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Old Port

Portland, ME
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Ranked #1 of 15 shopping in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining
Traveler Description: The heart of Portland, Maine's Old Port is the intersection of Exchange and Fore streets.  The Old Port itself, for the purposes of strolling... more »
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Flemington, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I had a small dish each of Whiskey Chocolate/Gorgeous Gelato and Dark Chocolate/Panacotta. Great price (3.25 each for a small dish that was totally satisfying while still leaving room for a lobstah roll later) and delicious. If you really like chocolate, the Dark stuff was great; the whiskey (actually, Jack Daniels sour mash) is a little more... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a great time visiting the old port. Little shops and restaurants everywhere. We found parking fairly easily. You can walk everywhere once in the old port.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I took a day trip from Concord, Ma here on a Saturday. We were pleasantly surprised by the quaint shops and TONS of restuarants. If you like seafood, eat at one of the numerous restaurants on the water. For lunch, you MUST eat at "It's a Wrap". The sandwiches were big and tasty and you MUST have... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had the misfortune of visiting the Old Port area of Portland ME. This has to be the most filthy port area I have ever visited in my life. The entire area smells and feels like an open air dump. We stopped by the night before and the place was packed with people, but could not find a place to part.... More

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My friend and I booked the trolley and the boat tour of Portland. Far and away-JJ is the man for the trolley tour! The boat was scenic and quasi informative. I don't blame the boat's tour guide, the day we went it was cccooold! I don't think I could have paid attention if I wanted to! Which leads me back... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you like wandering in and out of little shops and exploring, a trip to Old Port might be just the thing. Just 2 hours from Boston and worth the drive. Plenty of shops and good eats. Also check out a few lighthouses while you're there. Great trip!

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New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There are so many great restaurants in the Old Port. It's a fun area to just walk around. Really neat architecture too! Lots of art in this area as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I haven't been here in over 20years. It is completely different now. There are tons of shops. A lot are pretty unique, Great restaurant of all different kinds of food. Love that the streets surronding this area are all restored buildings and cobblestone walkway. You can feel and see all the history around you. Just a fun place to hang... More

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Montpelier, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The Salt store was the most interesting. Lots of infused salt, facial and hand creams, etc.International shops, expensive clothing, small independent stores.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Also the best price for twin lobsters was at Giffords Chowder House. Half the price of Boones and DeMillios (also half the atmosphere) but we just wanted good fresh lobstah!

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