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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A very interesting and vibrant port that can even entertain large cruise ships. Lots of interesting and unique shops with great items and Delicious food. Can easily be entertained for several hours and you'll be eager to return

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Montreal, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Friend and I decided to make a quick visit to the ocean after a few days of hiking in the White Mountains. Portland seemed like a nice place with where we expected we would find some live music. Rather disappointed. All the bars we encountered were sports bar with big TVs. Not very many interesting boutiques or things to see... More

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Bangor, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We spent the day here starting with breakfast and went non stop until we had a fabulous time at Demillos. Great day in the Old Port,

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Clinton ,MA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

There are all kinds of stores and shops in this harbor/wharf area. We especially liked one of the kitchen stores facing the waterfront. There are many places to eat and at night all of the pubs and clubs come to life about 10pm! there are some public parking lots but if you stay in the area as we did at... More

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scarborough maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Nice area to walk around in and lots of different restaurants to choose from Shopping is good unique finds

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Smyrna, Delaware
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The area is small and LOADED with places to eat/drink and shop. Good way to spend a couple of hours wandering. The architecture was beautiful, but I wouldn't consider this a destination, more of a quick stop. We did have some gelato at Gorgeous and it was fantastic! Dark chocolate was truly rich and the gorgeous flavor was delicious too... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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125 reviews 125 reviews
10 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It was mine and my wife's first time to Maine. After a week in the Mountains, we stayed the night in Portland to catch a plane the following morning to regretfully return home. We had lunch, walked around and shopped for t shirts and what not. My first impression was that of...uh...where the heck are we gonna park? So- we... 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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