Whether you’re looking for a fun day-trip along coastal Maine or a quick stop on your journey to Newagen Seaside Inn from Boston, Portsmouth, or Newport, we recommend spending a few hours in nearby Portland, Maine. Historic Portland has world-class breweries, absorbing museums, fresh fish markets, and a minor league baseball team among other attractions. After your time in Portland, head back to tranquil Southport for a bicycle ride, fresh Maine cuisine, and peaceful slumber. Unlike most oceanfront hotels in Maine, Newagen Seaside Inn offers on-site campfires, complimentary activities, and lobster bakes. You’ll undoubtedly want to spend the majority of your Midcoast Maine vacation kayaking, sailing, and hiking, but Portland is a fun day-trip (especially on a rainy afternoon) for those looking for a taste of New England in a charming, artistic port city.
Allagash Brewing Company
Hop Culture just named Allagash Brewing Company one of the top 15 breweries in the United States. Allagash has been a craft beer staple in Portland since 1995. Rob Tod and company specialize in classic Belgian ales and oak barrel-aged rarities. Join a daily brewery tour to get a long look at their large oak barrel room. Their award-winning “Coolship Resurgam,” is considered one of the best Belgian ales in the world. Allagash’s rustic taproom, informative tours, refreshing beer, attractive merch, and their community-first mission are all world-class.
Portland Museum of Art
The Portland Museum of Art is widely considered the best regional museum in the United States. Over 150,000 tourists visit this museum each year to observe nearly 20,000 artworks spanning over thousands of years. The museum is located on the edge of downtown Portland, so you’re always within minutes of a fresh cup of coffee, a light lunch, and eclectic shopping. Works by Andy Warhol, Claude Monet, and Winslow Homer are showcased here, as well as contemporary pieces from talented local artists. The Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine is also nearby.
Portland Sea Dogs
The Portland Sea Dogs’ season starts in the first week of April. The Sea Dogs are the AA baseball affiliate for the reigning World Champion Boston Red Sox. Bryan Mata, Tanner Houck, and Darwinzon Hernandez, the Red Sox’ three best pitching prospects, are expected to start the season with the Sea Dogs. Fans love the casual atmosphere at Hadlock Field. Some of the best promotions at Hadlock Field include “Bark in the Park,” live music, hat giveaways, and fireworks.
Oceanfront Hotels in Maine
If you’re still looking for things to do in Portland, visit Harbor Fish Market for pounds of fresh seafood or bicycle down the East Promenade. Or if you prefer staying closer to your cottage, Newagen Seaside Inn, one of the premier oceanfront hotels in Maine, is just minutes from the town of Wiscasset and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Remember to return in time for our famous Tuesday night lobster bake. Then gather around a crackling fire with a beverage for an evening filled with breathtaking ocean views, roasted marshmallows, and amusing campfire stories. Give us a call at 1-800-654-5242 to learn more about our springtime specials here in beautiful Midcoast Maine.