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Destination guide

Travel to lively Portland

Enjoy the area's museums, live music and theatre scene with a rental holiday home in Portland. This cosmopolitan city attracts visitors thanks to its restaurants and shopping. For a bit of culture, visit Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Children's Museum of Maine or Portland Museum of Art. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Portland

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Portland a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Southworth Planetarium (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Joker's Family Fun and Games (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Sable Oaks Golf Course (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Riverside Municipal Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Twin Falls Golf Club (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Nonesuch River Golf Club (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Portland

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Portland. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Deering Oaks Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Eastern Promenade (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • East End Beach (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Willard Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Sand Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Mackworth Island (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Portland

Fly into Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport), the closest airport, located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is 23.2 mi (37.3 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Portland Transportation Center.

How many holiday rentals are available around Portland?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 675 holiday lettings around Portland. From 267 flats & apartments to 98 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Portland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Portland:

  • Munjoy Hill: 59 holiday homes
  • Downtown Portland: 88 holiday homes
  • Rosemont: 21 holiday homes
  • Back Cove: 21 holiday homes
  • West End: 59 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portland?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Portland. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • International Cryptozoology Museum: 1,342 holiday lettings
  • Victoria Mansion: 1,339 holiday lettings
  • Merrill Auditorium: 1,308 holiday lettings
  • Southworth Planetarium: 1,328 holiday lettings
  • Fifth Maine Museum: 1,266 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Portland listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Portland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 267 Flats in Portland. Our other popular types of Portland holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 98 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 98 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 279 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Portland?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 95 holiday homes with pool available in Portland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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