On your next trip to Portland, Maine make sure to consider employing our Portland car hire services as your main means of transportation through the city. Portland, despite its population of only sixty-five thousand is the largest city in the state but it is a rather interesting seaside city.
The city is served by the Portland Jetport which caters to domestic flights and is located at about five miles from downtown. International flights will have you landing at Boston Logan Airport which is quite a distance away but you can take a train from there to Portland, the city is also easily reachable by road as well as boat. Regardless of how you get there, make sure to employ our Portland car rental services once you do get there.
Despite it not being an actual tourist attraction, Portland, Maine offers a couple of attractions to its visitors, starting with the Portland Museum of Art which consists of a historic house, the L.D.M. Sweat Galleries as well as a couple other locations. The museum itself houses a large collection of works by Winslow Homer and about seventeen thousand sculptures, paintings and other artifacts from the eighteenth century onwards.
The Portland Head Light and Museum is one of the most scenic lighthouses in the United States, being open on a daily and free basis.
The Victoria Mansion is one of the finest examples of residential design from antebellum America. Also known as the Morse-Libby House, it features some very well-preserved original interiors and absolutely wonderful architecture.
The Portland Observatory is a National Historic Landmark and is actually the only still existing historic maritime signal station in the country.
If you’re more interested in some sporting activities, then visit the 51 acre Deering Oaks, where you can find a tennis court, baseball diamonds, a pond and a playgrounds. During the winter you can ice skate on the pond and in the summertime you can swim in it.
The Old Port is a local characteristic of the city which you will find filled with quaint shops, restaurants and cafes and a definite European vibe to it thanks to its narrow cobbled streets and brick buildings.
These are just a few of the things that you can see and do while in Portland so make sure to consider employing our Portland car hire services while on your trip there.