museum of Art. The PMA collection contains paintings by Renoir, Cassatt and Winslow Homer. And that’s the short list! Stop by to see the rest.
Portland is also home to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and the nationally famous Museum of African Culture.
Yes, Even Something for the Sports Enthusiast
Last but not least, Portland is also a terrific sports town. Many current members of the Boston Red Sox began their careers with the double A Portland Sea Dogs. The Sea Dogs play a full schedule of baseball each summer. Seats are tough to get so be sure to reserve your tickets in advance.
Portland also boasts an exciting professional hockey team, the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. The Pirates are affiliates of the Florida Panther system. The player you see tonight at the Cross Ice Arena may be playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs a few weeks from now for the Panthers!
There is still time to plan your vacation for the summer of 2016. Visit Portland, Maine and enjoy an exceptional opportunity to experience all that the finest city on the Eastern Seaboard has to offer.