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Go Boston Card
"Choose free entry to over 40 unique attractions and tours in Boston and its surrounds then let your Go Boston Card do the rest. You'll receive discounts and special offers on shopping dining and activities plus a 69-page guidebook to help you plan your Boston vacation. The Go Boston Card leaves you in control allowing you to have the best customized experience possible. The Go Boston Card is available for one two
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Go Boston Card
"Choose free entry to over 40 unique attractions and tours in Boston and its surrounds then let your Go Boston Card do the rest. You'll receive discounts and special offers on shopping dining and activities plus a 69-page guidebook to help you plan your Boston vacation. The Go Boston Card leaves you in control allowing you to have the best customized experience possible. The Go Boston Card is available for one two
From $54.00
 
Witch City Segway Tour
"Choose between the 1-hour and 2-hour Segway tours. Then meet your professional guide and Segway expert at Witch City Segway office located at 283 Derby Street. Receive a tutorial on how to properly handle and ride your Segway to ensure your comfort and safety while on the tour. Follow your guide to begin your adventure in Salem.On the 1-hour tour wind through Downtown Salem while your guide narrates the story and history of this famous town over a microphone and speaker system. Roll down the Heritage trail and through parks and even go to the sites of witch trials and local burial grounds. On the 2-hour tour experience everything offered in the 1-hour tour and more. Travel to the Salem Willows and then ride along the water ways and coves. Test your skill on your Segway in large open areas to enjoy their effortless gliding. Discover Salem in a unique and memorable way on this Segway tour."
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More Local Customs in Portland

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Love Locks

My wife and I were wandeing along Commercial Street when we came upon a fence on the waterfront with numerous locks affixed to it. These "Love Locks" are left here by couples to profess their love....
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Brewery & Microbreweries Galore

Portland has alot of breweries and microbreweries such as the Liquid Riot, D. L. Geary Brewing Company, Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company, Shipyard Brewing Company, Casco Bay Brewing Co., and Allagash...
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Parking

There is ample parking in Portland; both on the street at metered spots or in parking garages. We were fortunate to find a metered spot on the street which was right in the heart of the downtown...
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The name of the game is brandy

Perhaps you're like me, and have a list of the folks back home for whom you shop. I always look for interesting local beverages, which tends to mean wines. But not in Maine -- though perhaps there is...
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a rare bird

Watch for odd birds "from away" lurking about. This particular character was seen attempting to disquise himself as a native. Note the obvious swim glasses a dead give away
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parents still take their children to the park

a few elements of traditional Maine lifestyle remain. Parents and children enjoy an afternoon at the park on the Eastern Promenade overloking historic Casco Bay
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The 'motto' in Maine on the...

The 'motto' in Maine on the back of the license plates is *Vacationland* -this being, it seems that people are very helpful in local shops and restaurants and such.
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At the Old Port in Portland,...

At the Old Port in Portland, down at the waterfront is a piece of the 'Iron Curtain' The wall that seperated East and West Germany.It is there to remind us what a war can do to its own people
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Top Hotels in Portland

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1050 Westbrook Street, Portland, Maine, 04102, United States
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468 Fore Street, Portland, Maine, 04101, United States
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20 Milk Street, Portland, Maine, 04101, United States
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145 Fore Street, Portland, Maine, 04101, United States
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88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine, 04101, United States
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200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, Maine, 04106, United States
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Top Things to Do in Portland

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Lighthouses of Portland & the Area

We started with Two Lights, a pair of lighthouses near Portland. Neither one is very exciting to photograph. One is now part of a private home, but there is a small beach close by and you can stop...
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Longfellow House

The home is open May-Ocotber from 10-5 Mon-sat and 12-5 on Sunday. The home was built in 1785 and restored in 1850's. The Maine Historical Society is attached to the home and part of the tour. Tickets...
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Eastern Promenade

The Eastern Prom is a large grassy park that slopes down to Casco Bay. The views from up here are some of the nicest in the area!! It's a great place for a picnic, to sit with a book, toss a frisbe,...
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Portland Museum of Art

Worth spending an hour or two here. There is an eclectic mix of work and the paintings are well displayed. I was advised to start on the fourth flor and work my way down. I did as advised although I...
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Portland City Hall

Merrill Auditorium is the historic auditorium at Portland City Hall. It's home to the Portland Symphony Orchestra and PCA Great Performances. The performance schedule is a little light in the summer...
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Allagash Brewery

This is a must stop for the beer lover or craft beer enthusiast as some would call us. Free beer flight daily and a bunch of really cool options to choose from. This is one of the stops off of the...
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Jefie

"A beautiful town seated by the sea"
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BruceDunning

"Coast and Trees for Dual Touring"
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SLLiew

"Portland, Maine"
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BabciaMaine

"Autumn to Spring"
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TempNomad

"Welcome to Portland"
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