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Day trip to Portland

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Day trip to Portland

We are leaving for a vacation to the east coast this Monday. We will be staying in Ny and Boston. We thought we might take a day trip to Portland since we will have a rental car in Boston. Do you think this is doable? And also what is there for kids in Portland...any beaches in whick to swim/sun bathe? Also, asking for hubby...where is the best lobster meal? Thanks!

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1. Re: Day trip to Portland

Not sure how old your kids are but there is a "Children's Museum" in downtown Portland and is within walking distance of the popular "Old Port" district which is right on Portland Harbor. If you are more interested in a day at the beach you would be wiser to pick from the beaches that are south of Portland and a bit closer to Boston. York Beach is nice - Wells is good too but parking there is not great. You would have to park somewhere up on Rt. 1 and take the free trolley. One of my very favorite beaches is Ogunquit. I live in Bangor ME. The best lobster meal could be just about anywhere. I prefer it at a picnic table outdoors as it can be messy. Hope you get to Maine and enjoy it. Why not try to come up and stay overnight.. Much less rushed that way.

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